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Challenging Competition Ahead for Girls Cross Country at the Mason Invitational

Posted on: September 6, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  The Lady Eagles will enter week three of the season with momentum on the heels of a second place finish at the Loveland Invitational where freshman Emmy Sager took second.  Milford will take a 12-6 overall record into the Mason Invitational where they will see some of the best athletes from the Cincinnati area and beyond.


THE UPCOMING DOCKET: Milford’s girls cross country squad will head this weekend to the Mason Invitational, held at Corwin Nixon Park on Sat., Sept. 9.  The varsity girls race will begin at 9:00 am; JV (9th & 10th grade) will run at 11:30 am and the 11th & 12th grade JV will run at 12:45 pm.  


A LOOK BACK:  Emmy Sager’s second place finish led the way as the Lady Eagles finished as runners-up at the Loveland Invitational, and Sager’s 20:06 was a new career best.  Olivia Loeffler (20:52) followed in 6th.  The trio of Emma Beck (18th, 22:34), Emily Rodeffer 19th with a new career best of 22:42), and Gretchen Feldkamp (20th, 22:42) finished within ten seconds of one another, and Sam Conrad (22nd, 23:07) and Brooke Stansell (24th, 23:11) essentially crossed the finish together.

Of the nine teams competing, host school Loveland won the team title at their own Invitational.  Following Milford in second place; Mariemont, Clark Montessori, and Colerain rounded out the top five.  Loveland’s Jessie Gibbins won the individual title in 19:33, followed by Milford’s Sager, Ellie Carr (20:12) and Maaike Snider (20:21) both of Loveland, and Mariemont’s Erin Kelly (20:41).

Click HERE for complete results of the Loveland Invite.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:  Following season best times at the Loveland Invite, a number of Lady Eagles moved up in the ECC standings.   Emmy Sager is now tied for ninth, and Olivia Loeffler rose to 17th and Emma Beck is now 46th.  Other Lady Eagles included in the top third of the standings: Sam Conrad (48th); Gretchen Feldkamp and Emily Rodeffer (both t-50th); and Brooke Stansell (58th).


POLL WATCH:  The top five from week one are unchanged in the latest area coaches’ poll; Lakota East, Mason, the ECC’s Turpin and Kings, and Ursuline Academy.  Loveland and Anderson remained in seventh and eighth as well. West Clermont (2) and Walnut Hills (1) received votes, and despite a second place finish at the Loveland Invitational, Milford did not receive votes in week two.  Click HERE for the most recent area coaches’ poll sponsored by the Cincinnati Enquirer.