Additional photos from the 2006 Maymont Festival by Linda D\'Amato
Performance list for the 2006 Maymont Cross Country Festival to be held Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia.
Photos taken by Brandon Miles of the bronze division races from the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, Septemer 29th and 30th.
Weekly Rankings for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties, private schools, and Maryland state.
Photos taken by Barbara and John Herzog from the copper division races from the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th.
Photos taken by Barbara and John Herzog from the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th.
Earlier in the week, Bethany Walker won for the 2nd time in four days, taking the MIDWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE title. On Friday at the PAUL SHORT INVITATIONAL, Neely Spence, the Shippensburg junior running for her high school for the first time, made her 5K PA HS Invitational debut a memorable one, winning in a stunning 17:47, and looking like she had more to give. Emmaus, the young team with big goals, looked every bit the part as they won the team title. Strath Haven's Rob Speare won a dual over Tom Mooney of Council Rock South (Photo is a 1.75 miles). Quince Orchard of Maryland won the team title with 158 points and Germantown Friends was second with 163. At the MCDONALD'S MAYMOUNT XC FESTIVAL in Richmond, VA, Baldwin took gold in the, pardon the reference, Gold Seeded Boys race. On Saturday in New York at WARWICK VALLEY, Radnor came within 9 points of upsetting US#1 Hilton, 59-68. At the CARLISLE INVITATIONAL, Coateville scored 30 behind Kyle Dawson's 15:17.9. Manheim Township girls win. Lara Crofford 18:16. At the COUGAR INVITATIONAL in New Jersey, Colts Neck's Tom Forys won the head-to-head over Unionville's Paul Springer by 11 seconds, running 14:58. At the 3.0 MCQUAID INVITATIONAL in New York, it was a perfect day for some fast times. The fastest PA time of the day came from a freshman from Notre Dame Green Pond (Easton), as Allison Constant ran 18:04. Bradford's Sarah Lonzi ran 18:15. In the boy's races, Smethport senior Ben Hahn ran 15:13.6. North East finished 2nd in the team competition. The Strath Haven girls took on the tough Hereford 3.0 course in Maryland at the BULL RUN INVITATIONAL and came away with a 2nd place in the Medium Schools race. The Meadville boys took the top three spots and put four in the top 16 to win the COCHRANTON INVITATIONAL. Zac Ross ran 15:49. The Meadville girls captured 2nd to Titusville. Titusville's Laura Koller won in 19:54. At the COUNCIL ROCK INVITATIONAL, the host North boys dominated by placing four in the top nine behind the 16:38 by Matt Wikler. Josh Izewski of Central Bucks East took 1st in 16:02. Sarah Simonetti continued her wins with a solo 18:38 to lead her Pennridge team to the title by two points over Central Bucks South. At the MERCERSBURG ACADEMY INVITATIONAL, James Finucane took 3rd for the hosts. Anne Spencer was 14th for the host girls. Both teams finished 9th. Cedar Cliff took a drive to Bloomsburg and came away with team gold in both the girls' and boys' races at the NORTHEAST INVITATIONAL. Kassie Meholick led thei girls with a 4th place 19:17 on the challenging course while the boys were led by the 16:53.0 of Jared McGahen. Lakeland senior Mark Bucklaw won in 16:13.0, edging Crestwood sophomore Robert Micikas by less than a second.
Photos taken by John Herzog from Friday races at the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia.
Mooresville is now receiving votes in the Southeast NTN Poll which puts them close to one of their goals. They would like to be ranked eventually and this weekend is a step in that direction. East Forsyth is led by Patrick Crawford who recently ran 16:35 at the Wolfpack Inviational. Following him is Dylan Ferris, the nation's #2 800m runner from last year. This team could be dangerous, but it may not be until Regionals and States.
Photos taken by Barbara and John Herzog of the invitational division races from the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th.
Photos taken by Barbara & John Herzog from silver division races from the 2006 Maymont X-Country Festival at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th.
Complete results from the McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont are now posted. Quick highlights from Maymont include: Mike Spooner of West Springfield (15:35) defeating Griff Graves of Abingdon (15:46) in a classic duel between two Foot Locker Nationals hopefuls. The boys team competition was fierce and close as only 82 point separated the first 11 teams. 2005 Nike Team Nationals representatives from the Southeast region in Chapel Hill of North Carolina rose to the occassion as the SE #6 team knocked off higher ranked SE #3 Thomas Jefferson (4th, 156 pts) and Fork Union (7th, 172 pts). Jamestown was the biggest surprise of the meet though even topping Chapel Hill\'s win in coming in as the #9 ranked team in Virginia, yet finishing second with 130 points and ahead of seven higher ranked teams in the state. SE #1 and US #5 Eleanor Roosevelt girls from Maryland (39 pts) romped the Maymont field as expected, but SE #4 Tatnall of Delaware (77 pts) had a solid run in second. Eleanor Roosevelt was led by race champion Marika Walker with a top time and meet/course record time of 18:25. W.T. Woodson senior Sarrah Hadiji was the top finisher from Virginia in the race taking fourth in 18:41 as six runners (Heritage\'s Laura Rapp dipped under 19 minutes to win bronze race) went under the old course mark of 19:01. Plenty of more to come from Maymont including photos, video, and stories! Meet story by Brandon Miles What if they ran at Maymont? - Adding in other missing top SE teams into the equation at Maymont. Photo Galleries by John Herzog: HS Invitational Division - HS Gold Division - HS Silver Division - HS Copper Division Invitational Photo Gallery by David Fleenor: Boys - Girls Photo Galleries by Brandon Miles: HS Bronze Division Friday Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles & John Herzog Maymont Race Video Clips
With Oak Ridge TN boys competing in both the Nike Race of Champions at Great American and invitational division at Maymont in two consecutive weekends against the majority of the Southeast region\'s top teams, a gauge was available in time differences from Oak Ridge runners in their times from Great American to Maymont. The average time difference for Oak Ridge was 35 seconds faster for each of their runners. Using that time difference, runners from SE #1 Midlothian VA, SE #2 Brentsville VA, SE #5 Parkview GA, and SE #7 Chiles FL were plugged into the Maymont results subtracting 35 seconds from their Great American times. The outcome kept Midlothian (81 pts) and Brentsville (110 pts) at #1 and #2 in the region, while Parkview (151 pts) finished just ahead of Maymont champion Chapel Hill (172 pts). Florida\'s top team in Chiles (202 pts) finished just one point ahead of Maymont runner-up and unranked Jamestown (203 pts) in the conversions for fifth as the state of Virginia has seven teams scoring in the top ten.
Featuring no fewer than 13 teams that have been ranked among the top 10 high school cross country teams in the Southeast so far this season, this weekend
Photos taken by Brandon Miles of a course tour of the McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont. A video tour of the course to come!
When the Nike Team Nationals preseason rankings were released earlier this week it confirmed what McDonald
The fourth annual McDonald
Reminder to all coaches that the deadline to enter your team at this year\'s McDonald\'s Maymont X-Country Festival to be held on September 29th and 30th in Richmond, Virginia is approaching. The final day to enter your team is next Friday, September 8th. The meet will have huge Nike Team Nationals impliciations with a dozen squads set to compete with NTN Southeast preseason rankings. Teams from ten different states and the District of Columbia will be coming into Richmond to face off with Virginia schools. However, the \"Maymont experience\" is not exclusive to elite teams but to all participants, coaches, and spectators with free t-shirts to all participants, live bands, and overall fun time.
Trinity will run in the Elite Race against Chapel Hill (NC), #1 last season in Nike Southeast Region and Oakton (Va) #5 Thomas Jefferson S & T (Va) #6 last season.
Photos from Saturday\'s races from the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th.
Important information for high school coaches for this weekend\'s Maymont Cross Country Festival to be held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia. Information on directions, parking, packet pick-up, open races, and course previewing included.
As a former cross country runner at the high school and collegiate level, the cross country course found at the McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont provides many things a runner would like. The scenery is simply amazing at Maymont. The openess of the park allows for multiple points for spectators and coaches to get to on the course. Not to mention the great extras the people at Richmond Sports Backers are bringing to Maymont to make this truly an event rather than another meet such as live bands. In a description of various important points on the course, you\'ll find that the course is not a race track nor is it a mountain climb.
Video clips from the 2006 McDonald\'s Festival at Maymont held at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th.
Team lists for each division of the high schools for this weekend\'s McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont to be held Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th. Includes race start times, number of runners in each race, and list of teams represented in each race division. Meet preview will be posted tonight.
Miscellaneous shots taken by Barbara and John Herzog from the 2006 McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont held in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, September 30th.
As of this morning (9/6), 117 teams, 70 schools, and 1295 athletes have been registered for this year\'s McDonald\'s Maymont Cross Country Festival to be held on September 29th and 30th in Richmond, Virginia. There is still time to register with final entries still being accepted until noon on Friday, September 8th. More meet information can be found at http://www.sportsbackers.org/xcountry_festival_team_info.htm.
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