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Princeton Invitational On Tap For Girls Cross Country

Posted on: September 7, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:   On the heels of a second place finish at the Indian Norwood Run, the Lady Eagles will head west to the Princeton Invitational this Saturday. 


A LOOK BACK:  The mud and weather didn’t dampen the Lady Eagles last week at the Norwood Indian Run.  Milford took second place overall, with sophomores Olivia Loeffler (3rd - 21.23) and Emma Beck (4th – 21.35), and junior Andrea Armstrong (8th – 22.19) finishing in the top ten in a field of over 150 runners.  Freshmen Lily Fleshour (27th) and Brooke Stansell (28th) crossed the finish together, both in 22.48.  Brooklyn George, a sophomore finished 33rd in 24.05, and the seventh finisher for Milford was Sophie Fleshour, as the freshman completed the course in 25.05 for 47th place.

Eastern Cincinnati Conference rival Loveland won the Invitational, followed by Milford and Mount Notre Dame. Loveland’s Ansley Richards placed first, with five of her teammates crossing the finish in the top 12.

Click HERE for full results of the Norwood Indian Run.


THE WEEK AHEAD:  Up next for the team; the Princeton Invitational.  Princeton’s Invite will be held at Landmark Christian Church, located at 1600 Glendale Milford Road in Cincinnati.   The varsity race is set to begin at 11:15 am, while the open race will take place earlier in the day, at 9:45 am.


INSIDE THE ECC:  The MHS girls cross country team is well represented among the top half of the girl’s ECC standings following week two, including:  Emma Beck (17th), Andrea Armstrong (19th) and Olivia Loeffler (23rd), Joining the top three include Brooke Stansell (t-54th), Lindsay Geise (57th) and Brooklyn George (59th).


POLL WATCH: Though Ursuline Academy and Mason remained the top ranked teams in week two of the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll, there were a number of changes in the remaining top ten. The ECC’s Turpin rose to third from fourth and Lakota East dropped back to fourth.  Kings moved up a spot to fifth from sixth, and Anderson jumped to seventh from ninth the previous week.  Loveland received eleven votes, while Milford has yet to enter the poll with votes following week two.