Five Harford teams took a race-pace tour of the new 5K cross-country layout at Fair Hill in Cecil County Saturday. Competing in the Maryland Track and Trail Invitational, they chased Bo Manor's Ty Franks over the course on which the UCBAC championships will be held in October.
Aberdeen senior Billy Morris finished eighth in 17:19. He was one of seven Harford boys in the top 25 in the field of 189. Edgewood's Mike Dzambasow took ninth in 17:21, Dan Gorski, 15th in 17:44, and David Dzambasow, 25th in 18:20, to propel the Rams to fourth place behind Northern, Kent Island and Perryville.
The Bel Air boys finished sixth, led by Casey Sims, 22nd in 18:11, and Ethan Brito, 24th in 18:16. Patterson Mill was 10th among the 17 teams, paced by Aaron Smith in 19th in 17:47. The winning time by Franks was 16:32.
In the girls' race, Emily League of Bel Air placed 22nd to lead the Bobcats to fourth place among 13 teams. Edgewood's Rachel Goldsborough placed 23rd in 22:42.
Patriots dominate Knights Invite
John Carroll dominated the Knights Invitational meet in Glen Burnie last Friday. Kristen Kohles won the girls' race, leading the Patriots to the team title. Evan Moore won the boys race, leading a runner-up team finish.
Kohles ran 18:59 as the leader of a six-place Patriot sweep. Behind her, Amanda Spaeth ran 20:04; Holly Driver, 20:05; Alex Gromacki, 20:08; Adria Pirozzi, 20:11; and Ellie Marindin, 20:12. Elizabeth Driver finished eighth in 22:22. The team outscored second-place Chesapeake, 15-61.
Moore ran 16:57 in winning the boys race by 3 seconds. Will Hopkins took fourth in 17:34; Adam Bagnami, 10th in 18:58; Rob Flynn, 14th in 19:26; Cole Alban, 24th in 20:21; and Joe Kyburz, 32nd in 21:16. Chesapeake led the six-team field, outscoring the Patriots, 28-53.
Wohlfort, Kudla lead Fallston
Nicole Wohlfort raced to her second victory of the season, and Noah Kudla, his first, as host Fallston outran North East, Bel Air and C. Milton Wright Tuesday.
Wohlfort led from start to finish, winning by 48 seconds in 20:33. Her teammates took six of the top 10 places: Brooke Hutton, 22:30; Claire Palmer, 22:35; Sophia Kudla, 22:41; Kellie McCreesh, 23:05; Emma Freeman, 23:20; and Kay Rinkers, 24:06.
North East finished second, with Kaitlyn Henderson third in 21:21; Crystal McCollum, sixth in 22:46; and Morgan Shipley, ninth in 23:25.
In the boys' race, Noah Kudla ran 17:33, finishing 200 meters ahead of CMW's Lucas Valdes, 18:12. The next six places went to Fallston: Dan Lekites, 18:16; Jacob Heiland, 18:33; Nikos, Katsaros, 18:49; Nick Shrout, 19:04; Andrew Parks, 19:19; and Jacob O'Neill, 19:22.
North East's Austin Ellco, 19:36, and John Eicher, 19:58 took the next two scoring places. Bel Air, paced by Lyle Fallace in 20:40, finished second among the boys' teams.
Edgewood boys win
Michael Dzambasow led a 1-2-3 Edgewood finish to give the Rams a win over Rising Sun, Elkton and host Harford Tech Tuesday.
Dzambasow ran 17:48; Dan Gorski, 18:11; and Sam Verk, 18:34. David Dzambasow was seventh in 18:58, and Aaron Parker, 12th in 19:33 to complete the Rams' scoring at 25 points. Rising Sun was second with 49.
The Edgewood girls put three in the top 15 but did not field a full team. Rachel Goldsborough placed third in 23:39; Tiffany Weimer, 10th, 27:25; and Kaley Barnhill, 14th, 28:14. Rising Sun won with 29 points.