GIRLS: After a strong meet at PTXC 10 and a solid showing at DE's White Clay Classic, Andrea Miller of Governor Mifflin will look to keep it rolling Saturday at the Council Rock Invite. Miller was third in the Gold Race at PTXC and then came back a week later to take second in the Senior Race at White Clay.
She'll be challenged by a good field, though. Neshaminy's Kaylee McCullough was fourth, right behind Miller at PTXC and then took sixth at Briarwood last week. Look for her to race for the win. Cheltenham's Janelle Williams, Council Rock South's Marisa Kilgarriff, Central Bucks South's Madi Tomaselli, North Penn's Maeve Gimbert, and Harriton's Michelle Qin will also be near the front, competing for spots in the top five.
In the team race, the squad to beat is Governor Mifflin, which placed third at PTXC 10 earlier this season. Led by Miller, GM has some solid depth again this season. Council Rock South, Council Rock North, and Downingtown East will hope to challenge.
BOYS: Expect a close one for the top spot in the boys' race here. Jeffrey Love of George School is coming off a strong win at his home invite and looking as strong as ever. He'll have more challengers here, than he did a week ago, though. Governor Mifflin's Alexander Ermold (11th at PTXC 10), Cheltenham's Jason Cornelison, Mechanicsburg's Brandan Knepper, Twin Valley's Dylan Servis, and Council Rock South's Collin Ochs will put up a good fight.
The team race will likely come down to Council Rock South and Twin Valley. South, on some familiar training terrain at Tyler State Park, will be a team to watch. Led by Ochs, it won at Neshaminy and Abington so far this season. Twin Valley were a close second at DeSales and then sixth against some solid teams at Briarwood. This one should be close.