Boys Varsity Cross Country won the Friends Schools League team for the 18th consecutive year with a fantastic performance! Five GFS runners finished in the top 10 overall and six runners finished in the top 15.
In an expectedly close race, the boys battled Westtown and executed to perfection. Ben Rosin '20 led the way with a 4th place overall finish, while Teddy Raven '21 dug deep during his finishing sprint to hold off a charging competitor and secure 5th place. Bobby Lynam '21 and Matt Goldberg '21 finished 7th and 8th respectively, while Charlie McManus '20 closed out the top 5 with a 10th place finish. Henry Perine '21 and Simon Donovan '23 rounded out the scoring, ensuring that GFS placed all 7 varsity runners ahead of Westtown.
The Varsity Girls finished 2nd overall following a strong performance with three runners in the top 10 overall and five GFS runners in the top 15.
The girls were led by Annika Marcelis '22, who finished 2nd overall with the 4th fastest time recorded at the Belmont Plateau this season. Maribel Carpenter '20 and Charlotte Perine '20 ran their course best times, as they finished 7th and 9th respectively. Emma Nam '23, Julia Saint-Amour '20, Madeleine McGrath '20, and Jill Yum '20 rounded out the scoring as the team placed six runners ahead of the 3rd place team.
The boys won the Junior Varsity team title for the 14th consecutive year with GFS runners finishing in 1st through 3rd place, five runners in the top 10 overall, and 12 in the top 20.
The boys were led by the Junior Varsity champion Caleb Rader '22, who took control of the race at the mile mark and continued to extend on the field for the remainder of the race. Shuford Kirk '23 and Sam Rekulak finished 2nd and 3rd respectively; they finished about 30 seconds ahead of their Westtown competitor. Thomas Shaw '23, Diego Madrid '22, Rowan Ziegler '23, and William Lines '23 rounded out the scoring for GFS. Martin Gomez-Younkin '22, Christian Jallo '22, Charlie Brodkin '22, Ben Raufer '20 and James Adams '22 provided rounded out the top 20.
The Girls Junior Varsity won their 3rd consecutive team title in a championship-worthy effort that ended with four GFS runners finishing in the top five overall and six in the top 10. The Tigers were led by the JV champion Evan Weiss '21, who, after taking control of the race at the 1.5 mile mark, beat the 2nd place competitor from Friends' Central by 1 minute and 14 seconds. Eleanor Strom '23, Kira Quitel '21, Jemma Mines '21, Isabel Rovinsky '21, Sadie Hammaheard '22, and Ma'at Smith '23 rounded out the scoring for GFS.