Mervo sweeps city crowns

Cross country

October 26, 2006|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun

Mervo had a dominant afternoon and pulled off a sweep at yesterday's Baltimore City Cross Country championship at Herring Run Park.

The Mustangs' boys had four runners in the top 10, including victor Leon Williams (17:02), who beat teammate Issac Richardson by seven seconds. Mervo needed the strong performance to finish with 26 points - edging Digital Harbor (34).

Digital Harbor placed five runners in the top 10 but couldn't catch the Mustangs. Milo Berry was the top Digital Harbor finisher; he took third place overall.

The Mervo girls had an easier time in completing the sweep, rolling to victory with 33 points. The Mustangs easily beat Western (62) and Digital Harbor (81).

The Mustangs girls paralleled the boys by having a runner win the race. Kitria Stewart finished first for Mervo in 20:42, beating teammate Quantikia Stepney (21:05).

Like their male counterparts, the Mervo girls placed four runners in the top 10. The Mustangs put their top five runners in the top 14 overall, locking up first place with little trouble.

Western and Digital Harbor both put two runners in that top 10, but it wasn't nearly enough to hold off the Mustangs.

Results

At Herring Run Park

Boys team scores (top 5): 1. Mervo, 26; 2. Digital Harbor, 34; 3. Poly, 104; 4. Forest Park, 121; 5. City, 131.

Individual (top 10): 1. Williams (MER), 17:02; 2. Richardson (MER), 17:09; 3. Berry (DH), 17:28; 4. Mikins (MER), 18:06; 5. Diggs (DH), 18:23; 6. Moon (MER), 18:26; 7. Jackson (DH), 18:45.; 8. Cohen (POL), 18:48; 9. Lee (DH), 19:02; 10. Rooks (DH), 19:02.

Girls team scores (top 5): 1. Mervo, 33; 2. Western, 62; 3. Digital Harbor, 81; 4. Dunbar, 85; 5. Poly, 137.

Individual (top 10): 1. Stewart (MER), 20:42; 2. Stepney (MER), 21:05; 3. Mikendi (BAN), 21:17; 4. Everette (WES), 21:38; 5. Franklin (DH), 21:55; 6. Edwards (WES), 22:17; 7. Sewell (MER), 22:43; 8. McClure (DH), 23:06; 9. Moore (MER), 23:17.; 10. Smithson (DUN), 23:25.

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