By Nick Robinson (V)

This past month, the boys’ cross country team ended their fall season on a high note. The team placed fourth in the county and kept their Prep ‘A’ Championship title. Coach Matthew Horesta added that the team “finished fifth in Non-Public ‘A’, beating Don Bosco, Delbarton, and Bishop Eustace. I think one would be hard-pressed to find a school as small as ours competing at the level that the Pingry boys’ team did this past year.”

The runners enjoyed success on an individual level as well. Captain Jeffrey Xiao (V) said that

“Henry Wood (III) ran a 16:51, breaking a school record by over half a minute.”

Xiao added that, as of next season, the team would be losing “Ben Vazquez (VI) and Colin Edwards (VI), two high scoring runners who are valuable parts of our varsity lineup.” Looking forward to next year, Coach Horesta said, “Our goals are team goals: finish higher in the county meet, win Prep ‘A’ for the third year in a row, and finish higher in Non-Public ‘A.’”