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WP boys’ cross country team wins meet, girls’ squad 2nd

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 21, 2017
Courtesy of: ALLEN GRIFFITH Worcester Prep sophomore Damiana Colley participates in last Friday’s meet in Berlin.

(Sept. 22, 2017) The Worcester Prep and Delmarva Christian cross country teams battled on the Mallards’ home course in Berlin last Friday. Worcester’s boys’ team won and Delmarva Christian’s girls’ squad came out on top.

“Both races were close. They all improved so much from the first meet,” Prep Coach Keith Geiger said. “It could have been the course was a bit shorter. It could have been that it was our home course, so they knew it better. Also, especially the freshmen and newcomers have had a meet for experience, so they may have felt more comfortable.”

Worcester’s boys’ squad recorded 25 points and Delmarva Christian tallied 32.

Freshman Ethan Griffith led the Mallards. He crossed the finish line second overall (18:43). Also scoring points for Worcester were freshman Connor Carpenter (third, 18:47), junior Cameron Hill (fifth, 20:36), freshman Ben Brandt (seventh, 20:54) and senior Connor Cebula (eighth, 21:19).

The Lady Mallards finished the meet with 34 points and the Royals scored 21.

Sophomore Ashley Laws was Worcester’s first runner to complete the race. She came in third overall (24:42). Laws was followed by sophomore Damiana Colley (fifth, 26:30), senior Marissa Grosso (seventh, 26:40), freshman Anna Dashiell (ninth, 28:24) and sophomore Maddy Shanahan (10th, 29:57).

“It was a home meet and only the second home meet in school history. It went really well,” Geiger said. “Bill Rodriguez, from the Worcester County Parks Department, has done a great job making a course for us. He mowed the fields, built bridges over the ditches and made it into a beautiful course.”

The next meet will take place in Salisbury on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m.

“I really think we can be a great team, when everyone is healthy and back in shape,” Geiger said. “Both the girls’ and boys’ [teams] have more depth than we’ve had in the past. I can’t wait to see us reach our potential.”

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