Cross Country

2019 recap: The Holy Ghost Prep cross-country team, expertly led by 2019 BAL Coach of the Year Mark Staudenmeier, finished its final Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) season in style, finishing 9-1 overall and capturing the BAL Independence Division title. 

The Firebirds’ excellent coaching staff also consists of Mike Meistering, Hugh Mundy, Gil Bainbridge, and Ed Camacho.

Holy Ghost Prep competed in the large school division at the district championship (AAA) and placed 30th out of 55 teams at the District 1 championship. Elliot Puckett earned a district medal and qualified for the PA State Championship. Puckett placed 56th out of 227 finishers at state championship, an outstanding finish.

The 2019 Firebirds cross-country team was led by the following seniors: Alex Borda, Mitchell Feyl, and Paul Watkins.

The team placed third in the Six Flags and Salesianum Invitational meets respectively, competing against team from multiple states.

Elliot Puckett and Mitchell Feyl competed in the Northeast Footlocker and both were named to the All-Northeast team.

2019 All-BAL selections

First Team: Elliot Puckett ’21, Mitchell Feyl ’20, Antonio Camacho ’21

Second Team: John Horgan ’21, Joe Smith ’22


The following student-athletes earned 2019 varsity certificates and letters:


Alex Borda

Mitchell Feyl

Paul Watkins



Antonio Camacho

John Horgan

Elliot Puckett



Joseph Smith



Ciaran Chambers


Team Award Winner

The Cross Country Team Sportsmanship Award is presented to the member of the varsity team who embodies our mission statement on and off the field, and sets the best example of the character of the Holy Ghost Prep Athlete. This year’s winner is Paul Watkins.


Cross Country - 2019

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