North Harford runners have impressive week at cross country meets

The North Harford cross-country team completed an impressive four-day double Tuesday in the UCBAC Chesapeake Division Championship meet in Perryville.

The Hawks' girls outran six other teams to take the division title, just four days after winning the Gunpowder Falls Invitational over a field of 16 other teams.

On the 5K Perryville course for the UCBAC championship, Megan Tidey finished second in 19:36 behind the Panthers' Kaylee Haberkam (19:15), to lead the Hawks to a low-score of 31. C. Milton Wright placed second with 42.

Behind Tidey, Casey Welsh took third in 20:05; Annie Scott, fourth in 20:09; Regan Davis, ninth in 21:02; and Ellen Shephard, 14th in 21:40.

C. Milton Wright put five runners in the top 11, with Kelly O'Neill sixth, 20:39; Taylor Walker, seventh, 20:52; Abby Fleming, eighth, 20:53; Miriam Silton, 10th, 21:24; and Lauren Kunkel, 11th, 21:35.

Jordan Dodson finished fifth in 20:28, and her Perryville team took third with 89 points. Grayson Slencak, 17th in 21:59, led Bel Air to fourth place. Fallston was sixth, with Emily Scranton the top Cougar at 12th in 21:39.

In the boys' race, North Harford's Nick Fransham won in 16:05, finishing 33 seconds ahead of the field. The Hawks took third as a team, with Chris Busick third in 16:57, and Ian Fiser, eighth in 17:20

Bo Manor won the boys title with three runners in the top 10: Ty Franks was second in 16:38; Chandler Brooks, fourth, 16:58; and Stan Higham, ninth, 17:22.

Matt Hoerr, fifth in 17:06, paced C. Milton Wright to a second-place finish. Dan Fleming was 11th in 17:28, and Brad Ensor, 12th in 17:29 for the Mustangs.

Perryville was fourth with Eric Barton sixth in 17:07 and Adam Thornton, seventh in 17:08. Fallston placed sixth, led by Sam Burgess, 10th in 17:24, and Noah Kudla, 13th in 17:34. Jordan Mensh, 15th in 17:58, paced Bel Air to a seventh-place finish.

Edgewood Wins Susquehanna Division

Lenier Tucker and Michael Dzambasow led Edgewood to a slam-dunk victory in the UCBAC Susquehanna Division meet on the Patterson Mill course Tuesday.

Five Edgewood runners finished in the top seven places to win the meet easily with 22 points. Tucker won in 16:50; Dzambasow was second in 16:56; Sam Verk, fourth in 18:01; David Dzambasow, sixth in 18:26; and Langston Gash, seventh in 18:36.

Patterson Mill finished second with 51 points. Sam Caretti paced the Huskies, placing third in 17:03. Lawrence Swartz was eighth in 18:41; Ken Ikemoto, ninth in 18:54; Alex Marconi, 15th in 19:09; and Aaron Smith, 16th in 19:10.

Elkton, led by Xavier Alvarez, 10th in 18:57, and Robbie Luff, 11th in 19:01; was third. Aberdeen finished fourth with Chris Banko placing fifth in 18:02 and Micah Dailey, 12th in 19:02.

Patterson Mill Girls Second

Steph McCartney finished second, lifting her Patterson Mill team to second place in the girls' race of the Susquehanna Division meet Tuesday.

McCartney ran 20:56 on her home course behind Kaitlyn Henderson, who ran 20:28 to lead North East to the title.

The Huskies put three other runners in the top 15 to finish 11 points behind North East, 37-48. Samantha Herman was fifth in 22:00; Kayla Ricks, 12th in 23:53; and Nicki Iacaruso, 15th in 24:30.

Elkton, led by Lena Muldoon, fourth in 21:10, was third among the five complete teams. Havre de Grace placed fourth, with Danielle Jankovich the Warriors' top finisher at 10th in 23:47

Olivia Webster was eighth in 23:05, and Jordan Ecker, 14th in 24:22 for Aberdeen, which had fewer than five finishers. Hailey Jefferson paced Harford Tech, finishing 13th in 24:06.

Hawks Win Gunpowder Falls Invitational

Megan Tidey and Casey Welsh raced to top-10 finishes over a rolling course at Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville Oct. 6 to lead the Hawks to victory over a strong field.

Tidey finished eighth among 136 runners in 20:01, and Welsh was 10th in 20:08. Annie Scott placed 19th in 20:37; Regan Davis, 27th in 21:15; and Ellen Shephard, 44th in 21:52 to score 103 points.

John Carroll finished second with 119, as Kristen Kohles placed sixth in 19:49; Amanda Spaeth, 16th in 20:28; Holly Driver 18th in 20:36; Alex Gromacki, 37th in 21:44; and Elizabeth Driver, 48th in 21:55.

Ellie Gonzalez of Catholic High School in Baltimore was the individual winner in 18:08. Others in the girls' top 10 were Julia Nardone, Glenelg, 19:10; Jennifer Breichner, Winters Mill, 19:17; Skylar Moore, Perry Hall, 19:26; Hannah Llorin, Catonsville, 19:44; Kohles; Sarah Rinehart, Liberty, 19:50; Tidey; Savannah Steinly, Catoctin, 20:07; and Welsh.

North Harford's Nick Fransham finished third in the field of 162 in the boys' race. The sophomore ran 16:03 to lead the Hawks to fifth place among 23 teams. Teammates Chris Busik and Ian Fiser finished 15th and 18th, respectively, in 17:09 and 17:11.

Vincent Ciattei of Perry Hall nipped David Dorsey of Catoctin by less than a second to win the boys' varsity race in 15:42. Finishing in places four through 10 were Tim Virostek, Wilde Lake, 16:04; Weston Carvalho, Winters Mill, 16:06; Kevin Dorsey, Catoctin, 16:12; Luke Chetelat, Catonsville, 16:36; Ben Weinstein, Mount Hebron, 16:39; Chad Sussman, Liberty, 16:49; and Core Hamilton, Mount Hebron, 16:52.

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