Junior Katie Sparks and seniors Bridget Lyons and Maria Liberatore finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th and led the Paul VI girls to the team title Saturday in the Robert Kiessling Championships at Delsea.
The title was Paul VI’s third in a row and 10th overall, all since 2002. Paul VI won 29-32 over Germantown Friends, the closest team finish since Paul VI won by two over Wildwood Catholic in 2012 (53-55). Germantown was competing for the first time ever.
Germantown runners went 1-5-6-7, but Paul VI’s fourth and fifth runners clinched the win. Senior Madison Kelly finished 8th in 21:11 and freshman Kamryn Cieslik ran 21:29 for 12th.
Sparks, Lyons and Kelly were all on the Paul VI team that placed sixth at a states last year.
Also in the top 10 Saturday morning at Delsea were Bishop Eustace senior Rachel Orr and freshman teammate Arianna Cane, who both ran 21:22. Eustace placed third with 71 points.