Gomez, Snyder top runners

Butler's Evan Gomez and Danica Snyder were selected boys and girls runners of the year by a vote of Butler County cross country coaches.
Gomez was the Golden Tornado's team MVP and is senior class president, sporting a 4.029 grade point average. He finished 10th overall at the McDowell Invitational in Erie, third overall at the Slippery Rock University Invitational and 11th overall at the Central Catholic meet.
Gomez recorded a personal season-best of 16 minutes, 25 seconds while placing 10th in the WPIAL Championships.
Gomez finished 37th overall at the PIAA state meet, running a 16:51.
Snyder was the Tornado girls MVP and medaled in every invitational run this year except for the state meet. The lone dual meet she lost was to North Hills.
Snyder carries a 3.487 GPA and has been accepted at Duquesne University. She finished fourth overall at the McDowell Invitational, second overall at the SRU Invitational and 10th overall at the Central Catholic Invitational.
Her personal best time of 19:901 this season occurred during her second-place finish at the Tri-State Coaches meet. Snyder placed sixth at the WPIAL Championships and was 40th at the PIAA meet.
First Team
Kayla Zboran (Freeport), Emilee Hertweck (Knoch), Jessica Bennett (Slippery Rock), Jolene Kunkel (Knoch), Shannon Evanchec (Knoch), Alexis Swiergol (Butler), Kristen McKinney (Seneca Valley)
Second Team
Lacee Scheerbaum (Karns City), Holly Keefer (Butler), Trisha Brandt (Butler), Maggie McChesney (Mars), Christy Monnie (Butler), Emily Seibert (Seneca Valley), Taryn Latsko (Seneca Valley)
Honorable Mention
Lucy Moore (Seneca Valley), Tena Pettit (Knoch), Salina Smialek (Mars), Carly Clark (Mars), Rebecca Dudek (Freeport), Ashley Crawford (Butler), Emily Clark (Seneca Valley)
First Team
Christopher Grooms (Butler), Mark Davis (Seneca Valley), Ben Nickel (Seneca Valley), Ryan Thompson (Slippery Rock), Jason Anna (Slippery Rock), KJ McCrea (Knoch), Van McCarren (Knoch)
Second Team
Madison Goodman (Seneca Valley), Ryan Kerr (Seneca Valley), Matt Slagle (Karns City), Alex Edmonds (Moniteau), Kevin Keppel (Freeport), Chris Georgiadis (Mars), Sean Gannon (Mars)
Honorable Mention
Evan McGarvey (Karns City)