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D.C Postseason team 2016

by Charlie Ban December 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm 0

D.C. cross country runners got to enjoy a new state meet course, Kenilworth Park, which gave them more sure footing and visibility for their championship meet, on which most of the selections were based.

Phillip Wright at the DC Cross Country Championships. Photo: Charlie Ban

Phillip Wright (left) and Timmy Bitsberger at the DC Cross Country Championships. Photo: Charlie Ban

Timmy Bitsberger, junior, St. Albans
Philip Wright, senior, Sidwell

Timmy Bitsberger finished seventh at the D.C.-Maryland Private Schools Championships, after winning the MAC Championships and finishing second at the Georgetown Prep Invitational. Philip Wright made up for a 17th place finish at the private schools championship by notching 45th place at the Nike Cross Southeast meet.

at the D.C. state meet. Photo: Charlie Ban

Michelle Horner (left), Ruth Tesfai and Michaela Kirvan at the D.C. state meet. Photo: Charlie Ban

Michelle Horner, senior, Georgetown Visitation
Ruth Tesfai, junior, McKinley
Michaela Kirvan, junior, Georgetown Visitation

Michaela Kirvan and Michelle Horner finished fourth and fifth at the D.C. state meet, helping Georgetown Visitation to the team title. Ruth Tesfai finished eighth at the D.C. state meet.

John Colucci at the DCXC junior race. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

John Colucci (right) at the DCXC junior race. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

John Colucci, junior, Gonzaga

A varsity contributor since his freshman year, John Colucci paired with Harry Monroe to push each other clear of the field at the WCAC and D.C. state meets, where he finished second at both.

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Wilson’s Arrington Peterson at the D.C. state meet. Photo: Charlie Ban

Arrington Peterson, senior, Woodrow Wilson

Arrington Peterson finished seventh at the D.C. state meet and 21st among seniors at the DCXC Invitational.

Amal Mattoo at the DCXC Invitational. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

Amal Mattoo at the DCXC Invitational. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

Amal Mattoo, senior, Sidwell

Amal Mattoo finished fifth at the D.C. state meet and 14th at the  D.C.-Maryland Private Schools Championships.

Cady Hyde and at the D.C. state meet. Photo: Charlie Ban

Cady Hyde and Zakryah Haynie at the D.C. state meet. Photo: Charlie Ban

Zakyrah Haynie, senior, Woodrow Wilson
Cady Hyde, freshman, St. Johns

Cady Hyde finished third at the D.C. state meet, the second freshman in the top three after Megan Lynch. She won the WCAC meet in her first try. Zakyrah Haynie finished sixth at the D.C. state meet and seventh in the DCXC Invitational senior race.

 

Will McCann and Jack Beckham at the DCXC Invitational. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

Will McCann and Jack Beckham at the DCXC Invitational. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

Jack Beckham, senior, Gonzaga
William McCann, senior, Gonzaga

Will McCann finished sixth at the D.C. state meet to help Gonzaga win the team title. Beckham’s highlight came with a 22nd place finish at the DCXC Invitational in the senior race.

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Sarah Pillard at the Maryland/D.C. Private School Championships. Photo: Marleen van den Neste

Sarah Pillard, senior, Georgetown Day

Sarah Pillard led the Hoppers at the D.C. state meet, where she finished ninth, and was second for GDS in eighth at the D.C.-Maryland Private Schools Championships.

Josh Shelton at the D.C. championships. Photo: Charlie Ban

Josh Shelton at the D.C. championships. Photo: Charlie Ban

Josh Shelton, senior, Georgetown Day

Josh Shelton took the lead for the Hoppers this year, and finished sixth at the D.C.-Maryland Private Schools Championships and third at the D.C. state meet.

 

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