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Consortia Championship Preview
By: Kevin Milsted
and
Mike Sauter
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2011-10-11


The Down County Consortium Championship is now the MCPS Consortia Cross Country Championships. Teams from the Northeast Consortium (Blake, Springbrook, Paint Branch) now join the DCC (Einstein, Blair, Kennedy, Wheaton, Northwood) in the battle for the Consortia Cups.

The challenging course at Northwood High School can be the great equalizer, but expect the Einstein boys and the Blair girls to three-peat with ease. The Paint Branch boys and Kennedy girls have competed sparingly this season, but both teams should be competitive after winning the MCPS Division IV titles.

Springbrook's DeeDee Montiel should race Blair's Morgana D'Ottavi for the individual girls title. The front of the boys race should see Wheaton's Naimbai Njerakey challenge Nick Simpson and the Einstein crew.

The pre-registered middle school runners have increased about 50% from last year. Lauren McCaffrey, last year’s middle school girls champ from Newport Mill, returns to defend her title. The boys’ middle school race is wide open with last year’s 1-2 Rory Lewis and Lyle Wilson from Newport Mill now running for Einstein.

T-shirts will be for sale.

# 7:30 - Course Opens for course walk
# 8:00 -Auxiliary Gym Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens
# 8:00 -High School Coaches Meeting @ finish in stadium.
# 8:45 -High School Boys’ Consortia Championship 5K (Medals to top 15, Consortia Cup to 1st team)
# 9:00 -Race Day Registration ends for Middle School Races
# 9:20 -High School Girls’ Consortia Championship 5K (Medals to top 15, Consortia Cup to 1st team)
# 10:00 -Race Day Registration ends for ALL Races
# 10:00 -Middle School Boys’ Consortia Championship 2.5K (Medal - 10, Ribbon - 15, Brag - 1 team)
# 10:20 -Middle School Girls’ Consortia Championship 2.5K (Medal - 10, Ribbon - 15, Brag - 1 team)
# 10:50 - Elementary School Championship 2.25K (Ribbons given at finish)
# 11:15 -Awards for High School and Middle School medal winners and Champion Teams
# 11:30 -Open Championship 5K (Medal -top 3 M and F given at finish)
(race times dependent on finish of previous event)


**Edit** Springbrook's DeeDee Montiel will not be racing in the high school race due to a concussion.





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