Results, pix and Stories
- Class 4A
- Boys - Pat Bailey 16:12 and C. Milton Wright
- Girls - Lauren Centrowitz 19:10 and Broadneck
- Class 3A
- Boys - Urbana jr Kurt Kuehne 16:34, Northwest
- Girls - Walter Johnson jr Ashley St. Denis 20:04
and Northwest 99.
- Class 2A
- Boys - B-CC sr Zach Vaslow 16:59, Glenelg 82.
- Girls - Beth Catherwood 19:59 and B-CC 74.
- Class 1A
- Boys - Allegany sr Jordan Davis 17:07, Loch Raven
- Girls - Beall jr Rachel Armstrong 20:04, Williamsport
by Scott Dance
Defending champions C. Milton Wright lost some to graduation since their
record-setting performance last year, scoring just 20 points, but are
still strong. They went 1-2-3-7-15 in their region meet, but the gap between
the fourth and fifth runners may be exactly what the Damascus boys are
looking to exploit. Other team contenders include 2000 runner-up Broadneck
and Magruder. CMW sr Pat Bailey is the individual favorite, and the lead
pack should also include CMW sr Jesse Slowikowski, Magruder sr Awit Yohannes,
and Gaithersburg sr Eric Pauley.
Broadneck girls look to get past the winners of the last three championships,
Quince Orchard in 2001 and C. Milton Wright in 1999 and 2000. Broadneck
jr Lauren Centrowitz looks to move up from her runner-up performance at
last year's state meet after running a 30-second PR on the course in September.
Fast-improving CMW so Kelli Buck also has a chance at the title, with
sr teammate Morgan Little and Thomas Johnson's Chelsea Powell chasing.
Mt. Hebron sr Matt Sanders and Urbana jr Kurt Kuehne should be leading
a pack including Linganore sr C.R. Thomas, Dulaney srs Andy Carmer and
Emil Bojanov, and Northern jr Ryan Murphy. Northwest should have the tightest
pack after this, but Dulaney, Wilde Lake and Urbana look to break it up
and take the title.
Walter Johnson jr Ashley St. Denis returns as the defending champion,
but is threatened by 2001 runner-up Patuxent sr Susan Hendrick, Urbana
sr Sarah Wengryniuk, and Dulaney jr Natalie Bond. Graduation losses by
2001 team champion Dulaney opened the door for St. Denis's Walter Johnson
team, which looks to win its fifth title in the past seven years, but
Dulaney won't go down easy after winning a record 13th straight Baltimore
County crown. Severna Park and Mt. Hebron look to challenge.
Glenelg could repeat, but face challenges from Middletown, who defeated
them at their regional meet, Kent Island, North Harford, Towson and Hereford.
Individually, the race should be between 2001 runner-up B-CC sr Zach Vaslow,
Middletown sr Justin Myers, and Glenelg sr Ben Adams.
Individually, Middletown sr Rocky Morgan is the top returnee, but she
will have to fight Atholton sr Meghan Bolton, North Hagerstown sr McKenzie
Fox, and Century so Rachel Hawes for the title. Teamwise, the North Hagerstown
girls are the favorites and look to fend off Middletown, B-CC, Hereford,
and Fort Hill to come home with the hardware.
The Loch Raven boys look to avenge their 1-point loss to Oakland Mills
in 2001, but the Scorpions won't go down easily, and the Catocton and
Beall boys look to break up the party. Individually, the race should be
led by Loch Raven sr Robbie Dauses, Allegany sr Jordan Davis, and Catoctin's
sr Bradley Topper and so Paul Testa.
Westmar so Jennifer Patton looks to defend her title, but will have to
face Poolesville jr Janelle Thompson, Catoctin so Jaime Wright, and Beall
jr Rachel Armstrong along the way. Williamsport, Oakland Mills, Loch Raven,
and Poolesville should battle for the team title.