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Cross country runners Collin Crilly and Taylor Kozam headed south to Reston, Va., on Saturday to participate in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship meet and returned home with a pair of individual titles to lead the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School boys and girls teams to runner-up finishes.

Crilly, a junior, completed the Lake Fairfax Park course in 16 minutes, 36 seconds to defeat Chris Hoyle of Gonzaga by seven seconds. Andrew Smith took third place for the Falcons in a time of 17:01 and the teammates combined effort helped the Falcons take second behind Gonzaga, 33-43.

Kozam, a sophomore, captured the girls race in a time of 20:17 and Bishop O’Connell’s Devin Nihill finished in second place, eight seconds behind Kozam. The Falcons finished second in the team competition behind Bishop O’Connell, 35-49. Academy of the Holy Cross was third (77).

Kiernan Keller had the best finish of any Tartan, placing fourth in a time of 21:06. Teammate Julia Pitts took seventh place in 21:40. Cassidy Burke and Sophie Dean of Good Counsel finished in ninth and 10th place, respectively, in times of 21:53 and 21:54.

IAC, MAC races: The Landon School took second place at last weekend’s Interstate Athletic Conference championship meet behind the running of Adam Brill (3rd, 17:29) and Kevin Soraci (4th, 17:40). St. Albans won the meet over the Bears, 22-63.

Georgetown Prep raced its way to third place with a score of 82 with Junda Yu finishing eighth place in a time of 18:08. Bullis (115) finished fifth as Jack Chellman took 11th place in 18:09 to lead the Bulldogs.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s E.J. Douglass, a senior, took second place in the Mid-Atlantic Conference championship meet in a time of 16:28 to finish 10 seconds behind Georgetown Day’s Griffin Colaizzi. Alex Armbruster took ninth for in 17:10 to help the Lions (84) finish third behind Georgetown Day (30) and Sidwell Friends (61).

Regional tennis disrupted: The Region II girls tennis tournament, comprised only of Montgomery County teams, was put on hold Monday and Tuesday because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Regional director and Paint Branch coach Judy Rothstein said the tournament is scheduled to resume play Wednesday with doubles play but that, of course, depends on the weather conditions.

If the tournament does resume Wednesday, the singles competition will begin Thursday with the final round of play possibly held Friday, Saturday or Monday.

Northwest’s Lydia Xiao captured the county’s No. 1 singles crown against Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s Anna Rozenberg last week. The two are the favorites to play for the Region II title as well.