Cross Country Teams Running into Championship Season
The cross country teams competed in the first of three championship races this past week. The boys’ squad took home a 13th place finish at the Somerset County Championships while the girls’ team sent two runners to compete individually at the meet.
Neils Rongen '20 recorded a top-50 finish for Gill as he finished 47th overall with a time of 18:30. Rounding out the top five place scorers were Matt D’Ovidio '18 (51st), Andrew (78th) and Brian (79th) Young '21, and Teddy Lazar '20 (85).
Also having a great day for the Knights was Will Strong '22 as he took 10th place in the freshmen race with a time of 12:44.
“The boys were pretty much where I expected them to be,” explained head coach Eve Campeau. “It is a good springboard for the rest of our championships. We will have Will back in the varsity race and if kids can get healthy I really think we have a strong chance of winning or placing in the top-3 in the Mountain Division of the Skyland Conference Championships and the Prep B championships as well.”
On the girls’ side, Lucie Antonius '21 had a great race as she finished 34th overall in a time of 22:09. Also placing for the Knights was Lilly Fischer '18 as she took 63rd with a time of 26:13. Anne Wang '22 competed in the Freshmen race and had a great finish as she took 10th place overall in a time of 16:57.
“I expect to have at least five girls competing and scoring in our upcoming championships,” said Campeau. “Similar to the boys, they can definitely compete for the Mountain Division so hopefully they can get to the line and get the job done.”
The Skyland Conference Championships will take place Thursday, October 18 and the Prep B Championships will be on Wednesday, October 24.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.