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Top 25 Countdown: No. 24 Two D9 Girls’ XC Runners Finish in Top 10 at PIAA Meet

Between June 26 and July 30, D9Sports.com Sports Editor Chris Rossetti will be counting down his Top 25 favorites stories in District 9 from the 2017-18 school year starting with No. 25 June 25 and finishing with No. 1 July 30. Again these are Chris’ favorite stories and are open for debate.

(Photo: Danielle Perry (left) finished fourth at the PIAA meet in 2017. Submitted photo. Photo by Nick Hartranft of Potter Leader-Enterprise)

No. 24: Two District 9 girls finish in Top 10 at District 9 Cross Country Meet

District 9 has quietly become a hotbed for cross country runners, and that was no different at the 2017 PIAA championships when a pair of District 9 girls’ runners finished in the Top 10 – one in Class 1A and one in Class 2A.

Northern Potter’s Danielle Perry rolled to the District 9 Class 1A title in a time of 19:47 nearly a minute ahead of second-place finisher Chelsea Hunt of Elk County Catholic.

At the PIAA meet, Perry, just a sophomore, continued her strong running taking fourth in a time of 19:47 just 16 seconds make of the champion and 40 seconds better than her time as a freshman when she finished 19th.

Amanda Foster of St. Marys was also well ahead of her competition at the D9 Class 2A meet winning the D9 title in a time of 19:16.9 over a half minute quicker than second-place finisher Rebecca Pennington of Karns City (19:52.1).

Foster, a senior, followed that title up with a sixth-place finish at the PIAA meet in a time of 19:08.

For an added bonus, Pennington gave District 9 three in the Top 20 taking 19th in 2A in a time of 19:44.

Chris Rossetti’s Top 25 Sports Stories in District 9 for the 2017-18 School Year

No. 25 – A-C Valley girls win first PIAA playoff basketball game in school history
No. 24 – Two District 9 girls finish in Top 10 at District 9 Cross Country Meet
No. 23 – Coming June 28
No. 22 – Coming June 29
No. 21 – Coming July 2
No. 20 – Coming July 3
No. 19 – Coming July 4
No. 18 – Coming July 5
No. 17 – Coming July 6
No. 16 – Coming July 9
No. 15 – Coming July 10
No. 14 – Coming July 11
No. 13 – Coming July 12
No. 12 – Coming July 13
No. 11 – Coming July 16
No. 10 – Coming July 17
No. 9 – Coming July 18
No. 8 – Coming July 19
No. 7 – Coming July 20
No. 6 – Coming July 23
No. 5 – Coming July 24
No. 4 – Coming July 25
No. 3 – Coming July 26
No. 2 – Coming July 27
No. 1 – Coming July 30

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