Sunday, September 21, 2014

Race Report: Victor Blue Devil Invitational

The Bishop Kearney Kings Cross Country team competed in the Victor Blue Devils Invitational meet held on Saturday, September 19. The varsity runners completed a 5000 meter run with challenging hills.

The weather cooperated with just a little wind and occasional sun!

Zoe at 2 miles
Izzy at 2 miles
Leading the girls varsity squad was Freshman Zoe Farraro with a personal best time of 24:42.91. Freshman Jyl Russotti finished in 30:48.67 followed by Senior Jessica Meyer (32:14.93). Sophomore Izzy Abel completed her first varsity event at this race, finishing with a respectable 31:28.01 - Congratulations Zoe and Izzy!

BK Kings Varsity Team at Victor Invitational
The boys varsity team came out strong despite the difficult hills with Senior Joe Tanner leading the team with a time of 21:18. Senior Billy Heyen and Freshman Nick Bruno both had strong runs finishing seconds apart with times of 22:13.16 and 22:17.70. Junior Ricky Russotti finished in

Our junior varsity runners did not disappoint in their 3.1 mile run. Junior Chris Jackson powered his way through the hills to finish with a time of 24:35.38 while Sophomore Ben Terrance ran to a 26:04.73 finish. Freshman Jashira Nichols completed her first 5K with a time of 29:45.73. Congratulations, Jashira!

Lilly at the start line
Liliana & Coach
The BK Modified team took to the field for a 1.5 mile run, their first of the season. Seventh grader Lilly Wellman led the modified team with an outstanding time of 9:41.90. Freshman Jackie Giaccovelli finished in 11:04.16 followed closely by seventh grader Liliana Hanning at 11:08.16. Congratulations to Lilly and Liliana on a wonderful debut race with the Bishop Kearney XC team!
BK Girls Varsity Team 2014 (Izzy, Zoe, Jyl, Jess)

Jyl with a strong finish

Jess sprinting in

Jashira finishing a great race

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