XC Wknd 10/20: Sarah Baxter Mt. Sac course record! O'Hara, Tatnall, St. Xavier, Thomson win big

2012 Cross Country Highlights

10/20/12 Weekend

 

Mt. SAC XC Invitational, CA

Coverage

Highlights

  • US#5 Sarah Baxter (Simi Valley) broke the course record with a blazing time of 16:00 in the girls team sweepstakes race! The time breaks Amber Trotter's course record of 16:16 from 2001!
  • Boys Team Sweepstakes: US#6 Arcadia (CA) won with a blazing time of 75:45, #2 All-Time and scored 86 points.  US#11 Bryan Fernandez (Dos Pueblos) blazed to a winning time of 14:34 in the individual race.  
  • Girls Team Sweepstakes: US#6 Great Oak (CA) won over US#16 Simi Valley 38 to 59 but Simi Valley secured the #2 All-Time team time of 88:30, likely bolstered by Baxter's blazing time.  Great Oak now has the #3 All-Time team time of 88:51.  US#3 Xavier College Prep (AZ) won the Individual Sweepstakes race with 105 points over Redondo Union (CA).
  • Boys Individual Sweepstakes: Juan Gonzalez (El Toro) won the individual title with a quick 14:40 clocking over Tal Braude (Torrey Pines) just behind in 2nd place.
  • Sweepstakes #44: Julia Maxwell (Branson) dominated the race with a quick 16:52 3-mile clocking, winning by close to 90 seconds.  
  • Sweepstakes #42: Anna Maxwell (San Lorenzo Valley) won the 3 mile race with a time of 16:57, over a minute faster than 2nd place.  San Lorenzo Valley won the team race with 92 points.  
  • Sweepstakes #47: Myles Smith (St. John Bosco) won with a quick time of 14:56 with Fred Huxham (Redwood) 2nd in 15:06.  St. John Bosco won the team title with 69 points over Brea Olinda with 74 points.  

 

Philadelphia Catholic League Championships, PA

O'Hara is the picture of dominance. (Photo by Patty Morgan)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In boys action US#7 Cardinal O'Hara flat-out dominated with 17 points and 6 runners in the top-7 including sweeping the top-3! The squad also average 16:13.60 on the tough 5k layout.  Dan Savage won overall to lead the rout with a time of 15:56.  

 

Montana State Cross Country Championships, MT

Perrin leads the charge with Peterman in pursuit.

Highlights

  • Boys Class AA: Zach Perrin (Flathead) showed his dominance by winning with a time of 15:08.70 over Adam Peterman (Missoula Hellgate), who finished 2nd in 15:17.60.  Troy Fraley (Glacier) was 3rd with a time of 15:25.  Bozeman won the team title with 56 points.
  • Girls Class AA: Paige Gilchrist (Missoula Hellgate) won the title with a time of 17:47.  Bozeman won the team title with 55 points.  
  • Girls Class B: Makena Morley (Bigfork) won the title with a time of 18:13.10. 

 

Lexington Catholic Invitational, KY

 

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Highlights

  • US#6 Jacob Thomson (Holy Cross) won the boys varsity race with a very quick time of 15:29 to set the course record.  US#5 St. Xavier won the team race with total domination, taking 5 of the top-7 spots overall.

 

South Dakota State Championships, SD

Lincoln High boys are all smiles after their championship. (Photo courtesy of Jarvis Jelen)

Coverage

Highlights

  • Boys Class AA: Addison DeHaven (Brookings) won the individual title with a time of 15:53.80 with Nathan Schroeder (Sioux Falls Lincoln) 2nd in 16:09.20.  Sioux Falls Lincoln won the team title with only 48 points scored and a 52 second spread.
  • Girls Class AA: Savannah Woods (Yankton) won the title as a frosh with a time of 14:40.47 clocking over 4k.  Rapid City Central won the team crown with 66 points and a 43 second spread.

 

IHSAA Semi-State 3, IN

Highlights

  • In the girls champ race US#15 Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka) won with a new state record of 17:03.96 on the same day Erba went 17:06.90!  Can anyone say IN state is going to be a barn-burner!!  

 

IHSAA Semi-State 4, IN

Highlights

  • In girls action US#3 Ashley Erba (Warsaw) won and broke her own state record with a swift 17:06.90 clocking.  Bobbie Burgess (West Lafayette) was 2nd in 17:38 as West Lafayette took the team crown with a point total of 38.  
  • In the boys race Alec Kostelnik (Morgan Township) won with a time of 15:45.90 over Jacob Poyner (Warsaw) who was 2nd in 15:49.  Valparaiso defeated Warsaw in the team race 45 to 60 with an impressive 21 second spread.

 

3A Loyola Regional, IL

Highlights

  • Jessica Ackerman (New Trier) took top honors in the girls race with a quick 17:23.09 clocking.  New Trier dominated with 33 points and 5 in the top-14 overall.  

 

3A Lake Park Regional, IL

Highlights

  • York cruised with 25 points and a 15:15 average and 4 runners in the top-5 overall.  Scott Milling led the way for the squad with his winning time of 14:59.90.  
  • Madeline Perez (Glenbard West) led a fast one with a winning time of 16:28.10.  Emma Fisher (York) was 2nd in 16:48.60, Lisa Luczak (Glenbard West) was 3rd in 16:52.30 and Kaylee Flanagan (Lake Park) was 4th in 17:11.10.  Lake Park won a close one with their depth over Glenbard West 43 to 47.  

 

Tri-9 Conference Championship, NC

Highlights

  • US#19 Bakri Abushouk (Cary) won the boys varsity race with ease in 15:17.62 and Cary won the team title with 32 points over Apex, 52 points.  
  • Green Hope dominated the girls varsity race with 22 points as Maura McDonnell took the individual victory in 18:30.55.  

 

Bay State Invitational, MA

Rocha rolling at Bay State. (Photo by Chuck Martin)

Green with company before pulling away for a #3 AT clocking. (Photo by Chuck Martin)

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Highlights

  • In the boys D1 race 2011 Foot Locker Finalist Jonathan Green (St. John's) won with a time of 15:54.3, #3 all-time on the course.  St. John's won the team title with 60 points.  
  • In the girls D1 race 2011 Foot Locker Finalist Catarina Rocha (Peabody) crushed everyone with a winning time of 18:49.4, 1:22 up on the field!  Peabody also took the team title with 88 points.  

 

Rio Rancho Jamboree, NM

Highlights

  • In the boys varsity large school race US#15 Sue Cleveland dominated with 30 points scored and a team average of 16:30.  US#13 Luis Martinez led the team with the win in 15:50.30.  Aaron Flores completed the 1-2 sweep with a time of 16:15.10.  

 

WV Group AAA Region 4 Champs, WV

Highlights

  • US#9 Jacob Burcham (Cabell Midland) won by close to a minute with a time of 15:18.20 as Cabell Midland won the team crown with just 17 points.  

 

WV Group AA-A Region 1 Champs, WV

Highlights

  • US#20 Maggie Drazba (St. Mary's) won the girls race with a time of 19:34.33, over a minute up on 2nd place.

 

Lely Trojan Invitational, FL

Andres Arroyo was dominate in Florida. (Photo by Robert Brown)

Coverage

Highlights

  • Andres Arroyo (Colonial) settled the deal for now about who is best in Florida, winning with a time of 15:47.2 over Carlos Miranda (Palmetto Ridge), 15:59.8.  

 

Joe O'Neill Invitational, DE

Tatnall dominate up front. (Photo by bluehenphoto)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In girls varsity action US#8 Tatnall rolled with a 31 point victory and a team average of 18:50.73.  Reagan Anderson won the race overall in 17:49.43 as Tatnall placed 5 in the top-13 overall.  
  • The Tatnall boys also dominated, winning the team title with a team average of 15:54.19 and 37 points.  Jack Hagood and Stephen Garrett swept the top-2 place for Tatnall with times of 15:24.87 and 15:32.53.  

 

Section 1 Coaches Invitational, NY

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Highlights

 

Brown Invitational, RI

Scott Carpenter driving home for a big win. (Photo by roondog9)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In the boys championship race Scott Carpenter (Lenox Memorial) won with a quick time of 15:15.2.  Trevor Crawley (Cumberland) was 2nd in 15:28.5.  St. Anthony's (NY) took down Pembroke (MA) with a score of 43 to 77.  
  • In the girls championship race Tiana Guevera (Miller Place) won with a time of 18:12.  Barrington (RI) won the team title with 61 points.  

 

Nebraska State Cross Country Championships, NE

Highlights

  • Boys Class A: Joseph Harter (Millard West) won overall with a time of 15:22.9.  Daniel Aldaba led Fremont to the team win with his 2nd place 15:37.2.  Fremont won with 64 points over Millard South with 66 points.  
  • Girls Class A: Jeralyn Poe (Lincoln North Star) won with the fastest time of the day in the 4k race with a time of 14:42.6.  Lincoln East won the team crown with 62 points.  

 

UT State XC Championships, UT

Ben Saarel won the 3A race with a UT#2 time of 14:56! (Photo by Kyle Perry)

Lucy Biles pulls away to a dominating victory in girls 4A action. (Photo by Kyle Perry)

Coverage

Highlights

  • 5A Boys: This race had some expectations going in with two nationally-ranked teams in the field. US#12 Davis, donning their white and gold, led the race early, placing six runners in the top 12 at mile 1 including 1st through 3rd. US#3 American Fork had their top 3 right with the Darts as they crested the hill near the 1st mile, and joining them was Alta’s Kramer Morton. By the second mile the Cavemen had moved into striking position. Showing why they’re ranked 3rd in the US, they had 6 of their runners in the top 10. At this point the Cavemen looked as though they would earn the team title with ease and fight it out with each other for the individual title, but Alta’s Kramer Morton had other plans. He used a hard charge in the last 800 meters to overtake the leaders and pull away for the win in 15:13.20.  His time makes him the fastest runner in Utah 5A history at this meet. Brayden McLelland was second as American Fork placed 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 11th to capture a convincing victory with an average of 15:39.52. Davis was second, with Riverton in third. Bingham and Alta Rounded out the top 5.
  • 3A Boys: US#23 Ben Saarel of Park City came in to this race nationally ranked and a clear favoirite for the win. He was in the lead pack from the gun. Making his move near the halfway mark, he never looked back. Finishing strong and recording the top time of the day for all divisions, he missed the 3A boys meet record by only two seconds with a time of 14:56.70. The record of 14:54 is held by Luke Puskedra from Judge Memorial HS.  Saarel was followed by Jordan Cross of Ogden and Michael Finch of Pine View. In the team competition the door was open for whoever wanted the title. Ogden won the title by a ways as no one else could match the Tigers' depth. Wasatch was second and Desert Hills third.
  • 4A Girls: Lucy Biles of  Herriman HS took the lead very early in the race and pulled away for  a dominating individual title with a fast time of 17:49.60. She won by an almost unbelievable span of 25 seconds. Miranda O’Very was likely okay with her 2nd place finish as she led her Mountain Crest Mustangs to the largest team victory in any of the divisions. Orem held off Skyline for second on the back of a 3rd-place finish by Summer Harper

 

Tri-State Coaches Association, PA

Jaskowak outsprints Brett Kelly, Kiski Area (Photo by Don Rich)

Stellar soph Brianna Schwartz wins! (Photo by Don Rich)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In the boys Varsity race US#20 North Allegheny (PA) ran their way to an impressive win with 49 points and a 16:20 average with an impressive 16 second spread.  Daniel Jaskowak (Grove City) won the race overall with a time of 15:36 to edge Brent Kennedy (Kiski Area) who was 2nd in 15:37.  
  • Mt. Lebanon won the girls race with 54 points.  Brianna Schwartz (Shaler Area) won the individual title with a time of 18:10, 22 seconds up on 2nd place.

 

IHSAA Brown County Semi-State Champs, IN

Highlights

  • The Columbus North girls dominated this one, winning with 47 points over Terre Haute North, 84 points.  Mackenzie Caldwell and Rachel Sollman went 1-2 to lead the team with times of 18:06 and 18:15.  
  • The Columbus North boys also won with 62 points over Terre Haute South with 78 points.  Connor Sorrells (Barr-Reeve) won individually with a time of 15:17.  

 

Nike Fleet Feet Coach Wood Invitational, GA

Allie Buchalski won the girls champ race. (Photo by PPhoto)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In the girls championship race Allie Buchalski (Johns Creek) won with a time of 18:02.91.  Walton won over Brookwood in the team race 72 to 85.  
  • In the boys championship race Austin Sprague (St. Pius X) won with a quick time of 15:44.17.  

 

 

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