Thursday, September 26, 2013

Home wins for Ford and Resavage at the Crusader Classic

Holy Comforter Episcopal School's cross-country team opened their home season on Thursday afternoon, 26 September 2013, with the Crusader Cross-Country Classic. Middle school athletes from ten different schools gathered in the meadows behind Holy Comforter for the competition on Lawson's Course. Holy Comforter and Maclay split the team titles, but all the individual honors went to Holy Comforter.


Katherine ResavageThe girls' 3K race started at 4:00 PM ET. HCES seventh-grader Katherine Resavage went right to the front, with more athletes in Crusader red following in her wake. Halfway through the race, Resavage and her fellow Crusaders, Emma McGibany, Hannah Hosay, and Julianna Heuchan still held the first four positions, but Sage Marlett of North Florida Christian and Anna Lewis of Maclay had moved up to fifth and sixth to challenge the HCES monopoly. Lewis continued to pass competitors, advancing to second place, but Resavage couldn't be caught. The Crusader ace continued to lengthen her lead, winning the race in 12:10. Lewis was runner-up in 12:54. HCES runners Emma McGibany (3rd, 13:12), Hannah Hosay (4th, 13:29), Avery Smith (5th, 13:30), and Julianna Heuchan (6th, 13:33) took the next four places, giving the Crusaders an unbeatable score of 19 points. Maclay was second with 45 points and Trinity Catholic third with 79.


2013 Crusader Classic Team Standings (Girls)Holy Comforter Crusaders
  1. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 19
  2. Maclay School, 45
  3. Trinity Catholic School, 79
  4. Christ Classical, 120
  5. The School of Arts and Science, 130
  6. Taylor County Middle School, 155

Top Ten Girls, 2013 Crusader Classic 3K
  1. 12:09.17 ~ Katherine Resavage (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 7Anna Lewis
  2. 12:53.91 ~ Anna Lewis (Maclay) 8
  3. 13:11.49 ~ Emma McGibany (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 7
  4. 13:28.45 ~ Hannah Hosay (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 6
  5. 13:29.57 ~ Avery Smith (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 6
  6. 13:32.55 ~ Julianna Heuchan (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 8
  7. 13:34.06 ~ Regan Hermeling (Maclay) 6
  8. 13:36.03 ~ Sage Marlatt (North Florida Christian) 7
  9. 13:47.10 ~ Mary Driggers (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 6
  10. 13:55.06 ~ Kenzie Mazziotta (Maclay) 7


James FordJames Ford of Holy Comforter and Rodney Beasley of Taylor County vied for the lead right after the 4:30 start of the boys race, but Ford soon had the front to himself. At the halfway mark Ford was still setting the pace, while eight seconds back Maclay's Max Eastman had moved into second. Ford only widened the gap during the second half of the 3K, going on to win the race in 11:20. Eastman was second in 11:44. Maclay next three runners--Jay McDuffie (4th, 12:01), Harrison Obrecht (7th, 12:14), and Alfredo Paredes (8th, 12:18)--also cracked the top ten. But Holy Comforter had Joseph Ashebo (5th, 12:10), Bryce Valveri (6th, 12:07), Trey Jackson (12th, 12:36), and Jackson Roberts (13th, 12:46) all across the finish line before Maclay's fifth scorer. Fortunately for the Marauders, that fifth runner, Hunt Deison (14th, 12:51), was close behind, giving Maclay a narrow 31 to 33 win over Holy Comforter. Community Christian's team was third with 77 points.


2013 Crusader Classic Team Standings (Boys)Maclay boys
  1. Maclay School, 31
  2. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 33
  3. Community Christian School, 77
  4. Trinity Catholic School, 110
  5. Taylor County Middle School, 119
  6. The School of Arts and Science, 161

Top Ten Boys, 2013 Crusader Classic 3K
  1. 11:19.68 ~ James Ford (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 7Max Eastman
  2. 11:43.11 ~ Max Eastman (Maclay) 7
  3. 11:51.86 ~ Will Johnson (Christ Classical) 7
  4. 12:01.00 ~ Jay McDuffie (Maclay) 7
  5. 12:06.95 ~ Joseph Ashebo (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 6
  6. 12:11.42 ~ Bryce Valveri (Holy Comforter Episcopal) 7
  7. 12:13.37 ~ Harrison Obrecht (Maclay) 8
  8. 12:17.63 ~ Alfredo Paredes (Maclay) 7
  9. 12:24.45 ~ Avery Whaley (Community Christian) 7
  10. 12:25.42 ~ David Durden (Community Christian) 7

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