November 4, 2000 Northern Lehigh's Matt Oertner is the top TIMES NEWS area finisher at the PIAA state cross country meet, finishing the 5,000 meter course at Bucknell University in ninth place. The Bulldog senior crosses the finish line in a time of 17:04.5. Jim Thorpe's Chelsea Mullins earns her third state medal by taking 11th place in a time of 20:05.4. Tamaqua's Liz Manness also grabs a medal by placing 23rd. The Raiders also receive a 34th place finish from Nick Birosik in the boys race.