Boys cross country’s trailblazing season

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Boys cross country’s trailblazing season

Brandon Schuster

Brandon Schuster

Brandon Schuster

Beatrice Voorhees

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The boys varsity cross country team is “looking pretty solid” this year, according to returning runner Tyler Krasusky ’20. Many of the team’s former top runners graduated last year, but the lions are coming together nonetheless, full of new talent in their new younger members.

After starting the season with some losses at dual meets, the team is finding its way. At the Robert Miller Invitational, held at Westminster School, the Lions placed fifth by beating Canterbury who had outraced them in the previous week. They will continue to improve throughout the season with the hard work put in by the boys in practice and on race day. “All in all we’re having a pretty good season, PRs (personal records) all around,” says captain Ray Cutting ’19.

Captain Alpin Yukseloglu ’19 says that this year “we have a couple people stepping up to the plate.” These runners include underformers such as Bobby Wittman and Logan Pronovost, as well as returning runners like Pfeifer and Krasusky who are training to get faster.

Pfeifer especially, according to captain Ray Cutting, put in hard work over the summer and has come back quicker than ever, finishing first out of the team in each of their races. Both captains cite Wittman and Pronovost as examples of rising stellar athletes in both performance and attitude.

However, it’s all thanks to the great leadership provided by captains Cutting and Yukseloglu, as well as head coach Mr. Sokolnicki and assistant coaches Mr. McDonough, Mr. Liu, and Mr. Tolfree.

The boys are looking forward to a bright future both as individual runners and as a whole team. Lara D’Alessandro ’19, captain of Kent girls varsity cross country, says it best, “they’ve been working really hard and I’m excited to see how they’ll progress throughout the season”.

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