Photo by John Roemer
Abigail Green was making headlines for the third straight weekend this Saturday at the DCXC Invitational. Her 17:14 performance shattered the previous course record of 17:45 held by Weini Kelati, and she finished with the second-fastest time of the day and a MD #1 mark. Patuxent's Hayley Jackson was the only girls champion from Maryland at the DCXC Invitational, winning the senior race with a new personal best of 17:42.
Annapolis senior Maria Coffin has been quiet this season but on Saturday she finally dropped a fast time, winning the Chesapeake Invitational in 17:42.50. Even with Green garnering most of the attention in the early part of this season, Coffin should still be regarded as the top runner in the state until she loses a race.
Elsewhere in Maryland, Hereford's Kelly Wesolowski won the morning session with a new personal best of 18:24. It was her first major cross country win in just her second large cross country race. Behind her in second place was Spalding standout freshman Lacey Eden, breaking out with a new PR of 19:02. Up at the Westminster Invitational, Boonsboro's Camryn Harper continues to lead her team to victory, as she also picked up her first career major victory.