The Saints hosted the Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 10, welcoming hundreds of runners from across the northeast to our hilltop. Head coach of the Boys' team, Drew Houghtalen, and head coach of the Girls' team, Tracy Garcia-LaVigne, spent several weeks organizing the event, prepping our campus to host such a large race, as well as preparing their runners to race competitively.
The Boys' Varsity Team was lead by a 10th place finish by Jack McCluskey '20 and a 15th place finish for
Greg McKenna '19, both earning All-New England Honors. Alex Luo '19 finished in 33rd and Max
Oeser '21 finished in 47th. The race of the day came from, as Coach Houghtalen noted, "Raif Harris '19, who finished in 48th place, breaking into the scoring five for the first time this season and setting a 40 second personal best." The Varsity team was rounded out by a 75th place finish by Cullen Mulhern '22 and 85th place finish from Jasper Sun '20.
On the Girls' Team, Lorelai Lee-Swanek '21 placed 17th with 21:48 and was named All-New England. In the JV race, Sandy Xu '21, Manoela Ranzolin '19, Joyce Gao '20, and Maliyah Perkins '20 placed in the top 20.
Congratulations to all Saints who competed in the event!