Columbia Cross Country Team Hits the Road for Top Regional Meet

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The following is from the Colombia Cross Country Team:


Pictured: (Left to right) Ricky Hankey, Tim Depue, David Ives, Avery Coreschi, Jared Pangallozzi, Edward Martinez, Jonathan Salinardo

On Saturday, September 24 the Columbia boys varsity cross country team traveled to Wappingers Falls, New York for the Bowdoin Cross Country Classic. Taking place at picturesque Bowdoin Park overlooking the Hudson River, 40 of the top cross country teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island competed on the most challenging 5K course of the season.

Columbia ran in one of two sections of 20 schools each with a total of 140 runners and finished 12 out of the 40 schools with an average time of 17:33.15.

Five runners scored for each team based on the place they finished. For the Cougars, the team was paced by two Top 20 medal winning performances: Senior Jared Pangallozzi finished 8th in 16:36.8 followed by junior David Ives in 18th place. The other runners scoring for the Cougars were junior Tim Depue (47th), junior Avery Coreschi (53rd), and junior Jonathan Salinardo (60th).

The next cross country meet for the boys varsity team will be Wednesday, October 5 when they compete in the Super Essex Conference (SEC) Championships at Branch Brook Park in Newark. The meet begins with the freshman race at 3:00 p.m. and concludes with the varsity boys race at 5:20 p.m.


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