This afternoon, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams hosted the first PSAA meet of the season, dominating their inaugural league races in the first meet run on the S. T. Hsaio home course in nearly 15 years. In the last home race, held on October 14, 2003, the Bears topped Center Moriches, 25-32, as Dan Hickey (1st/17:12), Tripp Strawbridge (3rd/18:13), Mike Fink (6th/19:36), Harrison Bushkuhl (7th/20:16), and Dan Roussos (8th/21:03) scored for the Brook.
The girls cruised in their race, taking nine of the first 11 spots. Sarah Wong was the first overall finisher, covering the 2.6-mile course in 18:21. Two Kew-Forest runners, participating as individuals without a full team, took the next two spots, and then it was all white jerseys for the next eight places. Judy Tao (4th/20:14), Diana Barbacena (5th/21:05), Maryana Lekanova (6th/21:06), and Lilly Keegan (7th/21:48) rounded out the scoring for the Brook as they recorded a sweep with 15 points, topping Long Island Lutheran (50) and Our Savior (84).
On the boys’ side, Riley Corcoran raced out to an early lead and didn’t look back as he cruised to a win in 17:33. Zack Xu (2nd/18:36) and Clement Leung (3rd/19:36) followed. A Portledge individual took the 4th slot, but Bears grabbed the next two spots as Tiger Wang (5th/20:19) and Frank Cheng (6th/20:43) completed the scoring for the Brook. The Bears notched 17 points ahead of Portledge (104) and Knox (126).
The Bears are back in league action on October 9 in a meet at the Knox School.