SFDS Cross-Country Team Competes In CYO Diocesan Championships
Competing in seven age and gender divisions against fifteen parishes, SFDS’s Senior, Bantam, and Novice boys and Novice girls teams won Diocesan champ ionships.
In the senior boys race, Bard Featherston, Denis Murtagh and Alex Goldberg placed second, sixth and seventh, for 15 points. With St. Anne’s runners placing first and third, coaches doing the math anxiously awaited their third runner. When he came in 16th place, SFDS knew they had clinched the gold.
The junior girls team of Colleen Gallagher, Gwyn McGee and Fiona Brackley placed fifth in their highly competitive division. The SFDS bantam girls placed fourth in their division behind the strong running of Olivia Murray, Paige McDade, Emily Richter and Anna Hickey.
The novice girls won their Diocesan Championship with excellent racing by Catherine Lunny, Caroline Gifford, Beth Dunn, Shaun Smith, Mollie Abernethy, Katie Roventina, Fallon Brackley, Shannon Tuffey, Fionia Mullen, Portia Brackley, Margaret McIvor and Alexa Giambra.
The junior boys placed seventh in their highly competitive division behind the efforts of Jimmy Lunny, Greg Henschel, Bobby Dunn and Peter Tuffey. The bantam boys scored a perfect 6 to win their championship with James McManus, Joseph Alessandro, and Aidan Donahue coming in first, second and third, followed by Matt Mc- Dade, Terence Moriarty, Dylan Abernethy, Patrick Murtagh, Danny Paparelli, Kevin Connelly, Griffin Brackley, Jack McDade, Terence McFadden, and Patrick Connelly.
The rest of the novice team of Liam McIvor, Shawn O’Keefe, Kyle Cornish, Danny Cornish, Joseph Featherston, Nico Allen, Gerard McManus, Cooper Nagel, Darrin LaMantia, Dominick Maiorano, Patrick Ayrovainen, Matt Glynn, Peter Maiorano, Joseph Mortellaro, Brian Charles, Lenny Mannino, Sean Peter Mullen, Michael O’Sullivan, Aiden Keane, Sean Richter, Charlie DeGrechie, Charlie Smith, Thomas Burke and Thomas Charles all ran strong.
Congratulations to the runners on their accomplishments and for having a great season.