At about 3/4-mile, Chaminade's Kevin McDermott is pushing the pace.
But Kevin Tschirhart of Northport NY and Council Rock's John Mahoney are nearby.
Girls race at one mile: Kate Vernon, Gwynedd, heads into the woods with a lot of company, including Henderson #1 Meghan Durkee. Vernon would win the race. Durkee led her team to a 2nd place behind Eleanor Roosevelt HS of MD
NE#7 Chaminade NY came into PA with high hopes, and left with a 3rd place behind a very strong Council Rock North squad, 1st with 51 points, and just five up on LaSalle. Chaminade #1 Kevin Mcdermott ran the fastest time of the day, a 16:32. Rock placed five runners within a minute, and their top three in 4th, 5th and 6th, just 16 seconds apart.
Eleanor Roosevelt MD girls ran into NE#2 Bay Shore NY on 9/11 at Penn State, but found southeastern PA more to their liking - barely. Just three points separated them from both West Chester Henderson and Gwynedd Mercy. Roosevelt was led by a 2-3 finish by Dominique Lockhart and
Henderson took 2nd based on their 6th runner, who finished 36th.
Hatboro-Horsham, with two top runners under the weather, finished 4th with 99 points. Kate Vernon staked her claim for the #1 spot on Gwynedd Mercy with a 19:36 on the rain-drenched course. New Monarch Liz Kearnins, who won her appeal on her transfer just a few days ago,
finished 5th in 20:14.
Council Rock North 51
Chaminade NJ 81
Council Rock South 146
West Potomac 158 VA
Northport 165 NY
Holy Ghost Prep 179
Kevin McDermott, Chaminade NJ 16:32
Kevin Tschirhart, Northport NY 16:40
Sean McKinnley, LaSalle 16:46
Brandon Pomerantz, 12, Council Rock North 16:52 John Mahoney, 12, Council Rock North 17:00 Keith Capecci, 11, Council Rock North 17:08 Greg Thomas, O'Hara, 17:11 Don Savoy, Carroll, 17:11 Andrew Miller, Northport NY 17:13 Pat Jeffers, LaSalle 17:17 Brendan McCann, Chaminade, 17:18 Chris Tilger, Carroll, 17:20 Mike Terzyk, Council Rock South 17:23 Grant Stanfield, 12, Council Rock North 17:28 Brian McDermott, Chaminade, 17:31 Steve Van Wert, Holy Ghost Prep 17:34 Bob McCullough, LaSalle, 17:40 Frank Devon, West Potomac VA, 17:41 Tim Shay, LaSalle, 17:46 Connor MacNamara, Chaminade, 17:46
Eleanor Roosevelt 77
Gwynedd Mercy 80
C.W. Henderson 80
Kate Vernon GM 19:36
Dominique Lockhart ER 19:54
Jennifer Redman ER 19:57
Elizabeth ? West Genesse 20:03
Liz Kearns Gwendolyn Mercy 20:30
15) Nayda Pirela ER 20:57
25) Tameka Jameson ER 21:30
32) Takecia Jameson ER 21:43
35) Tunisia Milner ER 21:52