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ECC Championship Up Next for Girls Cross Country

Posted on: October 13, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE:   The Eagles finished in seventh place at last week’s Ross Invitational and set some new personal bests in the process.  This week, the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship will be determined as runners gather at the home course of the Milford cross country teams.  


A LOOK BACK:  Andrea Armstrong took her turn as the lead Lady Eagle to cross the finish line, this time at the Ross Invitational held on Sat., Oct. 8.  Armstrong’s time of 20.52 was a new personal best, and good for 24th place overall of over one hundred runners.  Emma Beck (21.14, 34th) and (21.16, 26th) finished together, and were followed by Marissa Detore (21.30, 44th) and Cymone Horton (55th, 21.58).   Trista Whitt set a new personal best as well, 22.39 which placed her in 65th, while Katherine Perez finished 71st, with a time of 22.51.

Milford’s team finished in 7th place for the second consecutive week, as the ECC’s Turpin won the championship, as they did the previous week as well.  St. Ursula Academy finished second, and the team from the ECC’s Kings finished in third.  Once again, Turpin’s Samantha Bush, the favorite at the upcoming ECC Conference Championship, won the individual title, crossing the finish at 18:20.

Full results of the Ross Invite can be found HERE.


THE WEEK AHEAD:  The Eagles will look to place in the top half this Sat., Oct. 15th at the 2016 Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.   The Eagles finished in fifth place in 2015, an improvement over their sixth place finish the previous two years.

Saturday’s meet will be held at the Eagles’ “home” course, Valley View Nature Preserve.  The girls varsity run is scheduled for 9:00 am, with the girls open run at 10:40 am.

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


INSIDE THE ECC:  Hot off a personal best time of 20.52 at the Ross Invite, Andrea Armstrong rose over ten spots in the ECC rankings and is now tied with Emma Beck for 20th in the ECC.  Olivia Loeffler (t-24th), Cymone Horton (33rd), and Marisa Detore (37th) join as Lady Eagles ranked in the top fifty of the conference standings.


POLL WATCH:   Mason and Turpin held onto the top spot spots in the area coaches’ poll for week seven.  However, the ECC’s Kings fell to fourth this week and was replaced by Ursuline Academy.   Lakota East also fell out of the top five, as St. Ursula surpassed Lakota East for fifth.  Milford received two votes in the poll for week seven, and was joined by follow conference members Loveland (6) and Anderson (1).