Red Raider Summary
Posted Saturday, September 18, 2010 by Perry King
Eagles Take Two 2nds and a Heap of Medals at Red Raider
Dobbs Ferry's XC team traveled over the TZ Bridge to Anthony Wayne Park in northern Rockland county on the afternoon of Friday, September 17 to compete in the Red Raider Invitational. The Eagles bagged 7 medals at the meet and were 1 place away from two team and one more individual medals. Not bad for a team on which many of the runners are learning the ropes on how to compete in races.
The Eagles' day started with the girls varsity 2 race. Though Dobbs finished 1 point out of team medals behind big schools Lakeland-Panas, Ramsey (NJ), and Clarkstown South with 95 points, it still had some good highlights. Valley Central's Holly Cavalluzzo sped to her third 1st place in the young season, but the Eagles' Sarah King settled comfortably into 2nd and cruised in for a 20:18.80 time. Joanne Mumbey charged home 15th in 22:15.67 and Shanna Yue was in 20th at 22:27.85 to earn medals, even if someone seems to have filched Shanna's medal. Rebecca Wiersma finished 24th in 23:04.23 and Sofia Maluf took 41st in 25:53.05 to complete the scoring.
The boys varsity 2 race featured a great battle between Monroe-Woodbury's Sean Eagan and the Eagle's Brendan Wortner. In the end, Egan had too much of a kick for Wortner, but the Eagle frontrunner pushed to a new PR TR of 175 with his 2nd place time of 16:16.19. George Epstein also dashed in for a medal with a 14th place time of 17:29.38 and a 150 TR, and he was followed by Conor Culhane at 40th in 18:55.85 and a +13 leap to a 121 TR, James Majeau with a 45th in 19:17.48 and a +12 TR of 114, and someone listed as Gage Natale (Gabe's evil twin) who finished in 48th at 19:22.84 with a huge +23 leap to 112. The Eagles finished 5th with 141 points behind much larger schools Ramsey, Monroe Woodbury, Clarkstown South, and Fordham Prep.
The girls JV team fielded a full squad of 5 and were led by Lila Walsh with a 9th place medal at 23:59.85, and she was follwed by Cara Horsfield with an 11th place medal at 24:40.79. Christine Witty finished just out of the medals at 21st in 25:56.10, Emily Bohl followed in 25th at 26:23.62, and Jenny Rich finished the action at 27:29.66 in 31st.
The boys JV finished off the day, also living dangerously with 5 runners. Grant Sheely led the way with a 25th at 19:41.53. Brian Martin was next at 20:40.15 for 59th, Yusuf Kapadia ran a 21.05.65 for 80th, Keith Hickey was 91st in 21:31.60, and Terry Taylor was 133rd in 23:28.86. Running against a lot of big schools, the JV guys finished 8th.
Back on Tuesday, the Eagles evened up their record in dual meets by winning both sides of the action against Ardsley. On Tuesday, September 21, the Eagles will make the long trek to Hastings for a meet with the Yellowjackets and a big social gathering for Dobbs parental units. On Saturday, September 25, Dobbs will go west for the Warwick Wave meet, always a team favorite with lots of medal chances and with opportunities to blow money on gaudy t-shirts and sweatshirts that you will be too embarassed to ever wear again. Ice cream treats are also sometimes in order.