Scouting report with Bethesda-Chevy Chase head coach Chad Young. The B-CC program who is also coached by Chad's wife Emily has consistently been one of Maryland's best co-ed programs when measuring the success of both their boys and girls teams. Last year was a rare year for both teams to not be represented at the state meet with the girls failing to advance out of the always competitive 4A West Regional.
The boys team is led by one of the state's fastest individual returnees in Adam Nakasaka with PR's of 15:53 in the 5K and and 9:26 for 3200 meters. Josh Fry is also back as a very solid #2 runner with a 16:24 5K best and a remaining projected top 7 with personal bests under 18 minutes. Their squad should be in the hunt for the Montgomery County title and attempt to defend their 4A West Regional title as well from last fall.
The girls team dealt with a few setbacks and injuries last fall including missing Virginia Brown, who was a breakout star as a freshmen two years ago for B-CC. Brown will be on the comeback trail this fall looking to lead her squad back to being competitive once again at the state level.
Boys Top 7 Returnees
|5||Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (MD)||453|
|1) Adam Nakasaka||15:53.80||7|
|2) Josh Fry||16:24.76||23|
|3) Hermon Tesfatsion||16:54.50||75|
|4) Kevin Mcauliffe||17:26.00||165|
|5) James Cobau||17:31.30||183|
|Average Time: 16:50.07 Total Time: 1:24:10.36 1-5 Split: 1:37.50|
|6) Michael Madrigal||17:56.14||300|
|7) Nick Bailey||17:57.00||307|
Girls Top 7 Returnees
|22||Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (MD)||702|
|1) Anaiah Little-diop||20:18.96||73|
|2) Gabriela Jeliazkov||20:34.20||101|
|3) Virginia Brown||21:00.91||145|
|4) Julie Kloner||21:18.36||180|
|5) Anna O'Keefe||21:24.80||203|
|Average Time: 20:55.45 Total Time: 1:44:37.23 1-5 Split: 1:05.84|
|6) Laura Koye||21:35.60||229|
|7) Jane Griffin||21:37.50||233|
- Stay healthy - keep up with prehab routine and do the little things each day to get stronger.
- Build and maintain a positive team atmosphere - this is whole team effort.
- For the boys I know they will want to be in contention to win at counties, regionals and states this year. The girls will be looking to rebound after not qualifying for states last year. This year getting to states will be a team goal.