Cross Country - Boys Varsity
vs. So. Kent"
|Date:||October 26, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 15 – Salisbury 50; Berkshire 15 – South Kent 50; Berkshire 24 – Gunnery 35|
On Saturday, October 26th, Berkshire’s senior cross country runners competed for one final time on their home course. Seniors Nick Asaro, Nate MacKenzie, and Bao Nguyen undoubtedly sensed the importance of this day because each of them ran a home course PR (personal record) for the season. In fact, some of them ran their personal best for their high school running career!
The records did not stop there. Out of twenty Berkshire runners, TWELVE of them ran for personal records including Dan Aldam ’17, Rafael Arredondo ’17, Nick Asaro ’14, Peter Giordano ’15, Kevin Kim ’15, John Leasure ’15, Victor Leung ’17, Ray Li ’16, captain Nate MacKenzie ’14, Mike Melvin ’17, Shaan Peckham ’16, and Rad Savage ’15! Wow! Moreover, the remaining eight runners matched their previous PR times within a couple seconds.
Berkshire ran the best race of the season even considering the winter like temperatures caused by 30 mph winds from the South. Gunnery, Salisbury, South Kent brought tough competition to the Bears. In particular, Gunnery’s Matt Logue was a force to be reckoned with as he crossed the line first. But, there was a sea of green trailing him not far behind. Berkshire sophomore Derrick Burt crossed the line twenty seconds later as the fastest Bear of the day followed by teammate Peter Giordano ’15 in third place out of 62 runners. Rounding out our top five runners, were James Donovan ‘15, Daniel Kim ‘15, and Jack Scarafoni ’17 in 5th, 6th, and 8th place respectively. Nick Asaro ‘14 and captain Nate Mackenzie ’14 also helped the Bears gain a greater lead with their spots in 9th and 10th place, helping to misplace other runners from opposing teams. Way to go guys!
The Bears ran with tremendous passion which resulted in three more wins!
Overall Score: Berkshire wins with 24 pts; Gunnery 37 pts, Salisbury 80 pts, and South Kent 109 pts.
Dual Meet Scores: Berkshire wins all three
Berkshire 15 – Salisbury 50; Berkshire 15 – South Kent 50; Berkshire 24 – Gunnery 35
To celebrate, the team dashed off to a fabulous Halloween party hosted by the Kinney Family where the team bonded over burgers, basketball and a bonfire. But the competition didn’t stop there as the team took to pumpkin carving. The designs and outcomes were phenomenal! This party truly topped off what was an amazing day in Berkshire Cross Country.
In appreciation: For all their help in making this season (although not over) the best it could be, Berkshire Cross Country would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Kinney, Ms. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Slyer, Mr. and Mrs. Liddy, Gwynne Domashinski ’16, and of course, Coaches Lloyd, Plante, and Romano!