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Diego Zarate formerly of Northwest HS won USATF JR 1500m in 3:47.53 Results

Mocorunning's All-Time Rankings updated after New Balance Nationals: Boys | Girls

Day 3: Darnell Pratt of OLGC clocked all-time Montgomery County record, 20.94 200m
Ty Mason of Blake HS earned All-American with new PR 23-10.25
Bullis girls earned All-American in 4x1 (46.69) and 4x4 (3:44.54)
Paint Branch girls DMR won EE (12:01.32) and clocked 4:11.84 SMR & 3:56.96 4x400

Day 2: Taylor Wright Won Second National Title - 38-03.50 Freshman TJ
Bullis girls, Northwest boys clocked MoCo #2 All-Time 4x1's - 46.76 & 41.98
Shyheim Wright clocked 13.93 in 110m hurdles but appeared to injure himself in 4x1 relay prior to hurdle finals
Jabari Bennett of Blake - 56-10.75 Shot Put - 3rd Emerging Elite

Day 1: 3x National Titles in Freshman Events

Freshman Long Jump Austin Allen Bullis 23-02.75
Freshman Long Jump Sierra Leonard Bullis 17-10.25
Freshman 100m Taylor Wright Northwest 11.75




Todd King Honored as Montgomery County Track & Field Official of the Year




7 State Champion Insights


Northwest High School Won Boys 4A State Title


Must Be Something in the Water in Silver Spring: Mocorunning's FRIDAY Recap


2017 Montgomery County Championship Meet Record Book For Sale



Good Counsel boys won WCAC Title for first time since 2011: WaPo Report   Good Counsel 2011 vs. 2016


G. O. A. T.


Northwest's Shyheim Wright threw down the fastest 300m hurdles ever recorded by a Montgomery County athlete - 37.36 - at the 4A West Regional Meet, but as you can see from the photo above, Wright didn't even lead for most of the race! Andrew Daniels set the table with a hard first 200 meters. Wright crushed the final 50 meters to break the all-time Montgomery County record while Daniels recorded a MoCo top-5 all-time performance from any meet in history with a time of 38.06.



Taylor Wright (NW) and Rohann Asfaw (RM) were voted James DeMoss Award Winners

Mocorunning County Championship Notes     County Prediction Competition Results



B-CC's Victoria Toth broke the county meet record in the pole vault with a jump of 10' on Tuesday



Girls County Championship Poll Results

With 13 individual county titles and counting (indoor+outdoor), Clarksburg's Alexus Pyles will try to lead Clarksburg to back-to-back outdoor team county titles

Boys County Championship Poll Results

Shyheim Wright and the Northwest boys are too deep to be beaten.




DCC Championship Meet Recap


Blair boys and Einstein girls each won Down County Consortium Titles for the second consecutive year
Down County Consortium Leaderboards: Boys Girls



Jack Wavering Interview

Jack Wavering of Good Counsel High School is fresh off his 11th place performance at the Penn Relays 3k where he ran a time of 8:29.73 (similar to a 9:07 3200m). He has been absolutely on fire since cross country season when he won his second consecutive WCAC title and ran a 15:22.3 5k at NXN Southeast. Indoors, he ran a 4:23.33 1600m at Virginia Tech and a 9:13.52 two mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals. In this interview, the future Virginia Tech Hokie describes some of his best races, favorite places to run, and hardest workouts.




Penn Relays Live Results
Saturday
Bullis boys set all-time Montgomery County record in boys 4x1 - 41.46
Good Counsel recorded top-10 all-time Montgomery Co. perf. in boys 4x4 - 3:19.53
Daniels of Northwest ran 55.45 in 400mH, 3rd best by MoCo athlete in last 15 years
Friday
Bullis boys clocked #2 all-time Montgomery County boys 4x100 - 42.16
Bullis girls took 5th in 4x4 Championship of America (3:46.31), 3rd in small school 4x1 (47.50)
Bennett of Blake improved personal best and county lead in shot put to 54-01
Wavering of Good Counsel clocked 8:29.73 (11th) in 3k. Asfaw of RM 8:50.15
Thursday
Bullis topped all comers in girls 4x4 (3:46.31) heading into Championship of America
Damascus girls broke school records and set MCPS-leading relay times of 4:00.07/9:31.95
Paint Branch girls recorded 12:18.37 in DMR with 5:04 anchor split by Taye
Bullis 47.89 girls 4x100; Northwest 48.99
Abigail Green of WJ 9:59.99 in 3k



Bethlehem Taye Interview

In January, she broke a twenty-year-old indoor county championship meet record in the 3200m (10:53.70), and in March she won her section of the two mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 10:35.04 which ranks her among the top three Montgomery County runners all-time in that event. In four days she will anchor the first Montgomery County girls team to compete in the Penn Relays DMR since 2008 (she split 5:06 in the 1600m to help her team qualify). As we are expecting many more exciting accomplishments in the coming weeks, Mocorunning checks in with two-time 3200m state champion Bethlehem Taye of Paint Branch High School.




MoCo Girls Outdoor Track Divisions - 2016

Walter Johnson

5-0

Churchill

4-1

B-CC

3-2

R. Montgomery

2-3

Wootton

1-4

Whitman

0-5

Clarksburg

6-0

Northwest

5-1

Quince Orchard

4-2

Poolesville

3-3

Damascus

2-4

Seneca Valley

1-5

Watkins Mill

0-6

Paint Branch

5-0

Springbrook

4-1

Sherwood

3-2

Gaithersburg

2-3

Blake

1-4

Magruder

0-5

Blair

5-0

Einstein

4-1

Northwood

3-2

Kennedy

2-3

Wheaton

1-4

Rockville

0-5

MoCo Boys Outdoor Track Divisions - 2016

R. Montgomery

5-0

B-CC

4-1

Churchill

3-2

Wootton

2-3

Walter Johnson

1-4

Whitman

0-5

Northwest

6-0

Clarksburg

5-1

Quince Orchard

4-2

Watkins Mill

3-3

Seneca Valley

2-4

Poolesville

1-5

Damascus

0-6

Blake

5-0

Paint Branch

4-1

Springbrook

3-2

Sherwood

2-3

Gaithersburg

1-4

Magruder

0-5

Northwood

5-0

Kennedy

3-2

Blair

3-2

Wheaton

2-3

Einstein

2-3

Rockville

0-5



Past Years of Divisional Standings


Watkins Mill HS Honored Late Jim Vollmer with Inaugural Invitational

The boisterous and beloved Montgomery County coach of more than 20 years passed away suddenly due to a heart attack on the weekend of the outdoor state championship meet in 2014. Fittingly, one of Vollmer's last cross country pupils, Andrew Lent of Poolesville, won the 1600-meter race that was named in Jim's honor.


Viking Invitational Moved to WJ, Added Elite Friday Night Component

Best Ever Girls 3200m on MoCo Soil Highlighted First Elite Friday Night at Viking Invitational


Woodward Relays Steeplechase Recap
Devil Takes the Hindmost Recap

The Steeplechase Fail Gone Viral




Screaming Eagles Invitational Notes


Hometown jumping star Donovan Beckett-Simms of Seneca Valley doubled in long/triple jump
Bullis hurdlers Alexis Postell and Eric Allen recorded 14.51 and 14.55 respectively
Damascus girls dropped a 9:44 4x800
Churchill boys nipped Blair in 4x800, 8:18.42 to 8:18.50
Good Counsel swept boys & girls 1600's with Jack Wavering and Megan Crilly




MoCoRunning Notes on New Balance Indoor Nationals
Bullis Girls Lower All-Time Montgomery County 4x4 Record to 3:43.92

Mocorunning's All-Time Performance Lists Updated to Reflect Indoor 2016: Girls Boys

Northwest Boys Win Three in a Row

Northwest ties Old Mill ('92-'94) as the only other boys team to win three consecutive indoor track state titles in Maryland's highest classification




Donovan Beckett-Simms Interview

Donovan Beckett-Simms is a triple jump and long jump specialist from Seneca Valley who this season broke the indoor county championship meet record in the triple jump with a mark of 45-09.00. It was the top indoor triple jump performance by a Montgomery County athlete in at least a decade. While the Maryland state meet does not contest the triple jump, he will compete at New Balance Nationals and carry his momentum into the outdoor season where he hopes that he can improve to become one of Montgomery County's all-time greatest jumpers. Read on to get to know Donovan Beckett-Simms.




Weekly Highlights Feb 1-6 - Bullis lowers all-time indoor 4x400 county record to 3:46.68

Photo Courtesy of Jason Gaymon of Armory


Private School Invitational

Meet Results Meet History

Feature: Dunston Organizes 10th Private School Invitational
(and notes about Last Track to Philly)




Montgomery County Highlights from Virginia Tech Invitational
Bullis Girls Set All-Time Montgomery County Indoor Record for 4x4 - 3:50.58

Shyheim Wright Interview

Not only is he Montgomery County's best-ever indoor hurdler, but he has also risen to the top of the county in both the sprints and jumps. He has been a member of a Northwest boys team that is seeking its third straight indoor title this year. Here's Mocorunning with Northwest's own Shyheim Wright.




**Updated** 2017 Indoor Track County Championship Record Book     All County Championship Results

Girls Recap: Northwest 118 Points
Boys Recap: Northwest 140 Points


Mocorunning County Championship Prediction Competition Results

    Mocorunning Pre-Meet Poll Results: Boys Girls



Bi-Weekly Highlights - Time Period of 1/4/2016 - 1/17/2016

2016 Montgomery Invitational

Results   Highlights   History

Feature: Rogers Successfully Organizes 15th Montgomery Invitational

Masai Russell of Bullis clocked 1:13.72 500m, an all-time Montgomery County record. Shyheim Wright of Northwest lowered season best 55-meter hurdles to 7.39, a new meet record.




Mocorunning is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Fred Joyce, a true Montgomery County coaching legend. Just this past year, Joyce was inducted into the Gaithersburg High School Athletics Hall of Fame for his coaching contributions to football and track & field between 1964 and 2010. He coached seven state championship track teams and four state finalists (runners-up). He coached all aspects of track but specialized in field events and throwing events in particular. In the jumps and throws alone, he coached more than 40 individual state champions. In 2009, he was voted by his peers as a Mocorunning.com coach of the decade, but it just as easily could have been called a lifetime achievement recognition. He is also in the Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. This Article was published on Mocorunning in 2007 when Joyce stepped away from teaching physical education and away from a leading roll with the track team, but he continued to volunteer his expertise for a number of years. Joyce's coaching career influenced an enormous number of people, and indeed his coaching influenced the creator of this website. May he rest in peace and always be remembered as one of the greats.



Montgomery Invitational 2016 Performance List Meet History

Weekly Highlights 12/20/2015 - 1/3/2016 (2 weeks)
MCPS Meet #3 Results : 4 Boys + 6 Girls New County #1's

Ciciely Davy (AE) 5:08.4 1600m, Keila Robertson (CZM), Justina Ababio (Cburg) 37-01.50 Shot Put moved up Mocorunning's "Since 2006" Girls Indoor Track Leaderboard

Northwest's Josh Netterville clocked 6.53 in the 55m dash. Shrestha (WM) Bikim (QO), D'Elia (QO) leapt 6-02 in high jump. Donovan Beckett-Simms (SV) doubled in LJ and TJ. Liam Walsh (QO) 2:00.1 800m.

Keila Robertson (Magruder): 17-10.50 Long Jump, 37-03.00 Triple Jump is an all-time great jumping double performance


County Top Performances and Highlights Week of December 13
Masai Russell (Bullis) 39.42 300m, Rohann Asfaw (RM) 9:27.55 2-Mile, Abigail Green (WJ) 11:14.12 2-Mile

Clarksburg Girls, Northwest Boys win Howard County Invitational
39' Triple Jumps from Taylor Wright (Northwest) & Alexus Pyles (Clarksburg)

MCPS Meet #2 Results

Giant leaps from Ty Mason of Blake (22-06.25 LJ) and Donovan Beckett-Simms of Seneca Valley (45-01.00 TJ) are among the best ever indoors in Montgomery County. Mason's long jump was the best in at least a decade by a MoCo junior. Einstein's Ciciely Davy recorded the fastest 3200m (11:10.2) in MoCo in the month of December in at least 20 years. Fast 4x200 relays by Northwest boys (1:32.83) and Clarksburg girls (1:46.22) concluded the meet.

Photo from Angele Fitch-Solomon


MCPS Meet #1 Results

Many of the expected top returning athletes were in action including Shyheim Wright of Northwest in the 55-meter hurdles (7.49) and Alexus Pyles in the triple jump (38-01) and 55m (7.3h). Wright's hurdle time is the best mark in MoCo in 16 years (excluding his own marks from last year).

Other big marks included 17-07.00 Long Jump from Cierra Pyles (Clarksburg), 36-03.75 Shot Put from Anelle Tarke (Gaithersburg), 6.3h 55m and 21-02.75 LJ from Josh Netterville (Northwest), 1:08.7 500m from William Ryba (Whitman), and 4:33.7 1600m from Liam Walsh (QO).


Check Mocorunning's Leaderboards for Rankings All Season Long and Mocorunning's Facebook for Photo Albums


NXN Southeast Highlights:

Good Counsel placed fifth with five guys under 16:16! Probably the best MoCo team performance ever.
RM's Rohann Asfaw missed qualifying for nationals by one spot: sixth in 15:21.1, #5 fastest MoCo 5k of past decade.
Paint Branch's Bethlehem Taye took home 5k PR: 18:08.1, #8 fastest MoCo 5k of past decade.
Walter Johnson girls took 8th in championship race, five positions better than last year.

Footlocker Northeast Highlights:

Poolesville freshman Nandini Satsangi was 49th in 19:40.6 in championship race
Blake's James Newport took 98th in 17:12.4 in championship race

Mocorunning NXN & FL Preview by Ryun Anderson




Credit: Ken Lambert, Journal '91

Mocorunning's All-Decade XC Team of the 90's

~Part of an ongoing effort to put the history of the sport online~

Pascal Dobert of Whitman (pictured left) and Sally Glynn of Walter Johnson (pictured right) qualified for cross country nationals in the 90's, setting them apart from all the rest. Read on to learn more about MoCo cross country in the 1990's.

Credit: Bill Wood, Journal '93



State Threepeats for Good Counsel Boys, Walter Johnson Girls
Final Season Rankings 11/15/2015


Photo by Brian Crilly




A year ago, Flo Groberg handed out medals at the Montgomery County XC Championship. Watch President Obama award a medal to Flo.

Need a motivational speech? Look no further than President Barrack Obama's speech about a runner from Walter Johnson High School who went on to greatness as a captain in the US Army.



Good Counsel Boys Score Perfect 15, Girls 19 at MoCo Private School Champs: Recap
Updated Rankings 11/07/2015

Green and Asfaw Continue MoCo Dominance at 4A West Regional


Abigail Green, WJ, 19:01.4, 20 second margin of victory

Rohann Asfaw, RM, 16:02.9, 27 second margin of victory

Montgomery County State Qualifiers:

4A West Boys
Wootton
B-CC
Northwest
Walter Johnson
Winston Churchill
Richard Montgomery
Quince Orchard

Boys individuals:
Michael Abebe (Northwood)
Ben Gersch (Whitman)
Josh Engels (Whitman)
Simeon Mussie (Einstein)
Emanuel Villanueva (Gaithersburg)
4A West Girls
Walter Johnson
B-CC
Whitman
Winston Churchill
Richard Montgomery
Quince Orchard
Einstein

Girls individuals:
Grace Dellapa, (Wootton)
Madeline Grainger, (Wootton)
Sofia Zarate (Northwest)
4A North Boys
Sherwood
Paint Branch
Boys individuals
Moti Heda (Springbrook)
4A North Girls
Paint Branch
Sherwood

3A West Boys
Ben Macek, Cameron Horst (Damascus)

3A West Girls
Poolesville
Damascus
3A South Boys
Blake
Wheaton
Boys individuals
Adam Sarsony, (Rockville)
Justin Travis, (Rockville)

3A South Girls
Blake
Magruder
Girls individuals
Waderlise Franco de la Rosa (Watkins Mill)
Gelila Hailemariam (Wheaton)




County Championship Videos Courtesy of Benji Bock and Wootton Crew: Girls Boys
County Championship Prediction Competition Results: Preseason Premeet

Around the County Week 9     Updated Individual Rankings 11/01/2015

MoCo Championship Recap: Walter Johnson Girls Win 8th County Title, Wootton Boys Win 1st



Abigail Green (WJ) Broke Course Record, 18:04.8

Rohann Asfaw (RM) Ran Away with Win in 15:34.9

Summary of County Champions         History of Montgomery County Championship Meet with Results

County Championship Poll Results: BOYS GIRLS     County Championship Projections: BOYS GIRLS


WCAC Championship Recap: Good Counsel Boys Win Third Straight





Updated Rankings 10/19/2015     Around the County Week 7
Blair Girls, Einstein Boys Hoist Consortia Cups


Photo by Mark Shonkwiler

Photo by Shana Grossman




Consortia XC Championships Preview

Northwood's Michael Abebe and Paint Branch's Bethlehem Taye are heavily favored. Can they be toppled on Northwood's challenging course?

Northwood will recognize the 40th anniversary of the first girls cross country state championship meet in Maryland which took place in 1975. Northwood won that first girls state title with 73 points by taking three of the first four positions. The first individual female state champion was Mary Walsh of Northwood who completed the 2.5 mile course at the Naval Academy in 15:07, a victory by 53 seconds over the second place runner. The coach of that team was Dan Reeks, who remains a track and cross country coach in Montgomery County to this day.




Glory Days Invitational Recap   Around the County Week 6

Updated Individual Rankings 10/11/2015


Good Counsel Boys 3rd Place - Photo by Brian Crilly

B-CC Girls 3rd Place - Photo by Chad Young




MoCo Girls Cross Country Divisions

B-CC

5-0

Walter Johnson

4-1

Einstein

2-3

R. Montgomery

2-3

Whitman

2-3

Churchill

0-5

Wootton

5-0

Sherwood

4-1

Northwest

3-2

Poolesville

2-3

Q. Orchard

1-4

Paint Branch

0-5

Clarksburg

4-1*

Blair

4-1

Blake

4-1

Gaithersburg

2-3

Northwood

1-4

Springbrook

0-5

Damascus

6-0

Seneca Valley

5-1

Magruder

4-2

Watkins Mill

3-3

Rockville

2-4

Kennedy

1-5

Wheaton

0-6

MoCo Boys Cross Country Divisions

Churchill

5-0

B-CC

4-1

Walter Johnson

3-2

Whitman

1-4

Einstein

1-4

R. Montgomery

1-4

Wootton

5-0

Northwest

4-1

Q. Orchard

3-2

Sherwood

2-3

Paint Branch

1-4

Poolesville

0-5

Blair

5-0

Blake

4-1

Clarksburg

3-2

Springbrook

2-3

Gaithersburg

1-4

Northwood

0-5

Wheaton

6-0

Rockville

5-1

Damascus

4-2

Magruder

3-3

Watkins Mill

1-5

Kennedy

1-5

Seneca Valley

1-5


*Clarksburg girls win Division 3 on fewest combined points tiebreaker. C-98. JHB-109. MB-111.

  • In the event of a tie, the team that has defeated the other team(s) with which it is tied will be the champion.
  • If there is still a tie, then the tie will be broken by the lowest combined points scored in division meets.
  • If a tie still remains, the largest combined margin of victory among the teams that are tied will be used.



    Updated Individual Rankings 10/4/2015     Around the County Week 5

    In honor of Clarksburg's six second spread in a dual meet, Mocorunning is Geekin' Out Over XC Spreads

    Around the County Week 4


    Michael Abebe (6th) and Liam Walsh (8th) at DCXC

    Emily Murphy (WJ) 18:50 at DCXC




    Oatlands Invitational Recap & Around the County


    Claudia Wendt, Good Counsel

    Jack Wavering, Good Counsel

    Abbey Green, Walter Johnson

    Rohann Asfaw, R. Montgomery




    Mocorunning's Preseason XC Poll Results

    Rohann Asfaw from Richard Montgomery High School (only a junior) is the fan favorite on The Boys' Side. B-CC topped the fan voting for boys teams.

    Rising sophomore Abigail Green from Walter Johnson is the preseason fan favorite while the Walter Johnson girls team is favored according to Mocorunning's fans.

    Alternatively, Mocorunning's Preseason Rankings have been frozen since November 2014 and will be updated September 13.



    From Friends at RunWashington:   All-RunWashington Team   Grace Dellapa Feature  

    2015 Mocorunning XC Preseason Tour

    Final Thoughts and a Tour Through Time - By Kevin Milsted

    Towpath Intervals with Churchill: Core senior boys rise from freshman anonymity

    2-Mile Time Trial with Whitman: Sami King and Ben Gersh Lead XC Race; R.I.P. WMAL Towers?

    5k Time Trial with Wootton: Grace Dellapa leads girls, 32 second top five spread for boys

    Hill Repeats with Paint Branch: 11:01 3200-meter runner Bethlehem Taye aims for sub-18 5k




    Mocorunning revised its Athletes to Watch Standards. See Analysis: Boys Girls Relays

    2014-2015 School Year Front Page Summary

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