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NTN Southeast Region Roundup #1

Two early in-state upsets in Georgia and West Virginia

August 26th

By Southeast Region Editor Brandon Miles - [email protected]




SE #2 Trinity KY boys open in a fun and low key 6K (2x3K) relay race. 2 of top 4 duos.

Unranked Parkview GA boys defeat SE #9 Walton GA in 2 mile stage relay race. Neither team at 100%.

Unranked University WV girls upset cross town rival and SE #8 ranked Morgantown (missing #2 runner) by narrow one point margin

Chapel Hill NC boys (SE #10) and girls (SE #9) roll to impressive opening wins

SE #6 Collins Hill GA girls win easy in stage relay with strong front three (3 of 4 fastest times on day), but question marks after three.

Unranked Mauldin SC girls w/ 3 freshmen in top 5 win big at McAlpine

2005 MD state runner-up (to SE#1 E. Roosevelt) Dulaney girls are solid in scrimmage against highly ranked MD team






Daviess County 6K Relay

Saturday, August 26th
Yellow Creek Park - 2x3K Relay
Owensboro, KY

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/18046 (Courtesy of kytrackxc.com)

Featured Teams:
SE #2 - Trinity (KY)

In a very common theme throughout the region with fun and more laid back openers, the SE #2 ranked squad from Trinity KY competed in a 6K relay race in which teams split up their squads into two member relays that ran a 3K leg each. Trinity had two of the top four relays with the duo of Brian Hancock and Thomas Noel finishing second for Trinity in a time of 19:29 behind Muhlenberg South's Aaron Poore and Cody Napier (19:21 combined time). The second Trinity duo to cross the line was Bryan Henn and scott Darrow in fourth at 19:42. The next tandem for the second ranked squad in the region did not finish far behind with Greg Biddle and Ethan Short taking seventh in 20:06.

Trinity will get its first big test in its home invite on September 16th against NTN Midwest ranked squads in MW #3 Carmel of Indiana and #5 Lasalle of Ohio. Two weeks later, Trinity will travel to Richmond, Virginia to face many of the region's top squads at the Maymont Festival.

 Event 3 Men 6k Run CC 6K Relay 
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Aaron Poore, Cody Napier Muhlenberg South 19:21.00 1
2 Brian Hancock, Thomas Ne Trinity 19:29.00 2
4 Bryan Henn, Scott Darrow Trinity 19:42.00 4
7 Greg Biddle, Ethan Short Trinity 20:06.00 7
16 Matt Akaydin, Matt Schaf Trinity 20:44.00


WNC Cross Country Carnival

Saturday, August 26th
Jackson Park - 3.07mi
Hendersonville, NC

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/17067 (Courtesy of nc.milesplit.com)

Featured Teams:
SE #10 - Chapel Hill (NC)

If you think that the Chapel Hill boys from North Carolina would fall off the radar after losing their top three runners from last year's Nike Team Nationals squad you better guess again. Chapel Hill opened their season at the WNC Carnival in Hendersonville, North Carolina on August 26th with a dominating 90 point margin of victory over second place Myers Park of North Carolina. On the Jackson Park 3.07 mile course, Chapel Hill put six runners in the top 20 as they were led by sophomore transfer Taylor Gilland, who finished second in the race behind Hickory (NC) junior Ryan Hill (15:52.47) in a time of 16:07.94. "Taylor did about what I thought, race-wise. He ran a smart race and knew how I wanted him to go through," said Chapel Hill coach Ron Olsen. Senior Miles Rampel (8th, 16:23.06), junior Peter Anderson (13th, 16:47.68), and junior Jack Marshall (15th, 16:59.45) dipped under 17 minutes on the course to finish in the top 15. Marshall ran a gutsy race after he lost his shoe in the first 200 meters of the race. As a result, Marshall has a sore and bruised heel, but Coach Olsen feels he will be ready to go again in a week.


Event 1  Boys 5k Run CC Championship
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Hill, Ryan 11 Hickory 15:52.47 1
2 Gilland, Taylor 10 Chapel Hill 16:07.94 2
8 Rampel, Miles 12 Chapel Hill 16:23.06 8
13 Anderson, Peter 11 Chapel Hill 16:47.68 13
15 Marshall, Jack 11 Chapel Hill 16:59.45 15
16 Pecora, Kent 12 Chapel Hill 17:00.27 16
19 Muir, Taylor 12 Chapel Hill 17:06.76 19
68 Sutter, Wes 09 Chapel Hill 18:06.99 67

Team Scores
Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9
1 Chapel Hill 54 2 8 13 15 16 19 67
Total Time: 1:23:18.40
Average: 16:39.68

2 Myers Park 144 10 14 35 37 48 70 78
Total Time: 1:26:19.25
Average: 17:15.85
3 Roberson, T. C. 146 4 23 31 41 47 71 128
Total Time: 1:26:15.81
Average: 17:15.17

2005 Chapel Hill Squad at WNC Carnival + Gilland

1 #2 Bolas, Jack 12 Chapel Hill HS 4:59.3 15:29.84 1
3 #206 Hoge, Duncan 12 Chapel Hill HS 5:10.8 16:05.59 3
7 #212 Workman, Ryan 12 Chapel Hill HS 5:13.9 16:15.19 5
24 #208 Muir, Taylor 11 Chapel Hill HS 5:29.5 17:03.44 21
28 #210 Rampel, Miles 11 Chapel Hill HS 5:30.2 17:05.78 24

43 #325 Gilland, Taylor 09 East Chapel Hill 5:39.6 17:34.85 38

Walton Stage Rages

Saturday, August 26th
Gainesville College - 2mi
Gainesville, GA

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/18724 (Courtesy of gatfxc.com)

Featured Teams:
SE #9 - Walton (GA)
SE Bubble - Parkview (GA)
SE Bubble - Lassiter (GA)

It was tough to differentiate who was the best team in Georgia coming into the season with 5A state champion Parkview and 5A state runner-up Walton. Walton got the early season nod with the NTN preseason #9 ranking with Parkview sitting on the bubble. Parkview's victory over Walton at the Walton Stage Races may call for a re-evaluation of who is the better of the two teams. Despite the opening victory, it is still a close call between the two Georgia squads as they raced in an unconvential cross country format of staggered two mile races. There were five stages with the first stage having all participating teams fifth runners racing and the last stage pitting the top runners of each team against one another. Neither team was racing at 100%.

Parkview sat out their top runner Michael Winston as precautionary move. "Winston tweaked his Achilles during the warm-up and we just didn’t feel we needed to risk it," said Parkview coach James Tigue. However, Coach Tigue felt that his top runner will be ready for next week's Clara Bowl.

Marcelis Lynch stepped into the #1 runner spot for Parkview in lieu of Winston's absence and faired well with the team's top time of 10:19 on the two mile course finishing fifth in stage 5. However, Walton's top runner in Jay Heller was able to take advantage of facing Parkview's true #2 runner in finishing third in 10:03. Berkmar's (GA) Girma Mecdheso won stage 5 with the fastest time of the day as the only runner to break ten minutes in 9:47.

Walton was also missing its share of top returnees as their #2 and #3 runners did not race and Parkview was able to put a runner ahead of Walton's runner in stages two through four with Parkview junior Josh Pinson finishing second in stage four (#2 runners) in 10:34, junior Brett Richardson winning stage three (#3 runners) in 10:30, junior J.J. Van Tonder taking second in stage two (#4 runners) with a time of 10:49. Parkview coach Tigue was very content with the performances of his back pack of runners. "I have always felt that the number four and number five runners make all the difference in cross country and I think we are going to be in great shape this year after seeing Brett Richardson and JJ Van Tonder race the two miles."

Walton junior Jeremy Schmid was a big bright spot for Coach Tom Williams' squad as he finished second in stage five (#5-7 runners) in 10:42 and ahead of Parkview freshmen Nick Williams (3rd, 10:52) and sophomore Brian Detweiler (4th, 10:52). Insert junior Mark Viglotti (16:45 5K) and senior Justin Kerzie (16:54 5K) back into the lineup for Walton and they will be a solid team. Next race for Walton will be in Spartansburg, South Carolina at the Eye Opener on September 9th, but Great American on the 23rd of next month will be a meet of great importance for this squad as they will race at full strength there. "We are focusing on Great American and training for that race is going well," stated Coach Williams. Last year, Walton finished ninth in stage races, while eventually finishing second in the Georgia 5A state race.

Lassiter made a strong case for themselves as they ran competitively with Parkview will finishing ahead of Walton in second place in the team scoring. Lassiter actually is ranked second in the state of Georgia in the same position behind Parkview and ahead of Walton. At the stage races, the team ahd a top five finisher in all of the final four stages (runners #4-1). Last year's sixth place finishing team at the Georgia 5A State Meet looked vastly improved with junior David Fleckinger finishing fourth in stage five (10:17), junior Drew Jones winning stage four (10:31), senior Thomas Anderson finishing third in stage three (10:44), and Joe Fulton finishing fourth in state two (10:50).

 1. Parkview 13
2. Lassiter 18

3. Collins Hill 29
4. North Hall 29
5. Walton 29


Stage 1
3. Williams PV 10:52
4. Detweiler PV 10:52
Stage 2
2. Van Tonder PV 10:49
Stage 3
1. Richardson PV 10:30
Stage 4
2. Pinson PV 10:34
Stage 5
5. Lynch PV 10:19


Stage 2
4. Joe Fulton LA 10:50
Stage 3
3. Thomas Anderson LA 10:44
Stage 4
1. Drew Jones LA 10:31
Stage 5
4. Zach Fleckinger LA 10:17


Stage 1
2. Jeremy Schmid WA 10:42
Stage 5
3. Heller WA 10:03

Tiger Run

Saturday, August 26th
River Road Country Club - 5K
Louisville, KY

Featured Teams:
SE Bubble - St. Xavier KY

St. Xavier of Kentucky, last year's Nike Team Nationals qualifiers took some heavy losses from the 2005 team but are building around front runner Brian Long with a deep squad that has a large and tight back pack. As they move up as a group as will the team's standing in the region. In their opening home invitational at the Tiger Run, St. Xavier won by a 15 point margin over St. Henry with Long leading the way as the race winner in 16:05 on the 5K course. Fellow senior Justin Bowling is another key returnee from that NTN squad as he finished fourth in a time of 16:34. There was a considerable time gap after Bowling, but when the next St. Xavier runner in Kyle Idstein crossed the line in 20th at 17:11, another eight runners from the squad came in during a 25 second and 12 place span. While the pack cleary needs to move up for St. Xavier to return close their 2005 form and make an strong impression on the regional level, the fact that they have that many bodies on the verge of stepping it up to the level they need to fill out a strong five can only be beneficial.

  1  #974 Long, Brian         SR St Xavier Track       16:05.36    1             
4 #973 Bowling, Justin SR St Xavier Track 16:34.37 4
20 #979 Idstein, Kyle St Xavier Track 17:11.53 19
23 #945 Van Hoose, Sean Saint Xavier Var X17:16.15
26 #972 Stoller, Dallas SR St Xavier Track 17:24.79 23
27 #937 Miller, Austin Saint Xavier Var X17:30.07
28 #980 Orr, Tyler St Xavier Track 17:31.26 24
30 #970 Van Hoose, Patrick St Xavier Track 17:32.90 26
31 #976 Thomas, Tim SR St Xavier Track 17:34.56 27
32 #962 Kinny, Eddie St Xavier Track 17:36.58

1 St Xavier Track 71 1 4 19 23 24 26 27
Total Time: 1:24:47.31
Average: 16:57.47

2 St. Henry 86 2 9 22 25 28 31 67
Total Time: 1:25:50.56
Average: 17:10.12
3 Silver Creek 101 10 14 15 17 45 60 74
Total Time: 1:26:18.74
Average: 17:15.75

Providence Invitational

Saturday, August 26th
McAlpine Greenway Park - 5K
Charlotte, NC

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/18876 (Courtesy of nc.milesplit.com)

Featured Teams:
SE Bubble - Northwestern (SC)

Northwestern boys (SC) were big winners at the Providence Invitational held at the home of Foot Locker South at McAlpine Greenway as they defeated host school Providence by a 47 point margin. Northwestern had a solid front three with race runner-up Stuart McDaniel (16:22), Jonathan McGinnis (4th, 16:56), and Tyler Hudgins (6th, 16:59) all running under 17. However, a big time gap for their remaining top five followed with Spencer Coombs (20th, 17:45) and Drew Goode (23rd, 17:54). Especially on a PR course like McAlpine, Northwestern will need to have their number four and five move up considerably, but then again it is still August.

1    Chad Holt (12)                    Mauldin                  16:10

2 Stuart McDaniel (12) Northwestern 16:22
4 Jonathan McGinnis (12) Northwestern 16:56
6 Tyler Hudgins (12) Northwestern 16:59
20 Spencer Coombs (12) Northwestern 17:45
23 Drew Goode (12) Northwestern 17:54
27 Michael James (12) Northwestern 18:06
31 David Marx (12) Northwestern 18:15

Scoring Teams and Points:
1. Northwestern 53 (2 4 6 19 22 26 30)
2. Providence 90 (3 9 10 29 39 51 54)
3. South View 93 (7 8 20 27 31 33 42)



Walton Stage Rages

Saturday, August 26th
Gainesville College - 2mi
Gainesville, GA

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/18724 (Courtesy of gatfxc.com)

Featured Teams:
SE #6 - Collins Hill (GA)

No surprise in SE #6 Collins Hill easy win at the Walton Stage Races as they won four of the five stage races with top runner Jackie Drouin posting the top time of the day in 12:11 by winning stage five (#1 runners), while #2 runner and fellow senior Erin Guglielmo was the second fastest in winning stage two (#2 runners) in 12:18. Coach Andrew Hudson's squad was very impressive through three in particular with Allyson McGinty winning state three (#3 runners) with the fourth fastest time of the day in 12:30. New faces from last year's 5A Georgia state champions with junior Hilary Hamby and projected fourth runner from last year's state champion squad not returning to the team, but the newcomers had solid openers. Their next two fastest times came in stage one (#5-7 runners) with stage winner in sophomore Caitlin Coakley (13:04) and third place finisher and fellow sophomore Alexa Maring (13:16). With nearly a minute gap separating top runner Drouin from their fourth runner Coakley and over a minute for their fifth runner Maring, it will be very key for Collins Hill this fall when they move up to 5K races to keep that gap to a minimum. However, Drouin is one of the better returning individuals in the Southeast Region, so a larger gap will be expected to compared to some other top ranked teams in the region.

 1. Collins Hill 7
2. Grayson 20
3. Parkview 26

Collins Hill:

Stage 1 (#5 Runner)
1. Coakley CH 13:04
3. Maring CH 13:16

Stage 2 (#4 Runner)
3. Watkins CH 13:36

Stage 3 (#3 Runner)
1. McGinty CH 12:30

Stage 4 (#2 Runner)
1. Guglielmo CH 12:18

Stage 5 (#1 Runner)
1. Drouin CH 12:11
2. Norman WA 12:20


NCAC @ Morgantown XC Meet

Wednesday, August 23rd
Mylan Park - 2.8mi
Star City, WV

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/17969 (Courtesy of wvrunners.com)

STAR CITY, WV -- While Morgan competed without one of their top runners from last year in 11:58 3200 meter runner and junior Emma Berry (20:00 5K best), SE #8 Morgantown WV were handed a very narrow early season defeat by cross town rival University as only one point separated the two teams.

University's Amber Riley finished first and well out in front of the rest of the field in a time of 18:33 on the 2.8 mile course. Riley competed at Preston High School last fall and nearly helped them to a state title over Morgantown as she finished third in last year's 3A state race and appears to be giving Morgantown headaches again this fall on a new squad after transferring to University during the track season.

Morgantown had the next two finishers with senior Morgan Chase (19:30) and sophomore Allison Pettitt (19:32) taking second and third. Chase is the top returnee from last year's Morgantown squad with her 19:27 5K best, but the sophomore Pettit could challenge her this fall after running a 11:37 3200 this past spring.

Jennifer van der Sloot was University's only state meet qualifier last year as she finished 37th individually in last year's 3A state race. It looks like she will have some teammates joining her this year as she ran number three for the team in their opening meet with Riley leading the way and freshmen Lydia Martinelli also having a strong race to finish fifth in 19:57.

When Berry rejoins the lineup though, University will need a better team effort as the one point margin of victory is not exactly breathing room.. Morgantown put four runners ahead of University's #3 van der Sloot with Ahna Lewis (9th, 20:29) and Aubrey Moskal (10th, 20:30) finishing in the top ten with Chase and Pettit. Berry back and that can be five runners for Morgantown ahead of University's van der Sloot.

University's fourth and fifth runners were not far behind though with Lindsay Wyatt only one place behind van der Sloot in 12th at 20:41 and Hannah Vernon finishing 14th in 21:03, while Morgantown showed its vulnerably of needing to have all of its top five runners racing as their fifth runner to cross the line was 1:12 behind front runner Chase with Gabrielle Lafata finishing 20th in 21:42.

The two teams will meet again at Preston hosted Mountaintop Combo Invite on September 16th and Morgantown will get a crack against four other NTN preseason ranked others and possibly more NTN ranked squads at the Maymont Cross Country Festival in Richmond, Virginia on September 30th.

Team Scores
1. University 43
2. Morgantown 44

3. Fairmont Sr. 98
4. Elkins 116
5. Preston 122
6. East Fairmont 153
7. Buckhannon Upshur 157
8. North Marion 160


1. Amber Riley (U) 18:33
5. Lydia Martinelli (U) 19:57
11. Jennifer van der Sloot (U) 20:32
12. Lindsay Wyatt (U) 20:41
14. Hannah Vernon (U) 21:03

2. Monica Chase (M) 19:30
3. Allison Pettit (M) 19:32
9. Ahna Lewis (M) 20:29
10. Aubrey Moskal (M) 20:30
20. Gabrielle Lafata (M) 21:42


WNC Cross Country Carnival

Saturday, August 26th
Jackson Park - 3.07mi
Hendersonville, NC

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/17067 (Courtesy of nc.milesplit.com)

Featured Teams:
SE #9 - Chapel Hill (NC)
SE Bubble - T.C. Roberson (NC)

HENDERSONVILLE, VA -- The team battle between two of North Carolina's top programs in SE #9 Chapel Hill girls and last year's 3A state champions T.C. Roberson was expected to be a lot closer than the wide margin of 47 points that Chapel Hill ended up winning by with their team score of 59 points at the WNC Cross Country Carnival. While T.C. Roberson junior Caroline Kirby was the first runner among the two teams to cross the line in fourth in 19:26. The next five finishers between the two in-state rivals were all Chapel Hill as a 20 second spread separated Coach Olsen's top five. Sophomore Kristina Witcher in seventh place at 20:01.79 led the wave of Chapel Hill girls as senior Becky Johnson (9th, 20:04.59), senior Beth Wollman (13th, 20:13.88), senior Adrienne Wollman (14th, 20:20.59), and junior Madison Stark (16th, 20:22.54) soon followed.

Coach Olsen was very surprised by the results of the opening meet. "I was surprised by the margin. I expected it to be real close. My girls don't typically race this meet real well." However, he feels that the Roberson girls are a team that will still be a challenge throughout the season. "They're much better than they showed and they will be very good. Dave Culp's a good coach and they have talent. Don't drop them off your radar at all."

Event 2  Girls 5k Run CC Championship
Name Year School Avg Mile Finals Points
1 Burns, Marley 12 Carolina Day 6:13.6 19:20.49 1
2 Wilson, Tara 11 South Caldwell HS 6:14.2 19:22.43 2
3 Beichner, Heather 11 Cardinal Gibbons 6:15.0 19:24.90 3

7 Witcher, Kristina 10 Chapel Hill 6:26.9 20:01.79 7
9 Johnson, Becky 12 Chapel Hill 6:27.8 20:04.59 9
13 Wollman, Beth 12 Chapel Hill 6:30.8 20:13.88 13
14 Wollman, Adrienne 12 Chapel Hill 6:32.9 20:20.59 14
16 Stark, Madison 11 Chapel Hill 6:33.5 20:22.54 16
40 Clendaniel, Lindsay 12 Chapel Hill 6:51.9 21:19.50 39
42 Spencer, Molly 10 Chapel Hill 6:53.6 21:24.88 41

4 Kirby, Caroline 11 Roberson, T. C. 6:15.4 19:26.28 4
21 Chapman, Stephanie 11 Roberson, T. C. 6:41.1 20:45.98 21
22 Duval, Claire 12 Roberson, T. C. 6:42.0 20:48.85 22
27 McArdle, Hannah 12 Roberson, T. C. 6:44.0 20:55.03 27
33 Dugan, Sarah 12 Roberson, T. C. 6:46.2 21:01.96 32
34 Smith, Kylie 10 Roberson, T. C. 6:46.6 21:03.08 33
39 Brock, Kristin 12 Roberson, T. C. 6:50.9 21:16.35 38

1 Chapel Hill 59 7 9 13 14 16 39 41
Total Time: 1:41:03.39
Average: 20:12.68
2 Roberson, T. C. 106 4 21 22 27 32 33 38
Total Time: 1:42:58.10
Average: 20:35.62

3 Green Hope 147 10 15 23 49 50 94


Providence Invitational

Saturday, August 26th
McAlpine Greenway Park - 5K
Charlotte, North Carolina

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/18876 (Courtesy of nc.milesplit.com)

Featured Teams:
SE Bubble - Mauldin (SC)
SE Bubble - Providence (NC)

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Defending 4A state champions from South Carolina, Mauldin (29 pts), picked up a major early season victory against some solid North Carolina squads at the Providence Invitational including host school and second place finishing team Providence (50 pts). Mauldin had their entire top five among the top 15 finishers in the race as they were led by race runner-up Alyssa Kulik in 19:05. Behind Kulik was junior Hannah Morgan (3rd, 19:32), freshmen Alexa Neiling (5th, 19:55), freshmen Caroline McDonough (7th, 20:24), and freshmen Renee Kulik (15th, 20:57). With the three freshmen coming onto the scene this fall for Mauldin and into their top five, Coach Delmer Howell's squad is a team to keep close tabs on with their young depth and excellent front runner in 5:06 1600 and 11:09 3200 meter runner Alyssa Kulik.

They beat a solid team in Providence, who many consider to be one of the better teams in North Carolina this season behind the likes of SE #9 Chapel Hill and bubble team T.C. Roberson. Providence had depth with nine runners under 22 minutes, but will need the pack to move up more as their top finisher was junior Becky Hetherington in sixth place at a time of 20:16. Providence coach Kurt Niedenzu had three more runners under 21 minutes on the quick McAlpine course with sophomore Shannon Daileader (9th, 20:36), junior Janna Paley (10th, 20:47), and senior Laura Linsely (14th, 20:53) all finishing within the top 15 places. Sophomore Benita Smith just missed breaking 21 minutes and a top 15 finish with her 16th place time of 21:06.

1    Kimberly Spano (10)               North Meck               18:57

2 Alyssa Kulik (11) Mauldin 19:05
3 Hannah Morgan (11) Mauldin 19:32
5 Alexa Neiling (9) Mauldin 19:55
7 Caroline McDonough (9) Mauldin 20:24
15 Renee Kulik (9) Mauldin 20:57
27 Casey McCullough (10) Mauldin 21:56
37 Catrina Ewing (8) Mauldin 22:39

6 Becky Hetherington (11) Providence 20:16
9 Shannon Daileader (10) Providence 20:36
10 Janna Paley (11) Providence 20:47
14 Laura Lindsley (12) Providence 20:53
16 Benita Smit (10) Providence 21:06
18 Autumn Todd (11) Providence 21:18
22 Courtney May (12) Providence 21:39
23 Katelyn Costa (9) Providence 21:44
25 Melissa Gannon (11) Providence 21:50

Scoring Teams and Points:
1. Mauldin 29 (2 3 4 6 14 24 32)
2. Providence 50 (5 8 9 13 15 17 21)

3. North Meck 96 (1 7 23 27 38 42 54)


Space Coast Jamboree

Saturday, August 26th
Cocoa Beach HS - 5K
Cocoa Beach, FL

RESULTS: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/17661 (Courtesy of flrunners.com)

Featured Teams:
SE Bubble - Satellite (FL)

COCOA BEACH, FL -- In a pre-season meet held at Cocoa Beach, Florida, the Satellite girls looked strong after summer training as they had four of the top five finishers in Space Coast Jamboree. Kaitlin Shiver led the girls in winning the race with a time of 19:26, while teammates Jessica Stern (3rd, 19:36), Ashley Shiver (4th, 19:42), and Juliana Stern (5th, 20:23) all finished within the top five places. The team's fifth finisher in the race was far back in a time of 22:10 for 17th place and will need to close the gap between their fourth and fifth during the season to make any splash in the rankings as they are looking solid through four.



1. Kaitlin Shiver (SAT) 19:12

2. Jessica Stern (SAT) 19:36

3. Ashley Shiver (SAT) 19:42

4. Juliana Stern (SAT) 20:23

17. Alisa Kowaleski (SAT) 22:10


Dulaney/Severna Park Scrimmage

Saturday, August 26th
Dulaney HS - 5K
Timonium, MD

RESULTS: http://runningmaryland.com/XC06Results/DulSPScrim.htm (Courtesy of runningmaryland.com)

Featured Teams:
SE Bubble - Dulaney (MD)

TIMONIUM, MD -- Dulaney, the #2 pre-season ranked team in Maryland, scrimmaged Maryland's #3 ranked team in Severna Park on their home 5K course in which Dulaney won in convincing fashion 18 to 44. Dulaney had six of the top nine finishers againg Severna as Emma Larkin of Dulaney won the race by three seconds over teammate Kelly Rush. Rounding out their top five were Kate Askine (4th, 20:21), Anjelica Dinucci (6th, 20:48), and Lu Gao (7th, 21:26). Severna Park was led by third place finisher Liya Kasimova in 20:17, while only teammates Kelsey Kenealy (5th, 20:43) and Julia Roberts (8th, 21:48) were able to break up Dulaney's top six finishers with Kasimova.

Dulaney is easily overshadowed in the state by the national powerhouse that is Eleanor Roosevelt, but look to field a strong squad this fall as they are coached by Chad Boyle. State runners-up to Eleanor Roosevelt by 30 points in 2005, the Dulaney coach hopes his squad will be Eleanor Roosevelt's top challenger again in 2006. "I actually welcome having Roosevelt ranked #1 in the Southeast. I think our team was a bit underrated in 2005, and their ranking will bring more attention to other girls teams in our state."

Boyle was impressed by the improvements made by his two seniors in Kate Askine and Lu Gao from last year. 'Kate may be a candidate for the most improved runner in the 4A classification in Maryland.' Teammates Larkin and Rush were top 15 All-State finishers last fall and for much of the time trial against Severna Park, Askine was staying on the heels of her All-State teammates. Askine finished 34th in last year's state race.

Name Year Team Time
1 Emma Larkin D 20:07
2 Kelly Rush D 20:10
4 Kate Askine D 20:21
6 Anjelica DiNucci D 20:48
7 Lu Gao D 21:26
9 Katie Apibunyopas D 21:50

3 Liya Kasimova SP 20:17
5 Kelsey Kenealy SP 20:43
8 Julia Roberts SP 21:48
10 Sadie Dempsey SP 21:55
11 Kathleen Barranco SP 21:55.8

Dulaney, Severna Park Girls Team Score
Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 D 20 1 2 4 6 7 9 19
2 SP 37 3 5 8 10 11 12 13