Mariner cross country teams stay unbeaten with wins over Seaford

Carl Stump of Seaford runs fastest time of day over 3K
October 9, 2018

“Most house flies live outside” sounds like a country song, but those jokers were for real along the cross country course Oct. 8 at the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, as the Mariner boys and girls hosted Seaford in a middle school cross country meet.

October temperatures hovered near 80, and humidity hung in the air like wet blankets on a campground clothesline. Runners were happy on the way out, but looked pained at the finish line. A typical middle school distance runner doesn’t hide inside the pack; they go for it and pay for it at the end.

The Mariner boys and girls remain undefeated, both teams 3-0, the boys facing a stiff challenge for a 23-36 win, while the girls laid down the cross country shutout 15-50.

Carl Stump of Seaford was the overall boys’ winner in 12:02. The official boys’ top 15 were: Carl Stump (S) in 12:02, Ryan Baker (M) in 12:11, Jakob Hayes (M) in 12:22, Bryan Ramirez-Montano (M) in 12:23, Colin Hignutt (S) in 12:25, Jia Qi Xie (M) in 12:32, Gabriel Miller (S) in 12:45, Jia Han Xie (M) in 13:03, Jackson Isaacs (M) in 13:14, Jay'Lier Long (M) in 14:36, Connor Pencek (M) in 15:06, Davonte Collins (M) in 15:16, Jose Hernandez-Vega (S) in 15:27, Bennett Breitenbach in 15:51, and Jayceon White (M) in 16:05.

Katie Kuhlman scorched the women’s field, running 12:13, which would have placed her fourth in the boys’ race. The top 15 were: Katie Kuhlman (M) in 12:13, Brayden Parkes (M) in 13:56, Ali Stevenson (M) in 14:02, Mac Cryne (M) in 14:12, Olivia Burkentine (M) in 14:23, Molly Greeley (M) in 14:30, Sara Dawson (M) in 14:47, Lillian Fisher (M) in 15:18, Mollie Skipper (M) in 15:48, Trinese Losiewski (M) in 16:12, Adele Schumaier-Harris in 16:21, Evelyn Turman (M) in 16:33, Lilie Coulter (S) in 16:41, Brianna Windish (M) in 16:53 and Kaci Ieppert (M) in 17:12. 

Mariner, coached by Kenny Riedel, will run at Sussex Academy on Monday, Oct. 15.