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Indoor Track and Field State Championship

Words: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, February 21, the Centennial Indoor Track and Field team competed in the State Finals.

For the Boys’ 4×800, juniors Greg Costello, Daniel Gao, Steven Mitchell, and senior Anthony Ferrera came in 7th place with a time of 8:39. This was a very good accomplishment for them and a strong finish to Ferrera’s last indoor season.

For the Girls’ 4×800, junior Claudia Pilcher and seniors Alli Krahe, Mary Monroe, and Olivia O’Connell finished in 6th place with a time of 10:10. This time set a new indoor record for Centennial. For the 1600m, sophomore Alison Betler came in 9th (5:30) and junior Kirsten Wikner came in 11th (5:33). For the 3200m, Betler came in 8th (12:22), sophomore Cora Blount came in 9th (12:25) and senior Kara Taylor came in 10th (12:26).

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Indoor Track and Field Regionals

Words: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, February 7, the Centennial Eagles Track & Field team participated in Regionals. Centennial had many athletes who finished in the top 8 and multiple who qualified for States.

State qualifiers include Olivia O’Connell, Mary Monroe, Alli Krahe, and Claudia Pilcher for the Girls’ 4×800, along with Steven Mitchell, Daniel Gao, Anthony Ferrara, and Greg Costello for the Boys’ 4×800. Alison Betler finished in 8th place and Kirsten Wikner finished in 7th place for the Girls’ 1600, both qualifying for States. For the Girls’ 3200, Alison Betler, Cora Blount, and Kara Taylor finished 7th, 8th, and 10th, respectively, and all qualified for States. Ethan Carpenter finished in 4th place for the Boys’ 3200 and will run at States.

The runners will compete in the State Championship on February 21.

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Cross Country State Championships

Words: Kieran Senisi

On Saturday November 12, the Cross Country MPSSAA 3A State Championship took place at Hereford High School.  

Seven out of the 35 high schools that participated were from Howard County. In the 3 Mile Varsity Men’s Race, Centennial High School finished in fifth place and senior Daniel Gao finished in twenty second place out of the 195 participants.  

For the Women’s 3 Mile Varsity Race, Centennial finished in fourth place with two out of the seven Centennial runners finishing in the top ten. Sophomore Alison Betler finished in ninth with a time of 20:02.2 and senior Kara Taylor finished in tenth with a time of 20:05.0.

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Cross Country Regionals

Words: Kieran Senisi

On Thursday, November 3, the 3A East Region Cross Country Championships were held at Centennial High School. The high schools that participated are Atholton, Centennial, Chesapeake, Glenelg, Hammond, James M Bennett, Long Reach, Mount Hebron, Northeast, Reservoir High, River Hill, Stephen Decatur, and Wilde Lake.  

There were only two races that evening, the Men’s three mile race and the Women’s three mile race.  

Centennial finished in fourth place in the Men’s division and second place in the Women’s Division.

For the Eagles in the Men’s race, senior Daniel Gao finished in fourteenth place and for the Eagles. In the Women’s race, senior Kara Taylor finished in fifth place, sophomore Alison Betler finished in sixth and sophomore Cora Blount finished in eighth place.

The Cross Country State Championships will be on November, 12, at Hereford High School.

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Cross Country County Championship

Words: Zach Grossman

On October 27, 2016, the Centennial Eagles Girls and Boys Cross Country teams placed exceptionally well at the County Championship.

Sophomore Alison Betler finished sixth overall with a time of 19:27. The girls’ top six placed as following: Betler(6), senior Kara Taylor(8), sophomore Cora Blount(9), junior Cassie Yates(35), sophomore Christina Stavlas(43), and junior Carolina Requejo(47). The girls placed second overall.

The top six runners for the Boys’ were senior Daniel Gao (14), junior Ethan Carpenter (15), junior Steven Mitchell (17), senior Anthony Ferrara (40), David Rina (46), and sophomore Chris Bieberich(51). The team finished in sixth place overall.

The Regional Championship is on November 3, 2016 at Centennial.

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Cross Country Regionals

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Thursday, November 5, the 3A Cross Country Regional Championship was held at Centennial.

Coming off of a county title, the girls team came away with the regional title for the second time in three years.

Junior Kara Taylor was the top finisher for the Eagles, finishing in third place overall, followed by seniors Jessica Jiang in fourth place, and Devin McIntyre in sixth place.

Freshman Allison Betler came in ninth, while senior Ashley Mazer came in fourteenth, giving the Eagles five top 15 finishes.

The boys team was also successful, placing fourth overall and qualifying for the State Finals. Seniors Andrew Frommer, Will Jackson, and Chris Savage were the top three finishers for Centennial, finishing 18, 21, and 22 respectively. Sophomore Daniel Gao and senior Jacob Rina rounded out the top five for the Eagles, giving them five in the top 30.

The state finals will be on November 14 at Hereford High School.

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Centennial Victorious in Cross Country County Championship

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Centennial hosted the Cross Country County Championship.

The Centennial Girls’ A Team finished strong and were able to clinch first place. Senior Devin McIntyre and junior Kara Taylor finished seventh and eighth, with seniors Jessica Jiang and Ashley Mazer along with freshman Alison Betler finished in ninth, tenth, and fifteenth place respectively.

The Centennial Boys’ A Team finished in sixth place overall. Sophomore Daniel Gao led to team and finished in twenty-eighth place followed by seniors Andrew Frommer, Will Jackson, Jacob Rina, and Chris Savage in thirtieth, thirty-fourth, thirty-sixth, and forty-second place respectively.

Both teams have qualified for Regionals and will be competing on November 5. 

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