2012 Cross Country Highlights
Boys Eastern States Race Video
- Complete Boys Coverage (with race and interview videos!)
- Complete Girls Coverage (with race and interview videos!)
- Photo Albums: Don Rich | Kyle Brazeil | Patty Morgan | Aaron Rich
- Video Interviews: Edward Cheserek | Christian Brothers Academy | Mary Cain | Reagan Anderson & Kennedy Weisner | All Interviews (Every winner)
- Race Highlight Videos: Eastern States Boys | Eastern States Girls | Girls A Race | All Race Videos (Every Varsity letter race)
- Boys Eastern States Preview
- Girls Eastern States Preview
- Boys Letter Races Preview
- Girls Letter Races Preview
- Cheserek making season debut tomorrow!
Cheserek and Cain charge out of the woods. (Photos by Don Rich)
- Boys Eastern States: US#1 Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) rolled to a 12:44 team average to set the course record and continue their impressive run toward the NXN finals in December. Individually, US#25 Edward Cheserek (St. Benedict's Prep NJ) and US#12 Nick Ryan (Fayetteville-Manlius NY) opened their seasons in great style with Cheserek winning in 11:58.7 and Ryan 2nd in 12:05.7. Both will move up the rankings significantly after this race.
- Girls Eastern States: Tatnall (DE) upset Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) 81 to 90 but F-M was running without Jillian Fanning. Still, Tatnall had an impressive effort and should be a force come time for NXN. Reagan Anderson (Tatnall DE) won the race over Kennedy Weisner (Elk County Catholic PA) with times of 14:21.2 to 14:22.9.
- Girls Varsity A: The day belonged to Mary Cain (Bronxville NY) individually as she won with a blistering time of 14:03.9, the fastest on the day. Bronxville won the team title over Warwick Valley 68 to 75.
- US#2 Southlake Carroll (TX) looked rediculously strong and they are likely just as good as CBA if not better. With 494 athletes in the boys Varsity race they scored a mere 19 points, sweeping the 1-4 spots and placing 6 runners in the top-10 with a 1-5 average of 15:27! Joe Sansone led Carroll with the win in a time of 15:06.
- The Southlake Carroll girls were also impressive, scoring just 22 points to win the Varsity race, putting 5 runners in the top-10. Courtney Kriegshauser led Carroll and won the individual title with a time of 17:55.1
Decker dominates in NC. (Photo by Jeff Sides)
- In the girls Championship race Eliza Decker (Durham Academy) blitzed the field and won with a time of 17:50.12. Mary Grace Doggett (Cardinal Gibbons) was 2nd in 18:07.05. Cardinal Gibbons won the team title in a close one over Green Hope 47 to 50.
- In the boys Championship race Patrick Sheehan (Lake Norman) won with a time of 15:56.47. Cardinal Gibbons took down Broughton by a score of 56 to 73.
McGorty with Madden in pursuit. (Photo by Steven Pham)
- US#2 Sean McGorty (Chantilly) won handily over in-state rival Thomas Madden (Skyline) 14:45 to 15:03. Chantilly won the team race easily with 31 points and a 15:39 team average.
- Caroline Alcorta (West Springfield) won the girls varsity race with a quick time of 17:42. West Springfield also won the team crown.
- US#3 Andrew Gardner (Mead WA) blasted a 14:45.5 winning time in the Elite 5k race, besting Travis Neuman (Summit), 15:06.6, by 21 seconds.
- The girls Elite 5k race was a barn-burner also with Ella Donaghue (Grant) taking down the South Eugene duo of Sara Tsai and Erin Clark with times of 17:32.0, 17:32.8 and 17:35.1.
Brickell and Arroyo battle in FL. (Photo by Mike Leary)
- Josh Brickell (Peachtree Ridge) clocked a quick 15:11.80 to win the boys varsity race over Andres Arroyo (Colonial), timed in 15:18.75.
- In the girls race Allie Buchalski (Johns Creek) won with a time of 18:28.91.
- US#3 Ashley Erba (Warsaw) torched the course at Culver to set an all-time IN best with a 5k clocking of 17:12.5.
- Jacob Poyner (Warsaw) won on the boys side with a clocking of 15:54.4.
- US#4 Julia Bos (Grand Rapids Christian) blasted a 17:57.1 to win by over a minute in the girls varsity race.
- US#14 Maria Hauger (Shakopee) blasted a 13:44.1 course record and won by 1:16 earlier in the week. Shakopee won the team title with 49 points.
- Kaylee Flanagan (Lake Park) blasted a 16:39.2 for 3 miles to win by close to a minute!