Fall Sports Flashback: CVU XC Takes Over the Queensbury Invitational

Ms. Willow Bertrand

QUEENSBURY, NY—  On Saturday morning of September 15th, 26 of the top CVU female runners, along with the top 23 CVU male runners, boarded the bus at 6:30 am for a 6:45 am departure to Queensbury, NY to race against teams from around the state of New York.

The team’s nerves were high as they ventured towards the important race against New York teams. As coach Bliss said, “The most important thing is that the level of the competition is a bit higher than our first two or three races.  Most athletes like the course, and it challenges us to run fast earlier in the season.”

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Photo by Amber Nye

First up was the girl’s varsity race, with Alice Larson taking first place (running a personal best of 18:19), Ella Whitman in 6th, Finnegan Mittelstadt in 12th, Sadie Holmes in 14th.  Catherine Noel and Jasmine Nails followed closely behind to finish off the team with a second place finish, a slim nine points away from first place.

After the varsity girls’ successful race, the varsity boys stood upon the starting line, ready to compete against 22 other teams, with Jared Leonard leading the boys team in 16th, Gavin Schaaf in 27th, Skyler Heininger in 40th, Alec Mogielnicki in 46th, and Jamie Williamson finishing off the score in 54th.  Overall, the team placed 5th out of 22 teams.

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The Future of CVU Cross-Country: Keeping our runners at the front of the pack

By  Mr. Isaac Cleveland

CVU boys and girls cross-country won with record breaking times last saturday during the NVAC District Championships in Swanton, Vermont. Tyler Marshall, the senior superstar of CVUHS boys cross country running, won during the 5k with an astounding new personal record: a 15:24.2 minute 5k time. He ran just under a five minute mile and beat his nearest competitor by a minute. Tyler Marshall shared that with this new personal record, he was even more ready for next weekends race. “It was a confidence booster,” he said, “not only for myself but also for my team.”CVU’s girls team was lead to the first place title by none other than our very own Sophia Gorman, Ella Whitman, and Jennifer Ireland, scoring 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the competition. Gorman won with a 18:11.9 minute time and ran just under an impressive 6 minute mile.

However, even with these stunning times and multiple championship medals for both Gorman and Marshall, what will happen to their team as these two seniors leave for their college careers?

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