Cross Country at St. Michael's

Cross Country at St. Michael's
Posted on 09/09/2019
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The Bluejays Cross Country teams performed at an event at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School over this weekend.

Phillip Pattison is doing his best to emulate his former teammate Max Davies. As Max did one season ago, Phillip has won the first two races of the year.  Last Saturday he led the Blue Jays CC team to a solid 2nd place finish at the 47th annual St. Mary' Invitational held at St. Michael the Archangel HS winning the race in a time of 18:20.  Charlie Kinslow continues to be rock solid as a freshman, finishing 3rd for the 2nd race in a row in a time of 18:44.  Ryan Pattison ran his 2nd best time ever (20:13),  good enough for a 20th place finish and he was followed by Isaac Helmich in 31st place, finishing in 20:50.  It was a muddy course in places and this cost the Jays 5th runner Hunter Sadell some time as he finished the race in one shoe.
Tristan Newkirk and Hutch Bartee ran in the 1st year runner race and improved their times from the last meet.  Hutch finished 3rd in the 1.5 mile race in just over 10 minutes and Tristan ran well also finishing in 11:37

As for the girls, Gaia Carugati and Addison Rinehart both ran the 1.5 mile 1st year runner race and finished 3rd and 7th respectively out of 19 runners.  Both improved their times by about two minutes from their previous outing.  Great job ladies.  In the varsity race, the Blue Jays only ran four runners because of injury.  Lexi Elmore finished 10th for the 2nd year in a row.  Bella Clark ran a respectable 24:36 for a 23rd place finish and Katie Groom finished 24th in a new personal record time of 24:40.  Great start to the season for Katie Groom!

The next race for the CC team will be the Ray-Pec Invitational on Saturday the 14th.  Boys will run at 9:0 am.  Also on Friday of the week, the team will finally find out what Class (1 or 2) they will run in this year.  Hoping to have a chance to make it 20 district class 1 titles in a row. 

First Year Girls: Gaia Carugati, 3rd. Addison Rinehart, 7th.

First Year Boys: Hutch Bartee, 3rd.

Varsity Girls: Lexi Elmore, 10th.

Varsity Boys: Philip Pattison, 1st. Charlie Kinslow, 3rd.