Sev. Park, Broadneck win in A. Arundel

Wilde Lake boys, Howard girls top field

Cross country

October 28, 2006|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun

The top-ranked Severna Park girls held off tough challenges from No. 6 Broadneck and South River to win the championship at the Anne Arundel County meet yesterday at Arundel High.

Junior Liya Kasimova won the approximately three-mile race for the Falcons in 19 minutes, 27 seconds, edging Hillary Lee from South River(19:39.3). The Falcons scored 40 points, to beat out Broadneck (49) and South River (59).

The Falcons put two other runners in the top 10 (Sadie Dempsey sixth and Kelsey Kenealy seventh). Broadneck put three in the top 10, as did South River.

On the boys' side, No. 7 Broadneck used a victory from top runner Matthew Centrowitz to win again. The Bruins finished with 43 points, beating out No. 8 South River (60).

Centrowitz, as has been his custom, had little trouble in the victory. He finished in 15:39.5, nearly 45 seconds ahead of Meade's Malik Zafar.

Jeremy Buyer (fourth) and Kolten Koelzer (10th) also were top 10 finishers for the Bruins.

Chris Moody was South River's top finisher (third). John Brungot (sixth) was the other Seahawk in the top 10.

At the Howard County championship meet, No. 2 Wilde Lake had little trouble winning the boys title.

The Wildecats put all five runners in the top 10 to finish with an impressive score of 28 - easily outdistancing Atholton (84), even though the Raiders took the first two spots with Andrew Revelle (16:21.57) and Graham Bazelle (16:43.40).

J.P. Allera led the way for Wilde Lake with his third-place finish. Derek Lange (fourth), Peru Williams (sixth), Jonathan Sham (seventh) and Evan Anderson (eighth) rounded out Wilde Lake's top 10 finishers.

Seth Harwood finished 10th overall, the third Atholton runner to crack the top 10.

The unranked Howard girls pulled a mild surprise on their side of the meet at the Belmont Conference Center.

The Lions and Wilde Lake have been close all year, but Howard had two girls in the top 10 and got some consistent performances to finish with 57 points and nip Wilde Lake (64) and hold off River Hill (82).

Alison Smith of Atholton won the race in 18:54.75, easily beating Katie Harman from River Hill (19:37.74). But Howard got a fourth-place finish from Elyse Borisko and eighth from Nicole Shouse to anchor its performance.

Harman was the only Hawk to make it into the top 10, as runners from seven schools got there. Wilde Lake had edged Howard in a close regular-season match earlier this fall, but the Lions got their revenge in this race.

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