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XC Teams Run Away with 1st PSAA Meet

October 10, 2019

On Monday afternoon, in the first PSAA meet of the year, the cross country teams registered dominant wins on Portledge’s home course and look poised to repeat as the champions of the league.

Sarah Wong paced the girls’ race in 15:56 to improve her individual PSAA record to 4-0, including last year’s PSAA Championship. Kew-Forest took the 2nd place spot in 17:04, but five Brookers followed in succession to complete the team sweep. Evelyn Apazidis (3rd/17:36), Yasmin Tinaz (4th/17:58), Maryana Lekanova (5th/18:11), and Judy Tao (6th/18:20) closed out the scoring for the Brook. Only the top five runners on each team count for scoring, but the Bears still took eight of the top ten spots including Diana Barbacena (7th/18:48), Anne-Sarah Nichitiu (9th/19:30), and Ellen Tong (10th/19:33).

Girls’ Team Scoring

  1. Stony Brook – 15
  2. Portledge – 40
  3. Waldorf – 65

Note: Kew-Forest & Martin Luther did not have five runners for a team score.

On the boys’ side, Riley Corcoran also upped his career PSAA record to 4-0 by covering the course in 12:44. Portledge took the second spot, but the Bears grabbed the next 13 places for a resounding win. Zack Xu (3rd/13:40), Colin Scanlon (4th/14:04), Forest Kaplan-Walbrecht (5th/14:10), and Emman Ajewole (6th/14:56) scored for the Bears while Jerry Wan (7th/14:56), Jake Macaspac (8th/15:15.43), Pedro Gradvohl (9th/15:15.81), Frank Cheng (10th/15:18), Tiger Wang (11th/15:19), Randy Li (12th/15:24), Mark Creighton (13th/15:25), Nathan Freeman (14th/15:36), and Anthony Zajac (15th/15:42) rounded out an impressive performance.

Boys’ Team Scoring

  1. Stony Brook – 19
  2. Portledge – 40
  3. Solomon Schechter – 61

Note: Kew-Forest, Martin Luther & Waldorf did not have five runners for a team score.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday in the Suffolk Officials Meet at Sunken Meadow.

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