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Harrison Invite Up Next For Girls Cross Country

Posted on: September 20, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  Following a number of career bests at the Princeton Invitational, the MHS girls cross country team finished sixth at their own Milford Invitational last week.  The Lady Eagles now look ahead to the Harrison Invitational, as they begin the second half of the 2017 season.

 

A LOOK BACK: The Lady Eagles finished sixth at their own Milford Invitational on Sat., Sept. 16th.  Three Eagles finished in the top fifteen, including Olivia Loeffler (10th, 20.42), Emma Beck (12th, 20.50), and Andrea Armstrong (13th, 20.55).  Morgan Hills (50th, 22.35), Alicia Viola-Prioli (57th, 22.46), Brooke Stansell (60th, 22.47), Hailey Steiner (73rd, 23.10), Gretchen Feldkamp (80th, 23.23) and Sophie Fleshour (81st, 23.24) rounded out the remaining varsity runners for Milford.

Anderson of the ECC won the Milford Invitational, while Walnut Hills placed fifth just ahead of Milford and Turpin finished in eighth place.  Katie Kelley of Anderson won the individual title, crossing the finish in 19.47.

For the second week in a row, Milford fielded the individual champion in the open race.  This week the title went to Brooklyn George, as she bested the field by almost 20 seconds while also setting a new career record of 22.55. 

Click HERE for full results of the Milford Invitational.

 

THE WEEK AHEAD:  Next up for the Eagles, the Harrison Invitational at Harrison High School, where in 2016 the Eagles finished fourth among a field of twelve teams.  The girls varsity race is schedule for 9:00 am, with the open race at 10:20 am.

 

INSIDE THE ECC:  Olivia Loeffler remained the fastest Eagle of the season, and ranked eleventh in the ECC standings followed by Andrea Armstrong (16th) and Emma Beck (22nd). Joining their teammates in the top half of the ECC standings:  Hailey Steiner (34th); Lily Fleshour (48th); Brooke Stansell (50th), Gretchen Feldkamp (t-53rd); and Morgan Hills (60th). 

 

POLL WATCH:  Ursuline Academy, previously alone atop the area coaches’ poll, now shares the top ranking with Mason in the latest poll released for week four.  The ECC’s Kings, previously ranked fifth, has moved up to third replacing fellow conference member Turpin, who fell to fifth.  Lakota East maintained the fourth position in the poll.   Anderson held steady at eighth for the second week in row.  Milford enters the poll with four votes in week four, joined by Loveland who received five votes.