HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 38TH ANNUAL MCQUAID INVITATIONAL
General: 228 Schools from 7 states and Ontario (first entries from CA & KY)
4859 finishers in the 23 races
Weather: Perfect. Low 60’s in AM to low 70’s in PM. Low Humidity. Breezy.
Courses: Remarkably firm after all-day rain on Friday.
Varsity, Var.‘B’, Soph: 3.0 miles 4 moderate uphills, a fast, racing course.
Mostly grass, about 1000 yds. of bike path
Jr. High: 1.48 miles, almost all on the Varsity course.
MOST NOTEWORTHY: New Boys Varsity course record of 14:35 by Stephane
Hetherington, St. Michael’s, Toronto. He’s a 5th-year
Student. (We allow them in our meet so long as they have
not turned 19 before July 1, ‘02.) Old record of 14:48 set
last year by Peter Meindl of Orchard Park (NY) H.S.
3rd best-ever time of 17:13 by Michelle Sikes, a senior
from Lakewood (OH) H.S. Course record is 17:05 by
Molly Huddle, Notre Dame (Elmira, NY) last year.
Boys AA and AAA titles went to meet newcomers
McFarland (CA) and Ridgewood (NJ).
Seeded Races: Boys A – East Aurora NY 98, Lansing NY 108 , Addison NY 145
Andrew Whitbeck 12 East Rochester 14:53
First 11 runners under 16:00
Boys AA – McFarland CA 84, Gen, McLane, Edinboro PA, 121
Mark Dalgarno 13 Kincardine (Ont) 15:26
First 11 runners under 16:00. McFarland win a fitting
one for Coach Jim White in his last year.
Boys AAA - Ridgewood (NJ) 123, Lakewood (OH) 125, Ithaca 162
Hetherington 14:35 after a battle with Kurt Benninger 13
Walkerton (Ont) 14:45. Dan McKenna 12 Liverpool,
fastest USA runner of the day, 3rd in 14:50.
First 34 runners under 16:00!! Fastest boys race
in the meet’s 38 years.
Girls A - Our Lady of Lourdes, Guelph (Ont) 65, Churchill 87
Heather Wilmoth 12, Eisenhower HS, Russell PA 17:57
outkicks Barb Phelan 11, Sir Winston Churchill (Ont).
Girls AA – Honeoye Falls-Lima NY 30, Nardin (Buffalo) 101
Fifth straight win at McQ for HF-L.
Lynn Kubeja 11, HFL 17:58 2. Liz Cufari 11, Pitt.Suth. 18:23
Girls AAA - Strongsville OH decisive winner (66) over Ithaca 135
and Fairport 140.
Sikes, 1st in ’00 and 3rd in ‘01, led all the way. In the
race for 2nd, Amanda Griggs 9 Hilton topped Katie
DeRusso 12 of Fairport, 17:56 to 18:05. Only 5 girls
broke 18:00 in the 6 varsity races.
Others – Three of the four Boys unseeded races won in very fast
times: Colin Meyers 11 St. Mary’s, Lancaster NY 15:20
in A-3, Kyle Heath 11 Victor NY 15:20 in AA-2, and
Jeff Eggleston 12 Greece (NY)Arcadia 15:05 in AAA-2.
Boys Jr. High course record (1:48 miles) shattered by
Ben Hahn, Smethport PA, 7:40. Old mark was 7:52.