SFDS Preps for CYO Cross-Country Championships
Autumn temperatures have cooled but the competition has heated up for the St. Francis de Sales CYO Cross-Country team as it prepares for the Diocesan Championships. Running is an individual endeavor but cross-country is a team effort. On Sunday, October 24th, SFDS competed in the Sectional Championships in Alley Pond Park.
The scoring works as follows: the places of the top three finishers from each team in a race are added. The team with the lowest total is champion; the next lowest score is second, etc. Also, individual medals were awarded to the top 15 runners from each section in each race. The SFDS runners focused on running strong and passing as many competitors as they could on the way to the finish line. Unofficial results indicate the Senior Girls, Novice Boys and Bantam Boys and Girls teams won gold Sectional Championships.
All the laps around the Beach Channel track, the miles on the boardwalk, running the hill on the Cross Bay Bridge, the races in Alley Pond Park, will all culminates for the SFDS runners on Sunday, October 31st with the Diocesan Championships. So runners, tell the soccer coach you can’t miss the championship race. Be sure to turn your clocks back and get that extra hour’s sleep. And be ready to run your best race at high noon on Sunday.