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County Championship Fun Facts
By: Kevin Milsted
webmaster@mocorunning.com
2017-10-25


A completely random smattering of county championship observations.

Girls Team Notes:
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Walter Johnson (10) surpassed Whitman (9) with the most county titles since the first scored meet in 1978.
Wootton's 96 points was the school's lowest point total in school history.
Clarksburg matched its lowest finish in school history - 7th.
Blair matched its lowest finish in school history - 4th.
Wootton matched its lowest finish in school history - 2nd.
Walter Johnson matched its lowest finish in school history - 1st.
Northwood's 15th place finish and 448 points was the school's best since 1983.
QO kept alive a 29 year streak of finishing in the top ten since the school opened in 1989.
Whitman kept alive a 35 year streak of finishing in the top 10 since 1981.
Richard Montgomery and Clarksburg each improved 7 places from 2016 to 2017 to tie for the most improved teams.
The 13th place girls team (Churchill) was the lowest scoring 13th place girls team (284) in meet history.
There has still never been a county championship meet with 25 scoring varsity girls teams.

Boys Team Notes:
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Whitman's 14th county titles is nine more than the next school: Walter Johnson (5).
B-CC kept alive a seven year streak in the top 5.
Wootton kept alive a six year streak in the top 5.
Richard Montgomery kept alive a ten year streak in the top 10 (longest active streak).
Blair's 7th place finish was the school's lowest since 1981.
Northwood's 6th place finish and 224 points was the school's lowest since 1980.
Springbrook's 316 points was the school's lowest since 1998.
Northwood dropped 12 places from 2016 to 2017 to be the most improved team.
123 points was the highest winning team score in meet history.
The 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th place team scores were the lowest 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th place team scores in meet history.
22 points separated the first four teams. The previous smallest point differential for the top four teams was 41 points in 2013.
30 points separated the first five teams. The previous smallest point differential for the top five teams was 48 points in 2014.
114 points separated the first 9 teams. The previous smallest point differential for the top nine teams was 125 points in 2013.


Since 1978 Boys and Girls Team County Title Count:				
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School			Boys		Girls		Total
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WALT WHITMAN		14		9		23
WALTER JOHNSON		5		10		15
WINSTON CHURCHILL	4		7		11
NORTHWEST		3		5		8
QUINCE ORCHARD		4		3		7
BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE	1		3		4
GAITHERSBURG		3		0		3
DAMASCUS		0		1		1
ROBERT PEARY		1		0		1
ROCKVILLE		1		0		1
SHERWOOD		1		0		1
THOMAS WOOTTON		1		0		1


Abigail Green is the twelfth athlete (female or male) to earn All-County (Top-10 at the county meet) four times:
Girls Four-Time All-County
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Virginia Mattingly	Whitman		1984-1987
Christina Stallings	Quince Orchard	1991-1994
Sally Glynn		Walter Johnson	1992-1995
Sarah Wassner		Watkins Mill	1993-1996
Ashlyn Sinclair		Blair		2003-2006
Halsey Sinclair		Blair		2003-2006
Britt Eckerstrom	Northwest	2007-2010
Abbey Daley		Clarksburg	2009-2012
Nora McUmber		B-CC		2011-2014
Abigail Green		Walter Johnson	2014-2017

Boys Four-Time All-County
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Paul Tufaro		Whitman		1996-1999
Andrew Palmer		Whitman		2006-2009


Abigail Green is the fifth athlete (female or male) to win three or more individual XC county titles:
Three or More Individual County Titles
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Sally Glynn (4)		Walter Johnson	1992-1995
Karen Pulliam (3)	Quince Orchard	1999-2001
Halsey Sinclair (3)	Blair		2003-2005
Nora McUmber (3)	Bethesda-CC	2012-2014
Abigail Green (3)	Walter Johnson	2015-2017


The Bohrer Park Course has been used in its current layout since 2011. The following stats pertain to that course since 2011.
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Abigail Green holds the top three girls times in course history (since 2011).
The top 9 finishers from 2017 are now ranked in the top 17 in course history (since 2011).
Richard Montgomery's Garrett Suhr is now the sophomore record holder on the Bohrer Park County Course with a time of 15:43.10.
The 8th fastest boys time from 2017 matched the 8th fastest time from the previous six years combined - 15:50.4.
The 6th and 9th fastest times from 2017 were faster than the 6th and 9th fastest times from previous six year combined.
Nine boys broke 16:00 in 2017. The previous record for most boys sub-16:00 at Bohrer Park course was five in 2015. Six boys broke 16:00 at the old Gaithersburg HS course in 2010.
Varsity boys who finished between 3rd place and 159th place were the fastest ever for their finish position. ie. Mark Unger was the fastest third place finisher in course history and so-on up to place 159.
Just about any boys record that you could dream up except for the course record was broken in 2017.

Girls Hypothetical County Team Scores with Class of 2018 Removed
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Rank	Team			Hypothetical Points
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1	Walt Whitman			55
2	Thomas S Wootton		68
3	Walter Johnson			167
4	Richard Montgomery		168
5	Poolesville Sr			200
6	Bethesda-Chevy Chase		204
7	Montgomery Blair		222
8	Northwest			235
9	Clarksburg			246
10	Winston Churchill		248
11	Sherwood			260
12	Quince Orchard			304
13	Damascus			325
14	Northwood			404
15	Gaithersburg			412
16	Albert Einstein			481
17	James Hubert Blake		485
18	Col. Zadok Magruder		519
19	Rockville			520
20	Wheaton				531
21	Seneca Valley			556
22	Springbrook			596
23	Watkins Mill			656
-	Kennedy				NC
-	Paint Branch			NC

Boys Hypothetical County Team Scores with Class of 2018 Removed
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Rank	Team			Hypothetical Points
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1	Walt Whitman			75
2	Thomas S Wootton		116
3	Richard Montgomery		147
4	Montgomery Blair		171
5	Sherwood			179
6	Northwood			184
7	Bethesda-Chevy Chase		202
8	Paint Branch			207
9	Winston Churchill		220
10	Albert Einstein			287
11	Poolesville Sr			293
12	Walter Johnson			310
13	Springbrook			337
14	Clarksburg			372
15	Northwest			373
16	Quince Orchard			420
17	Gaithersburg			474
18	Col. Zadok Magruder		548
19	Damascus			558
20	Seneca Valley			598
21	James Hubert Blake		618
22	Watkins Mill			621
23	Wheaton				625
24	Rockville			691
25	John F Kennedy			780
Look for Mocorunning's 2018 XC County Championship Record Book next summer. For now, Download Mocorunning's 2017 XC County Championship Meet Record Book to see all kinds of fun stats about the county championship meet.

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Article Comments - Add A Comment

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FWIW
2017-10-25 15:41:30

Garrett Suhr has the freshman course record and the sophomore course record. 16:35.02 as a freshman 15:43.1 as a soph


2017-10-25 18:50:30

Knowing that I’m a record holder for a certain place was pretty cool to learn

Anon
2017-10-25 19:09:49

Amazing stats Mr Milsted. Any info on 9/10 races?

westner
2017-10-26 10:02:27

What is most amazing to me is that while the top level talent on the boys side is as deep as it may be ever, but it took over 120 points to win the title. Many teams had very good one through three or four runners but this year's team competition was all about the 5th runner.

westner
2017-10-26 10:07:06

forgot to mention...anxious to see the results from the 4A/3A west regionals at Watkins Mill. The WM course has been around since the early 90's and has seen some of the greatest runners of all time put up fantastic performances. While weather and conditions can be a factor to what times are put up, it will be the closest thing that we have to compare this years outstanding crop of boys versus those of 20 years ago and more (assuming that the race is honest and not a sit and kick contest).

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