The Dock cross country team used some of its fastest times of the year to compete well against three Bicentennial Athletic League schools and Martin Saints Classical School at the Curtis Arboretum on Tuesday.
The Dock girls put four finishers in the top six and got a huge personal record from Paige Miller on their way to winning their race. Dock scored 24 points to best Delaware County Christian’s 43 and Jenkintown’s 53.
The Pioneers’ senior tri-captains finished second, third and fourth. Isa Rodriguez continued her outstanding season with a second-place finish in 21 minutes, 58 seconds. Sydney Putera came in third in 22:23. Sara Kennel ran a season-best 22:53 for fourth place.
Maddy Churches took sixth place. The freshman ran a personal-best 23:55.
Miller was the Pioneers’ fifth finisher with a huge time drop. The freshman was ninth overall in 25:09, more than two minutes faster than any previous race to round out Dock’s scoring.
Led by Stanley Saint-Fleur’s personal best, the Dock boys placed second behind host Jenkintown. Jenkintown scored 15 points, Dock had 56, Bristol had 83 and Delco had 98. It’s the last time that Dock will see the BAL schools before the BAL Championships on Oct. 21.
Saint-Fleur placed sixth overall. The senior ran 18:18 for a sizable personal best.
Trevor Godshall ran his best time of the year. The junior placed 12th in a personal-record 19:07.
Sean Robinson was 13th. The senior ran 19:33, just off his time from his last race.
Drew Bauman used another strong finish to place 21st overall. The sophomore ran 20:27 to drop time for the third straight race.
Aaron Lee ran his best race of the year. The senior placed 24th in 20:50, a minute better than his last effort.
Daniel Ringenberg was one tick back in 25th place. The sophomore dropped time for the fifth consecutive race to run 20:51.
Anthony Bernard also ran a new best. The sophomore clocked 20:55 for 26th place.
Christopher Moore ran well over the hills of the arboretum. The freshman placed 44th in 28:35, within seconds of his personal best.
Dock will run again Saturday at The Hun School of Princeton in their last race before the BAL Championships.