The cancellation of one meet opened an opportunity for the Dock cross country teams to run at Tyler State Park again. Tyler will be the site for the upcoming BAL Championships and District 1 Championships.
A thinned Dock boys team placed third behind two Philadelphia school powers – LaSalle College Prep and Saint Joseph’s Prep, and edged Holy Ghost Prep’s JV team, 83-95. The Dock girls had two finishers best their previous Tyler times for an encouraging day, and two run extremely well in their first trip to Tyler this year.
The Dock girls were the only girls to participate in the race. Sydney Putera ran 22:58 to lead them. The senior tri-captain took almost a full minute off her previous time from the Pioneers’ earlier meet at Tyler.
Sara Kennel ran a season-best 23:26. The senior tri-captain was racing at Tyler for the first time this season after missing the last race due to injury.
Maddy Churches continued to impress. The freshman posted a 24:40 clocking that marked a 13-second jump from her first time at Tyler.
Paige Miller ran 27:27, a terrific time on one of the tougher courses that she has run. The freshman was within seconds of her personal best.
Trevor Godshall was the top finisher for the boys and took ninth overall in the race. The junior dropped 34 seconds off his previous time at Tyler to run 19:20.
Drew Bauman ran a personal best of 20:38 for 22nd place. The sophomore has been remarkably consistent lately, and knocked almost two minutes off his previous Tyler time.
Daniel Ringenberg also enjoyed his best race of the year. The sophomore clocked 20:54 for a season best and finished 28th. His time was more than a minute improvement over his first time at Tyler.
Aaron Lee took 22 seconds off his first trip to Tyler. The senior ran 21:50 for 43rd place.
Christopher Moore battled through knee pain to run 29:45. He improved more than two-and-a-half minutes from his first time at Tyler.
The Pioneers race again Tuesday against several BAL schools at the Curtis Arboretum.