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Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship Next For Girls Cross Country

Posted on: October 11, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  The Lady Eagles finished in seventh place at last week’s Ross Invitational among some of the best runners in the region.  Milford’s girls cross country team now look forward to competing at the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship, which will be held at Valley View Nature Preserve, the home course of the Milford cross country teams.


A LOOK BACK:  This week, it was Emma Beck who led the Eagles at the Ross Invitational on Sat., Oct. 7, when Milford finished in seventh place of fourteen teams.  Beck crossed the finish in eighteenth place with a time of 21.01.  She was followed by Olivia Loeffler (24th, 21.15) and Andrea Armstrong (27th, 21.28).  Hailey Steiner, the fourth Lady Eagle to finish, completed the course in 22.07, good for thirty-ninth place.  Rounding out the Eagles: a new career best for Lindsay Geise (52nd, 22.42); Brooklyn George with a new personal best 22.50 (53rd); and Morgan Hills (60th, 23.00).

In what may be a preview of the postseason, Turpin took the team championship at Ross. Turpin’s Sam Bush won the individual championship, and six of the seven Spartans placed in the top twenty in the field providing a window into what the competition will look like at the upcoming ECC Championship. 

Full results of the Ross Invite can be found HERE.


THE WEEK AHEAD:  The Eagles will look to make an impression this Sat., Oct. 14 at the 2017 Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.   The Eagles finished in sixth place in 2016, and fifth place, in 2015. 

Saturday’s meet will be held at the Eagles’ “home” course, Valley View Nature Preserve.  The girls varsity run is scheduled for 9:40 am, with the girls open run at 10:20 am.

In addition to Milford, competing schools in the ECC include Anderson, Loveland, Kings, Turpin, Walnut Hills, West Clermont and Withrow.


INSIDE THE ECC:  Olivia Loeffler remains the top Eagle in the ECC standings, her time of 19.59 still landing her in eighteenth in the ECC standings.  Loeffler is joined by the following Lady Eagles in the top third of the ECC, including Andrea Armstrong (20th), Emma Beck (26th), Hailey Steiner (46th); Lily Fleshour (63rd); Brooke Stansell (t-65th), Gretchen Feldkamp (68th); and Morgan Hills (t-75th). 


POLL WATCH:  Ursuline Academy remained atop the poll in week seven of the area coaches’ poll for girls cross country.  Mason and Lakota East held at second and third while the ECC’s Kings is fourth.  However, St. Ursula moved up to fifth replacing Turpin, who fell from fifth to sixth.  Anderson, previously ninth, moved up two spots to seventh.  Though they entered the poll in tenth last week, Loveland fell back out of the top ten but received seventeen votes.  Despite receiving votes last week, both Walnut Hills and Milford fell out of the poll.