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Alumni Report XC 08
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2008-10-29


Mocorunning catches up with former Montgomery County runners just prior to most college conference championship meets.

Wil Zahorodny - Damascus 2008 - UNC Wilmington - My season has been pretty decent so far. I've had to make a huge transition into the style of this running program and I pretty much doubled my weekly volume from high school. My legs have been beat up at times but I know that I'm just getting used to everything and even though I may not do anything special this season this is gonna prepare me for what I'll be doing in track.

Laura McCary - Magruder 2007 - UNC Charlotte - This cross country season definitely started out a lot differently than I expected. I had taken off over two months last year and redshirted indoor track due to a few stress fractures in my foot. After this I felt like I was starting over with my running and it felt so weird to race again. This summer, Coach Timm and Vassili Triantos helped get me back in shape both physically and mentally for cross country. The first few races didn't go as well as I wanted, but within the past month I have been feeling more confident in workouts and races. My next race is the Atlantic 10 Conference meet which will be held on our campus for the first time so we're going to do whatever we can to win.

Sebi Devlin-Foltz - Einstein 2008 - Occidental College - One of the main reasons I chose to go to school in California was the total change in scenery, and so far my running experience has been just that. The bump up in both summer and in-season mileage was expected, but I hadn't prepared for all the non-running activities that are apparently pretty common at the college level. We'll do anything from aqua-jogging to quad-burning plyos throughout the week to avoid overuse injuries and promote good running form. Also, I'm seriously digging running in booty shorts everyday and am close to getting rid of my almost-translucent skin tone. At the same time though I'm loving the closeness of my college team as it reminds me so much of my past few years as a Titan. The academic side of things is obviously more intense, but xc forces you to stay on top of stuff, and from day one you know a group of upperclassmen who can guide your way. So far Eagle Rock, CA has been absolutely Moco-friendly and any of you 09'ers looking at D-III schools should check it out if you're into "hella" good weather, atmosphere and running programs.

Johanna Gretschel - Blair 2008 - Tulane University - This season is going as well as I could have hoped for, I've put in significantly more mileage than I have ever run before and as a result, my times have improved a lot from what I ran in high school. I miss my Blazers of course, but I love the Tulane team and I am so glad that I have the opportunity to train with this group of girls. We have a lot of fun together and we make each other work hard every practice. I love having girls to train with because then in meets we all try to stay together like our practices. The season is going well for all of us (including our new distance coach) so far and everything is looking good for conference on Nov. 1!
p.s. unfortunately, the mocorunning.com addicion does not cease after high school graduation....

Kyle Short - B-CC 2008 - Washington University - College running isn't that different from what I did last year in high school. I think part of it is the difference between workouts. Last year we did a lot of 800s on a neighborhood loop near BCC and track workouts, but so far in college we have done mostly progressive tempo runs, extended fartliks, mile CV miles. Last year in Cross Country i was only running roughly 35 miles a week and now I'm running about 55 miles a week. The big difference is sleep. I struggled in the middle of the season with a sinus infection and I couldn't breath through my nose so I was really afraid of burning out so the key is to drink a lot of chocolate milk and orange juice. One final word of advice, take your easy days easy. That was part of the reason I was having crappy workouts and got sick, I wasn't giving myself time to recover. Your coach knows what he is doing and he will make sure you are ready to do what needs to be done at the end of the season.

Louise Hannallah - Churchill 2008 - Vanderbilt University - Running in college is a completely different experience than running in high school. Not only do you have to adjust to a new home, new friends, and new academic challenges, but you also have to adjust to a new team, new workouts, and new challenges. I love Vanderbilt and know that it is the perfect school for me, but I'm definately still getting used to the transition. I'm running 50-60 miles a week, where in high school I only ran 35-40 at the most. Cross country meets are completely different in college because of the level of competition. In high school I was used to my competition and knew how hard I had to run, where as in college I'm running against complete strangers and have no idea my pace or my strategy. Overall, it just takes adjustment. My coaches were really smart with easing me into the college running experience, and that helped me feel more comfortable with myself and the team. The most important thing I had to remind myself is that I run because I enjoy it. It is easy to get swept away in the competition in college, but my teammates are really supportive and have definately helped me through my transition. Running in college is a completely unique experience, it's more challenging and competitive, but that's why I love it!

Neal Darmody - Quince Orchard 2008 - High Point University - So far my season has been going well. I think the biggest adjustment from high school to college is the amount of work in both the academic side and running. During practices in college, we get a lot more done in the 2 hour long practice and the intensity is much greater. Another very hard adjustment is getting used to racing an 8k. I thought I had the 5k all figured out in high school and that the 8k would be easy to adapt to, but it is much more tricky than I thought it would be. I feel like I am finally getting adjusted to the 8k this late in the season and I look forward to running my conference meet this saturday. The last point I would like to bring up is in division 1 cross country, the competition level is mind blowing. Everyone in division 1 cross country were all the best of the best from their high schools, all state champions, and it is a hard adjustment to be racing with the greatest runners at every race. There is much more pressure to do well in college, but if I think the key is to put all the pressures aside and just have fun with running, why make it any harder than it is?

Below is a list of results that I have found for former Montgomery County rnners competing in college so far this cross country season. I could not possibly look up all results for all county alumni, but this is a pretty good sample.

ASICS-Winthrop
  7 Graves, Brian                U-Appalachian State     X26:36
 27 Moen, Chris               FR Appalachian State        26:04

Princeton Invitational 
41 Booth, Richie Maryland 25:10.40
56 Abernathy, Drew Maryland 25:25.30
93 Boyd, Chris Bucknell 26:00.50
101 Bowie, Chris Umbc 26:08.40
140 Aougab, Tarik Penn 27:08.70
176 D Alessio, David Bucknell 28:28.70

2008 PRE-NATIONALS HOSTED BY INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008
62 61 1568 Morgane Gay Virginia 10:28 21:31.1
230 222 1537 Louise Hannallah Vanderbilt 11:17 23:19
57 210 Laura McCary Charlotte 11:04 22:48.7 (open race)
114 1539 Erin McManus Vanderbilt 11:24 23:55.9 (open race)
93 93 1581 Andrew Jesien Virginia 6:00 15:27 24:51.1

Paul Short
82    67  Elias Tousley, So                5:10    26:20    5:18  Haverford
106    86  Chris Boyd, Fr                   5:08    26:36    5:22  Bucknell
130   106  Danny George, Sr                 5:17    26:53    5:25  Ithaca
140        David Laratta                    5:10    27:01    5:27  
189        Jossi Fritz-Mauer                5:35    27:25    5:32  
194   156  David Dalessio, So               5:16    27:26    5:32  Bucknell
86    73  Emily Bartlett, Sr*              5:44    23:28    6:17  Cornell
152   131  Veronica Salcido, Fr*            6:07    24:25    6:33  U Penn
158   137  Emma Eckerstrom, Fr*             6:12    24:27    6:33  Colgate


George Mason Invitational
  7 #433 Jesien, Andrew       JR VIRGINIA                  5:03      25:04
34 #348 Abernathy, Drew      JR MARYLAND                  5:16      26:11  
87 #423 Zahorodny, Wil       FR UNC-WILMINGTON            5:34      27:40    
126 #373 Whetsell, Evan       SO NORTHEASTERN              5:54      29:20
133 #360 Logan, Kelson        FR MONTGOMERY COLLE          6:07      30:21     
134 #362 Young, Robbi         SO MONTGOMERY COLLE          6:08      30:29     
138 #359 Kaczmarek, Chris     FR MONTGOMERY COLLE          6:26      31:56     
139 #356 Bock, Robert         SO MONTGOMERY COLLE          6:26      31:56    
  2 #219 Gay, Morgane         FR VIRGINIA                  5:48      21:37    
37   #2 Forcino, Rachel      JR AMERICAN                  6:20      23:34   
124 #113 Rainbolt, Dawn       FR MARY WASHINGTON           7:14      26:56
125 #157 Gomez, Laura         FR MONTGOMERY COLLE          7:14      26:58  

October 18, 2008 UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invite
66 Mark Handelman     Sr.  Rhodes                25:30.62  5:08 
88 Kyle Short         Fr.  Washington University 25:45.59  5:11 
117 Elias Tousley      So.  Haverford             25:58.01  5:14 
326 Sharif Kronemer    Fr.  Ohio Wesleyan         27:40.95  5:35 

Border War Cross Country Championship - 10/11/2008
90 Britton, Sarah            FR Washington            21:33.20
73 Short, Kyle               FR Washington            28:06.12


Les Duke Invite
17    16  Kyle Short, Fr              27:09    5:28  Washington (St Louis)
137        Sarah Britton, Fr           26:22    7:04  Washington (St Louis) 

Blue Ridge Open
70 #239 Darmody, Neal        FR High Point                5:19      26:25   52   
76 #481 Moen, Chris             Appalachian               5:21      26:32        
145 #564 Zahorodny, Wil          Unc Wilmington            5:36      27:46  
46 #424 Sinclair, Ashlyn     SO Radford                   6:14      19:22

Roy Griak Invitational September 27, 2008
152 4 392 Neal Darmody FR High Point 26:46.0 7:11 180 3:05 142 9:28 161 16:21 26:46.0 5:24

2008 Roy Griak Cross Invitational - Men's Maroon III (Division III)
52 4 1908 Nate Ennist SR Emory 54 3:15 47 9:53 16:38 27:06.7
81 6 1907 Greg Decker JR Emory 23 3:12 22 9:47 16:35 27:39.8

   

Liberty Big South Preview 5k/8k
12 Sinlair, Ashlyn              Radford Univ          20:06.70   
25 Delizo, Monica               High Point U          21:14.00
8 Darmody, Neal                High Point U          26:44.20 
  
Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Invitational - 10/3/2008
15 Graves, Brian                Unattached            27:34.61      

Covered Bridge Open
50 #402 Graves, Brian           Unattached                5:39      28:03        
77 #409 Moen, Chris             Appalachian               5:50      28:57                    
16 #423 McCary, Laura           Charlotte B               6:21      19:43      

UC Riverside Cross Country Invit 
131 Sebi Devlin-Foltz            Occidental             27:23.1   


UALBANY CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
20      Emma Eckerstrom     FR  5  Colgate University           20:14.4  6:31
115  106 Alex Booth          SR 29  Vassar College               27:15.0  5:29

UMass Cross Country Meet - 9/20/08
60 Eckerstrom Colgate 21:46 

Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival 
151  145   644 Johanna Gretschel      TULANE    FR 23:30.73  6:19

Auburn Tiger Invitational
109 Gretschel, Johanna Tulane  18:45.13

LSU Invitational  
14 Gretschel, Johanna  Tulane 23:27.8

Belmont- Vanderbilt XC Opener 2008 - 9/5/2008 4k
23 Hannallah, Louise Vanderbilt 15:26.29 23
31 McManus, Erin Vanderbilt 15:40.05

Vanderbilt Invitational - 9/20/2008
14 Hannallah, Louise         FR Vanderbilt            19:15.31
26 McManus, Erin             FR Vanderbilt            19:43.33
9 Handelman, Mark SR Rhodes 26:50.10
14 Decker, Greg JR Emory 27:10.15
24 Ennist, Nate FR Emory 27:35.28


2008 Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic
66 Hannallah, Louise            Vanderbilt Univ.      18:44.18
112 McManus, Erin                Vanderbilt Univ.      19:14.12

IUP Cross Country Invitational September 20, 2008
11. Josh Joson IUP 28:23

Prenationals Invitational at Slippery Rock 10/4/2008
73    63  Josh Joson                 27:38    5:34  Indiana Univer. Of Pa

2008 Carnegie Mellon Invitational - 10/11/2008 
49  #92 Joson, Josh          FR Indiana PA              5:35.9   27:49.58  

Iona Meet of Champions
49   Emily Bartlett              SR    23:26.5 6:18   CORN  Cornell
130 Veronica Salcido FR 25:17.6 6:47 PENN Univ of Pennsylvania               

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE/NAIA MID-STATES CLASSIC - 10/25/2008            
65 Max Marinelli             FR Colorado College      27:40.60   60             

GLCA Championships - 9/13/2008
64 Michael Migdall           Fr Oberlin               28:37.00                  
71 Sharif Kronemer           Fr Ohio Wesleyan         28:46.00

Otterbein Invitational - 9/27/2008
136 Michael Migdall           FR Oberlin College        27:50.0
151 Sharif Kronemer           Fr Ohio Wesleyan          28:03.5

Inter-Regional Rumble at Oberlin
41    40  Dylan Straughan, Fr              5:03       15:29    25:46    5:12  Dickinson College
59    41  Mike Migdall, Fr                 5:22       16:44    28:02    5:39  Oberlin College Men
66        Robert Allaway, So               5:19       16:43    28:16    5:42  Dickinson College


Dickinson Long-Short Invite 9/20/3008
4 #638 Flynn, Ricky         Jr Lynchburg College       5:17.8   26:19.65
19 #102 Straughan, Dylan     Fr Dickinson College       5:27.3   27:06.71   
51 #142 Speiden, Russell     Fr Elizabethtow            5:36.8   27:53.79   
92 #423 Boyd, Christopher    So Messiah College         5:47.4   28:46.76   


Mens Buffalo Stampede Invite 9/20/2008
55    Artem Panasenkov        RIT                   203    0    55 M  0-99      28:25.8

Pirate XC Invitational 9/27/08
19 15 991 Alex Prevost East Carolina University 28:59

LITTLE THREE MEET SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2008
1 Perlis Wil 26:12
36 Palmer Wil 28:35
29 Schalch Amh 20:41

New England Championships Oct. 11, 2008, Franklin Park 
35   35  790 Jeff Perlis        Williams           10 25:25  5:10 
118  118  197 Zack Henninghausen Coast Guard        09 26:27  5:22 

WILLIAMS COLLEGE PURPLE VALLEY CLASSIC - 9/27/2008                 
59 Schalch, Eliza               Amherst College           6:46      25:12
21 Bell, William                Amherst College           5:44      17:47
10 Perlis, Jeff                 Williams College          5:23      26:44
40 Henninghausen, Zack          Coast Guard               5:34      27:36
112 Palmer, Will                 Williams College          5:55      29:22

UMass Dartmouth "Shriners" Cross Counry Invitational 
61 McCall, Nora                 Colby                     6:20      19:39   
10 Schalch, Eliza               Amherst                   6:56      19:40    
43 Hennighausen, Zach           Coast Guard               5:13      26:01   
100 Whetsell, Evan               Northeastern              5:47      28:55


Lebanon Valley Invitational
47. Russell Speiden, 28:35.51 September 6, 2008

Battle for the Buggy - 10/25/2008 Men 5990 Meter Run
10 Speiden, Russell          FR Elizabethtown         20:58.10

Juniata Eagle Invitational October 11, 2008
17. Russell Speiden, 26:10


2008 Don Cathcart Invitational 5920 Meters 9/27/2008
29 0018 MASHA BERGE SU 24:11
61 0026 BECCA STINNER SU 25:25
2008 Don Cathcart Invitational 8000 Meters 9/27/2008
7 0003 SAM BOIMOV SU 26:41
12 0001 CHRIS BARNARD SU 27:00
47 0043 PAUL RIGGIO WIL 28:07

DESALES UNIVERSITY X COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
16 Masha Berge Salisbury University 24:32.69 SO
46 Becca Stinner Salisbury University 26:00.46 FR
10 Chris Barnard Salisbury University 27:42.28 SO
12 Sam Boimov Salisbury University 27:52.83 SO

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE X COUNTRY INVITATIONAL 10/18/08
10 Zack Henninghausen U.S. Coast Guard Academy 26:09.69 SR
23 Sam Boimov Salisbury University 26:33.14 SO
25 Chris Barnard Salisbury University 26:34.96 SO
124 William Orndorff Lynchburg College 28:18.49 FR

2008 Little Three Cross Country Championships
6 Dyaln Straughan Fy DC 16:21
37 Robert Allaway So DC 18:14

2008 Navy Invitational Cross Country Meet - 9/13/2008
24 Booth, Richie SR Maryland College 5:17.2 26:16.60 
26 Abernathy, Drew JR Maryland College 5:18.3 26:22.00 
53 Logie, Matt SR Mount St. Mary's 5:29.9 27:19.90 
71 Bowie, Chris SO Maryland Baltimo 5:35.9 27:49.40 
90 Rafeedie, Jessica Mount Saint Mary's 26:39.00 
93 Forcino, Rachel American University 26:52.00 

TOWSON INVITAION - MEN 10/03/08
8. #0156 LOGIE, MATT - MSM (8) 00:26:58 
15. #0135 *BOWIE, CHRIS - MBC (14) 00:27:57 

2008 Collegiate Maine State Championships - 10/18/2008
16 Epstein, Sam Bowdoin College 27:02.36
64 Conant, Alexander Bowdoin College 29:34.78

Rhodes College Cross Country Invitational 2008
5 4 18 Mark Handelman Rhodes College 26:51 5:25

University of the South (Sewanee) - 9/6/2008
15 #316 Decker, Greg JR Emory University 5:25.2 26:56.38
16 #393 Handelman, Mark SR Rhodes College 5:26.0 27:00.09
22 #318 Ennist, Nate SR Emory University 5:28.0 27:10.19

Falcon Invitational CC Meet - 10/18/2008 6k
45  #784 Weiss, Tara         SO Bowling Green           6:31.6   24:19.90

Mel Brodt Invitational CC Meet - 9/13/2008  5k
37 #2475 Weiss, Tara         SO Bowling Gree            6:30.6   20:13.45

Bojangles Cross Country Invitational - 9/13/2008
10 Laura McCary                 Charlotte              20:11.7





Article Comments - Add A Comment

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Mike Sauter - Northwood coach
2008-11-07 12:38:36

Giovanni Reumante (Northwood '08) running for Morgan State finished 25th at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship October 25.

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