October 13th, 2013

Holy Trinity sweeps CSAA boys Cross Country titles

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Holy Trinity sweeps CSAA boys Cross Country titles
St. Agnes' Kathleen Simms races to a win in the CSAA 7th/8th grade girls Cross Country championship meet / photo by Joey Gardner

By Joey Gardner - Joey is a member of the Billy Reed Sports Journalism Academy for high school students.

The CSAA Cross Country Championships were held at George Rogers Clark Park late Saturday afternoon.

The fifth- and sixth-grade girls competed in the first of the four races. Abigail Bohn of St. Edward set the pace early and never looked back as she finished her mile in 6:25.29, edging St. Patrick’s Katie Barney by two seconds St. Edward won the fifth- and sixth-grade girls' team title, placing three runners in the top five positions.

The fifth- and sixth-grade boys followed the girls and Josh Meiman of Notre Dame took home the individual title with a mile time of 5:54.98, nearly three seconds ahead of St. Raphael’s Andrew Flynn. Although Meiman came in first place, Notre Dame fell to Holy Trinity in the team standings as Holy Trinity had five runners place in the top 10 to give them the team title with 23 points.

In the eighth-grade girls' race, Kathleen Simms of St. Agnes set the early pace and pulled away for the win. The future Sacred Heart student finished the 1 1/4-mile  course in 7:03.53, 10 seconds ahead of St. Michael’s Sarah Michaels. With Simms’ first-place finish, St. Agnes took home the team championship by placing three of its runners in the top four.

The championships finished with the seventh- and eighth-grade boys' race. Last year’s champion, eighth-grader Patrick Schaefer of St. Agnes, was still suffering from an ankle injury and was unable to defend his title. Keeton Thornsberry (Notre Dame) and Grady Shiflet (Holy Trinity) were the early pacesetters before Thornsberry pulled ahead and won in 6:29.96. Schaefer finished 11th as Holy Trinity took home the team championship with four of its runners is the top 10.

5th & 6th Grade Girls top five finishers

  1. Abigail Bohn – St. Edward
  2. Katie Barney – St. Patrick
  3. Sarah Wilkerson – St. Edward
  4. Payton Cronen – St. Raphael
  5. Taylor White – St. Edward

5th & 6th Grade Girls Team rankings

  1. St. Edward – 19 points
  2. St. Agnes – 56 points
  3. Holy Spirit – 58 points

5th & 6th Grade Boys top five finishers

  1. Josh Meiman – Notre Dame
  2. Andrew Flynn – St. Raphael
  3. Darryn Schnieders – Notre Dame
  4. Boland Grayson – Holy Trinity
  5. Liam Egan – Holy Trinity

5th & 6th Grade Boys Team rankings

  1. Holy Trinity – 23 points
  2. Notre Dame – 42 points
  3. St. Francis of Assisi – 60 points

7th & 8th Grade Girls top five finishers

  1. Kathleen Simms – St. Agnes
  2. Sarah Michels – St. Michaels
  3. Katie Beckham – Holy Spirit
  4. Jordan Grantz – St. Agnes
  5. Maeve Watts-Roy – St. Agnes

7th & 8th Grade Girls Team rankings

  1. St. Agnes – 22 points
  2. Holy Trinity – 42 points
  3. Holy Spirit – 66 points

7th & 8th Grade Boys top five finishers

  1. Keeton Thornsberry – Notre Dame
  2. Grady Shiflet – Holy Trinity
  3. Clint Sherman – St. Margret Mary
  4. Eoin Corbett – Holy Spirit
  5. Jack Baum – St. Raphael

7th and 8th Grade Boys Team rankings

  1. Holy Trinity – 27 points
  2. Notre Dame – 39 points
  3. Holy Spirit – 61 points

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