By Nick Robinson (V)

The boys’ cross country team is off to a strong start this season. Despite graduating its two fastest runners last year, the team currently holds a winning record of 3-1.

Regarding the new lineup, Tom Drzik (V) said, “We lost a couple of people, but we still have a strong team.” Two newcomers to the team, Henry Wood (III) and Chris Ticas (III), have shown strong potential when it comes to racing.

The team had a disappointing loss to Philipsburg in their first meet, but they bounced back with three consecutive wins and are preparing for the rest of their season. “Coming off a great 2016 season, we hope to retain our title at the Prep Championships and win the Non-Public B title at the State Championships,” said captain Jeffery Xiao (V).

Coaches Matt Horesta and Tim Lear are pushing the team to compete as strongly as they can in preparation to defend their Prep A title at the end of October.