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MILFORD INVITATIONAL UP NEXT FOR Milford’s boys cross country

Posted on: September 14, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  Milford’s boys cross country team is gaining momentum as they ready for their next meet, the Milford Invitational at Valley View Nature Preserve.  The Eagles were idle last week, but previously finished third at the Xavier University High School Invitational.


A LOOK BACK:   The last meet for the Eagles was held on Sat., Sept. 2.  Led by the seniors, Milford brought home a third place finish at the Xavier University High School Invitational. Clayton Virzi finished 2nd overall in a career personal best time of 16:23, the best time by a Milford Eagle in a number of years, and Harris Craycraft finished in 5th in 16:51. Sean Vonderhaar (16th) and Peter Kroeger (28th) both broke 18 minutes this week; Vonderhaar in 17.31 and Kroeger in 17.51. Will Stout (44th, 18.31) continued his scoring role for the Eagles as the fifth team finisher, with Brian Wang (51st, 18.46) and sophomore Karl Chavez (53rd, 18.49) finishing as Milford top seven runners. 


THE WEEK AHEAD:  The Eagles are back in action on Sat., Sept. 16 when they host the Milford Invitational.  Held at Valley View Nature Preserve, the Milford Invite kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00 am.  The boys varsity race will take place at 9:00 am, with the open boys race at 10:00 am and junior high boys at 11:30 am.

Milford’s boys varsity team placed 7th place out of 17 teams at the 2016 Milford Invite. The top finisher in 2016 was Harris Craycraft, as he placed 21st in 17.53. 


INSIDE THE ECC:  Despite no races for Milford in over a week, senior Clayton Virzi maintained second in the ECC standings. Other Eagles near the top half of the ECC standings include Harris Craycraft (5th), Sean Vonderhaar (23rd), Peter Kroeger (36th), Will Stout (49th), Brian Wang (61st), Karl Chavez (63rd), and Dylan Mullarkey (t-68th).


POLL WATCH:  For the third consecutive week, the top four boys cross country programs remain unchanged in the boys cross country area coaches’ poll from the Cincinnati Enquirer. St. Xavier, Mason, Elder and the ECC’s Kings held onto the top four spots.  LaSalle rose to fifth, replacing Anderson of the ECC who fell a spot to sixth, and fellow conference member Turpin remained in ninth. Loveland (10) and Milford (2) once again received votes in week three of the coaches’ poll.