Running on a revamped, and much hillier CCBC-Catonsville campus course, host Mount de Sales defeated a pair of IAAM B Conference cross country opponents on Wednesday.
Sophomore Sailor Colleen Miller won the season’s inaugural race in windy, 91-degree heat, covering the three-plus venue with a time of 23-minutes, 24-seconds.
Mount de Sales took the first six spots overall to defeat Seton Keough, 15-50, and Park School, 15-49. Park picked up one win by defeating Seton Keough, 25-32.
Park’s Ellie Kahn led her team in with a seventh place finish and Caroline Stasiowski of Seton Keough finished 10th to keep MDSA from sweeping the top 10 places.
Miller led the race from the gun on flat or steadily rising terrain for the first mile. The main challenge of long sharp ascents and descents was compressed into the middle loop with nearly 800 meters of climbing in the first three-quarters of the second mile. Respite came when the course reversed direction for the final mile back to the start/finish line.
Besides Miller, Mount de Sales’ other top 10 placers included five rookie cross country competitors and only two juniors with previous hill and dale experience.
Here are the complete results:
|Mount deSales , Park, Seton Keogh 9/8/10|
|cross country at CCBC Catonsville||3.01 miles|
|91 degrees, windy (15+ mph), very hilly mile 1 to mile 2|
|3||Amanda Miller||MDS||24:11:00||MDS 15, Park 49|
|5||Lesley Nalley||MDS||24:39:00||MDS 15, SK 50|
|7||Ellie Kahn||Park||25:07:00||Park 25, SK 32|