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December 28, 2023
The 2023 All-Sentinel Cross Country teams were announced today, and several Carlisle runners were honored.

Ana Bondy earned Girls Runner of the Year, in a season highlighted by her 14th place finish at States, 6th at Districts, and 2nd at Mid Penns. 

Kolbin Heberlig earned First Team All-Sentinel. His season highlights include a 60th place finish at States, 10th at Districts and 17th at Mid Penns.

Ed Boardman was named Girls and Boys Coach of the Year.

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Elisabeth Bordner, Grant Best, Josh Blanton and Seth Reichenbach. 

Congratulations to our runners and coach!

Girls All-Sentinel Team
Boys All-Sentinel Team


November 6, 2023

Congratulations to Ana Bondy and Kolbin Heberlig on their outstanding representation of Carlisle at the Cross Country State Championship meet this past weekend!

Kolbin placed 60th, which is the highest place a Carlisle sophomore boy has claimed since Jack Wisner in 2016.  

Ana claimed a State Medal with a 14th place finish.  Actually, when merging all classifications together, she was the 16th fastest in the entire state, an incredible accomplishment, and also as a sophomore!

Results (3A links)


October 30, 2023

On Saturday the District 3 Championships were held for Cross-Country.  Carlisle boys are in complete rebuild mode with no seniors in the varsity line-up, but still placed 10th overall.  Leading the way was Kolbin Heberlig, the only sophomore to earn a District Medal from any team.  Rounding out the team score were Grant Best, Seth Reichenbach, Josh Blanton, and Denny Shank. 

The girls exceeded expectations on the day as well and placed top-20.  Leading the way for the herd was another sophomore, Ana Bondy, who placed 6th overall.  The girls contributing to the team scoring who followed Ana across the line were Elisabeth Bordner, Aubrey Mackey, Lauren Vertuli, and Natalya Kennedy.

Please wish Kolbin and Ana good luck as they will both travel to Hershey for the State Championships this Saturday!

Results via Milesplit


October 16, 2023

Carlisle Cross Country teams were in action this past weekend at the Mid-Penn Championship meet.  Our girls team finished 8th of the 18 AAA schools in the Conference and our boys team placed 5th.  Both full teams will advance again to the District Championships in 2 weeks!  

The boys team was led by Kolbin Heberlig who placed 17th and Grant Best who placed 32nd, both earning All-Conference honors.  The rest of the boys factoring into the team score were Josh Blanton, Seth Reichenbach, Denny Shank, and Ben Kerr.

The girls team was led by Ana Bondy who finished 2nd and earned a silver medal, behind only Greencastle's Claire Paci, a UConn commit.  The rest of the girls ensuring that the team moved on to Districts were Elisabeth Bordner, Natalya Kennedy, Aubrey Mackey, and Lauren Vertuli.



September 27, 2023

Carlisle Cross Country teams met Cumberland Valley up at Mifflin County yesterday.  Last year it was the Eagles who snapped our boys' 7 year dual meet win streak, so it was time to get them back.  Despite CV taking 3 of the top 4 spots the Herd pushed 7 boys across the line ahead of the CV #4 to win the meet 28-31.  In the process the boys also beat Mifflin County 20-41.  Leading the way for the Herd was Kolbin Heberlig who was followed by scorers: Josh Blanton, Grant Best, Seth Reichenbach, Ben Kerr, Denny Shank, and Ben Smith.  The Herd finishes the regular season at 4-2.

Carlisle Girls' defeated the Lady Huskies by a score of 20-35, but fell to CV by a score of 23-34.  Ana Bondy won the race, and was followed by Elisabeth Bordner, Natalya Kennedy, Aubrey Mackey, and Lauren Vertuli.  The girls have finished the Commonwealth dual meet season at 3-3.

 Boys Results
 Girls Results


September 20, 2023

Carlisle XC was in action at CD East yesterday for a double dual with both East and Chambersburg.  The last time the Chambersburg boys won the Commonwealth title and beat the Herd was in late September of the year 2015 at this same location...and 8 years later, they pulled it off once more by a score of 19-38.  Our boys were led by Josh Blanton, Ben Kerr, Grant Best, Denny Shank, and Kolbin Heberlig.  Our boys did take the win 15-50 against CD East and are now 2-2 on the season.

Our girls fared equally well, beating CD East 15-50, but dropping the meet to the Lady Trojans by a score of 22-39.  The girls' meet was won by Carlisle's Ana Bondy, but Chambersburg's depth was too much for us.  Also factoring in the team scoring were Elisabeth Bordner, Natalya Kennedy, Lilly Kaden, and Anna Schadler.  The girls also are now 2-2 on the season with our final dual meet coming up next week.

Boys Results
Girls Results


September 13, 2023

Carlisle XC travelled to State College yesterday and for the first time since 2015, their boys team claimed a dual meet win over the Herd.  The final score was 15-50 and the top finishers were Kolbin Heberlig, Gavin Walter, Logan Forbes, Hudson Focht, Grant Best and Denny Shank.
Our girls also fell to the defending State Runners-up by a score of 17-46.  Only Ana Bondy broke up their top 5, then was followed by Natalya Kennedy, Aubrey Mackey, Lauren Vertuli, and Lilly Kaden.


September 6, 2023 

Carlisle Cross-Country opened up the dual meet season at home against Central Dauphin yesterday and came away with a pair of wins.

On the girls' side the Lady Herd came through with a 28-29 victory.  Ana Bondy won the race and the rest of the girls affecting the team score were: Natalya Kennedy, Aubrey Mackey, Lauren Vertuli, Anna Schadler, Raquel Kennedy, and Lilly Kaden.

The boys throttled the Rams by a score of 17-46.  Bryce Killinger won the race and the scoring members of the team were Kolbin Heberlig, Denny Shank, Grant Best, Ben Smith, Ben Kerr, and Hudson Focht.

Boys Results
Girls Results


Aug 20, 2023

Welcome back Thundering Herd Cross Country! This page will be updated throughout the season with highlights of each meet. Results, links to away meets, and schedule will be posted on the Schedule/Results page. If you are looking for results from previous seasons, you can find 15 years of highlights in the Archived Results page. 

The 2023 XC Booster Club needs your contact information and has published a list of important dates, check out the updated booster club page for important season news! 

This season's roster has not yet been released, when it is, it will be posted to the 2023 Roster page. 

The Spiritwear Store is open, orders will be shipped to your home about two weeks after the order is placed.

Good luck to all of our athletes this season!