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Mocorunning All-Stars to Take On Milestat All-Stars
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2008-06-04


The final event at the Milestat.com Elite Track Gala is an All-Star Distance Medley Relay that teams up the best athletes in the different classifications of Virginia and pins them against one another. In 2008, Mocorunning.com is sponsoring a boys' and a girls' all-star DMR team to take on the Virginians. Singlets will be provided to each athlete courtesy of the Battle of the Potomac XC Championship.

As the sun sets, Addie Tousley of B-CC will kick off the all-star action with a 1200-meter leg. In the past year, Tousley has won the 3A West Region cross country title, two consecutive 3A West 3200m titles, and the outdoor 3A West 1600m title. She has a season best 1600 time of 5:17 and contributed to the 4x800 that ran 9:24 at the Penn Relays.

Katie Wolf of Churchill High School brings the speed to this All-Star squad. Wolf has won two county titles and three regional titles in her first two years of high school. She has PR's of 24.60 in the 200 and 56.63 in the 400. She also knows what it's like to run a fast DMR, helping her high school team clock a time of 12:08 at this year's Penn Relays. She will run the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter hurdles prior to the DMR.

Hannah Richardson of B-CC will take over the baton for the 800-meter leg. Richardson was this years outdoor 3A West regional 800m champion and the runner up at the indoor state championship. She was also a contributor to the 4x800 that ran 9:24 at the Penn Relays.

Driving home to the finish will be Alex Giedd of Churchill High School. Most well-known for her 3200 endurance, Giedd dropped her personal best 1600 time drastically in the final two meets of the season running 5:16, and then 5:14 to place ninth at the state meet. She will be looking to stay hot against the strong Virginia anchor legs that she will be up against.

Wil Zahorodny of Damascus High School will kick off the boys DMR. Zahorodny has risen this year to become the strongest middle distance runner this county has ever seen. He was named to the outdoor track All-Met team and was named the indoor track All-Met athlete of the year. He was the county, region, and state champion in the 500-meter dash indoors, and in the 800-meter run outdoors. He shattered the county 800m record with a blistering run of 1:51.15, and will be looking to top that in the open 800-meter run earlier in this meet.

Louis Varella of Blair High School knows fast relays better than anyone. Blair's 4x2 and 4x4 went undefeated this year with the exception of their 4x4 at the Penn Relays. He will recieve the baton from Zahorodny knowing that he is as fast as anyone else in the race. He was the Montgomery County Champion in the 400-meter dash with a personal best time of 48.48.

If Antonio Palmer of Gaithersburg does not have the lead by the time he gets the baton, he will have it before he hands it off. Palmer was masterful all season long in hunting down opponents from behind. With a 4A state title and a PR of 1:53.66 to his credit, no team in the field will have a 1-2-3 to start off the relay like the Mocorunning All-Stars.

Ramsey Chapin from Georgetown Prep is a two-time IAC 800 and 1600-meter champion as only a junior, but he has done his best work in the post season each of the last two years. He ran a 4:16 1600m earlier this season, but last week clocked a time of 3:54 in the 1500m. That 1500m converts to roughly a 4:11 1600 and makes him a lethal anchor leg for the Mocorunning All-Stars.






Article Comments - Add A Comment

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Anonymous
2008-06-04 23:44:38

omg boys relay will be incredible. soooo excited.

Anonymous
2008-06-05 12:39:43

i think i just crapped my pants

Anonymous
2008-06-05 12:53:12

hahahha wow lol...moco is about to PWN on the boys sidde...Z,Palmer,Chapin,and Varella..ummm WOW...Girls will also have a nice team as well....lets get it MoCo!

Anonymous
2008-06-05 16:45:40

Are any other counties putting together an "all-star" team?

Believer
2008-06-05 17:00:14

Why you gotta use "quotes"?

Anonymous
2008-06-05 22:25:52

They could go sub ten in this.

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