On this day 54 years ago…
After completing a successful regular season, the boys’ cross country team won the sixth Ivy League Championship in program history and the second in a string of fifteen consecutive titles won by the Brook. Senior Dick Sprague paced the Blue and White over the 2.5-mile Van Cortlandt Park course in a time of 14:02. In what Res Gestae 1957 called “a thrilling finish,” Sprague reversed his fortunes from last year’s meet and defeated Horace Mann’s John Ronveaux.
STONY BROOK SETS PACE; Takes Cross-Country Title in Ivy Prep League
Richard Sprague paced Stony Brook to the team title yesterday in the seventh annual Ivy Prep School League cross-country championships at Van Cortlandt Park.
~ The New York Times
Thus, for the fifth time in the seven years since the Ivy League Prep School League meet has been conducted, Stony Brook was the team winner.
~ December 1956 Stony Brook Bulletin