Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Brendan Duff places 50th in Cross Country State Championship

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Brendan Duff recently placed 50 (out of 277) at the PIAA Cross Country State Championship in Hershey with a time of 16:48.20. He is the first Colonial in seven years to qualify for the state championship.

Duff, was on pace to qualify for the championship last season but suffered a late-season injury. This season he bounced back from that disappointment earning several top ten finishes at invitationals and several first-place finishes in the dual meets.

He ran a personal best of 16:09 5K at the Paul Short Invitational and posted sub 17:00 minute times throughout the season, placing him as a top-five athlete in the Suburban One League. To qualify for the state championship he posted a time of 16:29.20.