Submitted by Eric Geitner:
The Notre Dame girls cross country team claimed the Class D title on Saturday at the Section V Cross Country Championships at GCC. The girls team last won in 2006 and it is the sixth title for the girls program (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006). Eighth grader Anna Warner led the Irish with a second place finish covering the course in 20:44. Her performance also qualified her to represent Section V at the New York State Cross Country Champioships in Pawling next weekend.
The top ten in each class receive sectional patches and ND had five finishers in that top ten. Freshman Bailee Welker placed 5th in 21:23, Junior Meghan Zickl 7th in 21:36, Eighth Grader Rosemary Flumerfeldt 8th in 21:51, and Senior Kristen Antolos was 9th in 22:14. Also racing for ND was Sophomore Madison Gluck finishing 18th in 24:03 and Eighth Grader Janelle Fancher placing 34th in 25:54.
The boys team was moved up to Class C this year due to winning too many titles in Class D and finished fifth in Class C. Sophomore Jeffrey Antolos paced the Irish placing 5th in 17:18. His performance qualified him for the New York State Cross Country Championships next weekend. Junior Andrew Fischer finished 18th in 18:11, followed by Sophomore Arron Carlson 24th in 18:24. Senior Nick Flumerfeldt finished 30th in 18:46 and Junior Luke Calla 39th in 19:01 to round out the scoring for ND. Junior Matt Sausner placed 51st in 19:30 and Senior Tyler Pingrey 58th in 19:50 were the other racers for the Irish.
Photos submitted by Bare Antolos.
Top photo: 8th grader Anna Warner, 8th grader Janelle Fancher, 10th grader Madison Gluck, 8th grader Rosemary Flumerfeldt, 9th grader Bailee Welker, 12th grader Kristen Antolos, 11th grader Meghan Zickl
Inset: Notre Dame 8th grade XC runner Anna Warner finishes her Section V Class D 2nd place finish to earn a spot in the state championships next weekend in Pawling, NY
In his first season running Cross-Country, Notre Dame sophomore Jeffrey Antolos completes his state qualifying run in a personal best 17:17:46 to earn a trip to the state cross-country championships to be held next Saturday in Pawling, NY.