On Friday afternoon, the girls’ cross country team kicked off the inaugural Fall Portledge Day, on which we faced our chief rival in seven athletic contests, with a 17-44 victory on the 2.5-mile S. T. Hsaio home course.
Evelyn Apazidis took top honors in a personal record time of 16:49. The reigning PSAA Champion was pushed along by eighth-grader Sophia Dabbraccio who came through in second place with a time of 16:51. Mia Tramma took third in 18:13 and, after Portledge nabbed the fourth spot, Yasmin Tinaz took fifth place in 19:02 and Nikki Quartuccio grabbed sixth in 19:09 to close out a dominant victory.
The win also helped give The Brook a 4-2 edge over the Panthers on the day, along with victories for girls’ volleyball, girls’ tennis, and boys’ soccer.
The Bears are back on the course this Saturday in the St. Anthony’s Invitational at Sunken Meadow State Park.