Cross-Country Earns Distinction in League Challenges

Cross-Country Earns Distinction in League Challenges

Hannah Marino '18, Co-Sports Editor

As we settle into the middle of October, frantically awaiting Halloween, the Montrose Mavericks Cross Country team has settled into their season, earning recognition at all of their October meets.

Just before the start of October, the girls travelled to the Pingree School to race against Pingree, Penguin Hall, Winsor, and Landmark. At Pingree, Caroline Piorkowski ‘22 placed 13th and Emily Bowman ‘19 followed closely in 14th place. Here, the Mavericks placed in third overall, and they literally only went uphill from there!

A week later, the girls travelled to the North Shore at Lexington Christian Academy to race against LCA, Concord Academy, Pingree, and Bancroft. Here, Montrose earned a score of 20, placing them in FIRST. Ciara Young ‘18 placed FIRST, followed closely by Caroline Piorkowski ‘22 and Tess Farr ‘22. After the meet, the girls enjoyed a pasta dinner in Winchester as a team.

The following week, the Mavericks travelled to St. Mark’s School in Southborough, where the All-Star 2016 race was the year before. Here, the girls raced against St. Mark’s and Tabor. Ciara Young ‘18 placed FIRST with a time of 20:31, and Kasey Corra ‘22 followed closely behind her in 3rd place. Tess was on Kasey’s heels at 4th place, and Caroline followed in 6th place. With an overall score of 19, the Mavericks placed FIRST against both of the schools. Following the meet, the girls went to another pasta dinner in Holliston!

Lastly, this week the girls raced at Great Brook State Park against Concord Academy, Winsor, and Beaver Country Day. The night before the meet, the girls enjoyed yet another pasta dinner in Franklin. The following day, with pink ribbons bouncing in their hair, the girls ran fast, inspired by those who have battled or battle Breast Cancer. Ciara placed 2nd, earning her best time of 20:03! Following closely behind her was Kasey in 4th place. After the meet, the girls were treated to pizza and a surprise trip to Concord’s Reasons to be Cheerful ice cream store, where Montrose art students have their artwork displayed on the walls. The girls deserved their cold treats after all of their consecutive successes.

Congratulations, Mavs! The Mavericks have one more meet before their championship meet at Berwick Academy in Maine. Be sure to wish them luck at the end of their season!