States
Maryland 2002 Cross Country

State Meet

11/9/02 at Hereford HS, Parkton MD
3 miles, very hilly

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  • Class 4A
    • Boys - Pat Bailey 16:12 and C. Milton Wright 52
    • Girls - Lauren Centrowitz 19:10 and Broadneck 67
  • Class 3A
    • Boys - Urbana jr Kurt Kuehne 16:34, Northwest 71
    • 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 41.
    • Girls - Beall jr Rachel Armstrong 20:04, Williamsport 53.

Preview

by Scott Dance

4A Boys
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.

4A Girls
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.

3A Boys
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.

3A Girls
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.

2A Boys
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.

2A Girls
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.

1A Boys
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.


1A Girls
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.

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