In athletics, successes are meant to be built upon. Gwyneth Young’s success began in the spring, but as this fall progressed, she got better and better and better.
On Saturday morning over Hershey’s Giant Center’s 3.1-mile course, Young’s success peaked at the PIAA Class AAA Cross Country Championhips. The Cedar Crest sophomore finished a very rewarding sixth among females in her classification, in a time of 19:20.
The performance capped an incredible fall season for Young, one in which she seemed to put her best foot forward as the meets became increasingly competitive. Young’s success can be traced to a spring track-and-field season, where she starred as a 3200-meter runner for the Falcons.
Earlier this fall, Young was third at the Big Spring Invitational, sixth at the Carlisle Invitational and finished first in four of Cedar Crest’s five Lancaster-Lebanon regular-season meets. Then in October, at the L-L Cross Country Championships at Ephrata Middle School, she came in second among girls.
Later in October, at the District Three Class AAA Championships at Big Spring High School, Young ran a 19:11 to cop a silver medal.
– Jeff Falk