Boys Runners To Watch

High School Sports

Fall Preview

Cross Country

September 04, 2001

Pat Bailey

C. Milton Wright

Only a junior, last season's runner-up at Class 4A state meet finished no worse than sixth in every race.

Bill Duffy

Dulaney

If the senior can improve on a fifth-place finish at the state meet, the Lions could be the team to beat in the Class 3A division.

Will Knox

Dulaney

Sixth at the state meet, the senior will run head-to-head with Duffy for the No. 1 spot.

Eugene McAuliffe

Loyola

Senior McAuliffe will be counted upon again to help the Dons defend their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship.

Izudin Mehmedovic

Oakland Mills

The "Bosnian Flash" owns a Class 1A state record time (16:24) and a state crown entering his senior season.

James Mullaly

Mount Hebron

Could a state title be in the works for the senior Mullaly, who finished third at the Class 2A state meet?

Will Murdoch

C. Milton Wright

Murdoch, a senior and Class 3A North regional champ who transferred from Bel Air, will vie with Bailey for top honors in Harford County and the state.

Matt Sanders

Mount Hebron

Only Bailey ran a better time among juniors at Hereford than Sanders, who will solidify the Vikings' move from Class 2A to Class 3A.

Shane Stroup

River Hill

The senior All-Metro Performer of the Year in indoor and outdoor track could complete a rare sweep this fall.

Chris Wright

Mount St. Joseph

The senior has been selected Baltimore City/County Performer of the Year for the past two seasons.

Other notable runners

Ben Adams, Glenelg; Brennan Bonner, Loyola; Ryan Cartwright, Eastern Tech; Ryan Coughlin, Severna Park; Timothy Cross, Hereford; Robbie Dauses, Loch Raven; Frank Glover, Calvert Hall; Paul Hugus, Loch Raven; Scott Koehler, Broadneck; Wes McCoy, River Hill; Dan McMenamin, Towson; Brad Miller, Northeast; Jason Moore, Wilde Lake; J.T. Potter, North Caroll; Dan Reedy, South Carroll; Phil Serio, Westminster; Bobby Singleton, McDonogh; Jesse Slowikowski, C. Milton Wright; Aaron Smith, C. Milton Wright; J.J. Wetzel, Archbishop Spalding.

BOYS POLL

1. C. Milton Wright

Last season: Ranked No. 4

2. Dulaney

Last season: Ranked No. 3

3. Mount Hebron

Last season: Unranked

4. South Carroll

Last season: Ranked No. 1

5. Westminster

Last season: Ranked No. 5

6. River Hill

Last season: Ranked No. 7

7. Oakland Mills

Last season: Unranked

8. Loyola

Last season: Ranked No. 9

9. Loch Raven

Last season: Unranked

10. Towson Last season: Ranked No. 8

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