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Press photo by Nancy ScholzGeorgia Wiswesser took third at Tuesday EPC girls cross country meet. Press photo by Nancy ScholzGeorgia Wiswesser took third at Tuesday EPC girls cross country meet.
Harrier girls 4th, boys 7th Harrier girls 4th, boys 7th

Harrier girls 4th, boys 7th

Friday, October 18, 2019 by Scott Pagel spagel@tnonline.com in Sports

The Northampton girls cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the EPC Championships on Tuesday afternoon at DeSales University, while the boys team finished seventh out of 18 teams.

Georgia Wiswesser (3rd - 19:45) and Amber Poniktera (9th - 20:09) both medaled on the day, which earned them first team, all-EPC honors.

“They have both ran incredibly well all season long and their accomplishments are well deserved,” said head coach Dan Benner.

The Kids had six other girls compete on the day that also had strong races. They were: Brianna Tyler (18th - 20:43), Olivia Rigo (43rd - 21:56), Reia Sanchez (73rd - 23:21), Madison Berger (88th - 24:23), Ellie Spencer (89th - 24:31) and Noelle Eisenreich (102nd - 25:30).

The boys also had a solid day racing: Vince Gallagher (18th - 17:31), Owen Nahf (22nd - 17:40), Wyatt Poniktera (35th - 18:04), Isaiah Tyler (36th - 18:04), Johnny Breslin (78th - 18:58), Nick Amato (95th - 19:26), Evan Dempsey (100th - 19:41), Nico Quinones (105th - 19:57) and Noah Sumner (113th - 20:20).

“Overall, it was a successful day for both the boys and girls,” Benner said. “Considering we really didn’t let up much before this meet, I was proud of how the kids performed. We have a week now to make any adjustments as we head into the district championships next week on Wednesday at the same course, DeSales University.