DEEP CREEK – Garrett’s Composite Coyotes hosted the first Deep Creek Adventure Rally with the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League (MICL) last Saturday. This allowed for a break from the very competitive head-to-head races with mass starts that the league usually hosts.
Rather, the event focused on the adventure side of mountain biking with teams from all over Maryland coming to Garrett County to explore and challenge themselves on some of the state’s most technically difficult trails with more. 600 feet of elevation gain.
The event included a 0.7 mile timed section that only counted for bragging rights. Of the 355 runners from 21 teams, the Coyotes saw 16 of their 27 runners finish in the top 10 in their respective divisions. College runner Nathan Aldridge clocked the fastest overall time with a four-minute flat sprint across the summit of the Indian Turnip Trail. Tessa Dubanski took first place in the 6th grade girls’ division. with a time of 7:26 while Ava Anderson finished in fourth place in 8:06.
The following are other results from Garrett Composite Coyotes in the event.
Girls JV2: Ellie Hudnall took third place in 5: 47.3 and sixth place went to Ashlynn Anderson in 6: 23.0.
Girls JV3: Iris Dubansky placed second in 6: 09.9.
Grade 7 Girls: Anna Buczynski recorded a fourth place time of 7:09.
Boys JV1: Ian Cooper took fifth place with a time of 4: 25.00, Josh Kight was eighth (4:29) and Jackson Hordubay clocked a 17th time of 4:40.
Boys JV2: Division: Charlie Wroten finished ninth in 4:49. Nathaniel Argrabrite took 31st place in 5:18, and Finn Roche ran in 38th with a time of 5:27.
Boys JV3: Matthew McCartney took seventh in 5:18, AJ Grimm posted 14th with a 5:39 and Charlie Peterson crossed the line in 31st in six minutes.
Boys 6th grade: Sam Richards finished 11th in 6:29 and Jake Richards was 14th in 6:52.
Boys 7th grade: Jason Van Antwerp Jr. took third place in 5:03, Cooper Haley took fifth place in 5:11, Gus Alvarez took 10th place in 5:28., Andrew SanJulian in 35th place with a sprint of 7:08, and Curtis Brobst took 38th place in 7:18.
Boys 8th grade: Ben Richards took 10th place in 5:16 and Brice Roche took 15th in 5:26.
The organization gives special thanks to the staff at Deep Creek State Park, MICL staff and the countless volunteers who helped with the event. They also thank those local businesses that have sponsored the Coyotes in the past: Garrett Trails, High Mountain Sports, Taylor-Made, Five Guys, Brenda’s Pizzeria, Vagabond, Tiny Corner Bike Shop, Railey Realty, Brian Boal and Assoc. CPA, Pine View Veterinary, Team One, Sport Tech / Giro, Bill’s Marine, First United, Tom Dabney Law Firm, J. Gregory Law Firm, First Choice PT, Savage River Lodge, Oakland Civic Club and Simon Pearce.
The next MICL event the Coyotes will take part in will be the MoCo Madness Race at Button Farms in Germantown on October 9.