Kieran McDermott of Bel Air and Haley Cummins of C. Milton Wright presented impressive performances in cross-country invitational meets Saturday.
McDermott finished ahead of 190 runners from 27 schools in the Barnhart Invitational at Dulaney High School. He was clocked in 15:53, his best time for a 5K course.
Cummins finished fourth in the Varsity A race of the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. Competing in only her third cross-country race, the freshman emerged from a pack of 173 to finish in 19:11. She and her CMW teammates placed ninth among 23 teams.
At Dulaney, McDermott led Bel Air to 11th place in the boys' scoring. For the Bel Air girls, freshman Rebekah Cross finished 12th in 20:01, leading her team to ninth place.
John Carroll's Adria Pirozzi finished 15th in 20:14 over the Barnhart course, towing the Patriots to 12th among 20 girls teams.
Fallston nips Bo Manor twice
Nicole Hondrogiannis finished with a 2-minute lead in pacing the Fallston girls to a win over Bo Manor and North East, 33-34-62, Wednesday. She ran 20:59 over Fallston's 5K course. Bo Manor's Elle Meyer placed second in 23:00 and Reagan Goldsmith, third in 23:32. North East's Yailynn Ramirez was fourth in 23:41, and Fallston's Julianna Stevens, fifth in 23:54.
Bo Manor's Grant Franceschina and Alex Longeway finished 1-2 in the boys race in 16:49 and 17:01, but Fallston prevailed, 28-32, with Saxon Brown (17:56) and Nick Fabula (17:59) leading the Cougars at third and fourth. Jack Franceschina placed fifth in 18:02.
Taylor twins lead Tech
Zachary and Daron Taylor led Harford Tech to 13th place in a field of 28 teams in the White Clay Creek Classic in Newark, Del., last Friday.
The freshman twins each ran 18:50 in finishing 69th and 73rd over a 5K course. Shannon Dooley was the No. 3 runner for Tech at 19:16.
Morgan Dean led the Tech girls with a 23:42 in 66th place among 358 runners. Freshman Stephanie Taylor ran 24:12 and Hannah Fitzpatrick, 24:23.
Aberdeen boys outrun Rising Sun
Daniel Foster won and led Aberdeen to a 20-37 win over host Rising Sun on Sept. 13. He ran 19:11 with teammates Shawn Starkloff (19:41) and Otto Wilson (19:52) in second and third. Rising Sun's Emma Wheeler won the girls' race in 22:27, 40 seconds ahead of Aberdeen's Sarah Decker. Haley Taylor of Joppatowne placed fifth in 24:16.
Cross, McDermott lead Bel Air
Rebekah Cross and Kieran McDermott gave Bel Air double wins in a meet against North Harford and host Elkton Sept. 13. North Harford's Abby Chaney finished second behind Cross in 23:13. Carolyn Fallace was third in 23:55 as Bel Air took seven of the top eight places to lead the girls' scoring with 19 points.
McDermott, 17:37; Ethan Gray, 18:25; Ethan Anderson, 18:30; and Nick Hammond, 19:02, gave the Bel Air boys a 1-2-3-5 finish. North Harford's William Tikiob placed fourth in 18:36.