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MoCo’s elite LAX team flies high at national tourney

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20180108 Spooky Nook 3The MoCo elite team played well in the national tournament. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKMANNHEIM, PA. — Montgomery County middle and high school girl’s lacrosse was well represented last weekend by the MC Elite club teams at the 2018 IL Women Indoor National Championships. The Rockville-based MC Lacrosse program sent to the tournament its Midnight Elite team of the graduating class 2022 and the Midnight and Carolina Elite teams of the 2023 class, both of which were amongst the top 50 middle school teams in the country. 

The tournament also featured top-tier teams from as far away as Connecticut, New York, and Ohio.

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Richard Montgomery's Asfaw shines in cross country national championship

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20161022 MoCo XCtry Championships-5Richard Montgomery's Rohann Asfaw. FILE PHOTO  

Richard Montgomery senior Rohann Asfaw concluded his final season of cross country Saturday by placing 94th in his first national cross country championship in Portland, Ore.

Asfaw, who won the 4A cross country state championship Nov. 12, said he was glad to represent his school in a national cross country meet.

“I’m very honored and it feels great to be able to represent our school and Montgomery County and be able to compete on the national level,” Asfaw said.

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Two cross country runners qualify for national championship meets

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Local cross country champions Rohann Asfaw and Abbey Green placed in two separate regional qualifiers for national meets Saturday, earning spots in national championships.

Asfaw, a senior at Richard Montgomery, placed fourth with a time of 15:15 minutes in the Nike Southeast Region boys race in North Carolina.

Green, a junior at Walter Johnson, placed ninth in the Foot Locker Northeast Region championship in New York City, finishing in 18:08.

Minutes after finishing his race, Asfaw said he had not comprehended his accomplishment. 

“I’m pretty sure I’m fourth,” Asfaw said. “It hasn’t really (hit me).”

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