Hershey Girls XC Defeat Palmyra, Susquehanna

Robert Sterner, Broadcaster Advisor

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Led by senior Taylor Mortensen and junior Andie Demko, the deep Hershey girls Cross Country team defeated

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Hershey sophomore Faith Mark runs into the woods on Palmyra’s home cross country course on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Mark finished fourth overall and helped power Hershey to a pair of wins against Palmyra and Susquehanna. (Broadcaster/Robert Sterner)

Palmyra, 21-37, and shutout Susquehanna, 15-50, on Palmyra’s home course Tuesday afternoon.

Mortensen and Demko finished side-by-side in 20:16.  Palmyra’s Kelsie Bixler secured third in 20:45.

However, the depth of Hershey was too much for Palmyra as Hershey secured eight of the top twelve spots.  Sophomore Faith Mark’s 21:12 was fourth, junior Brooke Geyer’s (21:45) sixth. Grace Murray, Sarah Hamilton, Erica Wang and Kate Sinz all ran under 23:00.

Susquehanna’s best runner finished 25th in 28:42.