Joel Alberts’ running resume includes two victories in the Chestnut Hill Cross Country Classic. On September 10, the Phil-Mont Christian Academy track/cross country coach was denied a hat trick of victories in the event and had to settle for second place.
But that seemed to be O.K. for Joel because the victor was one of his former athletes, Andrew Maienshein.
Andrew, who has been attending Geneva College in Western Pennsylvania, finished in 16:50, almost 15 seconds ahead of Joel Alberts. Joel Degroot-Lutzner and Jasper Anderson, both runners at Masterman High School, finished third and fourth followed by the Wanderers’ Phil Ranly in 18:45.
Laurie Smith was the top women’s finisher in 21:02. Other meet regulars who excelled at the cross country race were Tom Jennings from the Ambler Running Club who finished in 21:18 and Bruce Gilbert, a veteran and accomplished masters runner, who was timed in 27:21.
The Chestnut Hill Classic is put on by the Wanderers in conjunction with Chestnut Hill Academy. Lola and Mel did their usual outstanding job at the registration table.
Conditions for the race, which has often been beset by heavy rains or intense heat, were just about perfect, overcast and temperatures in the 70’s.
|Andrew Maienshein||16:50||Olivia Byron||24:56||Springside|
|Joel Alberts||17:04||Tyler Porfirio||25:14||VFMA|
|Julian Degroot-Lutzner||18:01||Masterman||Scott Salisbury||25:24||CHA|
|Jasper Anderson||18:02||Masterman||Brittany Belo||25:31||EA|
|Philip Ranly||18:45||Jenifer Ailva||25:52||Springside|
|Leonard Wainstein||19:15||Masterman||Eunice Tu||25:54||EA|
|Faisal Khaled||19:25||Masterman||Meghan McManus||26:03||EA|
|Zac Endter||19:57||Springfield||Chloe Vadot||26:30||EA|
|Jerry Iannacci||20:19||Kevin Feeley||27:03||Masterman|
|David Eapen||20:43||Masterman||Bruce Gilbert||27:21|
|Wyatt Saint Clair||20:44||Masterman||Devon Singmaster||27:24||GA|
|Laurie Smith||21:02||Lauren Altman||27:44||GA|
|Mark Frazza||21:05||Kate Holland||27:53||EA|
|Tom Jennings||21:18||Darine Megerian||29:18||EA|
|George Kunkel||22:49||CHA||Jackie Lawler||31:22||GA|
|James Yan||22:55||Masterman||Kathleen O’Reilly||32:04||EA|
|Wyn Race||23:39||CHA||Amirah Lewis||34:23||Springside|