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Boys Cross Country Will Hit The Trail at Harrison Invitational

Posted on: September 20, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  The Eagles hosted over 1200 runners at the Milford Invitational on a wet and muddy course at Valley View Nature Preserve.  A number of Milford’s runners finished with season or career bests, and will take that momentum into the upcoming Harrison Invitational. 


THE UPCOMING DOCKET:  Next up for Milford is the Harrison Invitational, an event that the Eagles won in 2017.  The Harrison Invite is scheduled to be held at William Henry Harrison High School on Sat., Sept. 22.  The varsity is scheduled for a 9:40 am start with the open race at 11:00 am.


A LOOK BACK: Nearly 160 individuals finished the boys varsity race, and Milford finished 11th in the team standings.  At 17:31, A.J. Dickerson led the boys with a 13th place finish.  Dylan Mullarkey (27th, 18:11) finished with a career best time as did A.J. Kaylor (26th, 19:00), followed by Zeke Edwards (89th, 19:24).  Both Max McCann (112th) and Luke Hawes (113th) finished in 20:25, in what was also a career record for Hawes.  Rounding out the Eagle runners: Michael Carraro (119th, 20:55); Payton Pschesang (129th, in a career best 21:45); and Michael Faler (141st, 23:02).

The ECC’s Turpin won the team championship at the Milford Invite with 68 points.  Kentucky’s Covington Catholic (90) finished second followed by Oak Hills (107).  A pair of ECC schools rounded out the top five; Loveland (124) and Walnut Hills (156).  Ben Bayless of Indian Hill earned the individual title with a time 16:08. Loveland’s Greg Ballman was the top ECC finisher (3rd, 16:36).

Complete results of the Milford Invitational can be found HERE.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:  The Eagles overall record stands at 15-22.   As of Sept. 16, the Eagles continue to be led in the ECC standings by A.J. Dickerson at fifth. Eagles ranking in the top half of the ECC standings include Dylan Mullarkey (moving up to 24th from 40th), A.J. Kaylor (49th), Zeke Edwards (56th), Michael Carraro (77th), and Max McCann (82nd) Luke Hawes (t-86th), and Kevin Barnett (93rd). 


POLL WATCH:  St. Xavier and Mason held at the top two positions in the area coaches’ poll, but the ECC’s Kings rose to third in week four.  Elder fell from third to fourth, and is now tied with Turpin, who moved up from sixth.  Anderson stands alone in seventh.  Loveland fell out of the top ten but received twenty-four votes; Milford received some attention following the Milford Invite and received two votes, while Walnut Hills received seven votes. Find the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll HERE.