St. Marys Area finishes fourth at State College Invitational

The St. Marys Area boys' and girls' cross-country teams participated in the State College Invitational on Saturday, finishing in fourth place in both meets. A total of 10 teams competed in the event.In the girls' meet, State College finished first with 20 points, followed by Altoona with 65, Somerset with 72, St. Marys Area with 117, Shikellany with 138, Midd-West with 150 and Hollidaysburg with 160 points.St. Marys Area's Adair Gennocro finished first in the girls' meet, while Gideon Woelfel of St. Marys placed third in the boys' meet to lead the local squads. "Nathan McFadden and Cassie Wonderling both ran seasonal bests in the meet," said Stan Foster, SMA head coach. "Kaley Williams, Gideon Woelfel and Adair Gennocro all medaled at the invitational. Both the boys' and girls' teams will now focus on the upcoming District 9 meet."Altoona won the boys' meet with 29 points, followed by State College with 40 points, Bavard Rustin with 110, St. Marys Area with 154, Somerset with 157, Shikellamy with 168, Hollidaysburg with 189, Williamsburg with 202, Central Mountain with 203 and Midd-West with 221.The St. Marys Area cross-country teams will return to action on Tuesday afternoon, when they travel to Brookville to take on the Brookville Blue Raiders and Lady Blue Raiders and the DuBois Area Beavers and Lady Beavers in a meet slated to get underway at 4:15 p.m.