XC 2009: Eastern US
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Blacksburg boys and girls put on a show at the Great Meadow Invite this weekend. Blacksburg girls put 5 scorers in the top-10 to win with 27 points. Blacksburg boys had 5 runners in the top-12 with a 38 second spread. For full meet coverage click here.
(Photo by Brandon Miles, Milestat.com)
Mark Parrish, Tampa Chamberlain, won the Red Mule boys race with a 15:57 and Alyssa Burkert, Ocoee, dominated the girls race with a near-two minute victory in 18:34. For full meet coverage click here.
Futsum Zeinasellasse, North Central High School, cruised to an easy victory in his 2009 XC debut at the Brebeuf Prep XC Invitational with a time of 15:50.20. Futsum was 7th at Footlocker Nationals last year as a frosh. Tom Ohlman, Carmel High, was 2nd in 15:56.90. Meet results. Hale O'Herren, Indianapolis Cathedral, won the boys varsity race at the Purdue HS Invitational with a time of 15:49. Meet results.
Wesley Frazier, Ravenscroft, (Photo by Chris Watters) has put herself on the national map with a 17:49 on a tough dual meet course this week. More details to follow. Mohammed Abushouk, Cary, won the Providence Invite, site of the Footlocker South Regional, with a time of 15:35. Reidy Jones, Broughton, was 2nd in 15:44. Providence Invitational coverage.
Cary Academy soph Thomas Graham finished 2nd at the WNC XC Carnival with a time of 15:39. Science Hill, TN senior Michael Mansy won the race with a time of 15:32. Jake Hurysz, Eastern Alamance, was 3rd in 15:43. (Photos below in order of finish courtesy of Ken Charnock) WNC Cross Country Carnival coverage.
St. Xavier senior Jackson Carnes won the Tiger Run varsity race with a course record time of 15:44. Two time defending state champ Emma Brink won the girls varsity race with a time of 18:31. Meet coverage page.
BLUE JAY INVITATIONAL: Justin Eilerman leads New Breman to team victory with an individual title in 15:49 for 5K. Spencerville girls squad claimed team honors producing three runners in MileSplit National Elites. Meet Results
Kirubel Erassa of Grayson didn't waste any time proving he belongs with the country's best, running a 14:59 to win the Bob Blastow Early Bird Invitational, with the help of a brisk 4:25 first mile. Bret McDaniel, Riverwood, went sub-18, winning the girls race in 17:48. Georgia weekend recap.