Sunday, September 20, 2015

Milford and Willis lead a Maclay sweep in Monticello

Clay MilfordThere's a little sliver of the University of Florida on US 90 just west of Monticello, Florida--the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office. No UF Gator athletes were present, though, on Saturday morning, 19 September 2015, when Aucilla Christian Academy hosted their second annual Warrior Cross-Country Rampage on the IFAS grounds. Maclay School Marauders were definitely in attendance, because athletes in their colors swept all the top honors at the meeting. Maclay frosh Clayburn Milford won the high school boys' 5K race in 17:16, as Marauders took the first four places on their way to the team title with a mathematically unbeatable score of 23 points. In the high school girls' 5K Maclay also took the team title, scoring 29 points behind the first-place finish of Marauder junior Caroline Willis.


As an eighth-grader, Clay Milford had run two races for Maclay at the 2014 Warrior Rampage--the middle school two mile and the high school 5K. This year that wasn't an option--Milford had moved on to high school age, and no middle school race was offered anyway. So the Maclay School frosh had to be content with winning the high school boys 5K in 2015, edging teammate James McClure 17:16 to 17:17 for the top spot. Maclay runners also took the next two places, with junior Jake Mazziotta third in 17:20 and senior George Gwynn fourth in 17:43. Maclay junior Gannon Hundley, 15th overall in 19:04, was his team's fifth scorer, giving the Marauders 23 points and first place in a field of nine teams. Wakulla score 40 points to place second, led by the sixth-place finish of their junior-year runner, Bryce Cole (18:14). Chiles was third with 108 points, led by junior Zachary Jackson (13th, 18:52).


High School Boys' Team Standings, 2015 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. Maclay, 23
  2. Wakulla, 40
  3. Chiles, 108
  4. Florida State, 146
  5. Aucilla Christian, 150
  6. Franklin County, 158
  7. Lincoln, 172
  8. John Paul II, 175
  9. North Bay Haven, 210

Top Ten High School Boys, 2015 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. 17:15.37 ~ Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 9
  2. 17:16.60 ~ James McClure (Maclay) 10
  3. 17:19.22 ~ Jake Mazziotta (Maclay) 11
  4. 17:42.43 ~ George Gwynn (Maclay) 12
  5. 17:50.62 ~ Gatlin Nennstiel (Aucilla Christian) 11
  6. 18:13.95 ~ Bryce Cole (Wakulla) 11
  7. 18:39.20 ~ Chase Savary (North Florida Christian) 12
  8. 18:42.48 ~ Caleb Wiedeman (Wakulla) 10
  9. 18:42.62 ~ Dylan Peebles (Wakulla) 10
  10. 18:45.49 ~ Evan Guarino (Wakulla) 12

Caroline WillisIn the 2014 Warrior Rampage high school girls' 5K Wakulla's Haleigh Martin and Maclay's Caroline Willis had dueled for over three kilometers before Martin broke away, going on to win the race by half a minute over runner-up Willis. Martin and Willis met again in the 2015 race, but this time the victory belonged to Willis. The Maclay junior won the 5K in 20:11, eight seconds ahead of the 20:19 posted by runner-up Lindsay James, a Maclay seventh-grader. Wakulla junior Martin was third in 21:01.


Chiles frosh Emily Culley was fourth in 21:22, but Maclay took the next two places with juniors Molly McCann (5th, 21:36) and Rachel Rumana (6th, 22:50). Senior Mary Kathryn Healy (16th, 24:15) finished the scoring for Maclay, and the Marauders had 29 points and first place. Chiles was second with 66 points, and Wakulla third with 75.


High School Girls' Team Standings, 2015 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. Maclay, 29
  2. Chiles, 66
  3. Wakulla, 75
  4. Aucilla Christian, 94
  5. Florida State, 97
  6. John Paul II, 135
  7. Franklin County, 205

Top Ten High School Girls, 2015 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. 20:10.27 ~ Caroline Willis (Maclay) 11
  2. 20:18.57 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay) 7
  3. 21:00.30 ~ Haleigh Martin (Wakulla) 11
  4. 21:21.81 ~ Emily Culley (Chiles) 9
  5. 21:35.26 ~ Molly McCann (Maclay) 11
  6. 22:49.60 ~ Rachel Rumana (Maclay) 11
  7. 22:51.00 ~ Connie Lewis (Wakulla) 12
  8. 22:56.65 ~ Olivia Miller (Chiles) 9
  9. 23:00.11 ~ Anna Leigh Trest (Aucilla Christian) 7
  10. 23:25.15 ~ Tonie Morgan (Florida State) 6

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