Hackley Boys and Girls X-Country 3rd & 4th at NYSAIS Championship

Both Hackley Cross Country teams had strong finishes at the NYSAIS meet at Van Cortland Park on November 4.
With ideal weather conditions and beautiful foliage at VCP, each individual runner put forth his/her best effort which culminated in impressive team scores. The boys began the day with a third place finish. Trinity took first place honors with a team score of 62. Meanwhile, Collegiate edged out our boys’ squad 93 to 96 to take second place. Hackley’s 96 points beat 18 other team scores, including a very competitive race with Packer Collegiate (109), Poly Prep and Riverdale. Congratulations to William Crainer and Thomas Dewey as they each ran their last cross country race for Hackley today. With such great talent on this team, we expect another strong showing next year!

Congratulations to the girls’ team as they placed 4th out of 21 teams with 135 points. Placing 4th after Poly Prep, Trinit, and Marymount, Hackley edged out many competitive teams including Convent of the Sacred Heart (161) and Spence School (164). Congratulation to Frances Schaeffler, Kendall Wieland, Maya Watson, and Anastasia Popova as they each ran their last cross country race for Hackley today. With continued, steady progress from our underclassmen, we also expect another strong showing from our girls next year!

Finally, congratulations to Olivia Curran and Jonah Gorevic as they earned individual spots to represent Hackley and NYSAIS at the NY Federation Championships on November 17th at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Olivia finished 2nd and Jonah secured 5th in their respective races. Best wishes to both of them.

Listed below are all the runners and times from the NYSAIS Championships:

Jonah Gorevic 16:41.87
Brendan DiStefano 17:37.81
William Crainer 18:02.40
Charlie Rudge 18:16.64
James Spencer 18:28.46
Will Rifkin 18:42.83
Andrew Davis 19:36.92
Mac Wyman 20:23.67
Thomas Dewey 20:27.22
David Ben-Ezra 20:58.77

Olivia Curran 19:49.69
Eve Spencer 20:42.86
Frances Schaeffler 21:40.78
Kendall Wieland 23:31.92
Maya Watson 23:33.41
Ava Roberts 23:47.21
Sadie Friesen 23:59.87
Katie Popova 25:03.51
Anastasia Popova 25:48.61