Finish Line: National Roundup (Week Ending 10/4)

| Sarah Andrews 17:07, Lutz in TX at Nike South | Brasovan course record 16:46 at flrunners.com | PA Girls #1 Emmaus, Furcht 15:18 @ Paul Short | Doug Smith unchallenged 16:29 debut at Shore Coaches (NJ) | Quick times at Holmdel | Freshmen girls rock Maine FOC | Hasay 17:54 season debut at Atascadero Invite |  A pair of all-time bests at Salesianum, DE  | Dunbar, Kodiak, Francis three-peat in Alaska |

 

 
 

flrunners.com Invitational 9 Presented by Nike

Astronaut HS ONSITE COVERAGE RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 

Ashley Brasovan (Sr., Wellington) ran to her third fastest performance ever with a course record 16:46. It was the second fastest time in the nine-year history of the event. Brasovan (video interview) set the top mark of 16:41 on a different course when the meet was held at night in 2006. Community of Naple edged Winter Park and Our Lady of Lourdes for the team title. In the Boys Race of Champions, Derek Wehunt (Sr., Sickles) clocked 15:25 to outrun Armando Del Valle (So., Christopher). Belen Jesuit Prep topped Christopher Columbus, 47-85 for the team title. Girls ROC saw 24 under 19 minutes (4 under 18:00). Boys ROC had 10 sub-16 minute performances (71 under 17:00)
 
 
 

 

 

Bale-n-Trail

Bartram Trail HS   RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
Jacksonville, FL
 
Matt Mizereck (Jr., Leon) 15:06, Brian Atkinson (Jr., Melbourne) 15:07, Will Stanford (So., Leon) 15:16 in sizzling race and finish.
 
 

 

Shore Coaches Invitational

Holmdel, NJ

 ONSITE COVERAGE RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
Doug Smith (Jr., Gill) (right in MaroonNews photo) ran unchallenged in his season debut to win in 16:29. Chelsea Ley, 17:44, #3 All-Time @ Holmdel. Joe Rosa (So., West Windsor), soph class record 15:38, matches #9 All-Time at Holmdel. Brett Johnson (Sr., Ocean City) clocks 15:44 in four-second win over Tyler Udland (Millburn).
 
 

 

 
 
Central Park, Schenectady, NY
 
NE# 1 Shenendehowa proved it is worthy of its ranking, stomping Queensbury. Alex Leuchanka (Shenendehowa), formally of Warwick Valley, won in 13:17, almost 20 seconds better than defending NXN NE NY Region champ Dan Harris (Shenendehowa), who finished the 2.7 miles in 13:37.
 
 

Medina, OH     RESULTS POSTED 
Katherine Stultz (So., Magnificat) clocked 18:49, defeating junior teammate Madeline Chambers by 11-seconds as Magnificat (NXN Midwest #5) took five of the top seven places to capture the team title. Donny Roys (Sr., Medina) cruised to an easy  win in 15:47 to lead his team to a, 41-57, win over St. Ignatius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centerville, OH   RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
Aaron Dinzeo (Jr., Sydney) emerged from a pack of three runners, winning in 16:02, the fastest time of the day. Elder topped Lakota West for the boys title. Brooklyne Ridder (Sr., Oak Hills) clocked 17:43, a top-10 nationwide performance this year, breaking her own course record. Michelle Thomas (So., Glen Estate) was second 18:03 to pace the girls. Upper Arlington rolled to the girls title.
 
 
 

 

 

Paul Short Run

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA   ONSITE COVERAGE RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
By Kimberly Jaick Soden

The Emmaus girls may have been fighting the fall flu season, but that didn’t keep the defending PIAA Class 3A and current top-ranked Pennsylvania team from erasing No. 2-ranked Cumberland Valley off its list of PA squads to look out for by winning the 35th Annual Paul Short Invitational on Friday. Lead by senior Lindsey Graybill’s third place finish, the Green Hornets scored 77 points to Cumberland Valley’s 133 points. Ben Furcht (Sr., Lower Merion) won in 15:18... (Meet Story on PennTrackXC)
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Wendy's Invitational

Charlotte, NC    RESULTS POSTED

On the FL South course, Kimberly Spano (Sr., North Mecklenburg) ran a solo 17:48.

Oakton boys and girls traveled to Charlotte for this weekend's Wendy's Invitational at McAlpine Park, home of the Foot Locker South Regional. The Oakton boys came away as race champions over top teams in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Kentucky, while the Oakton girls took 3rd place in the invitational division.

Oakton boys, ranked #2 in Virginia, ran very impressive up front through four runners with all in the top 20 and ranging in times from 16:03 to 16:15. While running without two of their probably top five runners in Brian Hendricks and Dante Morales, their fifth runner came in a minute later after their fourth to make it a closer team race with Kentucky's Trinity High School trailing 12 points behind Oakton for first. However, the additions of Hendricks and Morales later this season would make Oakton even more formidable after the Wendy's times posted by teammates Neal Hendricks (8th, 16:03), Patrick Fulghum (10th, 16:05), Andrew McCullen (12th, 16:06), and Chris Weil (18th, 16:15).

Lanie Smith led the Oakton girls (3rd, 191 pts) dipping just under 19 minutes for the first time in a 5K race with a 18:59 clocking and 11th place finish in the girls' invitational race.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Steel City Invitational
Coatesville H.S., Coatesville, PA   RESULTS POSTED
 
Elizabeth Simpson (Jr., Boyertown) cruised to a win in 19:36 at Steel City Invitational. Council Rock North boys team and individual (Dan Wallace) (Left in photo by PennTrackXC.com), State College girls.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salesianum Invitational

Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE   RESULTS POSTED
 
 Brad Miles (North Penn) (right, photo courtesy of Budkeeganimages.com) and Carlisle's Kyle Hurston  battled it out for top overall finisher in the Varsity A Boys race.  Miles took the win in 16:20, which is the 3rd best all time on the famed course since it's redesign in 1996. Three of his teammates slipped into the top 10 and helped PA#2 North Penn to a team title.  PA#4 Carlisle was 2nd in the team race with big help from Hurston's impressive 2nd place finish in 16:25, also putting three in the top 10. Hurston now stands at #5 all time on the course.
Salesianum Course Top Marks, since 1996 redesign
(Courtesy of Joe O'Neill, N5CTA.com)
1. Sharif Karie, West Springfield, VA  15:54  1996
2. ?????
3. Brad Miles, North Penn, PA  16:20  2008
4. Mike Spooner, West Springfield,  16:22.14  2005
5. Kyle Hurston, Carlisle, PA  16:25  2008
6. Alan Webb, South Lakes, VA   16:26  1998
 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Owens Classic

Oakville, AL  RESULTS POSTED

Madeline Morgan (Sr., Mountain Brook), 17:56, led four teammates in the top nine in as MileSplit #4 Mountain Brook, AL win elite girls race.

Meet Results

 

 

 

Maine Festival of Champions

Belfast Area High School ONSITE COVERAGE RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
Alex Moser (Jr. York) was the surprise winner of the boys seeded race at the Maine Festival of Champions held at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Moser crossed the tape in 16:28.6 while Will Geoghegan (Jr. Brunswick) was just three ticks back in 16:31.3. Scarborough defeated Greeley, 92-97. On the girls side, super freshman Abbey Leonardi (Kennebunk) led from the gun to win by 47 seconds, running 18:43. Another freshman Fiona Hendry (Cheverus) was 2nd, clocking a 19:30. Scarborough also won the girls race
 

 

 

 

 

McNeil Invitational

Round Rock, TX    RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
 
 
 
 
Nike South Invitational
The Woodlands, TX   ONSITE COVERAGE RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
Sarah Andrews (Jr., The Woodlands) ran away from everyone, including defending Texas state champ Lauren Smith with a winning time of 17:07. Andrews' effort ranks second to Brasovan's 16:46 nationally. Craig Lutz (Left, photo by AlexAdaco, TXRunners.com) (So., Marcus) wrangles Texas' top talent in 15:13.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mountain View High School, Loveland, CO   RESULTS POSTED 
 
Fort Collins Girls over Thompson Valley. Short-handed Dakota Ridge sixth. Laura Tremblay (Thompson Valley), 18:36 over Miranda Benzel (Fort Collins), 18:43. Collins boys by one over short-handed Loveland. Dominick Robinson (Campbell County, WY) won the individual title in a time of 15:57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Octoberfest Invitational

Mountain View H.S., The Plains, VA   RESULTS POSTED PHOTOS
 
Sherwood's Solomon Haile dominated another Virginia invitational after winning Oatlands two weeks ago. The Maryland high school runner blitzed a time of 15:10 at Great Meadow to finish well ahead of the next finisher Leoule Degfae of Thomas Edison (15:42). Third place finisher Jared Berman led the Robinson boys (104 pts) to a team title with 49 points to spare on the runner-up squad Walter Johnson (153 pts).


 

Alexander/Asics Invitational

Alexander, Whitesburg, GA   RESULTS POSTED

 
 

 

 

Alaska State Cross Country Championships

Palmer High School, Palmer, AK   RESULTS POSTED
 
Trevor Dunbar (Sr., Kodiak) course record 15:07, Leah Francis (Jr., Juneau-Douglas) and Kodiak boys all three-peat in 4A. Grace Christian boys and girls take 123A crowns

 Meet Results

 

 

Portage Invitational

Portage West Middle H.S., Portage, MI

 

Becca Addison (Sr., Grand Haven), 17:51, over Jordan Tomecek (Jr., Milan) by thee seconds


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