3.1-mile Sal­is­bury course chal­lenges short­handed Kent

Kent County News - - SPORTS -

SAL­IS­BURY — Kent County High School fin­ished near the back of the line last week at the highly com­pet­i­tive Tide­wa­ter Fall Clas­sic. That’s not un­ex­pected given that KCHS trav­eled with­out two of its top five run­ners.

Daniel Rick­man, the team’s reign­ing MVP, stayed home due to ill­ness and An­drew Smith missed his sec­ond race in a row due to in­jury, ac­cord­ing to coach Henry Sa­betti.

Kent County placed 20th among the 21 schools that brought enough run­ners to score as a team.

Win­ter Place Park was the venue for the 3.1-mile race on a warm and sunny af­ter- noon Wed­nes­day, Oct. 3.

With­out Rick­man in the lineup, se­nior co-cap­tain Dan Mitzel was the Tro­jans’ pace-set­ter. He stopped the timer in 20 min­utes, 17 sec­onds, fin­ish­ing 77th over­all.

No other Kent County run­ner fin­ished in the top 150.

Also scor­ing for Kent were se­nior co-cap­tain Noah Var­gas, 20:36; sopho­more Thomas Martinez, 22:47; ju­nior Tim Win­termyer, 23:27; and sopho­more Jon Con­ner, 27:49.

Fresh­man Sam Buckel (29:57) and se­nior Bran­don Mitzel (40:10) com­pleted the Tro­jans’ con­tin­gent.

Sa­betti said “all the guys are steadily im­prov­ing.”

Del­mar se­nior Austin Cave led the way in 15:50; he was the only run­ner in the field of 250 boys to break 16 min­utes.

Cam­bridge se­nior Con­nor McCroy was third in a per­sonal best of 16:50 for the best fin­ish among Bay­side Con­fer­ence run­ners.

Snow Hill se­nior Kee­gan Gould (17:01, 5th), Kent Is­land sopho­more Isa­iah Schul­ties (17:03, 6th) and Kent Is­land sopjo­more Finn Walsh (17:06, 9th) also fin­ished in the top 10.

Eight-time de­fend­ing con­fer­ence cham­pion Kent Is­land fin­ished third as a team, trail­ing North­west of Ger­man­town and Delaware’s Cape Hen­lopen.

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