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Pates Shaina Palmer 2nd

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom cross country runner, Shaina Palmer, took second place in Class AAA and fifth place overall at the Lions Invitational Cross Country Meet last Friday at Moravian Academy.

Freedom coach Bob Thear said, "It was a good start for her. She was only 15 seconds off her personal record, but even with that, she's in a great position."

Palmer finished the race in 20:26.

Palmer said, "I was a little disappointed with my time. I was kind of tired, and I have allergies right now, and it was hot. I could have done better."

Desh to continue career at Lehigh

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty 2012 graduate and former Hurricane swimmer, Courtney Desh, will continue her swimming career at Lehigh University this fall.

Desh had also considered Lafayette and Bucknell, but in the end, Lehigh was the most natural fit.

"My sister went there, and I really just liked the whole team atmosphere. I just really clicked with my teammates, and the coach was really nice," said Desh.

Rob Herb will be entering his eighth season as head coach of the Mountain Hawks.

Hanover takes third

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Hanover Stingrays Swim Team took third place at the 2012 Suburban League Championships last month at Lower Macungie.

Soleco won the meet with 1381 points, followed by second-place finisher Quakertown with 1252.5 points. Hanover scored 1025 points in the nine-team meet.

In the 15 and over age group, Liberty High School swimmers, Courtney Desh and Eric Lawrence, placed first in two events apiece.

Desh won the 50 yard breaststroke in 32.59 and the 100 yard IM in 1:04.56.