Why The Frederick County Championships Was Not A 5K


There was some insistence by coaches and athletes of Frederick County that their county championship held at Governor Thomas Johnson High School was indeed a full 5K course. Instead of just giving a flat out no how and no way response with an eyeball test on the results.... we can simply look at the statistical evidence to show that the meet was fairly and more accurately classified on MileSplit.com as a 3 mile race instead of 5K.

Look below at the time differences between the Frederick County runners at their county meet and season best 5K times this season. The average runner in the girls race improved by 1 minute and 55 seconds, while the average runner in the boys race improved by 1 minute and 37 seconds. 

While cross country courses do vary in difficult as well as course conditions and depth of competition can be factors in affecting times, there is also a line that we have to maintain our database's integrity and accurate rankings with initial meet distances being reported that are subject to skepticism and possibly changing the distance to a more accurate one.

This is an example of that situation with overwhelming evidence below to justify this meet being listed at 3 miles instead of 5K. 

Boys Time Differences

ATHLETEFREDERICK COUNTY TIMESEASON BEST 5K TIMEDIFFERENCE
Kyle Lund15:11.9116:27.20( 1:15.29 )
Michael Belmaggio15:20.9015:56.00( 35.10 )
Collin Dempsey15:42.5316:28.90( 46.37 )
Collin Shriner15:52.7417:05.00( 1:12.26 )
Will Cioffi15:53.2417:02.60( 1:09.36 )
Jonathan Mason16:05.9216:47.50( 41.58 )
Carson Buck16:10.0717:17.60( 1:07.53 )
Daveen Bavari16:15.8317:22.20( 1:06.37 )
Grayson Whitesell16:30.1217:35.90( 1:05.78 )
Mario Martinez16:40.3117:40.40( 1:00.09 )
Joshua Milliken16:43.5217:28.50( 44.98 )
Spencer Buckwalter16:43.9117:46.20( 1:02.29 )
Gunnar Eklund16:44.7317:57.00( 1:12.27 )
Sean Heare16:50.1718:37.60( 1:47.43 )
Owen Welty16:50.9417:58.30( 1:07.36 )
Nicholas Stokes16:52.7317:31.60( 38.87 )
Ben Dill16:54.7418:15.40( 1:20.66 )
Charles Parrott16:57.0117:55.90( 58.89 )
Evan Schaefer17:02.2318:41.60( 1:39.37 )
Benjamin Mercier17:04.1918:45.30( 1:41.11 )
Luke Hartlaub17:05.6217:56.23( 50.61 )
Nicholas Hildebrandt17:06.4018:15.00( 1:08.60 )
Jeff Young17:07.1318:55.49( 1:48.36 )
Zach Watkins17:12.5120:17.40( 3:04.89 )
Gabe Caprarola-bianco17:15.1718:04.35( 49.18 )
Nathan Usher17:20.0418:05.10( 45.06 )
Allejah Seraton17:20.3617:31.40( 11.04 )
Eli Wooden17:21.6818:49.00( 1:27.32 )
Jerry Bower17:26.8519:04.80( 1:37.95 )
Thomas Brkovich17:28.3618:25.60( 57.24 )
Lucas Shortridge17:29.3619:03.90( 1:34.54 )
Noah Mcgillivray17:29.9618:28.60( 58.64 )
Amir King'oo17:32.3418:23.00( 50.66 )
Jack Sears17:33.8819:29.00( 1:55.12 )
Zachary Hunsaker17:34.4419:48.00( 2:13.56 )
Nicholas Raumann17:35.3319:14.90( 1:39.57 )
Carter Stevenson17:39.8019:11.00( 1:31.20 )
Dominic Bartolomeo17:39.9219:31.00( 1:51.08 )
John Paul Carmona17:43.6019:29.15( 1:45.55 )
Justin Chappell17:44.6819:41.70( 1:57.02 )
Caleb Shullenbarger17:45.5518:46.70( 1:01.15 )
Bryce Patterson17:45.9918:59.96( 1:13.97 )
Mark Vaughns17:46.2919:42.30( 1:56.01 )
Zack Baker17:46.6318:59.17( 1:12.54 )
Thomas Silva17:47.0119:06.00( 1:18.99 )
Peyton Vance17:47.3018:29.00( 41.70 )
Ben Landon17:47.5518:03.45( 15.90 )
Nick Gray17:50.0019:44.43( 1:54.43 )
Larry Krepp17:52.2720:01.90( 2:09.63 )
Alexei Maier17:54.0318:27.40( 33.37 )
Sebastian Batanero17:54.2119:18.00( 1:23.79 )
William Gregorio17:56.1319:33.40( 1:37.27 )
Marcus Kersey Jr18:00.4719:09.32( 1:08.85 )
Alec Boron18:00.8819:20.35( 1:19.47 )
Henry Rodrigues18:01.7619:20.62( 1:18.86 )
Davis Miller18:03.8718:51.41( 47.54 )
Will Hamilton18:05.1418:37.30( 32.16 )
Colin Pelkey18:05.6919:29.90( 1:24.21 )
Sean Rivard18:22.2519:19.00( 56.75 )
Connor Bosco18:23.4719:50.05( 1:26.58 )
Zachary Spurrier18:25.7819:46.70( 1:20.92 )
Christopher Wagner18:26.3119:20.50( 54.19 )
Justin Murdock18:29.9619:39.10( 1:09.14 )
Aidan Green18:30.6019:26.00( 55.40 )
Tyler Harper18:32.7619:18.80( 46.04 )
Benjamin Clarke18:32.8319:58.70( 1:25.87 )
Benjamin Rose18:33.2019:55.80( 1:22.60 )
Marty Ratchford18:35.2520:57.00( 2:21.75 )
Ryan Walchuck18:35.7820:35.70( 1:59.92 )
Alex Liu18:36.0720:10.92( 1:34.85 )
Aidan Demma18:36.7919:48.90( 1:12.11 )
Tristan Kruse18:38.8119:56.38( 1:17.57 )
Lucas Magers18:41.4218:56.40( 14.98 )
David Hombach18:42.8619:47.20( 1:04.34 )
Will Ryan18:42.9919:45.53( 1:02.54 )
Brandon Balducci18:46.3620:51.50( 2:05.14 )
Jackson Larimore18:47.4019:48.00( 1:00.60 )
Adam Radford18:50.6920:34.15( 1:43.46 )
Nicholas Redman18:51.0220:42.10( 1:51.08 )
Sean Burlew18:51.8621:25.00( 2:33.14 )
Liam Mcglinchey18:52.9719:15.40( 22.43 )
Colby White18:53.0920:37.30( 1:44.21 )
Clay Bolling18:54.1620:08.42( 1:14.26 )
Alec Stitely18:55.7220:03.90( 1:08.18 )
Luke Bernota18:56.6419:32.70( 36.06 )
Sebastian Reyes18:59.1420:28.11( 1:28.97 )
Devin Bora18:59.5520:45.99( 1:46.44 )
Colin Bomysoad19:05.3419:55.00( 49.66 )
Bryce Witmer19:06.6219:44.90( 38.28 )
Connor Keller19:09.8620:55.40( 1:45.54 )
Nathan Wooster19:10.2820:02.90( 52.62 )
Alex Suarez19:11.2522:18.90( 3:07.65 )
Anthony Giacco19:11.8720:16.20( 1:04.33 )
Baron Ropp19:12.1719:57.80( 45.63 )
Sean Mullineaux19:13.0922:36.00( 3:22.91 )
Sean Duke19:14.7721:16.28( 2:01.51 )
Elias Etzler19:15.1020:52.00( 1:36.90 )
Joshua Baker19:19.4920:39.27( 1:19.78 )
Eric Martin19:19.9021:26.91( 2:07.01 )
Mason Adams19:20.2121:22.15( 2:01.94 )
Jaxen Farrell19:22.7520:05.00( 42.25 )
Nicolas Farrell19:23.2020:26.20( 1:03.00 )
Caleb Snyder19:25.6420:43.10( 1:17.46 )
Elijah Royal19:26.7321:48.30( 2:21.57 )
Josh Brull19:30.5321:34.99( 2:04.46 )
Andrew Child19:32.7321:11.00( 1:38.27 )
Caleb White19:41.8121:52.80( 2:10.99 )
Patrick Martin19:43.9923:07.00( 3:23.01 )
Andrew Mcgillivray19:46.0419:52.70( 6.66 )
Luke Johnson19:49.0121:43.10( 1:54.09 )
Jaylan Mcmurray19:49.2722:25.60( 2:36.33 )
Jacob Orland19:52.2721:26.10( 1:33.83 )
Myles Grover19:53.2221:01.00( 1:07.78 )
Tommy Schupp19:54.0122:01.07( 2:07.06 )
Nikhil Kurian19:55.3122:04.26( 2:08.95 )
Ty Bolling19:55.6822:42.11( 2:46.43 )
William Ma19:56.8521:29.50( 1:32.65 )
Evan Williams19:59.1122:08.64( 2:09.53 )
Cyrus Butler20:04.9221:31.00( 1:26.08 )
Jonathan Wlodarczyk20:05.9721:27.68( 1:21.71 )
Edward Hayes-Loane20:10.0022:52.20( 2:42.20 )
Ben Weatherhead20:12.2422:31.14( 2:18.90 )
Eamonn Law Knotts20:14.7021:05.20( 50.50 )
Trey Dravvon20:18.3321:21.10( 1:02.77 )
Nicholas Moyer20:22.8223:02.00( 2:39.18 )
Bavan Nadarajah20:23.1021:34.40( 1:11.30 )
Connor Preston20:27.3722:39.20( 2:11.83 )
Khang Le20:28.5422:13.70( 1:45.16 )
Viren Mistry20:29.0322:28.40( 1:59.37 )
Van Holson20:29.6921:34.19( 1:04.50 )
Vincent Nardini20:34.5723:26.71( 2:52.14 )
Matthew Sims20:37.0922:09.60( 1:32.51 )
Roame Hildebrand20:37.4921:41.63( 1:04.14 )
Desmond Thompson20:40.7423:11.04( 2:30.30 )
Hank Machen20:41.5021:44.70( 1:03.20 )
Philip Melton20:44.9222:36.60( 1:51.68 )
Sam Nguyen20:51.2721:35.00( 43.73 )
Ethan Rothermel20:58.1523:53.61( 2:55.46 )
Mateo Silva21:04.1123:27.02( 2:22.91 )
Brenden Wiegand21:04.9722:41.90( 1:36.93 )
Noah Oleszczuk21:05.8322:57.30( 1:51.47 )
Connor Noonan21:07.4221:03.503.92
Ben Lucas21:07.8121:31.00( 23.19 )
Adrian Maldonado21:11.0923:19.80( 2:08.71 )
Dorvall Bedford21:16.5923:19.00( 2:02.41 )
Alejandro Matias21:17.6524:06.00( 2:48.35 )
Zach Chen21:18.7822:24.00( 1:05.22 )
Joshua Ackermann21:22.1623:13.29( 1:51.13 )
Austin Storm21:26.3222:50.00( 1:23.68 )
Jeremiah Tunis21:27.0524:16.80( 2:49.75 )
Henry Rausch21:27.6823:31.00( 2:03.32 )
Paul Hillsman21:28.9023:56.00( 2:27.10 )
Austin Wilhelm21:36.9822:05.30( 28.32 )
Elijah Ennis21:39.9422:09.75( 29.81 )
Jude Salisbury21:40.2723:00.20( 1:19.93 )
Alec MacLean21:41.4625:21.00( 3:39.54 )
Christian Johnson21:41.8924:00.35( 2:18.46 )
Hurjus Taneja21:48.8825:15.30( 3:26.42 )
Michael Thaden21:52.4422:31.70( 39.26 )
Tyler Hummer21:53.1123:45.90( 1:52.79 )
Luke Hoffman21:53.9324:59.72( 3:05.79 )
Ethan Johnson22:02.6423:16.30( 1:13.66 )
Ethan Grossnickle22:10.3925:46.40( 3:36.01 )
Michael Reilly22:21.5025:10.93( 2:49.43 )
Peter Castro22:25.6323:56.69( 1:31.06 )
Avyay Potarlanka22:27.6623:35.86( 1:08.20 )
Pearse Ireland22:29.6328:00.60( 5:30.97 )
Gabe Huston22:32.4324:37.60( 2:05.17 )
Jacob Casey22:40.8524:35.60( 1:54.75 )
Connor Austin23:00.4124:28.37( 1:27.96 )
Colby McKenney23:33.4924:15.66( 42.17 )
Kolbie Romeril24:11.1425:43.30( 1:32.16 )
James Kelly24:13.9126:05.16( 1:51.25 )
Caleb Parkins24:37.9726:37.30( 1:59.33 )
Tyler Durham24:58.3526:43.00( 1:44.65 )
Andrew Friscia25:06.0627:36.73( 2:30.67 )
George Jarman25:13.7528:36.90( 3:23.15 )
David Kocsis25:52.5227:42.76( 1:50.24 )
Colin Thompson26:08.0527:55.28( 1:47.23 )
Riley Bruce26:54.6630:33.80( 3:39.14 )
Bishoy Ibrahim27:14.2529:17.80( 2:03.55 )
Brady Austin28:21.3736:33.00( 8:11.63 )
Maximum28:21.3736:33.003.92
Median21:46.6426:14.50( 4:03.85 )
Average19:32.9921:10.50( 1:37.51 )
Minimum15:11.9115:56.00( 8:11.63 )


Girls Time Differences

ATHLETEFREDERICK COUNTY TIMESEASON BEST 5K TIMEDIFFERENCE
Sara Jarman18:53.0519:52.90( 59.85 )
Karly McDonnell19:00.1320:05.40( 1:05.27 )
Mary Miller19:03.2519:57.90( 54.65 )
Hayley Ross19:08.1920:31.40( 1:23.21 )
Khelsa Connolly19:13.1320:29.10( 1:15.97 )
Eleanor Stafford19:19.4120:43.90( 1:24.49 )
Emily McDonnell19:20.6320:44.20( 1:23.57 )
Megan Bertolette19:31.8520:40.10( 1:08.25 )
Campbell Caldwell19:45.9420:39.70( 53.76 )
Madison Gamble19:46.8921:24.20( 1:37.31 )
Caroline Perrone19:48.5721:02.00( 1:13.43 )
Aubrey Schaffer19:49.7821:06.80( 1:17.02 )
Marin Bartman20:12.3022:17.50( 2:05.20 )
Jena Rhodes20:14.2521:57.00( 1:42.75 )
Rachel Waldron20:29.7220:43.60( 13.88 )
Cara Fliegel20:31.6922:05.70( 1:34.01 )
Saoirse Conley20:34.4821:58.90( 1:24.42 )
Emily Baba20:39.1620:53.80( 14.64 )
Elizabeth Willman20:39.6722:06.70( 1:27.03 )
Keren McRea20:40.0323:12.20( 2:32.17 )
Norah Jarrahi20:42.7322:17.40( 1:34.67 )
Renee Washart20:48.3222:20.80( 1:32.48 )
Addison Lauer20:51.8121:10.50( 18.69 )
Rachel Hall20:52.5521:37.00( 44.45 )
Rebecca Toms20:53.0923:42.64( 2:49.55 )
Susannah Auderset20:53.8022:10.70( 1:16.90 )
Anna Clary20:55.4022:31.60( 1:36.20 )
Emma Strickland20:56.4821:38.60( 42.12 )
Cate Osborne20:57.3223:27.30( 2:29.98 )
Kaitlyn Reilly21:00.5122:07.30( 1:06.79 )
Jessica Lakner21:01.8123:27.00( 2:25.19 )
Alexandra Cumber21:18.5223:01.05( 1:42.53 )
Abigail Parker21:20.7723:09.00( 1:48.23 )
Jenna Dawson21:27.2623:34.10( 2:06.84 )
Amy Tarcza21:27.9622:22.70( 54.74 )
Alison Laverty21:31.0922:26.60( 55.51 )
Brianna Feifer21:34.2223:18.40( 1:44.18 )
Sophia Csulak21:35.1623:29.30( 1:54.14 )
Cedar Shapiro21:40.0423:42.90( 2:02.86 )
Eva Dorsey21:40.4724:33.90( 2:53.43 )
Sarah Midla21:41.9322:34.40( 52.47 )
Jada Fosburg21:42.1822:18.10( 35.92 )
Sammi Scates21:43.7523:17.10( 1:33.35 )
Katie Desotell21:45.6022:19.70( 34.10 )
Sarah Rash21:50.4223:16.80( 1:26.38 )
Annushka Aliev21:55.0224:45.52( 2:50.50 )
Rebekah Shullenbar21:59.6922:24.00( 24.31 )
Jillian Carlisle22:08.6024:14.90( 2:06.30 )
Brenna Williams22:11.5423:28.50( 1:16.96 )
Lydia Mayenge22:13.0724:10.40( 1:57.33 )
Audrey Mcclatchie22:13.6723:37.30( 1:23.63 )
Alex Angulo22:20.2023:14.70( 54.50 )
Camryn Lauret22:21.3024:51.60( 2:30.30 )
Olivia Myers22:26.4224:42.00( 2:15.58 )
Ava Slade22:31.0623:50.00( 1:18.94 )
Rio Baran22:31.4623:34.64( 1:03.18 )
Lizzie Brown22:34.1026:19.85( 3:45.75 )
Mette Madsen22:34.9225:36.40( 3:01.48 )
Shantou Myers22:38.6324:40.90( 2:02.27 )
Alana Gantley22:46.0023:52.80( 1:06.80 )
Brynn Poffenbarger22:49.1425:18.00( 2:28.86 )
Rachael Lee22:52.2924:32.10( 1:39.81 )
Olivia Errera22:55.6626:10.60( 3:14.94 )
Gabby Cruz22:58.1523:15.90( 17.75 )
Rose Bubakar22:58.5822:57.001.58
Lilly Burton22:59.9024:02.30( 1:02.40 )
Marilyn FIsher23:03.4723:57.10( 53.63 )
Josephine Jack23:07.2725:15.34( 2:08.07 )
Julia Follis23:11.2324:32.00( 1:20.77 )
Kelly Safsten23:13.7524:47.10( 1:33.35 )
Gracie Tanner23:16.1925:30.00( 2:13.81 )
Piper Mitchell23:18.0324:37.00( 1:18.97 )
Emily Marlatt23:23.0624:50.40( 1:27.34 )
Abigail McRea23:23.3323:22.201.13
Grace Humble23:23.7726:25.70( 3:01.93 )
Ashley Kight23:24.3125:25.20( 2:00.89 )
Anna Plank23:29.0125:45.20( 2:16.19 )
Alaina Fletcher23:37.3126:23.40( 2:46.09 )
Olivia Gustafson23:44.2427:11.90( 3:27.66 )
Jordyn Greene23:47.7027:27.00( 3:39.30 )
Catherine Mahoney23:48.5026:08.90( 2:20.40 )
Ameila Wiley23:57.8625:11.57( 1:13.71 )
Vita Hourigan23:59.3127:40.82( 3:41.51 )
Chelsea Long24:05.4624:12.70( 7.24 )
Filippa Laurelii24:10.1824:45.90( 35.72 )
Joyce Li24:16.1027:11.00( 2:54.90 )
Hannah Benson24:16.4326:57.40( 2:40.97 )
Maggie Thompson24:25.2127:06.00( 2:40.79 )
Mckenna Flint24:35.7329:12.60( 4:36.87 )
Quinn Law-Knotts24:42.4027:02.70( 2:20.30 )
Elaine Barber24:43.4926:14.00( 1:30.51 )
Lauren Young24:50.1828:18.80( 3:28.62 )
Mariam Ashraf24:51.6826:21.00( 1:29.32 )
Morgan Vandre24:57.7127:42.70( 2:44.99 )
Kiera Breisch25:02.2525:23.50( 21.25 )
Morgan Marrapodi25:04.2527:29.50( 2:25.25 )
Olivia Dart25:14.4427:06.20( 1:51.76 )
Morgan Carter25:16.4526:53.10( 1:36.65 )
Emily Gossard25:17.7228:59.46( 3:41.74 )
Addison Pelton25:19.6530:44.70( 5:25.05 )
Kiersten Ropp25:20.6425:13.207.44
Megan Shue25:28.0626:49.40( 1:21.34 )
Jessica Kilgore25:32.3226:13.20( 40.88 )
Emily Webb25:40.4130:52.00( 5:11.59 )
Lynne Regules25:52.2628:31.50( 2:39.24 )
Nivea Logan25:58.0128:06.00( 2:07.99 )
Nisha Thope26:02.7729:46.00( 3:43.23 )
Mady Mustafa26:09.0629:47.80( 3:38.74 )
Hannah Worley26:12.5528:05.10( 1:52.55 )
Gisselle Beck26:12.8527:48.60( 1:35.75 )
Sarah Ramcharan26:19.9828:17.70( 1:57.72 )
Madison Shreve26:25.3327:14.00( 48.67 )
Avery Ricketts26:33.5126:55.00( 21.49 )
Elise Benson26:34.8128:50.40( 2:15.59 )
Morein Ibrahim26:36.3330:59.72( 4:23.39 )
Lexi Shoemaker26:48.4230:13.00( 3:24.58 )
Civian Appiah-Osei26:51.6229:11.00( 2:19.38 )
Kalei Lawson26:56.2628:03.30( 1:07.04 )
Krystal Morales26:59.6734:23.68( 7:24.01 )
Alexis Fowler27:07.5528:31.80( 1:24.25 )
Charlotte Ash27:14.1730:13.50( 2:59.33 )
Tessa Croyle27:26.5230:19.80( 2:53.28 )
Lucy Adkins27:34.1028:59.20( 1:25.10 )
Victoria Uhl27:42.0230:45.00( 3:02.98 )
Zoe Poppert27:43.4727:43.70( 0.23 )
Logan Moore27:50.4028:24.90( 34.50 )
Ely Cing28:47.3432:07.60( 3:20.26 )
Kayla Burns30:53.5834:46.00( 3:52.42 )
Isabella Ennis30:54.7134:45.52( 3:50.81 )
Lauren Kokoski31:16.5535:32.00( 4:15.45 )
Alena Sergueev31:28.4624:41.606:46.86
Vrinda Mullapudi31:47.3841:14.00( 9:26.62 )
Alexandra Kuehner32:54.7838:31.30( 5:36.52 )
Kasia Bokinsky36:10.5936:20.60( 10.01 )
Maximum36:10.5941:14.006:46.86
Median27:31.8230:33.45( 1:19.88 )
Average23:38.3525:34.30( 1:55.95 )
Minimum18:53.0519:52.90( 9:26.62 )


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