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Hockenbury, Pucilowski finish best among D2 runners at invitational

Nick Hockenbury from Lake-Lehman, Anna Pucilowski from Abington Heights, the Dallas girls team and the Honesdale boys team were the top finishers from District 2 Saturday during the PTXC 13 Invitational on the Farm Course at Kutztown University.

Hockenbury’s time of 16:46.2 on the 3.1-mile course was good for second place in the field of 183 runners in the Varsity Blue Boys race. Ryan Bickhart from Milton won in 16:40.9.

Abington Heights teams competed in the higher-level Gold races while the remaining District 2 teams ran in the Blue races.

Pucilowski was third out of 123 Gold entries, finishing in 19:03.8.

Lillian DiCola from Hatboro-Horsham won in 18:46.7.

Dallas was second out of 20 teams in the Varsity Blue Girls race, finishing behind only Lewisburg, 105-120.

All five District 2 teams entered finished in the top half of the Varsity Blue Boys field.

Mendham beat out Montgomery, 86-91, for the team title.

Honesdale was fourth with 159 points.

Dallas was eighth with 299, Scranton Prep ninth with 307, Holy Cross 10th with 309 and Lake-Lehman 12th out of 26 with 333.

Aidan LaTourette led the way for Honesdale, placing eighth.

Bryce Phillips from Dallas was 11th, Logan Novobilski from Honesdale was 17th, Aidan Cotter from Dallas was 25th, Luke Healey from Holy Cross 32nd, Lucas Murray from Honesdale 37th, Paul Reiprich from Honesdale 44th, Colin Comerford from Scranton Prep 45th and Teddy Novak from Holy Cross 49th.

Abington Heights was ninth out of 14 teams in the Varsity Gold Boys with 240 points.

Saint Anthony’s ran away with the team title, 30-108, over Cumberland Valley.

Liam Hagerty from Severna Park won in 16:16.9.

Tommy Walsh led Abington Heights placing 29th in 17:23.1.

Nicholas Booth was 43rd, Sean Rooney 52nd and Alex Duffy 53rd for the Comets out of 97 runners.

Madison Hedglin led the strong team performance by the Dallas girls, taking fourth out of 153 runners with a time of 19:53.6.

Lewisburg freshman Baylee Espinosa was the Varsity Blue Girls winner in 19:30.7.

Lake-Lehman’s Hannah Sayre finished seventh while Honesdale’s Brenna Dahlgren was 10th.

Alana Palmaioli from Lake-Lehman was 13th, Megan Kretschmer from Honesdale was 15th, Sarah Williams from Dallas was 16th, Olivia Thomas from Dallas 29th, Carly Schofield from Scranton Prep 32nd, Julianna Sobocinski from Dallas 38th, Erika Doran from Dallas 41st and Julie Walsh from Holy Cross 49th.

Honesdale was seventh, Lake-Lehman 14th and Scranton Prep 15th in the team standings.

Abington Heights was seventh out of 16 in the Varsity Gold Girls race with 204 points.

Hershey beat Chambersburg, 83-116, for the team title.

Reese Morgan was 45th and Maia Arcangelo was 49th out of 123 runners.

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