Cross Country 2018 Team

This year’s 8 person XC team had an incredible showing at yesterday’s Annual 1.5 mile Diocesan Championship XC Meet. Our team placed 5th overall and brought home FOUR “All Catholic” titles. The team’s breakout runner – Isaiah S placed 4th in the boy’s division with a season best time of 9:42 and 8th grader Finn Cl placed 10th with a season best time of 10:00, beating out top runners from St. Augustine, St. Greg’s and Nativity. The girls brought speed and strength to this year’s course with 8th grader Amelia M placing 9th with a time of 10:43, followed by 7th grader Genevieve B with a time of 10:46 – placing 10th overall, beating out top runners from St. Greg’s and Nativity.

All four runners were named “All Catholic,” in an awards ceremony immediately following the race. Congratulations to 7th graders Cassidy M and Mariah S and 6th grader Antonio S who finished strong with personal best times in yesterday’s meet, and special recognition to Macey K who wasn’t able to attend this year’s meet, but helped the team score points to place SSPP in the top five schools for the league.

This season’s victories were hard fought for such a small team and each runner worked hard every week in practices and at meets to gain personal improvement and a win for SSPP. The team practiced three times a week in preparation for each meet, weathering cold temperatures, harsh winds and sometimes rain to improve their times. This season’s 9 XC runners are proof that if you believe it – you can achieve it.