2002-10-05 / Sports

St Thomas More Cross Country Season Opens

St Thomas More Cross Country Season Opens

The 2002 CYO Cross Country season opened on a beautiful sunny day with a development meet on Sunday September 29th at Alley Spring Park. Thirty-six St Thomas More athletes ran distances from a half-mile to just over a mile this first meet winning 16 medals competing against 14 other CYO programs.

Jack Kane was awarded a gold medal winning the boy's Novice half-mile race in a time of 3 minutes and forty-one seconds. Patrick Egan (3:45) and Sean McNoble (3:46) won bronze medals finishing in the top five. Other fine Novice running performances: Danny Hessman (4:07), Justin Zwick (4:43), Christian Conlon (4:45), Ryan D'Emic (4:50), Edward McCarthy (5:05) and Joseph Adodeo (6:25). Medals were awarded to the top 25 finishers in each race.

Cindy Henderson led a small group of Novice girls with her 3rd place finish (3:52). Julie Malony (4:40) and Kristin Corral (4:41) completed our Novice team. Brittany Dombrowski's (6:54) led our junior girls over the 8/10's of a mile course. Linda Maloney (7:32) and Heidi Zwick (7:36) followed for STM.

A hoard of white and green shirts led to the finish in both the boy's Junior and girl's Bantam races. Kevin D'Emic (5:20) 2nd place finish led 3 others in the top ten as Robert Klein (5:31), Shawn Egan (5:35), Thomas McNoble (5:38), Conner Hubbard (6:12) and Stephen Henderson (6:14) ran impressive times for STM. Joesph Drennan (6:38) deserves special recognition for dropping his personal best by 38 seconds over the 8/10's of a mile course.

Emma Devlin finished 3rd leading a 3-5-8-11-15-23 STM finish in the Bantam race with a time of 4:32. Kara Egan (4:42), Louise Duffy (4:47), Molly Tacopina (4:51), Sarah McCarthy (4:59), Katie Henderson (4:55), Sarah McCarthey (4:59), Alex Plaia (5:27), Lauren Katen (5:35) and Rebecca McCarthy (6:15) all ran the nearly mile course.

James Boyhan 12th (4:39) led Mark Caputo 16th (4:45), Liam Anderson (5:01), Patrick Cusack (5:51) and Steven Taikina (6:15) on the Bantam course for St Thomas More.

The CYO Cross Country season continues on October 6th with Half Mile Championships. Please contact 634-3123 for more information.

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