The Middle School Cross Country teams competed in the Mole Hill Run hosted by the New Orleans Track Club and St. Martin's Episcopal School at Lafreniere Park on Oct.21. Race conditions were challenging with a temperature of 91 degrees at the start of the competition. St. Martin’s runners were up to the challenge, with many achieving new season and/or lifetime personal best times in their races. The 7th and 8th grade boys team placed second overall.
5th & 6th Grade Girls Race – 1.5 miles
Juliet Whitaker was the race champion! She covered the course in 9:48, a lifetime personal best time for this distance. She received a gold medal and a t-shirt for her excellent performance Nia Norton placed 13th overall with a time of 11:39. She received a t-shirt award. Devyn McManus placed 29th overall with a time of 12:45, a new personal best time. There were 195 runners in this race.
7th & 8th Grade Girls Race – 2 miles
Kaitlyn Hall was the individual runner-up in this race, finishing second with a time of 14:45. Bellen Davis was right behind her, finishing third overall with a time of 14:48. Both young ladies received medals and t-shirt awards for their excellent performances. There were 88 runners in this race.
7th & 8th Grade Boys Race – 2 miles
Leading the way for the Saints was Jack Collins, who finished 3rd overall. He was followed by Jack Flanagan, who finished 6th, and Tommy Garvey, who finished 10th. All three boys earned medals and t-shirt awards. Peyton Crosby and Tristen Bartholomew finished 11th and 17th respectively and earned t-shirt awards for their superior performances. All these boys in the scoring five achieved either season and/or lifetime personal best times for this distance. Also representing St. Martin’s in this race were Leland Crawford (21st ), Frankie Cusimano (34th ), Angelo Fassbender (40th ), Carter Rigney (45th ), and Mason Bruneau. There were 132 runners in this race.