Boys' Cross Country - Varsity
Choate Rosemary Hall, Trinity-Pawling School
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Win 25-32
In our first race of the season, the boys put on a incredibly impressive display. We were without our #2 runner, Augi Booth, and our top runner, captain Jude Celebi, was fighting off congestion, headache, and cold. Jude valiantly led us for the first half of the race, but then had to drop back, This allowed Choate to have the top 2 finishers and move to a commanding lead. However, the rest of the team refused to give up and ran together as a pack, hot on the trail of the Choate leaders. Taking 3rd overall and our first finisher, Tate Celebi came through in 17:32. Right on his heels were Ali Griswold (17:33), Rory McNamara (17:41), Huck Griswold (17:42), and Malin Adams (17:44).With 5 of our boys in before Choate's third runner, we were guaranteed the victory. This pack finished within 12 seconds of each other--a truly incredible display of working together. Additionally, each boy set a PR. Jude Celebi (18:35) finished right after Choate's third runner, while Trevor Stellmach ran a PR in 19:12 to finish off the varsity running. On the JV side, Jed Spencer led us with a PR of 21:01. Completing their first races in a Taft uniform were Aarav Dodhia (22:03), Jayden Pipero (24:53), Edward Tse (25:38), Bobby Wu (25:43), Gavin Poon (27:38), and Christian Yeung (28:35). In the middle of that group, Michael Ren PR'd with a 26:07.