The boys and girls cross country programs excelled Saturday at two different sites.
The girls program and freshmen boys stayed local at competed at the Magee Class meet in Clark.
Senior Lara Cota won the senior race and continued the impressive performances from the past spring season, establishing a new school and course record on the Oak Ridge 5k course. Her time of 18:23 is a :30 improvement from her previous best on the course and betters the previous course record by six seconds.
Other impressive girls performances were turned in by Junior Nora Shields, who finished 3rd in the junior class race at 19:53, a 1:58 improvement.
Sophomore Cameron Valdes ran 19:59 to finish second in the sophomore race.
The freshmen boys finished second overall as a team, competing in a field of over 30 schools and 238 runners.
The following are their times and improvements for those that ran personal bests over the 2.05 mile course.
7th Dan Cota – 11:37
12th Nikita Shevykakov – 11:50
36th Ryan Zagorin – 12:32 (-2:32)
57th Tim Callahan – 12:56
74th Henry Donck – 13:19 (-0:26)
88th Cooper Nelson – 13:39 (-:54)
90th Ethan Vela – 13:40 (-1:12)
135th Silas Faruku – 14:40 (-1:20)
147th Kian Kamdar – 14:59 (-0:13)
148th Max Hendrix – 15:00 (-1:05)
172nd Lincoln Marsac – 15:48
182nd Naveen Gandhi – 15:57 (-1:55)
185th Sam Levington – 16:01 (-2:00)
195th Julian Fishman – 16:46
208th Romir Tandon – 17:37 (-0:22)
213th Josh Burk – 18:29 (-0:40)
220th Jake Weinberg – 19:36 (-1:37)
229th Oliver Cheney – 20:45
The Varsity and JV boys experienced success as well travelling to beautiful Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, NY to compete against some of the strongest teams in the Northeast.
The Varsity finished 3rd in their race and the JV 4th overall. It was the first time since 2018 that team ran on the hilly and challenging 5k course. Place, top times and improvements are as follows:
9th Ryan Sula 17:06 (-:51) – 2nd best SHS all-time at Bowdoin
17th Jon Cho 17:39
21th Jackson Levine 17:43
23rd Emre Kusmin 17:45
34th Nate Roberts 18:05
37th Sam Ard 18:20
68th Micahel Speer 19:44 (-3:36)
22nd Jonah Malik 19:22
24th Andrew Semsel 19:26
27th Liam Bernens 19:34
29th Tadhg Jarzebowski
32nd Trevor Allen 19:56
33rd Joaquin Gonzalez 19:56
34th Adam Schnipper 20:08 (-3:05)
39th Justin Anderson 20:24
40th Sebastian Vandoni 20:26
41st Jalen Chiu 20:27
42 Grady Borst 20:30
59th Griffin Reinhardt-Hepler 21:33
76th Rahul Shah 22:54