Montgomery County Highlights from Virginia Tech Invitational
Bullis Girls Set All-Time Montgomery County Indoor Record for 4x4 - 3:50.58
**Updated** 2017 Indoor Track County Championship Record Book     All County Championship Results
Mocorunning County Championship Prediction Competition Results
Mocorunning Pre-Meet Poll Results: Boys Girls
Bi-Weekly Highlights - Time Period of 1/4/2016 - 1/17/2016
Mocorunning is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Fred Joyce, a true Montgomery County coaching legend. Just this past year, Joyce was inducted into the Gaithersburg High School Athletics Hall of Fame for his coaching contributions to football and track & field between 1964 and 2010. He coached seven state championship track teams and four state finalists (runners-up). He coached all aspects of track but specialized in field events and throwing events in particular. In the jumps and throws alone, he coached more than 40 individual state champions. In 2009, he was voted by his peers as a Mocorunning.com coach of the decade, but it just as easily could have been called a lifetime achievement recognition. He is also in the Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. This Article was published on Mocorunning in 2007 when Joyce stepped away from teaching physical education and away from a leading roll with the track team, but he continued to volunteer his expertise for a number of years. Joyce's coaching career influenced an enormous number of people, and indeed his coaching influenced the creator of this website. May he rest in peace and always be remembered as one of the greats.
Montgomery Invitational 2016 Performance List Meet History
Weekly Highlights 12/20/2015 - 1/3/2016 (2 weeks)
County Top Performances and Highlights Week of December 13
Masai Russell (Bullis) 39.42 300m, Rohann Asfaw (RM) 9:27.55 2-Mile, Abigail Green (WJ) 11:14.12 2-Mile
Clarksburg Girls, Northwest Boys win Howard County Invitational
39' Triple Jumps from Taylor Wright (Northwest) & Alexus Pyles (Clarksburg)
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NXN Southeast Highlights:Good Counsel placed fifth with five guys under 16:16! Probably the best MoCo team performance ever.
RM's Rohann Asfaw missed qualifying for nationals by one spot: sixth in 15:21.1, #5 fastest MoCo 5k of past decade.
Paint Branch's Bethlehem Taye took home 5k PR: 18:08.1, #8 fastest MoCo 5k of past decade.
Walter Johnson girls took 8th in championship race, five positions better than last year.
Footlocker Northeast Highlights:Poolesville freshman Nandini Satsangi was 49th in 19:40.6 in championship race
Blake's James Newport took 98th in 17:12.4 in championship race
Mocorunning NXN & FL Preview by Ryun Anderson
A year ago, Flo Groberg handed out medals at the Montgomery County XC Championship. Watch President Obama award a medal to Flo.
Need a motivational speech? Look no further than President Barrack Obama's speech about a runner from Walter Johnson High School who went on to greatness as a captain in the US Army.
Good Counsel Boys Score Perfect 15, Girls 19 at MoCo Private School Champs: Recap
Abigail Green, WJ, 19:01.4, 20 second margin of victory
Rohann Asfaw, RM, 16:02.9, 27 second margin of victory
|4A West Boys
Michael Abebe (Northwood)
Ben Gersch (Whitman)
Josh Engels (Whitman)
Simeon Mussie (Einstein)
Emanuel Villanueva (Gaithersburg)
|4A West Girls
Grace Dellapa, (Wootton)
Madeline Grainger, (Wootton)
Sofia Zarate (Northwest)
|4A North Boys
Moti Heda (Springbrook)
4A North Girls
3A West Boys
Ben Macek, Cameron Horst (Damascus)
3A West Girls
3A South Boys
Adam Sarsony, (Rockville)
Justin Travis, (Rockville)
3A South Girls
Waderlise Franco de la Rosa (Watkins Mill)
Gelila Hailemariam (Wheaton)
Abigail Green (WJ) Broke Course Record, 18:04.8
Rohann Asfaw (RM) Ran Away with Win in 15:34.9
Photo by Mark Shonkwiler
Photo by Shana Grossman
Northwood will recognize the 40th anniversary of the first girls cross country state championship meet in Maryland which took place in 1975. Northwood won that first girls state title with 73 points by taking three of the first four positions. The first individual female state champion was Mary Walsh of Northwood who completed the 2.5 mile course at the Naval Academy in 15:07, a victory by 53 seconds over the second place runner. The coach of that team was Dan Reeks, who remains a track and cross country coach in Montgomery County to this day.
Good Counsel Boys 3rd Place - Photo by Brian Crilly
B-CC Girls 3rd Place - Photo by Chad Young
|MoCo Girls Cross Country Divisions|
|MoCo Boys Cross Country Divisions|
Michael Abebe (6th) and Liam Walsh (8th) at DCXC
Emily Murphy (WJ) 18:50 at DCXC
Claudia Wendt, Good Counsel
Jack Wavering, Good Counsel
Abbey Green, Walter Johnson
Rohann Asfaw, R. Montgomery
Mocorunning's Preseason XC Poll ResultsRohann Asfaw from Richard Montgomery High School (only a junior) is the fan favorite on The Boys' Side. B-CC topped the fan voting for boys teams.
Rising sophomore Abigail Green from Walter Johnson is the preseason fan favorite while the Walter Johnson girls team is favored according to Mocorunning's fans.
Alternatively, Mocorunning's Preseason Rankings have been frozen since November 2014 and will be updated September 13.
Final Thoughts and a Tour Through Time - By Kevin Milsted|
Towpath Intervals with Churchill: Core senior boys rise from freshman anonymity
2-Mile Time Trial with Whitman: Sami King and Ben Gersh Lead XC Race; R.I.P. WMAL Towers?
5k Time Trial with Wootton: Grace Dellapa leads girls, 32 second top five spread for boys
Hill Repeats with Paint Branch: 11:01 3200-meter runner Bethlehem Taye aims for sub-18 5k