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Cross Country Competes in Newman Cross Country Classic

Cross Country Competes in Newman Cross Country Classic
The cross-country program went uptown to Audubon Park to participate in the Newman Cross Country Classic. The program excelled at both the Middle and Upper school levels. More than 90% of the runners achieved either a season-best time or lifetime-personal best time. 

Elementary (5th grade & below):1-mile race
Fifth grader Devyn McManus started the afternoon of competition by placing in the Top 10 of the elementary one-mile race. She earned a medal for her excellent efforts. 

Middle School Girls: 2-mile race
The Middle School girls cross country team represented itself well in the race of 186 participants. Juliet Whitaker, Kaitlyn Hall, and Bellen Davis led the way for St. Martin’s. Juliet placed second, Kaitlyn placed fourth and Bellen placed 10th. All three girls earned a t-shirt award. Nia Norton finished 16th. Juliet and Nia achieved new lifetime personal best times for this distance. 

Middle School Boys: 2-mile race
The young Middle School boys cross country team represented itself well in a strong field. There were 18 teams and 251 participants in the race. The young StM team finished third overall. Leading the way for St. Martin’s was seventh grader Leland Crawford, who covered the course in 12:26.45 and placed seventh overall. Leland received a t-shirt for his Top 10 finish. He was followed by seventh grader Jack Collins at 12:36.99. Rounding out the scoring five for StM were: seventh graders Jack Flanagan and Tristen Bartholomew, and eighth grader Thomas Garvey. Also representing St. Martin’s in this race were sixth grader Christopher Lawler and seventh graders Mason Bruneau, Peyton Crosby, Frankie Cusimano, Angelo Fassbender, and Carter Rigney.  

Girls Varsity: 3-mile race
The Upper School girls team competed well in the Newman Cross Country Classic. The team was short one athlete this week and did not have a team score. Leading the way for St. Martin’s was freshman Rian McManus, who finished 16th. She was followed by junior Isabella Bartholomew, who finished 18th. Also representing St. Martin’s in this race were senior Kathleen Williams and sophomore Lauren Bone. 

Boys Varsity: 3-mile race
The Upper School boys cross country team represented itself well in a strong field. There were 21 teams and 175 participants in the race. The team finished sixth overall. Leading the way for St. Martin’s was sophomore Cort Anthony, who covered the three-mile course in 18:58.42 (a new lifetime best for him). Other members of the scoring five were freshmen Blake Verdigets and Randy Dunkin, and seniors Emmanuel Fleischer-Djoleto and Pryce Anthony. Sophomores Daniel Thompson and James Garvey also represented St. Martin’s in this race. 

Additionally, St. Martin’s Upper School Cross Country team received the sportsmanship award for the day. Congratulations to all our athletes for representing themselves and St. Martin’s in such fine fashion.  
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