Cross Country Teams Run to 4th Straight Crowns

Yesterday afternoon, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams took to the 2.5-mile S. T. Hsaio home course and ran away with their fourth consecutive PSAA Championships. It was the first four-peat in the PSAA boys’ race since Packer Collegiate’s run from 2000-2005 and the first on the girls’ side since Packer took consecutive crowns from 2003-2007.

Evelyn Apazidis did not let the standard fall on her watch as she took the individual crown, following in the footsteps of Sarah Wong, who won three straight titles before graduating in May. Portledge grabbed the second spot, but the Bears nabbed the next five to cement another dominant victory, 19-36, over Portledge. All 10 Bears’ runners finished in the top 15 to earn All-PSAA recognition.

Top 15 Results

1Evelyn ApazidisStony Brook17:01
2Tatyana NeugebauerPortledge17:54
3Yasmin TinazStony Brook18:27
4Alexandra PuopoloStony Brook18:38
5Mia TramaStony Brook18:54
6Alice SunStony Brook19:26
7Eowyn JeffreyStony Brook19:28
8Christina MinkPortledge20:28
9Ramsey CammererPortledge20:32
10Anne-Sarah NichitiuStony Brook20:57
11Lisa YanStony Brook23:05
12Thalia RiveraMartin Luther23:07
13Kayla LernerSolomon Schechter23:37
14Natalia PaganoStony Brook23:46
15Emily ShuStony Brook23:51

The boys had an equally convincing victory in their race, shaking off the balmy weather to fill the top spots. Zack Xu took the individual crown, joining two-time victor Riley Corcoran as boys’ PSAA Champions. The Brook put all five scorers in the top seven to decide the result early in the race, racking up 21 points to defeat Portledge (54), Solomon Schechter (69), and Long Island Lutheran (95).

Top 15 Results

1Zack XuStony Brook14:20
2WassermanPortledge14:57
3Forest Kaplan-WalbrechtStony Brook15:16
4Joe Barisic CubillasStony Brook15:25
5SimmsPortledge15:33
6Marc NichitiuStony Brook15:35
7Paul CesarioStony Brook16:22
8HauserSolomon Schechter16:45
9RadicsLong Island Lutheran16:50
10Theo GreenfieldStony Brook17:05
11Nathan StortzStony Brook17:18
12SeptonSolomon Schechter17:21
13CarterWaldorf17:30
14VogelSolomon Schechter17:55
15Troy MengStony Brook18:10

The Bears are back in action on November 7 in the NYSAIS Championships.

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