The Wolfpack Boys Cross Country Team Shows Tremendous Promise with Strong Season Opener
The Wolfpack boys Cross Country team had a promising season opener with a scrimmage race at the Williams School in New London, CT. The boys raced teams from Hamden Hall, Providence Country Day School, St. Thomas More, Marianapolis, and The Williams School. Despite a hilly, washed out, and highly technical course, the boys came in third out of the six teams scoring 68 points, trailing Williams by just 5, and PCD by 10. After a summer of dedicated training, Corban Basile ’18 came in third out of the 67 boys racing with a time of 22:10 on a course where times are deceivingly slow. Novice runner Alex Sobel ’17 came in tenth overall with a time of 24:44, closely followed by Reno Lowder ’19, who came in twelfth with a time of 25:50. Having three runners placing in the top 15 this early in the season demonstrates the boys have a shot at being a contender in the SENE this season. It is also exciting to note that all of our top 3 runners, and 6 of our top 7 are underclassmen with the chance to continue to work together next season. As the season progresses, the team will focus on tightening the gap between the 3rd and 4th runners and continuing to develop the tremendous potential of returning runners and novice additions to the team. With some hard work, the boys are set to have a tremendously promising season!
The Wolfpack Girls Cross Country Team Meets Season Opener with Strength and Resolve
The Wolfpack girls Cross Country team opened their season with a scrimmage race at the Williams School in New London, CT. The girls raced teams from Hamden Hall, Providence Country Day School, Marianapolis, and The Williams School. Despite not having enough runners to score and place as a team, the girls met the hilly, washed out, and highly technical course with a level of strength and resolve that will serve them well as the season progresses. In her first race ever, novice runner Achaita Gakou ’18 placed 15th overall with a time of 32:44. Gakou’s strong debut performance indicates her potential to be a top runner in the SENE as she continues to train and gains more experience out on the trail. Fledgling runners Chibitora Wu ’16 and Tori Luo ’18 met the final hill of the course with tremendous gumption, finishing with times of 36:34 and 38:59 respectively. As the season progresses, the team will focus on developing the potential of novice additions to the team as well as the recovery of injured runners.