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Rachel Pillion Towson, cross country

In cruising to the Baltimore County cross country championship Saturday, not only did the senior win by more than 58 seconds, but she also set a course record in wet conditions.

Her time of 18 minutes, 46.5 seconds on the 3.1-mile Dulaney course broke the record of 18:46.7 set by Hereford's Kristen Malloy at the 2006 Barnhart Invitational.

On Saturday, Pillion cut 1:23 off the time she ran on the same course Sept. 14 in finishing third at the Barnhart. She said she wanted to get out to a quick start and immediately broke away from the field.

The state Class 3A champ at 3,200 meters outdoors, Pillion plans to run in college. She has a 3.81 grade- point average and plans to major in one of the sciences.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: : Kari Cunard, South River, soccer; Katie Harman, River Hill, cross country; Lindsay Katz, Roland Park, tennis; Bethany Keefer, Wilde Lake, soccer

Josh Eure South River, golf

The senior standout captured his second boys individual state golf championship Thursday, finishing with a two-round score of 147 at Potomac Ridge in Waldorf.

Trailing by one shot going into the second day, Eure shot a 2-under-par 71 to come away with a five-stroke win over runner-up Jay Dove of La Plata.

Eure, who has accepted a golf scholarship at the University of Arkansas, shot even par through the first nine holes on the pivotal second day and bogeyed the 10th hole before enjoying birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes to win going away.

Eure, who maintains a 3.95 grade-point average, captured his first state championship as a sophomore at South River.

Others considered: : David Arnold, Mount St. Joseph, soccer; Connor Bruns, Loyola, football; Marquez Fernandez, McDonogh, soccer; Jimmy Nugent, Parkville, soccer; Tyler Thein, Loyola, water polo

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