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Area cross country runners enjoy strong performances at PIAA Championships in Hershey

STAFF REPORT

A number of  runners from York and Adams counties enjoyed strong performances on Saturday at the PIAA Cross Country Championships at Hershey’s Parkview Course.

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The area contingent was led by Northern York junior standout Marlee Starliper, who won her second straight state Class 2-A championship in a time of 17 minutes, 53 seconds.

She won by nearly a minute. The Northern girls finished sixth as a team.

The Dallastown girls, meanwhile tied for third in 3-A as a team with State College at 132 points. North Allegheny took the 3-A crown at 65 points, followed by West Chester Henderson at 106.

Junior star Emily Schuler paced the Wildcats by finishing 10th individually in 3-A at 19:31. Schuler had previously won the York-Adams League and District 3 3-A titles.

The York Suburban boys took ninth in 2-A with 234 points. Greensburg Salem won the 2-A boys’ championship at 63 points. Freshman sensation Cole Adams led Suburban with a 41st-place finish in 17:49.

In 1-A boys' action, Fairfield took 11th at 301 points. Junior John Whitcomb led the Green Knights with a 43rd-place finish in 18:03.

The Dallastown girls, Suburban boys and Fairfield boys were each coming off District 3 crowns.