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Divisional Analysis Week 5
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2011-10-10


Boys Picks:
Poolesville over Richard Montgomery
Poolesville over Whitman
Richard Montgomery over Whitman
Girls Picks:
Richard Montgomery over Poolesville
Whitman over Poolesville
Whitman over Richard Montgomery

Girls Standings

Quince Orchard

4-1

Wootton

4-1

Churchill

4-1

Northwest

2-3

Sherwood

1-4

Walter Johnson

0-5

Whitman

3-0

B-CC

4-1

R. Montgomery

2-1

Magruder

2-3

Damascus

1-4

Poolesville

0-3

Blair

5-0

Clarksburg

4-1

Springbrook

3-2

Gaithersburg

2-3

Einstein

1-4

Rockville

0-5

Kennedy

6-0

Northwood

5-1

Blake

3-3

Seneca Valley

3-3

Watkins Mill

2-3

Paint Branch

0-4

Wheaton

0-5

Boys Standings

Churchill

5-0

Walter Johnson

4-1

Quince Orchard

3-2

Wootton

2-3

Sherwood

1-4

Northwest

0-5

Poolesville

3-0

R. Montgomery

3-0

Whitman

2-1

B-CC

2-3

Magruder

2-3

Damascus

0-5

Einstein

5-0

Gaithersburg

4-1

Clarksburg

3-2

Rockville

2-3

Blair

1-4

Springbrook

0-5

Paint Branch

6-0

Wheaton

4-2

Northwood

4-2

Blake

4-2

Kennedy

2-4

Seneca Valley

1-5

Watkins Mill

0-6

Division I

The girls' division title did indeed come down to a three-way tie between Quince Orchard, Churchill, and Wootton. I am told that there is no tie-breaker so all three teams are division champions.

The Churchill boys nearly got burned by taking their final dual meet too lightly and running as a pack, but they pulled out the victory by three points over Quince Orchard to seal the division title.

Division II

Just to clarify last week's discussion, all of the match ups in the Magruder quad meet counted in the standings except for the match up between Whitman and B-CC. Only the first meeting between Whitman and B-CC counts. The second meeting does not count because the rematch was not originally scheduled. This is fortunate for the Whitman boys who got beat by B-CC the second time around, but retain a 2-1 record after also losing to Magruder.

In the only real meet of the week, Whitman hosts Richard Montgomery and Poolesville. Poolesville and RM faced off at the Oakdale Invitational last week and Poolesville took home the overall crown. Removing all other runners from the race, Poolesville would have defeated RM at the Oakdale Invitational and the Bull Run Invitational with dual meet scoring. Poolesville has to be considered the favorite for the division title, but it should be a close one. RM must avoid a 1-2-3 sweep at the front of the race.

Division III

Now we can officially announce the Blair girls as division III champions.

The course records on Gaithersburg's new county course are 20:12 by Abbey Daley and 17:20 by Danniel Belay.

Division IV

The Kennedy girls cruised by Seneca Valley to claim their first cross country division title since 1988.

The Paint Branch boys were a bit of a surprise this year as far as division IV teams go. In their final meet, they put 5 boys under 20:00. Paint Branch has not competed in any invitationals so far this year, but will get a chance to measure up against Blair, Einstein, Northwood, and others at the Consortia XC Championships this weekend.

Quince Orchard Homecoming Invitational

Coach Pelkey found a creative way to run a hard race in the week before the county championship and still not compete with a homecoming dance. QO will host Clarksburg, B-CC, Einstein, Magruder and Northwest at Smokey Glen Farm on Tuesday in what Pelkey is calling the QO Homecoming Invitational.

The B-CC girls have been unpredictable lately, but it is safe to call them the favorites to win the team title because of their depth. If Abbey Daley and Ava Farrell are on, they would be considered the individual favorites, but there has been plenty of pressure from newcomers this year including QO's Isabelle Latour and B-CC's Nora McUmber.

A homecoming victory may be in the cards for the Quince Orchard boys who defeated Wootton with a strong second half finish the last time they ran at Smokey Glen. The Einstein boys would like to put the pressure on QO with their usually strong top-3.

QO senior Evan Laratta should be running for the victory, but competition is likely to come from teammate Evan Burnham and Einstein's Nick Simpson.





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