Cross Country: Vincentian's Abdalah wins Grove City Invitational

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Vincentian's Marianne Adbalah won the Grove City Invitational on Saturday. The junior broke the tape in 18 minutes and 46 seconds.

Katherine Fedko was the second Vincentian runner to cross the line, finishing in fourth place. Marissa Canizian finished one second behind in 20:12 to finish fourth.

Dana Schaich and Delaney McCarthy rounded out the top five in 13th and 15th place, respectively.

As a whole, the Royals took first place.


Field Hockey: Vincentian stays positive during challenging debut

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Several years ago, Vincentian Academy had a competitive field hockey team in the Class AA grouping of the WPIAL. But the team took a hiatus that lasted until the team became the seventh member of Class AA this year.

Following Thursday's 3-0 Class AA loss to visiting Sewickley Academy, the Royals were 0-6. But Coach Debbie Viducich isn't crying the blues, and neither is her team.

"We believe in our players and we wanted to get a full complement of games," said Viducich about the school's desire to be a part of the sport's Class AA grouping. "We thought (the players) deserved it because they worked hard all year."

The WPIAL paired the Royals up against two of the sport's blue bloods in the first two games, and the results were predictable with a 12-0 loss to Shady Side Academy and a 6-1 loss to The Ellis School.


Cross Country: Abdalah, Vincentian excel at PIAA Foundation Invitational

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The Vincentian girls cross country team finished second at the 9th PIAA Foundation XC Invitational on Saturday.

The Royals finished behind Central Cambria (65) with 82 points.

Marianne Abdalah took first place overall with a time of 19:01. Katherine Fedko and Marissa Cansian finished within two seconds of each other in ninth and tenth place, respectively.

Makara Smocer rounded out the top 25 with a time of 21:23.


Cross Country: Vincentian's Abdalah still at the top

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Vincentian's Marianne Abdalah remains the runner to beat in Class A. The junior won the Slippery Rock Cross Country Invite on Saturday.

Abdalah broke the tape in 18 minutes, 54.7 seconds. Eden Christian Academy's Lauren Gronbeck finished behind her in 19:31.1.

Vincentian would have three others cross the line in the top pack for first place. Katherine Fedko was the second runner to cross the line for the Royals. The freshman took fifth place in a time of 20:39.2.

Marissa Canzian and Makara Smocer finished in eighth and 11th, respectively.