2018 HMS XC Season

  • HMS Cross Country
About 100 HMS XC runners gathered in the HMS library to celebrate the end of the outstanding 2018 season.  Thanks to all of the athletes who joined us for pizza and snacks.  Thanks to the Walker family and Coach C's daughter for the delicious cookies and desserts.  What a fun way to remember the season.  We will try to find a way to add a link to the season in review slide show and will let you know if and when it is available.  Until then, enjoy a few photos of our fantastic kids sharing laughter and friendship for one last time as the 2018 HMS XC team. 
Eighth graders we wish you the best of luck at HHS next year.  We hope to see you on the trails and roads when we are out practicing next fall.  All sixth and seventh graders, we hope to see you back in the crimson and gold again next year showing your H-Pride as a member of the 2019 HMS XC team.  Congratulations again on a great season!  One last time, H-Pride! 
OCTOBER 30, 2018
On a spectacular autumn day the Fords cross country teams finished off the 2018 season competing in the 6th Annual Haverford XC Invitational.  In the girls race the Fords took first place over 14 other teams earning the title of Invitational Champions for the second year in a row.  Top finishers for Haverford were Olivia Cieslak in 2nd place out of 234 other runners, Lily Walker in 3rd, Kataya Eruslanova in 4th place, Camryn McGeehan finished 6th, Grace Brown 12th, and Francesca Milius crossed the finish line in 13th place.  The boys team finished 3rd out of 15 teams.  As he was all seson long, Patrick Lawson was the first finisher for the Fords placing 3rd overall.  Other top finishers in the boys' race were Finn Dougherty who placed 16th, Cole Lisowski 28th, Alex DiMatteo 29th, and Gabriel Zwilling rounded out the scoring for the Fords finishing 40th out of 337 runners.  It was a great season due to everyone's hard work, positive attitude and support.  Way to go Fords!   
Congratulations to all of the HMS athletes who gave their best all season long and represented themselves and Haverford with H-Pride!  Thank you to all of the family, friends, and teachers who came out to cheer on the Fords and to Mrs. Lint who provided victory pretzels for the entire team.  A big thank you to members of the Haverford High School cross country team for helping out during the meet. 
All athletes are invited to attend the end of season celebration after school on Wednesday, November 7th in the HMS library.  Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be served and a slide show presentation of highlights from the 2018 season will be shared.  Athletes should bring their clean uniform to return at the celebration on Wednesday, November 7th.  If you can't stay for the party, please stop by the library to return your uniform or see Mrs. Young in room 202. 
Full meet results can be found by clicking on the link below.  Also, enjoy some photographs from the HMS XC Invitational. 
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  Patrick Lawson receiving his medal from Coach Brocklesby for finishing as the first 8th grade runner
Back to Back HMS XC Invitational Champions 
OCTOBER 23, 2018
The Fords cross country teams spent Tuesday afternoon at Rose Tree Park competing in the fourth meet of the season under perfect fall conditions.  In the first race the Haverford boys finished 2nd out of 9 teams.  Patrick Lawson finished second overall for the Fords.  Patrick has been the top scorer for HMS all season long.  Other top finishers in the boys' race were Finn Dougherty in 7th place, Cole Lisowski in 9th, Micah Lozano in 19th place and Alex DiMatteo finished in 27th for the Fords.  The girls team finished first overall and cruised to a 1-2-3-5-9 finish.  Olivia Cieslak remains undefeated on the season as she crossed the finish line in first place followed closely by Lily Walker in 2nd, and Katya Eruslanova in 3rd.  Camryn McGeehan crossed the finish line in 5th place followed by Frannie Milius in 9th and Grace Brown in 10th place.  Full meet results can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  There is a tab for girls results and a separate tab for boys results. at the bottom of the document.  In addition, below are some photos of the action from the Fords 4th meet.  Thanks to Mr. Thornton, Sam's dad, for the delicious water ice he provided for all of the runners at the conclusion of their races.  It hit the spot on a warm afternoon!  Thank you to all of the family, friends, and HMS staff members who came out to cheer the teams on.  We appreciate your dedication and continual support of the HMS XC program. 
OCTOBER 16, 2018
On one of the first cool days of fall, the HMS XC team took to the hills and woods of Springton Lake Middle School to compete in the third cross country meet of the season.  The HMS girls team won the meet with a strong finish of 1-2-4-5-8 for a total of 20 points.  The girls team was lead by Olivia Cieslak who finished first for the third week in a row, Lily Walker in 2nd, Camryn McGeehan in 4th, Katya Eruslanova in 5th, and Grace Brown in 8th place for the Fords.  In the boys race, Patrick Lawson finished 3rd and was once again the top male runner for Haverford.  Cole Lisowski crossed the finish line in 26th followed by Alex DiMatteo in 27th, Finn Dougherty in 29th place, and Micah Lozano rounded out the scoring in 33rd place.  Scroll down to see some photos from Tuesday's meet and click on the link below to find full results from the Springton Lake meet.  Thanks to all of the spectators who came to cheer on the Fords.  We appreciate all of your support and love to hear your encouragement as we compete!
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OCTOBER 9, 2018
The Haverford Fords cross country teams traveld to Rose Tree Park to compete in the second meet of the season.  For the second meet in a row the girls team finished first out of ten teams.  Olivia Cieslak finished first out of 194 runners followed by Katya Eruslanova in 3rd, Camryn McGeehan in 6th place, Francesca Milius in 11th, and Grace Brown rounded out the scoring in 13th place.  The boys team finished third out of ten teams, up one place from the week before.  Patrick Lawson finished 3rd out of 308 runners and was the first Haverford finisher in the race followed by Finn Dougherty in 14th,  Micah Lozano in 26th, Cole Lisowski finished 33rd, and Alex DiMatteo crossed the finish line in 44th place.  Thank you to the friends and family members who came out to support and cheer the runners on.  Scroll down to see some photos from Tuesday's meet and full results on the link below.
OCTOBER 1, 2018
The Haverford Middle School cross country teams traveled to Rose Tree Park for the first meet of the season.  The girls took first place beating 10 other teams.  Top finishers for HMS were Olivia Cieslak in 1st, Lily Walker in 2nd, Katya Eruslanova in 3rd, Francesca Milius finished 10th and Grace Brown rounded out the team scoring in 14th place.  There were 201 runners in the girls race.  The boys team finished fourth out of 10 teams.  The team was paced by Patrick Lawson who finished 2nd, Alex DiMatteo in 12th, Cole Lisowski in 19th, Micah Lozano in 40th place, and Finn Schwartz in 55th place.  There were 304 athletes in the boys race.  Click below to see full results from the first meet and scroll down to see photos from Monday's action. 

The Haverford Middle School Cross Country team, coached by Mrs. Young is open to any HMS 6th, 7th, or 8th grader.  This team is considered a school club not a PIAA sport so 6th graders are permitted to participate as well as any 7th or 8th grader not participating in another fall sport at HMS.  Because the team is a club, no PIAA physical is required.  Students must attend a brief meeting on Wednesday, September 12th in the middle school auditorium where a permission slip and information sheet will be distributed.  Practice will begin on Monday, September 17th and will continue every Monday and Thursday right after school through October.  Runners will be training to race in several meets held throughout the season in additional to an invitational meet at the conclusion of the season.  Click on the link below to find the permission slip, information sheet and 2018 meet schedule.

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