New York Novas Start Cross Country Season
The races include 400- meter for 6 years old and under, 800-meter for 7- and 8-year-olds, 1200-meter for 9- and 10-year-olds, and 1- mile for 11 and up.
Novas Rockaway team, Justin Davis (4) and Ledgm Washington (6), lined up for their very first 400-meter run, “Ready, set, GO!” They completed the race without stopping with 1:52 (Washington) and 2:11 (Davis), and they both came home with a first place trophy cup. “It was so hard and I felt like stopping but I wanted to finish in first place, so I kept going,” said Washington with a big smile. Joel Johnson (7), competing in the 800-meter run, finished his race in third place with 4:58.
Areana Clark and Jemaine Davis brought home a fourth place medal by finishing the 1200-meter in 6:55. Emani Guy (11), Daikichi Washington (12), Ian Davis (Justin and Jamaine Davis’s dad) and Mitsuko Washington (Ledgm and Daikichi Washington’s mom) all ran in the one-mile race. The results are, Guy won the second place trophy by finishing the race in 11:03, Daikichi Washington completed his one-mile in first place with 6:12, Ian Davis came in second with 8:01, and Mitsuko Washington finished in first place with 7:02.