McDonogh's Remeto finds way to title

November 06, 1997|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

McDonogh freshman phenom Kacie Remeto captured the Association of Independent Schools cross country title with 37 seconds to spare at St. Timothy's yesterday.

Just think what the margin of victory would have been had she known where she was going.

"At one point, I thought I had cut the course because I had run through someone's yard. I cut my stride down and had to look around awhile before I found the next pole," said Remeto, who later learned that the person's yard she cut through was that of a St. Timothy's faculty member.

"Another time, near this other person's house, there were all these leaves, and people told me to run one way and I ran the other way toward the coaches."

Despite her directional problems, Remeto finished the 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 37 seconds. Her time was 10 seconds shy of the course record set last season by another freshman, Tess Deanehan of Bryn Mawr, this year's runner-up in 20: 15.

Mount de Sales, the area's No. 1-ranked team, ended a successful season by claiming its sixth straight AIS crown.

The Sailors placed six runners in the top 15 en route to a 36-59 victory over runner-up Notre Dame Prep. Bryn Mawr, which shared the regular-season title with the Sailors and Pirates, finished third with 89.

Jen Aversa, Rose O'Neil and Colleen McGarvey led the Mount by placing third, fifth and seventh.

"Notre Dame Prep ran a really strong race today, and I figured they were going to come out running for us," said Mount de Sales coach Sean Moran. "Our team has been up and down all season, but they ran well today. They did what they were capable of doing."

Whelton triumphs

Seamus Whelton added his name to Gilman's list of cross country champions yesterday by finishing first in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Championships at Western Maryland College.

Whelton, who joined former Greyhound champs Ted Lord and David Chalmers, won in 16: 32. Loyola senior Chris Knott was runner-up (16: 53) and Calvert Hall's Joe Bryson was third (17: 09).

Bryson's performance, combined with top-10 efforts from teammates Aaron Johnson (fifth) and Nick Reedy (third), helped the Cardinals win the eam title.

Loyola, which defeated Calvert Hall in a dual meet late in the season to forge a three-way tie with the Cardinals and Gilman for the regular-season title, would have had a better shot at Calvert Hall had their No. 5 man, Kevin Bourquin, not twisted an ankle and finished 63rd.

"The way I see it, this breaks the three-way tie," said Calvert Hall coach Jim McCoach. "It's going to take me a week to get this smile off my face."

Pub Date: 11/06/97

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