Dock XC Results at Tyler State Park - (9-13-16)

Girls

For the first time this season, the Dock girls had five finishers to score as a team. Keyed by three best times, the Pioneers ran to second place behind New Hope-Solebury in a Bicentennial Athletic League meet Tuesday at Tyler State Park. Dock edged Jenkintown by two points.
Erica Gunden continued her terrific start. The junior was Dock’s top finisher, fourth overall, in a season-best 22 minutes, 19 seconds. Gunden’s time was 43 seconds better than she ran at last year’s BAL meet at Tyler.
Running alongside Gunden for most of the meet was Alana Bergey. The senior co-captain placed fifth overall in a new personal-record 22:27, eclipsing by eight seconds her old PR recorded at the Paul Short Run last year.
Lindsey Bernd returned from injury for her first race of the season. The junior co-captain ran 24:57 for 11th place in the race.
Camryn McCloskey cruised to 13th in 25:32. The senior was able to help push Bernd through the race while getting in a workout.
Abbey Keller was the fifth scorer for Dock. In the freshman’s first race at Tyler, she ran a huge personal-record 30:26 to better her old mark by nearly three full minutes.
Dock returns to action at the Foundation Invitational in Hershey on Sept. 24.

 

School

Place

Points

New Hope-Solebury High School

1

43

Dock Mennonite Academy

2

54

Jenkintown High School

3

56

Lower Moreland High School

4

61

 

 

Boys

On a day of individual bests, Dock finished fourth out of six teams in the Bicentennial Athletic League meet Tuesday at Tyler State Park
Tim Kennel ran a personal-record 17 minutes, 33 seconds to finish fourth overall. The junior had the early lead in the race and responded well to several moves over the final mile to come up with his best time. His previous best of 17:39 was run in the District 1 meet at the end of his freshman year.
Isaiah Denlinger was second for the Pioneers. The junior placed 17th in 19:17, on par with his time from a year ago at the same meet.
Juniors Chris Keach and Ian Anderson again finished neck-and-neck with Keach holding off the hard-charging Anderson by hundredths of a second. Keach ran the exact same time he did at the Tyler meet a year ago, a season-best 20:29, for 27th place. Anderson blasted the final 200 meters for 20:29.5, also a season best, to claim 28th.
Addison Schweizerhof also hit a season best. The sophomore was Dock’s fifth finisher, 35th overall, in 21:18.
Steve Seachrist ran the Tyler course that also serves as the host site for the BAL Championships for the first time. The sophomore recorded a time of 23:25 for 55th. Fellow sophomore Bobby Hadden was two spots behind him in 57th in 24:02, 46 seconds better than he ran the course last year, and a season best.
Jenkintown established itself as the team to beat for the BAL Championships and District 1. Last year’s third-place finishers were second overall to Holy Ghost with New Hope-Solebury taking third. Dock placed fourth with 100 points, ahead of Church Farm and Lower Moreland.
Dock competes next at the Foundation Invitational in Hershey on Sept. 24.

 

 

School

Place

Points

Holy Ghost Preparatory School

1

28

Jenkintown High School

2

48

New Hope-Solebury High School

3

64

Dock Mennonite Academy

4

100

Church Farm School

5

145

Lower Moreland High School

6

158