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.