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Share Oct. 20, 2007HOOVER, Ala. – The West Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in third place at the Gulf South Conference Championships in Hoover, Alabama. The race was held Saturday morning at Veteran’s Park, with 15 teams competing for the championship. Diana Sitar earned 1st Team All-GSC, while Brian Gowin, Nicholas Maedel, and Margaret Harter each earned 2nd Team ALL-GSC. Coach Matt Dobson sounded very pleased, “I’m happy with the way we ran, to have four make all conference. We proved we are one of the top teams in the conference for cross country.”In the men’s 8k race, Alabama Huntsville ended a seven year championship run by Harding, by outscoring them 40-48. It was the first ever championship for UAH in cross country. West Florida was third with a score of 98, while Christian Brothers (110) was fourth, and West Georgia (125) finished fifth. Harding’s James Cheruiyot won the event for the second time in three years with a time of 25:35. The Argos Brian Gowin finished in 12th place with a time of 27:34, and his teammate Nicholas Maedel was 16th in a time of 27:49. Gowin and Maedel finished well enough to qualify for 2nd team ALL-GSC honors.In the women’s 5k race, Harding won the GSC championship for the third straight year with a score of 31, to edge out Alabama Huntsville with 32. The West Florida women finished third with a 121 score, while Southern Arkansas (144) was fourth, and North Alabama (154) was fifth, in the 15 team event. The Argos Diana Sitar finished in 8th place with a time of 19:43 to claim 1st Team ALL-GSC honors. Margaret Harter was 18th in a time of 20:15 to qualify for 2nd Team ALL-GSC honors. Harding’s Janee Jones was the individual champion for the second straight year with a time of 18:08 for the 3.1 miles.The strength for the West Florida men was the pack of five runners between 22nd and 38th place. Justin Gates finished 22nd in 28:12, while Josh McEachin was right behind in 23rd place with a time of 28:22. Jared Black rounded out the scoring five for the Argos with a 25th place finish in 28:35. By finishing ahead of Christian Brothers and Southern Arkansas, the men guaranteed their spot in the regional meet in two weeks in Huntsville, Alabama.Coach Dobson feels good about the men’s position. “We have relied on some young runners and we can build on this success. We also will have Senior Jordan Theuerkauf back to run for us at regionals, which will only make us stronger.” Junior Eric Mayes finished 33rd in 28:53, and Freshmen Sean Jansen rounded out the UWF Men’s finishers with a 38th place finish in 29:25.For the West Florida women, finishing third as a team was due to the strong races from their top five. In addition to Sitar and Harter; Rebecca Thielemann finished in 27th place with a time of 20:49, followed by Katherine Ragia (29th) in 20:57, and Kelli Midden (39th) in 21:18. Also finishing were Erika Anderson (54th) in 22:01 and Lindsey Failing (78th) in 23:28.Coach Dobson was proud of the women, “They ran the best they could with all they have been through. Running on injuries, they stepped up and did outstanding. The girls have improved each of the last three years, and today gave the girls a lot of confidence, to overcome some self doubt due to injuries.”Both the men and women will now prepare for the Regional meet in Huntsville, Alabama on November 3rd. The top three teams in the regional meet will qualify for the National meet. Coach Dobson is confident his squads will be competitive in the regional race. Print Friendly Version UWF Cross Country Men and Women Take 3rd Place in the Conference Meet read more
Those participating are: Loren Farley (as the Angry Bird); Tyler Clift, Brian Peck, Ian Stallbaumer, Andrew Linnebur, Cody Hills, Jason Haydon, Tonner Finch, Logan Woodbridge, Noah Wolff, Alex Weiss, Austin Lloyd, Devin McCue, and Nick Becker. Filmed by Colin Reichenberger. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Mark this in the category of “things you only do when you are a senior in high school.” A group of Wellington High School boys got together to replicate the “Harlem Shake,” a video that has become the rage on You Tube and Facebook. We thought you might enjoy. Just click the “read more” button… Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 388 weeks ago Yes ladies and gentlemen. This is our future. lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Just My Thoughts… · 388 weeks ago Any town would be blessed to have this group of young men representing their future! Every young man listed, while having mischievious moments (and really, what teen age boy doesn’t?), would go out of their way to help anyone who needed it with no expectation of a reward or return. Wellington will miss this group next year! What a fun memory they will have of their friends during their senior year…this might even need to make it to their senior video (hint, hint). Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Connie · 388 weeks ago Wish I had a fraction of their energy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sam · 388 weeks ago I don’t think that is anyway near the harlem shake. Report Reply 2 replies · active 388 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down John J. Holt · 388 weeks ago Too funny!!! Bah ha ha! Just awesome! Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Girlie · 388 weeks ago When it comes to intelligence, the Class of 2013 may go down as one of the brightest in Wellington history. Ask any teacher. Report Reply 1 reply · active 388 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down A proud grandma · 388 weeks ago Pretty cool – even for a grandma to watch! They do have energy – and use it in the best way most of the time! Hope they are all successful in their lives in the future! They are a fun bunch! Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down poppi becker · 388 weeks ago Poppi is so jealous. Wish you would have been at my house. I am proud of the Senior boys. Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down just my opinion · 388 weeks ago I’d much rather see these boys doing stuff like this than some of the things other kids are out there doing. Cutting loose and having a good time has nothing to do with the intelligence of these young men. Way to go boys, it looks like you had a blast! Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down No one special · 388 weeks ago If you have the chance to have a conversation with these boys you will be equally entertained. They are not only smart but witty. This is a perfect reflection of the happy go lucky people they are. I’m excited for them to go off learn all they can and come back to hone their crafts here in Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments read more