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PA edged out by Redeemer despite solid times

Lanza, Lombardo turn in second best times of season

Catherine Lombardo and Olivia Lanza each turned in their second best times of the season but it was not enough for Pittston Area to pull off the upset as Pittston Area was edged out by Holy Redeemer in a 23-32 loss to the Lady Royals in a WVC Cross Country Cluster on Wednesday afternoon in Kingston.

Lombardo turned in a time of 19:42 – 10 seconds better than her previous second-best time of the season – to finish third, while Lanza ran a 22:32 to finish 12th.

Bianca Bolton and Kaitlynn Kutcha both added Top 10 finishes for the Lady Patriots. Bolton ran a 20:18 to place fourth, while Kutcha posted a time of 21:00 to finished eighth.

Emily Seaman finished 13th for PA with a time of 22:40, and Ashley Menichini ran a season-best 22:58 to place 19th.

The strong showing by the Lady Patriots allowed them to grab victories over Wyoming Seminary (19-38) and Coughlin (15-50).

Radzwilka finished sixth

Wyoming Area’s Sara Radzwilka also posted her second best time of the season, running a 20:31 to place sixth in a WVC Cross Country Cluster with Wyoming Seminary, Holy Redeemer and Coughlin on Wednesday afternoon in Kingston.

Radzwilka’s time allowed the Lady Warriors to pick up a win over Coughlin.

Patriots nipped at finish

Pittston Area lost two close races to Coughlin and Wyoming Seminary in a WVC Cross Country Cluster on Wednesday afternoon in Kingston.

The Patriots lost 25-30 to Coughlin, and 28-31 to Seminary despite having three Top 20 finishers among the six teams competing.

Jamie Connors led the PA harriers with his second best time of the season. The senior ran an 18:34 to finish eighth overall.

Dimitri Shea turned in a time of 19:17 to finish 15th, and Tyler Cummings finished one second behind Shea with a 19:18 to place 16th for the Patriots.

Filipiak places ninth

Wyoming Area’s Eric Filipiak turned in his second best time of the season to finish ninth in a WVC Cross Country Cluster with Coughlin, Holy Redeemer and Wyoming Seminary.

Filipiak ran an 18:53 for the Warriors, besting his previous second-best time of 19:31, set earlier this season. It was Filipiak’s third Top 10 finish this season.

WVC Girls Standings

Holy Redeemer…17-0

Hazleton…16-1

Dallas…12-2

Pittston Area…12-2

Lake-Lehman…13-4

Valley West…12-5

Berwick…11-6

Hanover…9-8

Crestwood…7-7

Tunkhannock…8-9

Seminary…7-10

Wyoming Area…5-9

MMI Prep…3-11

Northwest…3-14

Meyers…2-15

Coughlin…2-15

GAR…0-14

Nanticoke…0-17

WVC Boys Standings

Dallas…14-0

Tunkhannock…16-1

Holy Redeemer…15-2

Hazleton…13-4

Valley West…12-4

Northwest…12-5

Hanover…10-7

Coughlin…10-7

Crestwood…8-6

Pittston Area…5-9

Lake-Lehman…7-10

Berwick…6-11

Seminary…6-11

MMI Prep…3-11

Meyers…3-13

Wyoming Area…0-14

Nanticoke…0-17

Girls’ Top 10 Times

1. C. Lombardo, PA…19:16

2. C. Lombardo, PA…19:42

3. C. Lombardo, PA…19:52

4. Bianca Bolton, PA…19:59

5. Sara Radzwilka, WA…20:06

6. Bianca Bolton, PA…20:16

7. Bianca Bolton, PA…20:18

8. C. Lombardo, PA…20:19

9. Sara Radzwilka, WA…20:31

10. Kaitlynn Kutcha, PA…20:40

Boys’ Top 10 Times

1. Jamie Connors, PA…18:23

2. Tyler Cummings, PA…18:33

3. Jamie Connors, PA…18:34

4. Jamie Connors, PA…18:41

5. Eric Filipiak, WA…18:44

6. Jamie Connors, PA…18:48

7. Eric Filipiak, WA…18:53

8. A. Guarilla, WA…18:54

9t. Tyler Cummings, PA…19:06

9t. Dimitri Shea, PA…19:06

This week’s schedule

Wednesday

WVC Coaches Meet

at Misericordia University

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