Week in Review: Maryland HS Cross Country, Oct. 11-16

Last week had our calendar stacked! We recapped the most pivotal moments from last week and wrapped them up into one article. Don't forget to scroll through all of the pages to see all 10 meets that we covered!

CMC Conference Championships:

Boonsboro High School hosted the CMC Conference Championships in Boonsboro, Md. The course was 3 miles, and there were a few notable performances. Overall, there were four races: Boys Varsity; Girls Varsity; Boys JV; and Girls JV. 

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Boys Varsity:

(Jack Sears becomes an early leader in the Boys Varsity Race)

Linganore boys Jack Sears and Cole Williamson went 1-2 in the Boys Varsity race. Sears placed first with an impressive time of 16:25.10. His teammate, Williamson, followed behind in second place with a time of 16:42.60. The third-place finisher was Catoctin junior Alexander Contreras with a time of 16:48.70. A few seconds after was North Hagerstown senior Alex Duncan in a time of 16:55.50. Smithsburg senior Sean Milligan was the fifth-place finisher with a time of 16:58.80. He was also the last athlete to run under 17 minutes. 

(Jack Sears smiles with a first-place finish) 

After taking the first two spots in the race, it was to no surprise that the Linganore boys took home the top honors with a score of 49 points. Second place was Gov. Thomas Johnson with 108 points. Third was North Hagerstown, led by Duncan, with 118 points.

(The Linganore squad poses with their first-place plaque)

Girls Varsity:

(Caroline Matthews and Caroline Gregory are early leaders in the race)

For the Girls Varsity race, Frederick sophomore Caroline Gregory snagged the win. With an elite performance, she finished first with a time of 18:02.30, which also granted her a lead of 36 seconds. In second place was Boonsboro sophomore Caroline Matthews with a time of 18:38.90. For third place, Urbana junior Ivy Coldren grabbed the title in a time of 18:59.00. She was the last girl to finish in under 19 minutes. Fourth and fifth were taken up by two of the Linganore girls. Senior Caroline Perrone came in fourth with a time of 19:09.40, while her teammate, senior Mikayla Moxley, finished in a time of 19:13.20. 

(Caroline Gregory finishes first with an elite performance)

For the team scores, Urbana, led by Coldren, came out on top with 44 points. Second place was taken by Linganore (70 points), which was led by Perrone and Moxley. The third-place title went to Frederick (82 points), led by Gregory. 

(The Urbana girls pose with their first-place plaque)