Oatlands Invitational - Coverage
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The course was a true cross country course. It was all that and more! And the Rams were more than ready to take on the challenging course and go after it!
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The boys as a whole had an outstanding race, we ran as a pack and we ran aggressive from the start. Our varsity girls placed 7th overall and 3rd among 4A schools!
Maria got out with a strong start to the race and Courtney was the first female to finish for the lady Rams! Emily had her first go in a varsity race and did not disappoint! The girls had a great start to the season on a difficult course, they were able to push through different terran and had some past runners come out and cheer them on!
Our upperclassmen JV boys, placed 3rd overall! And 3 of our guys placed in the top 20! Congratulations to Jason, Spencer, and Sam Hall for placing in the top The upperclassmen crushed each challenge as it came! The JV squad enjoyed the music, the flat and fast course, and the girls even got a chance to race under the lights with the glow! It was great to check out a new meet and it will defiantly be one to add to the mix in the future!
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The fun didn't stop after the meet, the bus ride home was full of singing and fun! The fastest split of the boys relay was held by Tyler Donovan. He also had the fastest time of the Rams boys on Saturday!2018 New England Championships Boys Race
The boys relay had a great start by Jake Bollman. The fastest split of the girls relay was held by Alexa Rehmat. The boys open race was exciting to watch as many of our younger runners had their first race of the season. The ladies were led by Gabby O with the fastest time of the day on the ladies side! Elizabeth J also had a strong start to her season! With some races approaching runners on the challenging race course at one time, a top 10 finish at Oatlands can be considered a tremendous accomplishment.
Whether the course is advertised as 5k or 3 miles in length, it is guaranteed to produce some of the fastest times of the year. The Great American and Adidas Invitationals offer tremendous competition on a flat and wide-open 5k course. Montgomery County schools might choose one meet or the other as an overnight trip, depending on how the dates fall on the calendar. Inthat meet expanded to include schools in the Northeast Consortium Blake, Paint Branch, Springbrook and the meet became known as the Consortia Championships.
This meet was held on the Gaithersburg High School campus from to with the exception of Inthe GHS campus underwent construction and it was no longer possible to hold the meet on the same course, but the meet did not move far. A new county championship course was developed on the grounds of Bohrer Park adjacent to Gaithersburg High School.
Oatlands Invitational - Meet Information
The course is very flat and fast, offering athletes an opportunity to set personal bests at the end of the season. The school construction is complete, but the county meet will remain on the Bohrer Park course until someone decides to make a change.
The regional meet is the only elimination meet of the season. Schools are divided into regions at the state level based on student population. Regional alignment changes approximately every 3 years. Watkins Mill's home course is a very challenging course where a runner may record his or her slowest time of the season despite the high stakes of a regional meet.
Because the meet was held on a week night after Daylights Savings Time ended, and because the meet has occasionally fallen on Halloween, coaches desired a shorter regional meet that would be finished before dark. Despite tough footing in places, the High Point Farm course gives athletes an opportunity to record fast times before the state championship.
Montgomery County schools have competed in the 4A North since In andthe meet was held at Western Maryland College.
Inthe meet was held at the same venue, but the college had since been renamed to McDaniel College. The reason for the move in was construction on the Hereford High School campus. Inthe state championship meet returned to a modified course at Hereford.
The Hereford High School cross country course is notoriously difficult, to the point that a finish time of The MPSSAA state record book recognizes to as the years of the "certified course" for which state records can be compared.
Runners generally ran faster on the modified course in than on the traditional Hereford course. Private Schools Montgomery County private schools compete against the public schools at invitationals throughout the regular season, but the public and private schools do not compete in the same championship meets. Most private schools have a conference championship at the end of October or early November, but some private schools remain completely independent. The meet welcomes independent schools located within the borders of Maryland and the District of Columbia to compete for a large school or small school state title.
A school is considered a large school if its student population is greater than students for coed schools or students for single sex. Home-schooled students may also be eligible to compete.
Unlike the public schools state championship, the meet also has junior varsity races to allow developing runners to compete through the end of the season. Post-Season Inthe American Running Association introduced the Battle of the Potomac, a post-season high school and middle school cross country competition which pins Maryland, Virginia, DC, and West Virginia runners against one another based on the state in which they live.
The meet is a Montgomery County favorite due to the scenic venue at Smokey Glenn Farm, the customized state-based racing singlets, the barbecue dinner, and the inevitable dance party at the awards ceremony.