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2012 Cross Country Highlights

9/15/12 Weekend

 

Missed from last weekend: Cleveland XC Invitational, NM

Highlights

  • Luis Martinez (Sue Cleveland) is tearing up courses this fall and should make the rankings next week.  He won the varsity race with a time of 15:23.85 for the 5k race over teammate Aaron Flores, 15:51.36.  Sue Cleveland swept the top 3 spots and put 6 in the top 9 to dominate the team race with only 18 points scored and a average of 15:56.66.  

 

Sundodger Invitational, WA

Highlights

  • Amy-Eloise Neale, Glacier Peak, scorched the earth at Sundodger, winning the race with a very fast 16:31.12 clocking on the 4922m course, close to a minute ahead of 2nd place!  

 

Cibola Cross Country Invitational, AZ

Highlights

  • In boys Varsity action Bernie Montoya (Cibola) absolutely crushed it with the win in 15:32, nearly 90 seconds ahead of the next fastest finisher!  
  • Monica Huston (Cibola) also dominated the girls action with her win in 18:49, close to 2 minutes faster than 2nd place.

 

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, CA

Saturday Highlights

  • Arcadia looks absolutely dominate this year, winning the team sweepstakes with 54 points to 144 for the closest competitor, Madera South with 144 points.  Arcadia had a 32 second spread and averaged 14:44 for their 1-5 runners!  Bryan Fernandez (Dos Pueblos) won the individual crown with the fastest time of the day, a 14:19 clocking.  Omar Caro (Norte Vista) was 2nd with a time of 14:24.  
  • Sarah Baxter (Simi Valley) won the girls individual crown with a meet record and blazing time of 16:12!  Hagen Reedy (Buchanan) was 2nd with a time of 16:17.  Great Oak won the girls team sweepstakes with 93 points and took down Simi Valley, 113 points.  The squad from Great Oak had a 17:24 average as well.

Friday Night Highlights

  • Austin Goins (Canyon) was the fastest boy on Friday night with a time of 14:46 over the 3-mile layout.  Andres Velasco (Downey) was 2nd in 14:50.  Yucaipa was the fastest boys team with a time of 1:18:08.
  • Tori Dutchover (Yucaipa) was the fastest girl with a time of 17:06.  Yucaipa scored a narrow win over Canyon in the girls team race 1:29:48 to 1:30:00.

 

BYU Autumn Classic, UT

Highlights

  • American Fork (UT) rolled over Davis (UT) in this in-state rivalry among national powers.  AF put 4 in the top-9 overall to secure the win with 36 points to Davis' 63 point score for 2nd.  In a look at how good both teams are however, American Fork averaged 15:38.16 per man with a 36 second spread while Davis averaged 15:52.10 with a 37 second spread!  Wow!  Conner Mantz (Skyview) won the individual title with a time of 15:03.
  • In the girls varsity race Davis dominated over Ogden 33 to 56.  Ellie Child (Davis) won the race with a time of 18:03.80.  

 

MSU Spartan Playmaker Invitational, MI

Highlights

  • The girls varsity race was just sick this year! Julia Bos (Grand Rapids Christian) battled Erin Finn (West Bloomfield) and came out on top 17:20 to 17:35! And the team race was just as amazing with Grosse Pointe South putting the full squad out there to win with 86 points and an 18:29 average with 4 runners at 18:40 or under.  Hannah Meier was 3rd overall with a time of 17:50 and Haley Meier was 7th in 18:11.
  • In the boys varsity race Waterford Mott looked good, winning with a score of 191 points over Saline (same score) with a better 6th runner (99 to 114).  Nathan Burnand led the winning team with his individual win in 15:21.  Tanner Hinkle (Mason) was 2nd in 15:23.

 

Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational, KY

Jacob Thomson celebrates a big win in KY. (Photo by Jonathan Grooms)

Coverage

Highlights

  • A big upset in the boys varsity action as Jacob Thomson (KY) takes down Jacob Burcham (WV) 14:52.64 to 15:04.42!  It was a thrilling race as both runners found each other off the start and were through 2 miles in 9:40 together.  St. Xavier boys defeated Carmel (IN) by a score of 79 to 81.  St. Xavier had an impressive 31 second 1-5 spread but Carmel put up a 6 second spread from 15:46.70 to 15:49.82!!  
  • Bailey Davis (Assumption) won the girls race in 17:46.06 over teammate Katherine Receveur in 17:47.14.  Despite the 1-2 punch Carmel (IN) girls dominated with 34 points to 82 for Assumption.  Carmel also boasted a 22 second spread.

 

Paul Enke Invitational, MO

Taylor Werner rolling on yet another weekend! (Photo by Andrew Everett)

Coverage

Highlights

  • Taylor Werner (St. Genevieve), who burst onto the scene with a 16:59 clocking last weekend posted a time of 18:28 today on a course where the previous best time was 19:25!  She also beat 2011 Foot Locker Finalist  Nicole Mello (Columbia Hickman) by 54 seconds.   

 

Liberty Bell Cross Country Invitational, CO

Colter flying in CO. (Photo by Lyle Knudson)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In the girls Division 1 race Jordyn Colter (Cherry Creek) raced out to a huge lead and torched the course with a time of 17:01, 51 seconds faster than she won here last year!  Erin Hooker (Fort Collins) was 2nd in 17:38.  Fort Collins looked good, winning over Monarch 63 to 73.  
  • Ricky Faure (Rock Springs) won the Division 1 boys race with a time of 15:31 to repeat from last year, when he won with a time of of 15:37.  Fairview won the team crown over Fort Collins 88 to 112.     

 

Baldwin Invitational, KS

Cash taking it out hard. (Photo by Art Landson)

Highlights

  • Alli Cash (Shawnee Mission West) rocked another 4k race, torching the competition with a time of 13:16, nearly 2 minutes ahead of the next finisher and most impressively a minute faster than her time last year!

 

Humble ISD Region III Preview, TX

Raines closes hard for victory in TX. (Photo by Rhonda Ellis)

Highlights

  • The Woodlands boys were dominate, scoring 36 points with a 15:48.72 team average.  Brigham Hedges led the team with his individual win in 15:10.36.  
  • The Woodlands girls were actually more dominate, putting up 25 points with an 18:37.39 team average.  Sandie Raines (Humble Kingwood) won the race easily with a time of 17:32.70 and Woodlands took the next three spots to ensure a low point total.  

 

UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic, TX

Brenda Lopez leads the way through the mud. (Photo by Alex Aldaco)

Coverage

Highlights

  • Austin Wells (San Antonio Clark) won the boys varsity Gold race with a swift 15:26.50 clocking.  Anthony Gallardo (Antonian) was 2nd in 15:38.40.  
  • In the girls varsity Gold race Brenda Lopez (San Benito) won with a time of 18:24.60 to narrowly defeat Devin Clark (Spring Branch) who was 2nd in 18:24.80.

 

New Prairie Invitational, IN

Highlights

  • NBON 5k champ Ashley Erba (Warsaw) found herself in 2nd place with a time of 17:25.10 in the girls varsity AAA race and even went under the course reocrd.  Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka) won the race in 17:14.10 to crush the course record and establish herself as a real contender for the rest of the season!
  • Jacob Poyner (Warsaw) won the boys race with a time of 15:35.70.

 

Richard Springs Invitational, IL

Highlights

  • Kaylee Flanagan (Lake Park) and Madeline Perez (Glenbard West) lit up Detweiller Park with 1-2 times of 16:21 and 16:29 in the girls Varsity race for the 3-mile course!  Flanagan's time set the All-Time course record, eclisping the 2010 mark of 16:22 by Kayla Beattie (Woodstock)!  Glenbard West took out Lake Park in team action 115 to 142.  
  • Garrett Lee (Belvidere North) led a quick finish in boys Varsity action with a time of 14:27 while Patrick Perrier (O'Fallon) was 2nd in 14:28.  Tyler Yunk (Belvidere North) was 3rd in 14:36.  York dominated the team race with 93 points, a 33 second spread and an average of 14:56.40!

 

Heartland Classic, IA

Highlights

  • Dowling Catholic boys rolled to the win with 65 points, 96 up on 2nd place, with an average of 16:27 and a 1-5 spread of just 22 seconds.  Josh Evans (Linn-Mar) won the individual title with a time of 15:52.  
  • Dowling Catholic also won the girls crown with 70 points and a 15:10 average for the 4k course.  Stephanie Jenks (Linn-Mar) won individually with a time of 14:10.  

 

Lakeville Applejack Invitational, MN

Highlights

  • Maria Hauger (Shakopee) ran a blazing 13:37.6 4k in temperatures near 80 degrees to win the girls varsity race over Danielle Anderson, 14:04.3.    

 

adidas Cross Country Challenge, NC

Colin Godwin tracking Bakri Abushouk on the final straight. (Photo by Joseph Bond)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In the girls Championship race Eliza Decker scored a big win over Darby Middlebrook 17:44.2 to 18:02.8.  Cardinal Gibbons won the team battle over Blacksburg (VA) 115 to 134.
  • The excitement continued in the boys Championship race as Colin Godwin nipped Bakri Abushouk at the line 15:13.3 to 15:13.4!  Blacksburg (VA) won the team title over Midlothian (VA) 57 to 147.  Blacksburg put up an impressive 15:55.76 1-5 average!

 

Briarwood Invitational, PA 

Shearn stalks Russell before making his move. (Photo by Don Rich)

Coverage 

Highlights

  • Brendan Shearn (North Schuylkill) won the boys Championship race with a quick 15:41.40 clocking to nip Tony Russell (West Chester Henderson) at the line as both were timed the same.  The time ranks in the top-5 all-time on the course.  Cardinal O'Hara won the team crown easily with 36 points, a 16:15.08 average on a tough course, and an impressive 32 second 1-5 spread.
  • In girls action Kara Steinke (Methacton) won the Championship race easily with a time of 18:49.30, close to a minute up on 2nd place.  Lenape Regional won the team race over Hereford 65 to 68.  

 

Jim Ryun Invitational by adidas, FL

Daniel Salas rolls in the boys race.

Julie Wollrath cruises to the win.

Coverage

Highlights

  • In boys Varsity action Daniel Salas (Trinity Prep) won the title with a time of 16:42.60 on a rather tough layout for Florida complete with hills and sand.  Holy Trinity Academy defeated Trinity Prep by a score of 73 to 84.  
  • In girls Varsity action Julie Wollrath (Holy Trinity) rolled to the win with a time of 19:18.60 to lead her team to the victory as they scored 59 points to edge Olympia, 64 points.  

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational, FL

Belen Jesuit dominated the Dew. (Photo by Digital Pixel)

Coverage

Highlighs

  • Avery Lopez (Belen Jesuit) won the boys varsity race with a time of 15:47.10.  Danny Fernandez (Miami Columbus) was 2nd in 15:59.74.  Belen Jesuit Prep won the team crown with just 31 points.  
  • Alexa Cruz (St. Thomas Aquinas) won the girls varsity race with a time of 18:52.21 to lead her team to the win with a point total of 55.  

 

Ronan Invitational, MT

Highlights

  • In boys varsity action Zach Perrin (Flathead) rolled to the win with a time of 14:28 over the 3 mile layout to win by 47 seconds.  Missoula Hellgate won the team crown with 60 points over Flathead, 63.
  • In girls varsity action Makena Morley (Bigfork) won the race with a time of 17:14.  Hamilton took the team title over Missoula Hellgate 66-66 on a 6th runner tiebreak.  

 

William & Mary HS XC Invitational, VA

Grayson Reid charging hard for the finish. (Photo by Ryan Kelly)

Carolina Alcorta is all focus on the course. (Photo by Ryan Kelly)

Coverage

Highlights

  • In the boys Varsity A race Grayson Reid (Deep Run) won the race a dipped under 16 with a winning time of 15:59.  Andrew Gaiser (Forest Park) was 2nd in 16:06.  Albert Einstein (MD) won the team title with 117 points.
  • In the girls Varsity A race Carolina Alcorta (West Springfield) won with a time of 18:20 over Katie Fortner (Cave Spring) in 18:37.  West Springfield won the team crown with 92 points.

 

Mt. Carmel XC Invitational, CA

LIVE twitter feed of the race action

Highlights

  • In the Junior girls race Emma Abrahamson (La Costa Canyon) won with the fastest time of the day, a 15:31 clocking over the 2.75 mile course.  Teammate Kelly Lawson won the Senior girls race with a time of 15:41, 2nd fastest on the day.  
  • In the boys Senior race Porter Reddish (Vista Murietta) won with a swift 15:17 clocking over Austin Esposito (Rancho Cucamonga), 15:26.  Tal Braude (Torrey Pines) won the boys Junior race with a clocking of 15:26.  

 

Boardman Spartan Invitational, OH

North Allegheny showing off their depth. (Photo by Phil Grove)

Coverage

Highlights

  • North Allegheny (PA) looks real strong as they won with 93 points and a 16:35.50 average and a 40 second 1-5 spread.  Nick Elswick (Chardon) won the individual title with a time of 15:39.83.    

 

Roxbury Invitational, NJ

Highlights

  • In the boys JR/SR race Justin Naselli (Mendham) won with the fastest time of the day in 14:47.53.  Westfield had the best JR/SR combo with 30 points scored.  
  • In the girls JR/SR race Mackenzie Barry (Mendham) won with a swift 16:34.32 clocking as teammate Abby Seel was 2nd in 16:54.67.  Mendham had the strongest upperclassmen with 37 points.  In the girls Soph race Eve Glasergreen (North Hunterdon) won with an impressive 17:07.78 clocking.  

 

17th Annual Cherokee Challenge, NJ

Coverage

Highlights

  • Senior Race
    • ‚ÄčIn the boys race Shawn Wilson (Cherokee) won the race with a time of 9:26 over Nick Costello (Delsea) 9:38 and Alex Giacco (Tatnall) 9:42.   
    • In the girls race Julie Williams (Tatnall) won with a time of 11:12 over teammate Reagan Anderson, 11:27.
  • Junior Race
    • In the boys race Louis Corgliano (Hammonton) won with a time of 9:40 over Jack Hagood (Tatnall) in 9:48.  
    • In the girls race Courtney Smith (Unionville) won with a time of 11:11.
  • Sophomore Race
    • In the boys race Stephen Garrett (Tatnall) won with a time of 9:48.
    • In the girls race Olivia Young (Unionville) won the race with a time of 11:13. 

 

Flashrock Invitational, IN

Highlights

  •  Troy Reeder (Hamilton Southeastern) won the boys varsity race with a quick time of 15:19.8.  
  • Malyka Abramson (Avon) won the girls varsity race with a time of 17:51.4 over MacKenzie Caldwell (Columbus North) who was 2nd in 17:52.2.