The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

October 25, 2013

Girls cross country: Shikellamy's Cedeno shines at districts


"(Mackenzie) was behind me and then she passed me, and I tried to stay with her and close the gap," added Yoangelys. "I think we both worked together and we both did really good."

The cold and blustery conditions on the day made running difficult for some, including Jones, who finished 22 seconds off her time from a year ago.

"I thought the weather really made my legs tight, but I decided I was going to go out and just run," said Jones. "When (Treicy) started out I knew where I should be, and I was like 'I'll go with her and run my race and run the pace I need.'

"It's always nice to know that there's somebody out there better than you, so you have a reason to train and so your head doesn't get too big," Jones added. "I know I definitely would not be as good of a runner I am now if I didn't have (Treicy) to race against."

Led by Jones, Danville had its first five runners place among the top 10 -- Emily Haney (5th, 30:24), Maddy Messa (6th, 20:37), Katelyn Maffei (9th, 21:21) and Hannah Maize (10th, 21:22) -- while Sara Turner and Abby Raup brought up the rear for the Ironmen in places 15 and 21.

"Our grouping was good, and it was perhaps the best grouping we've had all year. That was the key," said Danville coach Jeff Brandt. "Our depth is tremendous. Our seventh runner did a great job, so we have a lot of depth.

"We are hopefully going to use this win as a huge stepping stone for states. Last year we were sixth, and we like to improve on that."

Danville needed its depth to beat Lewisburg, which got a pair of top-10 finishes from sophomore Allison Graham (7th, 20:40) and freshman Jordan Hartzel (8th, 21:09).

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