Ephrata’s Alesha Fedorshak wins XC

Ephrata’s senior Alyssa Fedorshak won her first Lancaster-Lebanon League girls cross country title running 19 minutes, 29 seconds.

This is quite an accomplishment considering that one year ago her junior year XC season ended, after she stepped on a sewing needle that broke off in her foot.

The race started with a pack of six, but it began to break around the mile mark and continued to until it was just Fedorshak, Ava Shirk of Manheim Township and Anna Martin of Warwick, who placed second in 19:32.

Martin gave it her all and collapsed at the finish, but Fedorshak’s late burst, with about 800 meters left, was the difference-maker.

Interview with Alesha: