Loyola, Dulaney tops at Barnhart

First-ranked boys, girls teams prevail

Cross Country

September 10, 2006|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun

The top-ranked Loyola boys and Dulaney girls both passed a tough early-season test in yesterday's Barnhart Invitational meet.

Loyola placed five runners in the top 20 to beat No. 8 Archbishop Spalding and No. 2 Broadneck. The host Dulaney girls used a similar formula, taking four spots in the top 20, and holding off Churchill and No. 5 C. Milton Wright.

Loyola coach Jose Albornoz was concerned because the Dons had a tough run Thursday against archrival Calvert Hall. But Loyola's Ryan Stasiowski (fourth), Greg Jubb (fifth), Johnny McAuliffe (13th), Matt Kaplan (18th) and Kevin Matuszak (19th) combined for 57 points, ahead of Spalding (78) and Broadneck (99). "The thing that I was concerned about was we ran Thursday," Albornoz said. "We started slowly in this race ... behind Broadneck. But it was a great test."

The Dons also got a break because Broadneck's Matthew Centrowitz missed the race to visit the University of Texas. Centrowitz is a two-time defending state champion and last year's All-Metro Runner of the Year - and set the course record in last fall's Barnhart Invitational.

Spalding's Rob Wetzel won the race in 15 minutes, 48.5 seconds, pulling away after the first mile to top Vince Walsh of Dulaney and Kyle Gaffney from Blake.

Kate Askine (sixth) and Kelly Rush (10th) led the Dulaney girls. Anjelica DiNucci (16th), Lu Gao (20th) and Emma Larkin (22nd) gave the Lions 74 points. Churchill (82) and C.M. Wright (91) made it closer than Dulaney coach Chad Boyle would have liked.

"We didn't run at our best today, but it says a lot about what we can do later in the season," Boyle said. "If we run well [then], who knows how far we can [go]?"

Hereford sophomore Kristen Malloy had little trouble winning the individual title, pulling off a nearly wire-to-wire victory in 18:46.7, topping runner-up Louise Hannalah from Churchill by 40.3 seconds.

Barnhart Invitational

At Dulaney


Team scores (top 5): 1. Loyola, 57; 2. Spalding, 78; 3. Broadneck, 99; 4. Dulaney, 112; 5. C.M. Wright, 132.

Top finishers: 1. Wetzel (SPA), 15:48.5; 2. Walsh (DUL), 15:55.2; 3. Gaffney (BLA), 15:59.6; 4. Stasiowski (LOY), 16:30.5; 5. Jubb (LOY), 16:33.6; 6. Kuppalli (PH), 16:44.2; 7. Houlihan (CMW), 16:47.0; 8. Keen (SPA), 16:51.6; 9. Provonche (CMW), 16:58.6; 10. Campbell (TOW), 17:18.9.


Team scores (top 5): 1. Dulaney, 74; 2. Churchill 82; 3. C.M. Wright, 91; 4. John Carroll, 107; 5. Towson, 143.

Top finishers: 1. Malloy (HER), 18:46.7; 2. Hannalah (CHU), 19:27.0; 3. Bailey (CMW), 19:41.7; 4. Furst (JC), 19:44.7; 5. Whelan (CAT), 19:48.7; 6. Askine (DUL), 19:54.2; 7. Kellerman (MCD), 19:59.2; 8. Childs (BM), 20:07.5; 9. Mayhew (TOW), 20:10.0; 10. Rush (DUL), 20:13.1.

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