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Divisional Analysis Week 2
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2009-03-29


I received 100% of the dual meet scores last week thanks to all of the coaches who mailed them in. Remember to email results to webmaster@mocorunning.com.

Girls Standings

Sherwood

2-0

Churchill

1-0

B-CC

1-1

Wheaton

0-0

Walter Johnson

0-1

Kennedy

0-2

Wootton

1-0

Whitman

1-0

Northwest

1-0

Watkins Mill

0-1

Blair

0-1

Blake

0-1

Clarksburg

2-0

R. Montgomery

1-0

Rockville

1-0

Magruder

1-1

Northwood

0-1

Einstein

0-1

Springbrook

0-2

Gaithersburg

1-0

Paint Branch

1-0

Poolesville

0-0

Quince Orchard

0-0

Damascus

0-1

Seneca Valley

0-1

Boys Standings

Sherwood

2-0

Walter Johnson

1-0

B-CC

1-1

Wheaton

0-0

Churchill

0-1

Kennedy

0-2

Whitman

1-0

Blair

1-0

Northwest

1-0

Watkins Mill

0-1

Blake

0-1

Wootton

0-1

Clarksburg

2-0

R. Montgomery

1-0

Rockville

1-0

Springbrook

1-1

Northwood

0-1

Einstein

0-1

Magruder

0-2

Gaithersburg

1-0

Damascus

1-0

Poolesville

0-0

Quince Orchard

0-0

Seneca Valley

0-1

Paint Branch

0-1


Boys Picks
Whitman over Watkins Mill
Whitman over Blair
Blair over Watkins Mill
Walter Johnson over B-CC
Walter Johnson over Wheaton
B-CC over Wheaton
Clarksburg over Einstein
Clarksburg over Rockville
Einstein over Rockville
Northwest over Wootton
Magruder over Northwood
Damascus over Quince Orchard
Richard Montgomery over Springbrook
Churchill over Kennedy
Gaithersburg over Paint Branch
Gaithersburg over Poolesville
Paint Branch over Poolesville
Girls Picks
Whitman over Watkins Mill
Whitman over Blair
Blair over Watkins Mill
Walter Johnson over B-CC
Walter Johnson over Wheaton
B-CC over Wheaton
Clarksburg over Einstein
Clarksburg over Rockville
Einstein over Rockville
Wootton over Northwest
Magruder over Northwood
Damascus over Quince Orchard
Springbrook over Richard Montgomery
Churchill over Kennedy
Paint Branch over Poolesville
Paint Branch over Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg over Poolesville


Division I

The Walter Johnson boys surprised me with a win over Churchill last week. I think they should be good enough to beat the rest of the teams in the division, or at least not have much truoble until they face Sherwood and Georgetown Prep in two weeks.

Division II

Okay, this one may bite me in the butt, but I'm picking the Wootton girls to take down the Northwest girls. Wootton has some good athletes and they have something to prove. Northwest did not have Britt Eckerstrom or Olivia Ekpone at the Cougar Relays last weekend while Wootton finished in the top three in just about every event. They are looking sharp for this point in the season.

Whitman and Blair is another tough girls matchup to pick. Blair has the advantage in the sprints while Whitman is strong in the distance events. The two teams seem pretty evenly matched in the field events. Both teams are deeper than Watkins Mill, but the young teams from Whitman and Blair are going to make things interesting.

Division III

Clarksburg should continue to roll against Einstein and Rockville. Two of my five incorrect predictions last week came from under-estimating Rockville, but I haven't seen them yet so I'm not sure who their point scorers are yet. They probably can't hang with Clarksburg, but Einstein will be a good matchup for their boys and girls. The team with the most athletes will probably win.

I'm starting to really like the RM boys, especially after the Cougar Relays. RM is covering all of the events well and I think they can take down Springbrook. The RM girls proved me wrong against Einstein, but I think Springbrook will be tougher test for them. Neither team is too strong, but they have numbers.

Division IV

The Damascus boys got past Paint Branch easier than I thought last week and they shouldn't have any more trouble with Quince Orchard than they did with Paint Branch. Their girls should also be able to take down QO with their well-rounded team.

Gaithersburg hosts Paint Branch and Poolesville this week in what should be one of the best girls dual meets of the season. Paint Branch was strong against Damascus last week and has to be considered the favorites to win both meets, although I think Gaithersburg can steal some sprinting points from them. Poolesville is the darkhorse in this matchup but they have the talent to compete and could steal a win on a good day.





Article Comments - Add A Comment

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Anonymous
2009-03-29 23:32:48

IT'S ALL LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
2009-03-30 12:48:51

Walter Johnson girls' 4x8 is looking strong, anyone notice that? They're running some pretty fast times for beginning of the season

Anonymous
2009-03-30 16:54:13

whitman ftw woohoo

:)ilovetrack.
2009-03-30 20:47:44

in advance: people dont be harsh on kevin, he's going based on what he's seen this season, they're simply his thoughts and predictions. nice writee up btw. paintbranch vs. gburg shall be very interesting meet.

Anonymous
2009-03-30 21:50:32

northwest v. wotton =] so exciting not so interested in pbranch n gburgy wj 4x8 is a joke they r running most of there A team watch out fot wottons 4x8

Anonymous
2009-03-30 22:51:35

Northwest will win 66 to 62 over Woot girls

Anonymous
2009-03-31 00:13:37

Idk kevin I completly agree about NW winning they now have Olivia E, Britt E, Alyssa H, and keep you eye out for Freshman Camrey Torian and India Knight there behind the scene but will be key to win!! I predict NW 67 WoT 60. We will see tomorrow!!

Anonymous
2009-03-31 00:34:51

NW VS. WOOT WILL BE THE SHOWDOWN OF THE YEAR! THE TEAMS ARE MATCHED WITHOUT OLIVIA E!! THE GREAT COACHES AT NW WILL FIND A WAY TO PULL IT OFF UNTIL TEAM IS IN FULL FORCE!!

Anonymous
2009-03-31 08:24:27

NW is about to loose to Wooten

Anonymous
2009-03-31 10:16:02

Olivia Ekpone is running at the NW WOOTTON dual meet. SHOWDOWN

Matt D.
2009-03-31 11:17:25

I feel like this is the same person posting over and over again saying the same thing... It will be a very good meet, Jessie is gonna need to have a really good day, but based off of what I have seen so far she looks like she will be in good shape. I think this meet will come down to who wins the hurdles and the field events

Track Fan
2009-03-31 13:43:54

There are a lot of good athletes from each school. Together they all make a team. Always singling out one person over and over again is insulting to everyone else. What? They don't matter?

Don't be insulted
2009-03-31 14:38:52

No one wants to read all the names of every kid who scores a few points. Even if he tried to break it all down by event and athlete, coaches do funny things in dual meets.

Track Fan
2009-03-31 18:46:37

I'm not complaining about Kevin's write up. He's fair - he has his favorites though, but he does an awesome job! It's everyone thinking that one person can carry the team. Yeah there are some standouts that deserve to be mentioned but don't act like he/she are the only ones that matter.

Jessie
2009-03-31 19:54:54

Northwest girls beat Wootton but both showed strengths across the board. Wootton girls 4x8 broke the school record! yayy

Anonymous
2009-03-31 20:02:33

what did NW girls 4x8 run?

Anonymous
2009-03-31 21:46:46

Northwest Girls beat Wooton it was tight competition and every point mattered hopefully the Northwest girls will be more serious after this meet knowing that no other schools will be competing for the Divion title as hard as them

Anonymous
2009-03-31 22:16:42

NW girls were on the roll n they were obviously serious enough for the girls 4/2 to run a 1.46!! Also for them to kill the almost all the sprint events!!! I give u major props NW!! Great Job!!

Anonymous
2009-03-31 23:49:52

northwest good stuff wit the 4x200 wonder what you can run with olivia on dat relay

Anonymous
2009-04-01 01:03:45

it's going to be a good meet against springbrook and RM and for the boys its going to be a toss up

Matt D.
2009-04-01 19:48:52

SB over RM 75-61. SB swept the 110 with 3 guys under 15.8

Anonymous
2009-04-03 12:34:52

Any result (times) from Gaithersburg, Paint Branch and Poolesville meet? The 4x100 viedo looks great for both the PB boys and Girls. It would be intresting to know the time for both race. Also who won the 4x200 and the 300 Hurdle on the girls side?

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