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Cross Country 2015

     When What/Information Contact Other
 Fri. 9/11 White Clay Creek Classic, WCC Mike Mooney DirectAthletics or Milesplit
 Sat. 9/12     Lake Forest XC Festival, Killens   Ray Parker DirectAthletics
 Fri. 9/18 Middletown Invitational, Lums Pond Mary Kay Waltemire 
 Sat. 10/3"Fr. Beattie" Salesianum Invitational, Brandywine Creek
Mike Losapio

 Fri. 10/9     UD Invite Wendy McFarlane Register
 Fri. 10/16    Joe O'Neill Invite, Bellevue Michelle Flanagan Register
 Thu. 10/22 DSAC Championships  
 Fri. 10/23
  races start at 3:30
 Steve Lantz Register
 Tue. 10/27  Kent County Championships  
 Thu.10/29  DISC Championships  
 Fri. 10/30     Blue Hen Conference Champs, WCC Mike Roth Register
 Sat 11/7 Henlopen Conference Championships  
 Sat. 11/7    * New Castle County Championships Rick Schuder Register
 Sat. 11/14 DIAA State Championships, Killens  Register

* COACHES: Please used Combined Invoice for Joe O'Neill Invitational, Killens Pond Invitational, New Castle County Championships.

State MVP's - Kevin Murray (Charter) and Lydia Olivere (Padua)
New Castle County Coach of the Year (Boys & Girls) - 
    Patrick Costagno (Tatnall)
State Coaches of the Year: 
    Girls - Jennifer McGowan (St. Andrew's)
    Boys - Rick Schuder (Wm. Charter) 

New coaching positions added to Coaching Positions page.

COACHES:  In an effort to keep all informed of any last minute changes in meet information or weather alerts, please email contact information - email address and cell number - to Steve Lantz.

HONOR ROLL:  Girls Boys

Click Here for access to articles written by Chuck Durante, highlighting XC & Track meets, past and present.

November 28
Nike Cross Southeast, Cary, NC
Kevin Murray Places 2nd to Advance to Nike Nationals in Oregon!
Murray's time of 15:06, is the fastest 5k run by a Delaware high schooler, eclipsing his own record of 15:08, when he won the Joe O'Neill Invitational earlier this season. True to form, Murray blistered the first mile, punishing much of the competition, only to be passed in the last 1k, by Brodey Hasty from Brentwood (Tennessee). He will compete this Saturday, Dec. 5th, for a national championship in Portland.
Salesianum's Andrew Hally, placed 17th in the same race, running 15:39.
In the girls race, Padua's Lydia Olivere placed 8th in 17:45, while Tatnall freshman, Keelin Hays,took 12th running 17:56 - putting her at #9 on the All Time fastest 5k list.

November 14
2015 DIAA Cross Country Championships, Killens Pond State Park
Tatnall Sweeps DII Team Titles/Joey Garrett and Keelin Hays Take the Individual Championships!
Charter Boys Win Their First Ever DIAA State Championship Rallying Solidly Behind Front-Runner, Kevin Murray - 15:20 another New Course Record!
The Girls from Padua Won their 3rd Straight DI Championship Behind the Race Winner Lydia Olivere!

Cross Country States 2015 website.mp4

Girls' DII Highlights:
Keelin Hays all alone.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
Running with just over 800m to finish, l-r, Louisa Belk, Lauren Anshen, Caitlin Cobb.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
The meet started with DII when Tatnall Freshman, Keelin Hays, won the race (17:57.94), by more than a minute, pacing the Hornets to a 34 - 75 victory over runner-up St. Andrew's. All seven of Tatnall's racers placed in the top 20 - Caroline Foley, 6th/19:35; Lauren Anshen, 7th/19:38; Eirinn Sikes, 8th/19:44; Elaina Teklits, 12th/20:01; Jill Reinhardt, 13th/20:14; and Savannah Pankow, 17th/20:35.
St. Andrew's second place team finish was bolstered by a 2-3 punch from Louisa Belk (2013 MVP), running 19:12, and Caitlin Cobb, who crossed the line in 19:13.
The team from DMA finished their season in 3rd, 3 points out of second, with three in the top 15 - Kelsi Lussier, 10th/19:47; Kylie Jones, 14th/20:19; and Nicole Harris, 15th/20:26. 
Also medaling in DII were Analise Kaminsky, the senior from St. Mark's, finishing 4th/19:15; eighth grader Maya Bordrick (Conrad) was 5th/19:28; Lillian Peterson (Newark Charter), 9th/19:45; and the junior from Brandywine, Alexa Crowell took 11th/19:55.

Girls' DI Highlights:
DI early in the race. L-R L. Olivere, Dawkins, Jackson, Ramirez, Macturk, Beston.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
Beston and L. Olivere battle down the stretch.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.

Lydia Olivere outlasted Newark's Rachel Beston to win the DI title in 17:57.66, the fastest time of the day, over Beston's 18:00. Beston kept in close contact the entire race and even took the lead with about 80m to go, but Olivere came back for the win.
Olivere's sister Maddie, was the Panda's #2 runner, placing 6th in 19:26. Also running for the championship Padua team were Hannah Apostolico, 8th/19:41; Alicia Lenoir, 12th/20:24; Cassidy Pieper, 17th/20:58; Bailey Apostolico, 24th/21:26; and Jackie Holowka, 29th/21:36. 
Erin Jackson paced the runner-up Charter team taking 3rd in 18:59. Teammate Sydney Kriner was 9th running 19:47.
The girls from Newark were 3rd in the team competition, behind Beston, freshman Naomi Dawkins, (4th/19:15), and Xia Howard, (15th/20:45).
Concord's Katie Macturk was 5th/19:24; Roxanne Ramirez was 7th/19:35 for Sussex Tech; Piper Freed, of Appoquinimink placed 10th/19:52; Abby Mace and Naomi Bowser were 11th/20:15 and 13th/20:32 for Smyrna, and Sarah Dziak came in 14th/20:45 for Cape Henlopen.

Boys' DII Highlights:
Joey Garrett near the 3 mi mark.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
Tatnall's Brendan Balthis and Brad Keen running stride for stride as they near the finish.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
It was all Tatnall in boys DII championship, taking the first 3 places (Garrett, 1st/16:05; Brad Keen, 2nd/16:26; and freshman Brendan Balthis, 3rd/26:27). The 103 point margin of victory over runner-up Newark Charter was strongly backed by teammates, Michael Flanagan, 6th/16:41; Ryan Pala, 9th/16:54; Noah McFoy, 17th/17:17; and Max Hardin, 31st/17:48.
Rounding out the top 15 were freshman, Connor Nisbet, of Wilmington Friends, 4th/16:31; Hudson Pepper (Tower Hill), 5th/16:34; Alex Horgan (St. Andrew's), 7th/16:48; Jacob Puharic (Caravel), 8th/16:52; Bryan Delle Donne (Newark Charter); Michael Collins (Red Lion Christian) 11th/17:03; Robert Vadnais (St. Mark's), 12th/17:04; Drew Harris (Lake Forest), 13th/17:05; and Antonio Angelini, 14th/17:08, and Padraig Hahn, 15th/17:08 both from 3rd place DMA.

Boys' DI Highlights:
Kevin Murray appearing out of the woods.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
Murray and Andrew Hally set the pace early.
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.
Charter's Kevin Murray continued his dominance setting his 4th course record in a month, finishing in 15:20, some 11 seconds better than the previous record set by Tatnall alumnus Stephen Garrett in 2013! Murray is arguably Delaware's best cross country runner in recent history, and perhaps of all time, (Salesianum's Eric Eckstrand held numerous course records in the late '90's).
The team score does not reveal the tight contest between Charter and Salesianum. An unfortunate disqualification on the Sals team altered their score by 58 points - George Steinhoff was Sallie's 3rd finisher, placing 6th, before being taken down by officials for impeding at the finish line. However, his legal finish would not have propelled the Sals on top - the Force would have still be victorious by just an 8 point margin! It appears the Charter boys exacted their revenge on the Sals after losing a 6th man, tie-break in 2014.
Behind Murray, Charter placed Chris Avila, 4th/16:28; Coby Collins, 7th/16:40; Charles Wilson, 9th/16:44; Augie Carlozzi, 11th/16:56; Grady McPeak, 34th/17:40; and Hunter Wieman, 47th/17:58.
Andrew Hally, 2nd/16:09; John Walker, 3rd/16:19; and Asa Bloom, 14th/17:05 all finished in the top 15 for Salesianum.
Appoquinimink placed 3rd overall behind Vail Freed, 8th/16:43; and Iddriss Iddriss, 12th/17:01.
Also in the top 15 were Tosin Ibronke (Smyrna), 5th/16:35; Nate Twining (CR), 6th/16:36; Blake Evans (AI duPont) 10th/16:52; Sean Saxton (Dover), 13th/17:04; and David Bacigalupi (AI duPont) 15th/17:11.

November 7
Henlopen Conference Championships, Killens Pond State Park
Caesar Rodney wins both titles!
New Castle County Championships, Winterthur
Charter's Kevin Murray Sets a 3rd Course Record in as Many Races to Win the NCC Championships in 15:20!
Tatnall's Keelin Hays Upsets the Defending Champion, Lydia Olivere (Padua), to Capture the Girls Title in 18:01!
Both Teams from Tatnall are Winners in the Team Competition.
Boys' Highlights:
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.

Murray led from the start as he has all season shaving 12 seconds off the course record set by Pat Hally (Salesianum) in 2013.
Andrew Hally, a senior from Sallies, was the runner-up in 15:59.
Tatnall placed five in the top 15 (Joey Garrett, 4th/16:14; Brendan Balthis, 8th/16:29; Michael Flanagan, 9th/16:43; Ryan Pala, 11th/16:49; and Brad Keen, 15th/16:52) to win the team title by seven points over Charter, whose win from Murray and high placing from Coby Collins (5th/16:25) and Chris Avila (7th/16:28) pushed the Force comfortably ahead of 3rd place Sallies, behind strong finishes from Hally, John Walker (3rd/16:10) and George Steinhoff (10th/16:46).
Hudson Pepper, the sophomore from Tower Hill, ran a tough race to get 6th overall in 16:27.
Photo courtesy of Kate Wheeler.
Chase pack finishing first loop:  L-R Balthis/8th, Collins/5th, Avila/7th, Pepper/6th, Walker/3rd

Girls' Highlights:
Photo courtesy of Don Paul.

Unlike the boys race, the girls race changed leads a few times throughout and came down to the wire. Padua's Lydia Olivere, took the race out in the first loop, ahead of Keelin Hays and Rachel Beston (Newark). Hays gained the lead going into the second loop but could not shake Olivere. Olivere fought back to take over the lead with about 600m to go. Coming up the final incline to the tape, the two girls battled, leaving Beston and the rest of the pack. In the end it was Hays that came up with the win in the final few strides, narrowly edging Olivere by just one second.
Tatnall placed three behind Hays in the top fifteen (Lauren Anshen, 4th/19:18; Caroline Foley, 8th/19:28, and Eirinn Sikes, 15th/19:44) to easily win the team title 46-103 over second place, Padua.
The team from St. Andrew's, behind two in the top nine - Caitlin Cobb, 7th/19:28, and Louisa Belk, 9th/19:34 - narrowly edged the girls from DMA, 121-122.
Rounding out the top ten individuals were Beston (3rd/18:14), Erin Jackson (Charter, 5th/19:19), Katie Macturk (Concord, 6th/19:25), and Analise Kaminsky (St. Mark's, 10th/19:35).
Photo courtesy of Michelle Flanagan
Girls' varsity start

News Journal article by Chuck Durante.

November 3
Kent County Championships, Blackbird State Forest Park
Caesar Rodney H.S. Sweeps Kent County Championships!
Tosin Ibronke, of Smyrna, was the boys' winner in 16:26.
Deja Rodriguez-Santiago, of Milford, won the girls' race in 20:37.

October 30
Catholic Conference Championships, Bellevue State Park
Padua Wins the Team Title Behind Winner Lydia Olivere.
Padua placed all seven runners in the first 9 spots (L. Olivere,1st/19:01, Madeline Olivere, 3rd/19:43, Hannah Apostolico, 4th/19:49, Alicia Lenoir, 5th/20:05, Amber Owens, 6th/20:10, Jacqueline Holowka, 7th/20:56, Julianna Lenoir, 9th/21:09).
St. Mark's senior, Analise Kaminski, placed 2nd for the runner-up Spartans - 19:25.

Blue Hen Conference Championships, White Clay Creek State Park
Kevin Murray Earns a New Course Record, Uncontested - 15:28!
Charter Sweeps the Team Titles!
Photo courtesy of Michelle Flanagan.
Murray led the boys' race from the 400m mark, hitting the mile in 4:40, never looking back, to beat the former record by 9 seconds.

Newark's Rachel Beston Gets the Girls Individual Title!
Photo courtesy of Michelle Flanagan.

Beston ran the DE #3 All Time in 18:26!

News Journal Article by Chuck Durante

October 29
DISC Championships, Tatnall School

October 23
Killens Pond Invitational
Tatnall Sweeps Killen's Invitational!
Salesianum's Andrew Hally Wins in 15:46 - #6 All Time!

Varsity boys leading at the 800m mark, (l-r) Joey Garrett, Andrew Hally, John Walker, Michael Flanagan.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Flanagan.

Tatnall Freshman, Keelin Hays, Finishes First in the Girls' Race in 18:22, #8 All Time & a New Freshman Class Record at Killens!

Photo courtesy of Michelle Flanagan.
Hally broke away from runner-up, Joey Garrett (Tatnall) in the final 800 meters, appearing comfortable as he crossed the line.
Tatnall Freshman, Brendan Balthis set a new class record for Killens Pond, running 16:35 to place 6th.
Despite placing 1st and 3rd (John Walker/16:09), Salesianum boys were no match for Tatnall in the team standings. Tatnall boys claimed the title, 28-62 over the Sals, placing 5 in the top 9 (Garrett, 2nd/15:53; Michael Flanagan, 4th/16:21; Balthis, 6th/16:35, Brad Keen 7th/16:42; and Max Hardin, 9th/16:45).
Also in the top ten were Hudson Pepper (5th/16:29), a Tower Hill sophomore, and Connor Nisbet (8th/16:42), a freshman from Wilmington Friends.

Tatnall girls placed 5 behind Hays in the top 10 - Lauren Anshen (2nd/18:56), Caroline Foley (6th/19:27), Eirinn Sikes (7th/19:31), Olivia Hardin (8th/19:44), Jill Reinhardt (10th/20:06) - dominating the field 24 - 103, over runner-up Concord! 
Rounding out the top ten were Roxanne Ramirez (Sussex Tech) was 3rd in 19:06, Rachel Beston (Newark) placed 4th in 19:17, Katie Macturk (Concord) running 19:21, and Haleigh Killen (Concord) was 9th in 19:52.

October 22
Diamond State Athletic Conference Championships, Brandywine Creek State Park

October 16 
Joe O'Neill Invitational

Joe O'Neill 2015

Charter's Kevin Murray Breaks Course Record at Bellevue!
Padua's Lydia Olivere Crowned the Girls Champion!
The Tatnall School Sweeps Team Titles!
Kevin Murray went wire-to-wire to win in 15:08.83, a new course record, besting Tatnall's Jack Hagood's 15:19, run in the same meet in 2013. Murray's time was the fastest recorded for a Delaware runner, narrowly edging former teammate, Kieran Tuntivate, who ran 15:08.9 at the NXN Southeast Regional Meet in 2014. Murray was 40 seconds ahead of second place Andrew Hally, from Salesianum, running 15:48. John Walker, of Salesianum placed 3rd in 15:52.
The boys from Tatnall put three in the top 8 (Joey Garrett, 4th/16:01; Michael Flanagan, 7th/16:15; and Brendan Balthis, 8th/16:18), to nail the team title in a slim margin over Salesianum, 70 - 73.
Rounding out the top 10 were a pair from third place Charter, Chris Avila, 5th/16:10 and Coby Collins, 10th/16:26; Hudson Pepper (Tower Hill), 6th/16:13; and Sussex Tech's Ben Bamforth, 9th/16:24. 

Lydia Olivere (17:30) dominated the field once again to win the girls race in 17:30, #4 All Time just one position behind her sister, Lindsey, who ran 17:23 in 2010. 
Narrowing the gap was Newark's Rachel Beston, running Delaware's #8 All Time performance in 17:53.
Tatnall crushed in the team scoring placing all five scorers in the top 11 to beat runner-up Padua 35 - 81! Freshmen Keelin Hays (3rd/18:25), Olivia Hardin (6th/18:54), Lauren Anshen (7th/18:54), Eirinn Sikes (8th/19:02) made their mark in their first big state competition while Junior, Caroline Foley gutted an 11th place finish in 19:22, coming off a recent injury.
Finishing in the top ten were Sussex Tech's Roxanne Ramirez (4th/18:49), Concord senior Katie Macturk (5th/18:53), Newark freshman Naomi Dawkins (9th/19:07) and Louisa Belk, the senior from St. Andrew's (10th/19:19).
The DMA girls placed third with 129 points running as a tight pack.

News Journal Article by Chuck Durante

October 9 - 10
Manhattan Invitational, Van Cortlandt Park, NY
Lydia Olivere Runs the 3rd Fastest Time of the Day in Winning the Girls Varsity D Race  in 14:08 - #1 Delaware All Time!

Padua's Lydia Olivere nears the finish to win the Girls Varsity D race. 
Photo courtesy of Lee Kauffman.

Olivere's race in the revered Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, NYC was one for the record books. Beside being the #1 All Time for a Delaware girl at the Park, she earned the sophomore class record at the Park. She also gained a place on the "Van Cortlandt Park All Time List" coming in at #10, sharing the company of some of the most accomplished runners from the last three decades.
Newark's Rachel Beston placed 4th in the Varsity C race in 15:00 - #9 All Time.
Tatnall's Keelin Hays placed 2nd in the Varsity B race in 15:06.

Charter's Kevin Murray Runs 2nd Fastest Time in State History Placing 11th in the Eastern States Championship in 12:30!
Besides Murray, Salesianum senior, Andrew Hally, broke into Delaware's top ten running 12:56, earning #8 All Time.
Tatnall senior, Joey Garrett, ran the third fastest Delaware boys' time of the day in 13:11 Tatnall, Salesianum, and Charter boys all toed-the-line in the championship race. The Hornets placed the highest, in 18th, followed by the Sals, 21st, and the Force, 25th.

UD Blue and Gold HS Invitational, White Clay Creek State Park
AI duPont Boys/Severna Park (MD) Girls Take Team Titles
Boys' Highlights:
AI duPont's Blake Evans was the individual champion covering the course in 17:12. Evans and teammates Erick Jones (3rd/17:48), Matt McLean (7th/18:00), Jon Bacigalupi (18th/18:26), and Rob McLean (24th/18:36) scored just 53 points in the field of 18 schools for the win.
Sussex Tech's Ben Bamforth took second place to lead the Ravens to third in the team scoring. Their score of 106 equalled Charter's but the Force relied on their sixth runner, Joel Turk, to break the tie, declaring them second.

Girls' Highlights:
Katie Macturk crosses the line at White Clay Creek.
Photo courtesy of Jill McDermott.

Concord senior, Katie Macturk, took the girls individual crown running 19:44, nine seconds ahead of runner-up Roxanne Ramirez (19:53), of Sussex Tech. Haleigh Killen, a junior from Concord was third in 20:28 for the third place Raiders.
St. Andrew's girls were runners-up to Maryland's Severna Park.

October 7
43rd Tidewater Fall Classic, Winter Place Park, Salisbury, MD
Pair from Sussex Tech are Runners-Up at Big Invitational on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Ben Bamforth (16:30) and Roxanne Ramirez (19:07) paced the Ravens to place 2nd and 4th in the team scores.
Delaware girls in the top ten after Ramirez were Naomi Bowser (6th/20:39) of Smyrna, Nicolette Beers (9th/21:10) of Caesar Rodney, and Sarah Dziak (10th/21:17) of Cape Henlopen. Caesar Rodney girls took 2nd in the team scoring.

Top ten boys from Delaware behind Bamforth include Bryan Perry (3rd/16:41) of Polytech, Tolson Ibronke (4th/16:51) of Smyrna, Nate Twining (6th/17:00) of Caesar Rodney, and Adam Bailey (9th/17:10) of Smyrna. Sussex Tech and Caesar Rodney placed 2nd and 3rd out of 23 teams participating in the mid-week event.

October 2 - 3
Paul Short, Lehigh University (Brandywine, Charter, Concord, Newark, Padua)
Individual Titles in Premier PA Event Awarded to Delaware Runners! Padua's Lydia Olivere  and Charter's Kevin Murray Were the Overall Winners in a Meet that Hosted Nearly 100 Schools competing in Two Races.
   Lydia Olivere receives her award. Photo courtesy of Don Paul.

Olivere appeared comfortable down the stretch as she separated from the pack with about 250 meters to go. The sophomore covered the course in 17:49, smashing the 18 minute barrier for the first time in her career to win the Brown Division.

Newark's Rachel Beston placed 13th in the Brown Division running 18:40.
Kevin Murray receives his award. Photo courtesy of Don Paul.

Murray easily won the Boys' Brown Division finishing in 15:29, 7 seconds ahead of the runner-up from North Pocono High School. The Charter boys finished 5th in a field of 42 teams!

The course was fast despite steady rain and cool and windy conditions. 
Girls cross the finish line. Photo courtesy of Don Paul.

Fr. Beattie Salesianum Invitational, Brandywine Creek State Park
Andrew Hally Wins the Championship Race in 16:51, the Fastest Time of the Day!
The inclement weather did not dampen competition at the Creek. 
Large School & Champs Divisions were raced together and scored separately.
Hally's win returned the individual crown to Broom Street after a one-year hiatus - the last Salesian to win the championship was his brother, Patrick, in 2013.
Salesianum freshmen, Michael Keehan (18:01) and Sean Banko (18:14) took one-two in the Freshmen Race. However Connor Nisbet, of Wilmington Friends, ran the fastest freshman class time of the day in 17:49 to place 3rd in the Small Varsity Race.

Kelsi Lussier, a freshman from DMA, won the Small School Varsity Division in 21:04 and was the fastest Delaware girl at the meet. Teammates Alena Foley (21:46/3rd), Kylie Jones (21:51/4th), Nicole Harris (21:55/5th), and Gina Miller (22:15/8th) dominated the division to win 21-52 over runner-up Georgetown Day School.

September 26
23rd Carlisle High School Invitational 2015 (Padua)
 Padua's Lydia Olivere Places 2nd in 18:10.
Photo courtesy of Lee Kauffman

Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational (AI, CR, DMA, Glasgow, St. Mark's, Smyrna, Sussex Tech)
Boys' Highlights:
Nate Twining, the senior from Caesar Rodney, ran the fastest Delaware time of the day - 16:58 - to place 11th in the Varsity A Division. Smyrna's Tosin Ibironki was 15th in same race running 17:15.
Sussex Tech's Ben Bamforth ran 17:03 for 16th place in the Varsity B Division.
AI duPont boys packed five guys within 18 seconds to take the runner-up spot in the Varsity C Division. Led by David Bacigalupi, running 17:04 to place 9th, teammates Blake Evans (11th/17:06), Erick Jones (13th/17:09), Jonathan Bacigalupi (19th/17:18), and Matt McLean (21st/17:22) were close on his heels.
Padraig Hahn (DMA) placed 9th in the Varsity D Division - 17:22.

Girls' Highlights:
Analise Kaminski (St. Mark's) led all Delaware runners, covering the course in 19:40 to place 5th in the Varsity D Division. 
Roxanne Ramirez also took a 5th place finish (Varsity B) with a time of 19:41.
The girls from DMA took 2nd Place in the Varsity D Division with strong performances from Kelsi Lussier (7th/19:45), Kylie Jones (14th/20:14), Alena Foley (18th/20:31), Nicole Harris (20th/20:38), and Gina Miller (24th/20:56).

September 18 - 19
Adidas XC Challenge, Cary NC (Salesianum)
Andrew Hally Takes 6th Place with a Speedy, Early Season Time of 15:32!
Salesianum placed 4th in the Championship Boys Event.

Oberod Invitational, Greenville, DE
Tatnall Teams Were Runners-Up in Inaugural Invitational
The girls from Tatnall, led by a pair of freshmen (Keelin Hays/4th and Olivia Hardin/6th) edged Red Bank Catholic 60-61 to finish second behind Unionville (30). Anna Juul, of Unionville was the overall winner in 19:16.

Tatnall boys put 3 in the top 10 (Joey Garrett/3rd, Michael Flanagan/4th, and Brendan Balthis/8th); but it was not enough to best the depth of West Chester Henderson, placing 5 in the top 9. The race was won by Kent Hall, of Unionville, in 16:27.

Results NOTE - Must "View Official Results" to get Delaware participant results.

Briarwood Invitational, Belmont Plateau, Philadelphia (Archmere, DMA, Dover, St. Mark's, Wm Penn)
St. Mark's Senior, Analise Kaminski, Places 2nd in the Division 2 Event!
Kaminski covered the challenging course in 20:36.
DMA girls placed 2nd in the same race behind strong pack running from Alena Foley/9th, Kelsi Lussier/10th, Kylie Jones/11th.
Archmere won the Freshmen Girls Division on a 3k course.

Results - NOTE - Must "View Official Results" to get Delaware participant results.

Middletown Invitational, Lums Pond

Middletown Cross Country 2015.mp4

Sussex Tech Duo Takes Individual Crowns at Lums Pond!
Roxanne Ramirez led all runners with a time of 19:54. Her teammate, Ben Bamforth, took the boys title in 17:17.
AI duPont easily won the boys team title, placing five in the top ten, (Eric Jones/2nd, Blake Evans/3rd, David Bacigalupi/5th, Matt McLean/9th and Jon Bacigalupi/10th)!
St. Andrew's Girls had a strong showing to win the girls team title, placing 4 in the top 10, (Louisa Belk/2nd, Caitlin Cobb/5th, Lyndon Fausey/6th, Brookie Mclivaine/10th).

September 11 - 12
Quad X High School Invitational, Belmont Plateau (Padua)
The Girls From Padua (Apostolico, Olivere, Olivere, Owens), Win the 4 x 2 mile XC Relay at Belmont Plateau in 52:43!

Cherokee Challenge (Salesianum, Tatnall)
Salesianum Senior, Andrew Hally, Places 2nd in a Field of 280 Seniors Running the 3200m Course in 9:46.
A Pair of Freshman from Tatnall Finish on Top.
Hally's teammate, John Walker, also broke the 10 minute barrier to place 5th in the Senior race in 9:58.
Tatnall Freshmen, Brendan Balthis (10:30), and Keelin Hayes (11:55) win their first high school races over a large field.

Lake Forest Invitational, Killens Pond
Charter's Kevin Murray Starts the Season with an Impressive 15:45 at Killens - #5 All Time!
Charter Takes Both Boys and Girls A Division Titles.
DMA Wins Girls Varsity B Division.
Other Highlights:
On the heels of his Freshmen Class Race win at The White Clay Creek Classic, Connor Nisbet, of Wilmington Friendswon the Varsity B Division a day later clocking 16:58.
Charter senior, Erin Jackson was the winner in the Girls Varsity A Division in 20:31.
St. Mark's senior, Analise Kaminski posted the fastest time of the day by a Delaware runner, 19:48, for 2nd Place in the B Division.
Results (Note: JV races were halted by weather and not contested.)

White Clay Creek Classic

White Clay Meet

Newark's Rachel Beston Runs 18:49 to Dominate the Field in the Senior Race - Moving up to #7 All Time!
Ursuline Girls Post Strong Early Season Times, Earning 2nd Place
Other Highlights:
Delaware runners took both of the freshman titles. Connor Nisbet, of Wilmington Friends, crossed the line in 17:59 to take the boys' race. Newark freshman, Naomi Dawkins, covered the course in just 20:28 to win the girls' race.
Newark's Daniel Mwaniki posted the fastest Delaware time of the day to place 6th in the Senior race - 17:32.
Article & Highlights by Chuck Durante