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Fall Sports Season Preview: Cross Country

Posted August 24, 2016

What could be better than taking a morning run through the woods with fall colors all around? Being part of a team that has a winning tradition. That is what makes it better.

By Brayden Leather

Now that Darren Harman has graduated and moved on to college, Timmy Witmer looks to be the front-runner (no pun intended) to take Harman’s place in the spotlight as he enters his senior running campaign. Witmer has ran under-the-radar, so to say, the last few years earning multiple All-County honors and claiming hardware left and right in cross country, and both indoor and outdoor track. The likely standout for the girls now that Natalie Strassberger is also graduated, looks to be junior Erica Metz who had played soccer in the fall of her freshman and sophomore years but began her high school running career by participating in outdoor track last school year. The first regular season meet the team will participate in will be the Interstate Classic at Clear Spring High School on September 3rd at 9am.

A few returning runners from last season includes seniors Hannah Moore and Ethan Fiery, along with younger runners such as Charlie Pandolfi, who was named to All-County for running last year, Jared Harvey, Autumn Lehman, Katelyn Baker, Karla Tellez, and Mady Welsh among others. Included below is a roster and schedule for the cross country team.

Katelyn Baker
Jordan Carroll
Taylor Carroll
Brett Custer
Kayla Diaz
Ethan Fiery
Loderigue Gordan
Jared Harvey
Taylor Jiles
Autumn Lehman
Erica Metz
Isaac Montgomery
Hannah Moore
Charlie Pandolfi
Cole Rhodes
Hallee Robinson
Karla Tellez
Mady Welsh
Dajuan Williams
Timmy Witmer
Judah Womack

Date: Meet: Course: Time:
Sat, Sept. 3 Interstate Classic Clear Spring 9:00am
Sat, Sept. 10 Invitational South Hagerstown 9:00am
Tues, Sept. 13 Meet Clear Spring 4:00pm
Sat, Sept. 17 Bulldog Invitational Big Spring H.S. (PA) 11:45am
Tues, Sept. 20 Meet Brunswick 4:00pm
Sat, Oct. 1 Don Stoner Inviatational Smithsburg 10:00am
Tues, Oct. 4 City Championship North Hagerstown 4:00pm
Sat, Oct. 8 Invitational Williamsport 10:00am
Sat, Oct. 15 Boonsboro Invitational Boonsboro 10:00am
Thurs, Oct. 27 County's Boonsboro 4:00pm