Boys Cross Country: 2016 West Season Recap

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Our Lady of Sacred Heart took 10th place in WPIAL Class 1A competition improving from last year's 11th place. Junior Christopher Kocent was the star runner for the Bears this year. He finished in 12th place at WPIALs before taking 34th at PIAAs. OLSH had three other runners place in the top 100 including senior Andrew King in 44th place, junior Eli Pace in 68th place and sophomore Jonathan Ruscoe in 72nd place.

Freedom's Jarrett Boyd finished fifth at the WPIAL meet. The senior went on to take 20th at the PIAA championships. Freshman Adam Hessler grabbed 14th place at WPIALs and 39th at states.

South Side Beaver's Brandon Anglemyer finished in 13th place at the WPIAL meet. Mason Daniels and Jake Hilliard finished in the top 100 in 80th and 84th place, respectively.

In Class 2A, Beaver took eighth place in the WPIAL Championship 45 points ahead of Montour with 198.

Beaver's first runner to cross the line was senior Jake Pittner in 12th place. He improved from last year's 20th place. His twin, Luke Pittner, placed 26th at WPIALs this year. Sophomore Leo Liu rounded out the top 50, while junior Luke Aloi took 52nd place. Jake Pittner advanced to states where he took 59th place.

The top two WPIAL runners for Montour, sophomore Mac Polny and senior Bailey Rotellini finished in 20th and 21st place, respectively. Junior Brody Carlin grabbed 31st place.

As a team, Moon took 14th place in WPIAL Class 3A competition. Freshman Lucas Reese was the first runner to cross the line for the Tigers in 64th place. Senior Kyle Buzza and sophomore Alex Estright also finished in the top 100 taking 73rd and 94th place, respectively.

Joey Artinger was the only runner to finish in the top 100 for West Allegheny in 77th place.