New Hope Wins District One 'A' Girls XC Crown

The New Hope girls’ cross country team won its second consecutive District One Class A title on Friday at Lehigh University. This year’s district title came on the heels of the Lions’ upset of Lower Moreland on Oct. 17 to capture the BAL championship.

Christopher Dock gave New Hope a tough battle, but the Lions prevailed, edging the their BAL rival 32-37.

Senior Andrea Detlefsen finished second overall with a time of 20:33 to lead the Lions. Sophomore Hannah Singer was third overall with a time of 21:38. Other members of the championship squad are freshman Tabby Liucci (22:16), freshman Savannah Herring (22:34), senior Allison Russo (23:29), freshman Amelia Wurster (24:10) and junior Maggie Czupich (24:25).

The girls’ team will be competing in the PIAA State meet at Hershey this weekend. Last season the girls’ squad finished fifth in the state.