Emmaus cross nation Morning Name ladies crew of 12 months


This season concluded with one other good report, one other District 11 Class 3A crew title and one other journey to the PIAA championships.

The top consequence was precisely the identical for Emmaus’ ladies cross nation crew however the path was lots completely different.

Kami Reinhard changed Kelly Bracetty as this system’s coach in the course of the offseason and the Inexperienced Hornets graduated 5 top-tier seniors from final 12 months’s loaded squad.

“I didn’t know what to anticipate,” senior captain Belle Lees stated. “I knew Emmaus nonetheless had the potential to do properly however I additionally knew it was going to be a really difficult 12 months.”

Emmaus, The Morning Name’s crew of the 12 months, was definitely as much as each problem.

Reinhard’s Inexperienced Hornets completed an ideal 17-0 in Japanese Pennsylvania Convention competitors (to run its win streak to 56), they claimed the district’s 3A crown over Colonial League champion Southern Lehigh they usually took 14th general on the state championships.

“I didn’t count on us to have the ability to stay undefeated and win leagues and districts,” Lees stated, “however we have been very lucky to have some implausible freshmen be a part of the crew, in addition to ladies who labored actually laborious over the summer time to enhance lots from final season.”

The crew’s No. 1 runner, junior Hailey Reinhard, gained EPC and District 11 particular person titles. She positioned twentieth on the state meet.

Lees was the Inexperienced Hornets’ No. 2, a fifth-place finisher at districts. Freshman Payton Campbell (ninth at districts), sophomore Sophie Kovalski (nineteenth), senior Madison Torretta (twenty second), junior Nicole Nosal (thirty first) and freshmen Isabella Scarlata (thirty fourth) rounded out Emmaus’ prime seven.

One cause the Inexperienced Hornets continued their successful methods in 2021, based on Kami Reinhard, was the stellar senior management supplied by Lees, Torretta and “crew mother” Bethany Brown.

“I embraced my position as a senior chief,” stated Lees, the EPC’s scholar-athlete of the 12 months in cross nation. “I noticed my predominant tasks as serving to to ensure everybody was ready for meets, ensuring freshmen have been adjusting to working at the highschool stage and particularly welcoming and together with everybody on the crew in order that nobody felt disregarded.

“The entire seniors labored very laborious to plan crew bonding actions to guarantee that everybody acquired to know one another and to create a optimistic and supportive crew surroundings.”

Michael Shirt is a freelancer for The Morning Name.


EPC: Emmaus

Colonial League: Southern Lehigh

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District 11: Emmaus (Class 3A), Blue Mountain (Class 2A), Notre Dame-Inexperienced Pond (Class 1A)

PIAA: Notre Dame-GP (Class 1A)


Colonial League: Sarah Pezzino (Pen Argyl)

EPC: Hailey Reinhard (Emmaus)

District 11: Hailey Reinhard (Emmaus, Class 3A), Olivia Haas (Blue Mountain, Class 2A), Olivia Schweitzer (Notre Dame-GP, Class 1A)

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