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Boys Cross Country to Host Saturday’s Milford Invitational

Posted on: September 12, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: A.J. Dickerson continued his strong start to the season, with a second place finish at the Loveland Invitational. The boys cross country squad finished fifth at the Loveland Invite and after a two week break look forward to the annual Milford Invitational.

 

THE UPCOMING DOCKET: The Eagles are back in action on Sat., Sept. 15 when they host the Milford Invitational.  Held at Valley View Nature Preserve, the Milford Invite kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00 am.  The boys varsity race will take place at 10:30 am, with the open boys race at 9:30 am, following the girls open at 9:00 am.

Milford’s boys varsity team finished the 2017 Milford Invite in 7th place of 17 teams, and third among the four ECC teams competing.

 

A LOOK BACK: Prior to the break, the Eagles competed at the Loveland Invitation on Sept. 1.  A.J. Dickerson was the runner-up in the boys race, leading the Eagles to a 5th place finish of 11 teams.  Dickerson crossed the finish in 17:10, followed by a season’s best time of 18:40 from Dylan Mullarkey.  A.J. Kaylor (19:11) was 25th and just ahead of Zeke Edwards who set a new career best of 19:19, good for 27th.  Michael Carraro (41st, 20:02), Max McCann (45th with a new personal best of 20:12), and Luke Hawes (64th, 22:14) rounded out the remaining Eagles roster in the varsity race.

Loveland won the team crown at their own Invitational.  Mariemont finished second, followed by McNicholas, Colerain and Milford. Greg Ballman of Loveland crossed the finish first in 16:39, followed by Dickerson, Ryan Chevalier of Loveland, Nolan Buck of Mariemont, and Loveland’s Matt Huether.

Find the complete results of the Loveland Invitational HERE.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:  As of Sept. 9, the Eagles are led in the ECC standings by A.J. Dickerson at fifth. Eagles ranking in the top third of the ECC standings include Dylan Mullarkey (40th), A.J. Kaylor (50th), Zeke Edwards (moving up to 54th), Michael Carraro (75th), and Max McCann (79th).  Following the Loveland Invite, the Eagles hold a 9-12 overall record.

 

POLL WATCH:  Once again, the top five of the Division I area coaches’ poll held steady for week three; St. Xavier, Mason, Elder, the ECC’s Kings, and Lakota West.  Turpin is sixth, and Anderson is again seventh but now tied with Lebanon.  Loveland fell to tenth after holding ninth the previous week.  Though Walnut Hills received seven votes last week, they have fallen off the radar of area coaches, and West Clermont (2) is the only ECC school to receive votes in week three.  Find the poll for week three HERE.

Week 2 poll:  St. Xavier, Mason, Elder, the ECC’s Kings and Lakota West remained the top five teams in the area coaches’ poll for week two.  Turpin and Anderson both held their rankings at sixth and seventh for the second consecutive week though Walnut Hills, previously eighth, fell out of the top ten.  Loveland, however, moved up to ninth after entering the poll last week at tenth.  Walnut Hills received seven votes.