On a rainy day and a muddy course at Great Brook State Park, the boys cross country team swept its meet against Bancroft, Berwick, and two-time defending EIL champs Beaver Country Day to remain undefeated on the season. After Beaver's Joe Connelly and George Wright took the top two spots, CA's depth proved to be the difference in the meet. Arthur Whitehead ’13 finished third overall in a season's best time of 18:00, followed by Jack Colton ’13 (18:39) in fifth place and Finn Pounds ’15 (18:45) in sixth. After Beaver's third runner crossed in seventh to keep them ahead on points, CA placed six more runners in front of Beaver's fourth to secure the meet 27–32. Bryan Gallagher ’14 (19:48), Isaac Levine ’14 (19:49) , Clem Aeppli ’14 (20:13), and Sam Boswell ’13 (20:27) all contributed to the scoring by crossing in eleventh, twelfth, fourteenth, and fifteenth place respectively. In all, eleven CA boys set personal bests, despite the conditions, led by freshman Dominic Costanzo, who ran a 37-second personal best to finish eighteenth in 20:48.
Girls Cross Country won all three of its meets as well, taking four of the top five places to beat Berwick 17–38 and earn wins against Bancroft and Beaver Country Day, who did not field complete teams.
For the second time in two weeks, Alyssa Taylor ’13 finished first overall with a time of 21:25. She was followed by sophomore Lindsay Klickstein just eight seconds back in a personal best time of 21:33. Sophie Drew ’15 and Jolie Jaycobs ’16 finished fourth and fifth overall in 23:22 and 23:25, respectively, and Alex Weyerhaeuser ’15 finished tenth overall in 24:56. Also contributing to CA's scoring were Charlotte Stryon ’13 (26:21) and Michelle Robidas ’15 (26:26), who was running her first race for CA. In all, seven CA girls set personal bests.
In other good news, girls field hockey won its last two games defeating league rivals Beaver Country Day and Berwick Academy. Junior Austen Sharpe lead the team in scoring, while freshman Grace Campbell scored the first goal of her CA career in the 2–1 win over Berwick Academy.
Cross Country coach Jon Waldron contributed to this report.