PC Frosh Wins State XC Title, Team Third
The cross country state championships for independent schools were held at Belmont Plateau, in Fairmount Park, and PC's girls claimed third among 12 schools with 70 points — and ninth grader Emma Zwall won the race!
Emma, shown above at the finish, continued her eye-popping success by winning with a meet record of 19:00.70. The mark previously belonged to 2013 PC grad Catie Skinner, who set it as a soph in 2010 with a time of 19:10.07.
Also finishing in the Top 20 for coach Andy Zuccotti were juniors Mary McDavid (15, 21:15.50) and Abby Zwall (Emma's sister, 16, 21:19.20), and sophs Alicia Newman (18, 21:26.70) and Sophia Solomon (20, 21:34.00).
The boys placed 11th among 14 schools with 269 points. PC's top runner was frosh Drew Gillespie (39, 18:52.50).
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