Sunday, September 27, 2015

Milford and Willis make it all Maclay at the Prefontaine Classic

Clay MilfordAt the 2014 Prefontaine Classic, Maclay runners Clay Milford, Jake Mazziotta, and James McClure led most of the 5K race running together. Clay Milford jumped ahead late to get the win, and the trio led the Maclay boys to a win over a field of six teams. At the 2015 Prefontaine Classic, Maclay runners Clay Milford, Jake Mazziotta, and James McClure led most of the 5K race running together. Clay Milford jumped ahead late to get the win, and the trio led the Maclay boys to a win over a field of six teams.


There is, after all, no reason to change a winning plan. Milford, Mazziotta, and McClure were together again after the race.


"We just wanted the win today. We knew our top three were good, but four was a problem. Our fourth man is in Denver at a concert."


"We're gonna tell him we lost by one point."


The times at least were different in 2015. Milford ran 17:39, Mazziotta 17:41, and McClure 17:48. Gatlin Nennstiel of Aucilla Christian was fourth in 18:13, while 2014's fourth-place runner, Wakulla's Bryce Cole, was fifth in 18:45.


Cole's Wakulla team came very close to overtaking Maclay, scoring 36 points to Maclay's 32. Florida State University School was third with 104 points.


2015 Prefontaine Classic Team Standings, Boys
  1. Maclay, 32
  2. Wakulla, 36
  3. Florida State, 104
  4. Aucilla, 116
  5. Franklin County, 136
  6. John Paul II, 144

Top 15 Boys, 2015 Prefontaine Classic
  1. 17:39 ~ Clay Milford (Maclay)Top Ten Boys
  2. 17:41 ~ Jake Mazziotta (Maclay)
  3. 17:48 ~ James McClure (Maclay)
  4. 18:13 ~ Gatlin Nennstiel (Aucilla)
  5. 18:45 ~ Bryce Cole (Wakulla)
  6. 18:56 ~ Chase Savary (North Florida Christian)
  7. 19:09 ~ Dylan Peebles (Wakulla)
  8. 19:09 ~ Caleb Wiedeman (Wakulla)
  9. 19:09 ~ Evan Guarino (Wakulla)
  10. 19:15 ~ Simon Hodgson (Franklin County)
  11. 19:16 ~ Alex Smythe (Wakulla)
  12. 19:24 ~ Dalten Wood (Wakulla)
  13. 19:26 ~ Gannon Hundley (Maclay)
  14. 19:26 ~ Albert Smythe (Wakulla)
  15. 19:28 ~ Daniel Becker (Maclay)

Caroline WillisIn the girls' competition, Maclay junior Caroline Willis enjoyed a narrow 20:48 to 20:51 victory over 2014 Prefontaine Classic champion Haleigh Martin of Maclay. The Maclay girls also put Molly McCann (3rd, 21:46) and Rachel Rumana (5th, 22:40) in the top ten, then finished their scoring with Ramsay Grant (14th, 24:49) and Madison Perkins (15th, 24:59). That gave Maclay 38 points and the 2015 Prefontaine Classic team title. Scoring 65 points, the Wakulla girls were second in the seven-team field. Led by the 23:05 fifth-place finish of Anna Lee Trest, Aucilla Christian scored 78 points to take third.


2015 Prefontaine Classic Team Standings, Girls
  1. Maclay, 38
  2. Wakulla, 65
  3. Aucilla, 78
  4. John Paul II, 82
  5. Chiles, 86
  6. Florida State, 137
  7. Franklin County, 191

Top 15 Girls, 2015 Prefontaine Classic
  1. 20:48 ~ Caroline Willis (Maclay)Top Ten Girls
  2. 20:51 ~ Haleigh Martin (Wakulla)
  3. 21:46 ~ Molly McCann (Maclay)
  4. 22:33 ~ Connie Lewis (Wakulla)
  5. 22:40 ~ Rachel Rumana (Maclay)
  6. 23:05 ~ Anna Lee Trest (Aucilla)
  7. 23:05 ~ Cynthia Paterson (Chiles)
  8. 23:40 ~ Julia Rose Travis (John Paul II)
  9. 23:51 ~ Olivia Walton (Aucilla)
  10. 24:20 ~ Summer Williams (Florida High)
  11. 24:22 ~ Hashanna Jallow (Chiles)
  12. 24:24 ~ Alyssa Langston (Wakulla)
  13. 24:39 ~ Gwen Alexander (Chiles)
  14. 24:49 ~ Ramsay Grant (Maclay)
  15. 24:59 ~ Madison Perkins (Maclay)

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