Holy Ghost Prep 2022 cross-country season preview
Head coach: Mike Meistering, 15th season
Key runners lost to graduation: James Corbett (Washington University in Saint Louis); Joe Smith (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Key returnees: Senior Ciaran Chambers; sophomore Daniel Perez; junior Papakojo Danquah; senior Jack Evans
2022 season outlook: With James Corbett and Joe Smith now running cross country and track collegiately at top-flight academic institutions Washington University in Saint Louis and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, seniors Ciaran Chambers and Jack Evans will be asked to step into leadership roles for the two-time defending PIAA District One Class AA champions. Chambers, the runner-up to Corbett at the 2021 district championship meet, will lead another gifted group of runners for highly successful Firebirds coach Mike Meistering. Chambers is one of three top-10 district finishers who are back in the fold for the Firebirds—the other being sophomore Daniel Perez (sixth place in the 2021 PIAA District One Class AA meet) and junior Papakojo Danquah (ninth place). The aforementioned Evans was also a point scorer at last year’s district championships. Led by the proven quartet of Chambers, Perez, Danquah, and Evans, expect the Firebirds to be one of the top teams in District One yet again in 2022.