One season after the Catonsville girls and boys didn¿t qualify as teams for the Maryland State Cross Country Championship meet, coach Sandra Gallagher-Mohler was beaming with excitement at Hereford High on Nov. 14.
Ashley Betz concluded her first season of cross-country with a strong finish Saturday in the MPSSAA state meet. The 14-year-old Patterson Mill freshman placed second in the Class 1A girls' race, the highest finish among Harford County runners in the meet.
Leading the way for the Knights was senior Kiley Hurst, finishing at 20 minutes, 20 seconds and finishing 10th. She was the only Century runner to finish in the top 20, but Colby Brodsky placed 21st for the Knights.
The top-ranked Dulaney boys cross country team finished a dominant season in style at the state championship meet Saturday. Eric Walz won the race, and Dulaney put five runners in the top 18 as the Lions ended No. 2 Severna Park's three-year hold on the Class 4A title with a decisive victory over the Falcons at Hereford. The top-ranked Hereford girls also won, easily taking the Class 2A state title.
The annual Highland Day Celebration that was postponed until Oct. 31 was a huge success. Over 50 local businesses supported the day by purchasing ads in the online directory. There were over 20 patrons plus nearly 90 sponsors.
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Loyola Blakefield had won six consecutive individual and team titles at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship meet. But Dalton Hengst of McDonogh and Mount Saint Joseph changed everything Wednesday at Stevenson in this year's title race.
Westminster's boys outlasted Liberty, last year's team champ, thanks to placing five runners in the top 14. South Carroll, with senior Erin Langille winning the girls race, prevented the Owls from a team sweep and had five runners in the top 17. The Owls' boys won their first county crown since 2003; the Cavs claimed their second girls county title in four seasons.
The terrain might be soggy and the result could be somewhat slower times, but Carroll's top runners and their coaches are feeling good about things when the annual cross country county meet begins Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Kieran McDermott won the varsity boys race in the Gunpowder Falls Cross Country Invitational Saturday, leading some of Maryland's top high school runners over a 3-mile course at Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville.
Westminster and Liberty's boys cross country teams finished with the same number of points at Saturday's Westminster Invitational, but the Owls prevailed based on tiebreaker criteria and won a team title at their home meet.
Sometimes, it can take runners until their senior year to reach their potential on the course. But, after the county graduated a majority of its talent, Nick Tilson may get an opportunity to show just how good he can be as he enters his third year.
Dulaney's Eric Walz wanted to run in the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., on June 19. It¿s often the next step for Lions track and field athletes this time of the year, unless they feel as if they would benefit from rest.
Dulaney boys soccer and volleyball, Notre Dame Prep volleyball, St. Paul¿s basketball and ice hockey, Loyola Blakefield cross country, swimming and soccer, Calvert Hall ice hockey and football, and the accomplishments Dulaney cross country runner Eric Walz highlight a memorable 2014 for Towson-area high school sports.
After being crowned last year's Class 3A 800- and 1,600-meter state champion during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, the senior is no longer concerning himself with gaudy times or setting records. At this point, Chris Heydrick just wants to be remembered for how he finishes.
Bryn Mawr's Sophie Gitlin seemed only mildly surprised at the extent of her victory in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship cross country meet Oct. 29 at Oregon Ridge Park.
Top-ranked McDonogh left little doubt that its undefeated Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference regular season would bode well for a stellar showing in the league championship meet Wednesday afternoon at Oregon Ridge Park.