Westminster boys, C.M. Wright girls dominate

Davis, Remeto pace their teams to easy victories

Class 4A East cross country

November 06, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Class 4A East Region, which encompasses Anne Arundel County and a few outsiders, bills itself as perhaps the toughest region leading up to the state cross country championships.

It certainly lived up to the claim at Baybrook Park yesterday.

There was the performance of Westminster's boys, who will be going for their fourth straight 4A state crown at Hereford High next Saturday. The Owls placed three of the first four finishers, led by Josh Davis' 15-minute, 51-second pace, and blew away highly touted C. Milton Wright (56) and Severna Park (61) with their 34-point tally.

Then, Wright got a measure of revenge in the girls race over the undulating, 3-mile course, Kacie Remeto leading a 1-3-5-7-8 blitz with a 32-second victory over Broadneck's Lauren Riesett in 18: 37.

The victors' 24-point total outdistanced Broadneck (55), which posted a mild upset over the defending state champs from Severna Park (59). Westminster and Arundel completed the region's five-team representation at Hereford.

Remeto, who posted her 11th victory in a dozen starts this season, ran her typical race: Bolting into the lead with her first few strides, she never allowed anyone within 50 yards. Wright's order of finish was revised, Cara Wettlaufer moving up to take third place, Erin Shockley fifth, Jessica Hebner seventh and Heather McHugh, who usually runs behind Remeto, eighth.

Revision was the order of the day with Westminster's boys team, too. Josh Davis proved that his win in the Carroll County championships was no one-shot deal, and he was backed capably by runner-up Kevin Pool. Usually, Pool runs No. 3 behind Davis and/or Jesse O'Connell, who was fourth yesterday.

Severna Park's Justin Marvel broke up Westminster's dominance by finishing third, and Meade's Dave Pickett got the fifth position. Then came fast-improving Wright, taking five of the next eight spots. The team, competing in 4A this fall after being a 3A school, has hopes of finishing in the top three in the state meet.

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