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Divisional Analysis
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2008-09-08


Girls Standings

B-CC

0-0

Churchill

0-0

Walter Johnson

0-0

Northwest

0-0

Quince Orchard

0-0

Walt Whitman

0-0

Damascus

0-0

Gaithersburg

0-0

Magruder

0-0

R. Montgomery

0-0

Sherwood

0-0

Wootton

0-0

Blair

0-0

Clarksburg

0-0

Einstein

0-0

Paint Branch

0-0

Poolesville

0-0

Springbrook

0-0

Blake

0-0

Kennedy

0-0

Northwood

0-0

Rockville

0-0

Seneca Valley

0-0

Watkins Mill

0-0

Wheaton

0-0

Boys Standings

B-CC

0-0

Churchill

0-0

Walter Johnson

0-0

Northwest

0-0

Quince Orchard

0-0

Walt Whitman

0-0

Damascus

0-0

Gaithersburg

0-0

Magruder

0-0

R. Montgomery

0-0

Sherwood

0-0

Wootton

0-0

Blair

0-0

Clarksburg

0-0

Einstein

0-0

Paint Branch

0-0

Poolesville

0-0

Springbrook

0-0

Blake

0-0

Kennedy

0-0

Northwood

0-0

Rockville

0-0

Seneca Valley

0-0

Watkins Mill

0-0

Wheaton

0-0


Boys Predictions
Northwest over B-CC
Springbrook over Clarksburg
Damascus over Sherwood
Kennedy over Rockville
WJ over QO
WJ over Whitman
QO over Whitman
Northwood over Seneca Valley
Wheaton over Blake
Girls Predictions
Northwest over B-CC
Clarksburg over Springbrook
Damascus over Sherwood
Kennedy over Rockville
WJ over QO
WJ over Whitman
QO over Whitman
Seneca Valley over Northwood
Blake over Wheaton

Division I

Whitman hosts WJ and QO in what will be the first race of the season for Whitman and WJ. QO boys and girls showed that they have filled in the holes on their varsity squad at Mount St. Mary's, and I expect they have enough to at least take down Whitman in both matchups. Having not seen Whitman race, it is difficult to judge, but knowing how much talent they've graduated, it will be tough for them to come out and beat either team. WJ, on the other hand, likely has the deepest teams of the three schools.

Mount St. Mary's showed that the Northwest boys are beatable, but in a seven on seven matchup with B-CC, Northwest's pack will almost certainly lead them to victory, even if DK wins the race. The girls' matchup will be even more one-sided, but should be a good test for B-CC's #1 runner to measure up against Northwest's top two.

Division II

The meet between Sherwood and Damascus could decide the boys division champion. Solomon or no Solomon, Sherwood won't have the depth at this point in the season that Damascus has. Sherwood will be strong up front, but Damascus pulls it off in a tight one. The Damascus and Sherwood girls' teams should both be much-improved this year, but Damascus should be a little stronger up front and probably a little deeper too.

Division III

Clarksburg's strong front running boys that led them to the division title last year have graduated and now both their strength and depth are in question. Springbrook on the other hand seems to be developing a solid pack of runners and may get the best of Clarksburg this week. The Clarksburg girls, on the other hand, should be the strongest in the division and should roll right past Springbrook.

Division IV

None of the teams in Division IV have raced yet, but on Wednesday, six of the seven will get their first taste of action. Based on returning runners, Northwood and Wheaton may have the two strongest boys teams in the division, whereas the girls team with the most runners will probably win the division in the end.





Article Comments - Add A Comment

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Anonymous
2008-09-09 19:46:21

What about Amy Ferro from Rockville, she might lead the girls team.

Anonymous
2008-09-13 18:11:40

sherwood boys is a better team thean danascus. even without solomon they managed a win. their team is actually very deep with solomon haile, the balderson brothers, jacob lowe, kevin hogan, nate toll, and new runner jackson reams. they have quite the team.

Anonymous
2008-09-13 18:15:59

also with damascus girls and sherwood girls its hard to tell. damascus only beat sherwood by 1 point. Also, one of sherwoods top girls, ally bcekerdropping out for some reason. with her finishing the race sherwood would have definately pulled off the win

Kevin
2008-09-13 20:54:47

Anonymous - Damascus girls beat Sherwood 18-41.

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