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Prep Cross Country: Schemel stays on course, wins Stoner title

October 06, 2012|By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com

SMITHSBURG — Caroline Schemel knew where she was going this time.

The Greencastle-Antrim sophomore was the girls champion Saturday at Smithsburg’s 23rd annual Don Stoner Cross Country Invitational — a year after she took a wrong turn at the meet, which cost her a second-place finish and cost the Blue Devils a team title.

“That was awful. I was pretty upset last year,” she said. “But I know the course really well now. I paid close attention during the (pre-race) course walk.”

Schemel passed North Hagerstown’s Emily Ward midway through the hilly 3.04-mile race to take the lead, and she held on to win in 19:51.4. Ward finished second in 19:57.8.

“This is really good for me. I haven’t been having a good season,” Schemel said. “And our team did really well today too.”

While there was only one varsity girls race and one varsity boys race Saturday, each was divided into small- and large-school divisions.

Greencastle held off Mountain Ridge 51-57 for the girls small-school team title, while Boonsboro, which was without its top two runners, finished third (75).

Also for the Blue Devils, Shelby Stouffer finished fourth overall and second in the small-school division in 20:19.9.

While North’s Ward couldn’t hold on to the lead, she captured a nice consolation prize — the title of large-school girls champion.

“I’m pretty happy with it,” Ward said. “The past few meets I haven’t been running my best, and today I ran better than I have been. But I still need to do more hill workouts and practice more hill running. That’s why I lost the lead.”

Williamsport’s Cody Bowman also had a pleasant surprise at the finish line. After finishing third in the boys race in 16:41.5, he learned he was first among small-school competitors.

“That’s awesome,” he said. “I don’t win much.”

But the team he leads does. And the Wildcats won again Saturday, easily taking the small-school team title with 31 points. Boonsboro edged Gettysburg 69-71 for second.

Williamsport and Boonsboro also would have gone 1-2 in the meet even if the field of 19 schools hadn’t been divided into two.

The Wildcats took six of the top 10 spots among small-school competitors.

“That’s what we practice, staying together,” Bowman said.

“We’re going to try to win states,” he added. “Man, I’d love to do that.”

Sean Snyder finished second in the small-school division and fourth overall in 17:04.1 for Boonsboro.

The Middletown boys and New Oxford girls won the large-school team titles.

Poolesville’s Chase Weaverling was the overall boys champion, winning in a course-record time of 15:51.1. The previous record of 16:00.7 was set by Smithsburg’s David Wilson in 2009.

Boys Small School
Teams: 1. Williamsport 31; 2. Boonsboro 69; 3. Gettysburg 71; 4. Mountain Ridge 103; 5. Southern Garrett 138; 6. Greencastle-Antrim 175; 7. Manchester Valley 194; 8. Smithsburg 200; 9. Brunswick 256; 10. Clear Spring 297.
Top 10: 1. Cody Bowman (Wi) 16:41.5; 2. Sean Snyder (Bo) 17:04.1; 3. Daulton Monn (GA) 17:07.3; 4. Tom Buxton (Ge) 17:17.7; 5. Brandon Redmond (MR) 17:23.3; 6. Cody Grams (Wi) 17:24.2; 7. Caleb Buchman (Wi) 17:25.7; 8. Austin Schetrompf (Wi) 17:27.8; 9. Emory Rowland (Wi) 17:32.6; 10. Scott Long (Wi) 17:33.5.

Boys Large School
Teams: 1. Middletown 61; 2. Oakdale 79; 3. Waynesboro 97; 4. Tuscarora 105; 5. Poolesville 120; 6. New Oxford 121; 7. South Hagerstown 179; 8. North Hagerstown 188; 9. Martinsburg 216.
Top 10: 1. Chase Weaverling (Po) 15:51.1; 2. Aaron Gebhart (NO) 16:30.4; 3. William Stamm (Po) 17:08.8; 4. Jacob Staley (Oa) 17:13.0; 5. Brandon Folio (Mi) 17:25.2; 6. Chris Sander (Tu) 17:26.2; 7. Brett Leber (Mi) 17:34.3; 8. Brad Baker (Tu) 17:35.8; 9. Bryan Durboraw (NH) 17:36.0; 10. Patrick Boddicker (Oa) 17:41.1.

Girls Small School
Teams: 1. Greencastle-Antrim 51; 2. Mountain Ridge 57; 3. Boonsboro 75; 4. Southern Garrett 93; 5. Manchester Valley 119; 6. Williamsport 127; 7. Smithsburg 158; 8. Clear Spring 187. Incomplete — Brunswick, Gettysburg.
Top 10: 1. Caroline Schemel (GA) 19:51.4; 2. Shelby Stouffer (GA) 20:19.9; 3. Alexis DeVault (MR) 20:54.1; 4. Sam Smith (Bo) 21:01.7; 5. Ella Hawkins (Bo) 21:26.4; 6. Meggan Grams (Wi) 21:28.2; 7. Caitlyn Hetrick (GA) 21:35.3; 8. Kirsten McCarthy (MV) 21:36.1; 9. Katie Leisher (MV) 21:42.0; 10. Andy Bennett (MR) 21:47.6.

Girls Large School
Teams: 1. New Oxford 33; 2. Middletown 38; 3. Frederick 83; 4. Poolesville 98; 5. Martinsburg 120; 6. Waynesboro 132; 7. South Hagerstown 162. Incomplete — North Hagerstown.
Top 10: 1. Emily Ward (NH) 19:57.8; 2. Chelsia Pennello (Po) 20:04.2; 3. Emily Lawrence (NO) 20:39.7; 4. Annie Noffsinger (Mi) 20:46.9; 5. Esther Shafer (Mi) 20:53.2; 6. Emily Clinton (NO) 21:29.9; 7. Natalie Smith (Mi) 21:38.1; 8. Devan Bateman (NO) 21:58.5; 9. Brittany Appleby (NH) 22:05.7; 10. Cynthia Santoyo (NO) 22:14.4.

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