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November 2, 2020

Carlisle Cross-Country runners were in action over the weekend at the District 3 Championships.  On the girls side only 3 of our Mid-Penn All-Conference runners were permitted to run due to this year of restrictions, but all three ran into the top 50.  Congrats to Gretal Shank, Karlie Powell, and Sophie Salomone on the best season we could have in 2020!  The girls ended the dual meet season at 4-2 and with a team that had they been permitted to compete, would have placed 6th or 7th at Districts.

Our Boys team placed 4th and any other year would be heading off to States this upcoming weekend, but District Champions are the only team qualifiers to States this year.  The Commonwealth Division title will have to suffice for this year!  Our boys' scorers who would have gotten this team to states any other year were Evan Peachey, Kevin Shank, Andrew Diehl, Briar Thompson, and Conner Morrow.  The boys ended the season with an undefeated dual meet record, for the 5th year in a row, and knowing they deserve to be at the State meet.  Great season boys!

District 3 Girls Results
District 3 Boys Results
Carlisle Sentinel Photos

October 26, 2020

Please congratulate members of both the Boys' and Girls Cross-Country teams members on their performances at Mid-Penn's this past weekend! 
In this odd year in which only a handful of runners are permitted to advance to Districts and States, Carlisle XC is moving many on to Districts!

On the girls side, we had 4 of the best 30 runners in the entire Mid-Penn Conference: Gretal Shank, Sophie Salomone, Karlie Powell, and Alyssa Dyson.  Our 5th scorer was Jayde Thomas and despite a great race from our girls only our top 3 will get to move on to Districts.  As a team we were 4th behind State College, Mechanicsburg, and Hershey: all 3 teams that were top 5 at STATES last year!

On the boys's side we got the job done and were the top District 3 team so the team will move on to challenge for the District title next Saturday.  Leading the way were Kevin Shank and Evan Peachey, followed closely by Andrew Diehl, Briar Thompson, and Conner Morrow.

Mid-Penn AAA Boys Results
Mid-Penn AAA Girls Results
Pennlive/Patriot News Article Oct 24
Cumberlink/Sentinel Article Oct 24

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ctober 16, 2020

Congratulations to the Boys Cross-Country team members on their 5th consecutive Commonwealth Division Title!  The Herd wrapped up the regular season on Thursday wins up in Mifflin County over both the Huskies and the Eagles of Cumberland Valley.  The boys completed another undefeated run through the Commonwealth with a 20-35 win over Cumberland Valley and an identical 20-35 win over Mifflin County.  Leading the way for our boys were Evan Peachey, Kevin Shank, Andrew Booths, Andrew Diehl, and Briar Thompson, who all finished in front of the #2 runners from the other schools.

On the girls side it was a similar story last night as the girls came through with 2 wins as well.  We defeated the Lady Huskies by a score of 21-40, and came out on top of the Lady Eagles by a 24-31 margin.  Leading the way for our girls were Sophie Salomone, Gretal Shank, Karlie Powell, Alyssa Dyson, and Jayde Thomas.

Next up for the team will be the Mid-Penn meet where only 2 teams will be permitted to advance to Districts in this year of COVID.

Oct 16 Girls vs CV and Mifflin - Results

Oct 16 Boys vs CV and Mifflin - Results

Carlisle Sentinel Oct 16


October 14, 2020

Tuesday afternoon, Carlisle's Cross-Country teams traveled to Central Dauphin for a dual meet against the Rams.  Both teams came through with wins in similar fashion. The Lady Herd defeated the Lady Rams by a score of 26-32.  Leading the way and affecting the team scoring were Sophie Salomone, Gretal Shank, Alyssa Dyson, Karlie Powell, Piper Podlaski, Jayde Thomas, and Olivia Doty who all finished in front of CD's 5th runner.

The boys result was a similar 25-36 victory with 7 boys placing in front of CD's #3.  Leading the way for the Herd as they continue their undefeated dual meet season were Evan Peachey, Kevin Shank, Conner Morrow, Colby Williams, Andrew Booths, Andrew Diehl, and Briar Thompson.

Oct 13 Boys vs CD - Results

Oct 13 Girls vs CD - Results


October 7, 2020 

Tuesday afternoon Carlisle Cross-Country teams headed to CD East to take on both East and the Chambersburg Trojans.  Our girls team was shut out by the heavily favored Lady Trojans who are ranked as one of the top teams in Pennsylvania this Fall.  Final score was 15-50.  The Chambersburg girls hadn't beaten Carlisle in a dual meet since 2016 and exacted some revenge over their loss to the Lady Herd at last year's District III Championships.  Our girls did come through with a 20-43 win over CD East.

On the boys side it was a battle of the only two undefeated boys teams in the Commonwealth and the Herd came through with a resounding victory.  It was at CD East against Chambersburg when our Carlisle boys last suffered a dual meet defeat in 2015, but history did NOT repeat itself on Tuesday.  Taking 5 of the top 7 places in the race the Herd overwhelmed the Trojans by a score of 19-36.  Contributing to the big win was race winner Evan Peachey, then Kevin Shank, Andrew Diehl, Briar Thompson, and Andrew Booths.   Carlisle also took the win against CD East by a score of 15-48.

Oct 6 2020 Boys vs CDE and Chambersburg - Results

Oct 6 2020 Girls vs CDE and Chambersburg - Results

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October 2, 2020

State College came to Carlisle for a battle of Cross-Country powerhouses.  Carlisle girls had not lost a dual meet in four years, but all streaks must come to an end eventually and the Lady Lions who were runners-up at States last year, were too much for us.  State College ended our girls run with a 19-39 win on the Travis Trail.  Scoring for Carlisle were the top 5: Sophie Salomone, Gretal Shank, Karlie Powell, Alyssa Dyson, and Jayde Thomas.

The Carlisle boys last lost a dual meet in September of 2015 when this year's senior class was in the 7th grade.  State College did not compete against CV and Chambersburg on Tuesday so that they could attempt to end our dominance of the Conference Tuesday evening, but fell short 27-29.  The Thundering Herd continued to roll on past the Little Lions led by Kevin Shank, Evan Peachey, Andrew Booths, Andrew Diehl, Briar Thompson, and Jacob Owen

Oct 1 2020 Girls vs State College - Results

Oct 1 2020 Boys vs State College - Results


Carlisle Sentinel Oct 2 2020


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
FOR PLACING 9TH AT THE 2019 PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHIA TOTI WHO PLACED 4TH
AT THE 2019 PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.


----------------------------- 2018 -----------------------------

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
FOR PLACING 11TH AT THE 2018 PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHIA TOTI WHO PLACED 14TH
AT THE 2018 PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.


2017 XC team

2017 Enos Yeager Medal winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHIA TOTI FOR PLACING
NINTH OVERALL AT THE DISTRICT III CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FOR MOVING ON TO THE
PIAA STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACK WISNER FOR PLACING
FOURTH OVERALL AT THE DISTRICT III CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIPS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
OF JACK WISNER, CASEY PADGETT, EVAN PEACHEY,
BRYCE DUNKELBERGER, JACOB MORRIS, JACOB OWEN,
ANDREW BOOTHS, AND MICHAEL GINTER,
FOR PLACING 3RD AT THE 2018 DISTRICT III
AAA CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FOR MAKING THE
STATE MEET AS A TEAM FOR THE 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!


----------------------------- 2017 -----------------------------

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
FOR PLACING 9TH AT THE 2017 PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONGRATULATIONS TO MEG LEBO WHO PLACED 23RD AND
GRACEN CABRAL WHO PLACED 34TH AT THE 2017 PIAA AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
FOR PLACING 3RD AT THE 2017 DISTRICT III AAA CHAMPIONSHIPS