Beaver's Ruthe Neeley is finding her way to the front of the pack this season. She finished the 8th PIAA Foundation XC Invitational in ninth place on Saturday.
Neeley was the first WPIAL runner to cross the line on Hershey's course with a time of 20:41. Her closest teammate was Emily Forner, who finished in 18th place.
As a team, Beaver took fifth place and was the highest placing WPIAL team. The boys team took 11th place.