Place 26th in championship division of New York race
Published in the November 30, 2016 edition.
WAPPINGER FALLS, N.Y. — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ cross country team capped off its successful cross country season with a trip to Wappinger Falls, N.Y. last Saturday to compete in the championship division race at the Nike Cross Northeast Regional Championship.
The Warriors were accepted into the championship division based on their Div. 2 All-State runner up performance the previous week.
Forty-one of the best teams from New England, New Jersey and Pennsylvania competed to see which two teams would earn a trip to Nike Nationals in Oregon.
The Warriors competed on the challenging Bowdoin Park course for the first time in program history. Although it wasn’t their best race of the season they were able to experience incredible competition from throughout the Northeast. They placed 26th out of the 41 teams entered into the Championship race with a score of 646.
Hopedale, the Div. 2 All-State Championship from the week prior, finished just ahead of the Warriors in 24th place. The Blue Devils scored 609 points.
There were 309 runners who competed in the championship race.
Nick McGee, a senior, was the first Warrior to cross the finish line placing 103rd in a time of 17:21.
Matt Greatorex, a junior, was 115th overall in 17:24.
Senior captain Ryan Sullivan was 132nd in 17:32, while Adam Roberto, a senior captain, placed 145th at 17:38.
Tommy Lucey, a junior, was 213th in 18:09. Senior captain Jack Stevens was 238th in 18:28.
The seventh Wakefield runner was sophomore Rohan Singhvi. Singhvi placed 239th in a time of 18:29.
The Warriors will now rest up before shifting their focus on the indoor track season.