2017-10-18 / Sports

Harvey and Heironimus capture 2017 PVC Cross Country Championship

Aberegg named PVC Girls Coach of the Year
by Jamie Harris


BSHS Tribe Senior Logan Heironimus (time 19:28) and Freshman Belle Harvey (time 23:19) swipe the Potomac Valley Conference Cross Country Meet with first place finishes at Cacapon State Park course. BSHS Tribe Senior Logan Heironimus (time 19:28) and Freshman Belle Harvey (time 23:19) swipe the Potomac Valley Conference Cross Country Meet with first place finishes at Cacapon State Park course. The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country team as expected dominated the 2017 Class A/AA Potomac Valley Conference Championships last Tuesday, October 10 at the Cacapon State Park Cross Country Course. The Lady Indians scored a meet low of 21 points to easily outdistance Frankfort (41) and Tucker County (67).

Berkeley Springs was led by freshman Belle Harvey. Harvey who has been coming on strong all season dominated the course and the field with a time of 23:19 to easily outdistance Corinna Strietback of Frankfort (24:09.20).

The PVC Championship was Harvey’s first individual win of the season and came at the right time for the hard running and talented freshman.

Berkeley Springs placed four other runners in the top 10 as well. Junior Brooke Davison finished in third place with a time of 24:54.80, senior Stephanie Golden finished fourth with a time of 25:24.90, junior Alex Banks was fifth with a time of 26:31.40 and sophomore Kierstyn Wise finished in eighth place with a time of 28:33.60. Freshman Taylor Mason (12th place, 29:49.90), sophomore Hannah Moran (14th place, 31:00.90) and senior Kaitlyn Griffin (15th place, 31:01.30) gave the Lady Indians three more runners in the top 15.


Alex Banks running hard at the PVC Championships. photos by Lori Younker Alex Banks running hard at the PVC Championships. photos by Lori Younker Berkeley Springs High School head girls cross country coach David Aberegg was selected as the PVC Coach of the Year .

On the boys side, senior Logan Heironimus picked the perfect day to make a statement to the cross country community.

Heironimus who has bounced back from injuries last spring struggled to regain his form earlier this cross country season. However, the senior turned in an outstanding performance to capture his first PVC Cross Country championship with a time of 19:28.40 to edge Frankfort’s Derek Alt who was runner up with a time of 19:33.70.


Stephanie Golden with a fourth place finish at the PVC Championships. Stephanie Golden with a fourth place finish at the PVC Championships. Berkeley Springs had two other runners finish in the top 20 of the event as senior Davy Mundey (18th place, 22:25.80) and freshman Landen Riggleman (20th place, 22:33.90) ran well.

As a team Berkeley Springs finished in third place with 85 points. Frankfort took the team title with a score of 21 while Tucker County was second with 75 points.

Next up for both programs is the Class A/AA Region I Championships which will be held at the Warm Springs Middle School Cross Country Course on Thursday, October 19 at 1 p.m.

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