SOL PIAA Cross Country Championship Wrap (11-4-17)

Neshaminy senior Rusty Kujdych finished first at the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey on Saturday on the heels of gold medal performances at both the district and league championships.

Neshaminy senior Rusty Kujdych put the finishing touches on his final high school season with a gold medal performance at the PIAA Class AAA Championship in Hershey on Saturday. Kujdych posted a winning time of 15:47 to finish 10 seconds ahead of Butler’s Noah Beveridge, who finished second. Saturday’s first place finish completed the trifecta for Kujdych, who finished first in the SOL National, District One AAA and PIAA Class AAA races. Last year, Kujdych finished 10th at the state meet.

In the race for a team title, Council Rock North finished second to La Salle. The two teams boasted identical scores after the first five runners, so the sixth runner was the tiebreaker, giving the Explorers the advantage.

On the girls’ side, North Penn senior Ariana Gardizy was the top SOL finisher in 14th place with a time of 19:12. In the team competition, Central Bucks West, the District One 3A champions, finished ninth with 208 points. North Penn was 14th in the team standings.

Boys 3A Individual (SOL runners in top 100)
1. Rusty Kujdych Nesh 15:47
10. Ryan Campbell CRN 16:09
13. Ethan Keza CRN 16:17
16. Sam Farley CRN 16:23
25. Brendan O’Toole NP 16:30
33. Noah Demis NP 16:38
44. Sean Rahill WT 16:45
45. Ason Cornelison Chelt 16:47
46. Kevin Ehrgott CRN 16:47
55. Ben Brugger UD 16:52
64. Ben Hoyer Wiss 16:58
96. Michael Samson CBW 17:11

Girls 3A Individual (SOL runners in top 100)
14. Ariana Gardizy NP 19:12
52. Julia Flood CBW 19:59
53. Maeve Gimbert NP 19:59
54. Kaylee McCullough Nesh 20:00
57. Chlor Connor Pbury 20:01
59. Jill Kelly UM 20:03
66. Piper Wilson CBW 20:08
69. Janelle Williams Chelt 20:12
70. Madi Tomaselli CBS 20:12
79. Cameron Billingsley CBE 20:16
81. Emmi Simon CBW 20:20
98. Darby Roth CBW 20:28