Bath: Hyde Phoenix Cross Country Week in Review

PHOENIX XC WINS FIRST HOME MEET OF THE SEASON

The Phoenix won our Alumni Weekend MAISAD opener this Saturday – an impressive victory over three worthy opponents: Hebron Academy, Seacoast Christian Academy, and Kents Hill School.   Our brand new XC home course worked out well for our top seven runners, all of whom placed in the top ten.  Leading the way were Zach Betancourt (2nd place overall), Cody Mitchell (4th), Isaac Preston, Ben Webber, Griffin Harriman, Emmett Leahy, and Jamie McCracken (6rd-10th respectively), with our tight finishing ensuring an easy win for the team.  With his performance, Betancourt set the new course record for the Phoenix, with 16:42.  Saturday also witnessed the debut of new runners Joey Romo, Ciaran Butterly, Martin Chen, and George Tilbury.  For complete results check out coolrunning.com or click here.

Practice this week will be structured around our first two official away meets.  The first will be at Marianapolis Prep in Thompson, CT this Wednesday @ 3:30 pm and the second will be at Hebron Academy this Saturday @ 2:30 pm.

And for a quick peak of Phoenix pride, attached are shots of XC ringing Hyde’s victory bell with gusto and vigor on Saturday afternoon and a team photo from our 9/11 Memorial Run in Gorham, ME:

Go Phoenix!!