|League Meet Results for September 9|
League Meet Results for September 9
CM Wright, Bo Manor, Fallston vs. Rising Sun
CM Wright took both the team titles in this four team meet. In the girls race Shannon Rafferty of CMW led a four Mustang sweep in 18:27. CMW 17, Bo Manor 48, Fallston 70, Rising Sun 98. William Steele of Rising Sun got the best of Joe Stover of Bo Manor with a six second win in 15:35 over this 2.9 mile course. CMW 39, Bo Manor 44, Fallston 69, Rising Sun 74.
Patterson Mill, Joppatowne, Edgewood vs. Aberdeen
Patterson Mill won both team races today in this UCBAC matchup. Jake Silverman of Patterson Mill (17:19) won over teammate Collin Hickey (17:48). Liz Hayes won the girls race for Patterson Mill after teammate Andrea Schwienteck was disqualified.
Archbishop Spalding, Archbishop Curley vs. Park
from Stephen Milmoe
After about 600 meters, the Spalding senior threesome of Sullivan, Topita, and Spencer had already begun to pull away. Curley's extraordinary freshman, Ozarowski, followed stride for stride with the veteran Ethan Haswell from Park. The race for 4th wouldn't be resolved until the last 500 meters.
Spalding closed out the win with juniors Dean Mertz (8th) and Damian Garcia (11th). Not too far behind were their 6th and 7th runners, Foster Rankin (12th) and Brad Leatherbarrow (13th). After the race, Coach Witte treated the team to 3-4 x 1000 meters at interval pace as he continues to build the team toward the MIAA Championships.
Park looked to be in control against Curley at the end, as they had their top 4 in before Curley's 3rd runner. However, Curley was able to pack in 4 more runners before Park's last scorer and that was the difference.
Northwest vs. Bethesda CC
The Northwest boys held off a surprising challenge from Bethesda CC winning 27-30. Matt Davey-Karlson won in 17:32 over Bobby Sonken of Northwest. Britt Eckerstrom of Northwest beat Addie Tousley of BCC in a matchup between two of the best female runners in Montgomery County. The Northwest girls beat BCC 21-38
Allegany, Tucker County, Paw Paw at Keyser
by Kevin Spradlin
NEW CREEK, W.Va. -- Tucker County senior David Rhodes held a seven-second lead after the first mile in a quadrangular meet on Tuesday at Keyser High School.
Lucky for Ian MacFawn that it wasn't eight seconds. MacFawn, Allegany's standout sophomore, outkicked Rhodes in the final 50 meters to claim a one-second victory by crossing the finish line in 18 minutes and 16 seconds. Teammate Luke Smith was third in 19:10 and helped lift the Campers to the boys team title with 29 points. Tucker County was second with 47 points while host Keyser, competing without top runner Ryan Shreve due to injury, was third with 48 points.
"I've never seen Allegany run before," Rhodes said. "Usually, I start my kick about 150 meters out. Today I had to start sooner. I was trying to keep up with (MacFawn) in the last 50 meters."
The strategy almost worked but MacFawn outpowered Rhodes on the final soft turn into the chute.
Smith, a sophomore, was fifth at the one-mile mark in 5:41 - Rhodes passed the mark in 5:22 while MacFawn was at 5:29 - but followed up a steady first half of the race with a stellar second half. Smith overcame a tiring Kaison Rohrbaugh, Keyser's senior who led for the first half-mile, and his brother Taven Rohrbaugh, during the middle portion of the race.
Taven Rohrbaugh finished fourth overall in 20:00. Camper Robbie Taylor was fifth in 20:05, followed by Tucker County's Cole Kelley (sixth, 20:35) and Allegany's Colby Smith (seventh, 20:42).
On the girls side, the competition wasn't nearly as close as Tornado Chelsea Willis outdistanced the field on her home course, stopping the clock in 23:13. Mary Beth Smith, of Tucker County, was second in 23:49 while Keyser's Kathleen Myers (23:59) was third and Tucker County's Juliana Warner (24:36) was fourth. Keyser swept the next three spots with Brit Freeburn (25:35), Sara Boddy (25:50) and Danielle Kesner (25:50).
Willis was ahead from the start and led Smith by 12 seconds after the first mile in 6:35 to Smith's 6:47. Willis, a senior, said she had been bothered by a nagging injury after turning her left ankle - which impacted her left knee - last week, one day before a tri-meet at Rocky Gap.
She said the pain was lessening and "I think I could do better" than her 23:13 finish. Her effort on Tuesday was aided by the single race format which combined the boys and the girls. With a small number of teams, it's a racing style which suits Willis just fine.
"I was just trying to pick a guy ahead," Willis said, adding she passed "four or five" during the 5K (3.1-mile) event. "It was more people to compete with."
Keyser Coach Joe Altobello was pleased overall - with an exception here and there - with his teams' performances.
"It was a very competitive race," Altobello said. "I already told the kids that this is their first real test for the year."