Hershey Girls XC Defeat Palmyra, Susquehanna

Robert Sterner, Broadcaster Advisor

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

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.