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MHS Cross Country: Boys Fourth, Girls Sixth At Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships

Posted on: October 17, 2016

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships were held on a perfect fall day Saturday, at Milford’s home course, Valley View Nature Preserve.

 

The Girls Race:  The ladies were the first group to take the start line.  Milford’s Andrea Armstrong led the Lady Eagles, and her time of 20:07 was a new personal best and good for 13th place overall.  Armstrong was followed by senior Marisa Detore, who finished 26th with a new personal best time of 21:08.  Close behind was Olivia Loeffler in 27th (21.10), and Cymone Horton (32nd, 21:24), who equaled her own personal best time from earlier this season.  The remaining Lady Eagles finished together in 40th, 41st, and 42nd:  Emma Beck (22:04), Katherine Perez (22:05), and Trista Whitt (22:15) respectively.

The girls individual championship was won by Hannah Rasmussen of Kings, in 18:02.  Samantha Bush of Turpin took second (18:24), and Rasmussen’s teammate Leah Maschino was third, crossing the finish in 19:20.

With six runners finishing in the top ten, Turpin won the team championship, followed by another strong team, Kings.  Anderson took third, though Walnut Hills was close behind in fourth.  Loveland followed in fifth, while Milford, less than ten points behind, finished sixth.

 

The Boys Race:  Four juniors led the way for Milford’s cross country team, while the top six runners finished with new career or season best records.  Clayton Virzi was the first of the Eagles to the finish line, with a career best, 16:50.  Virzi was 10th overall, and was followed by Harris Craycraft in 16th, with a season’s best 17:08, and Peter Kroeger in 17th with a new personal best of 17:11.  A pair of Eagles finished together just a short time later.  Sean Vonderhaar’s 21st place time of 17:18 was a new career record, and freshman Luke Schneider set a new career best of 17:19, good for 22nd place.  Junior Will Stout helped the Eagles with a PR of 18:37, and Jake Young finished his senior season in 19:23, in 41st place.

Joe Ingram of Anderson won the boys championship, with a time of 16:08.  Turpin’s Ben Gothard was second (16:13), while Greg Ballman of Loveland finished third with a time of 16:23.

Though they had no runners in the top three, the squad from Kings won the team ECC championship, as their top runners finished in the top 4 – 8 spots.  Turpin placed second, and Loveland was third.  Milford finished fourth, equaling their finish from last year, followed by Anderson and Walnut Hills.