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Cross country team shines at Van Cortlandt

Kennedy Catholic’s boys and girls cross country teams had a strong showing at the NYC Cross Country Carnival on October 18 at Van Cortlandt Park.

For the girls, Catherine Brennan placed first in 19:12 in the JV race. Danielle Galvao was right behind her in second place in a time of 19:46.

In the freshmen race, Jill Harrington placed first in six minutes flat. Carey Cardoso took eighth in 6:53 and Shelby Baker finished in 7:29.

The varsity boys were led by Robert Kastberg, who placed 10th with a PR time of 14:56 in the 2.5-mile race.

Kenny Brown (15:48), Matt Witkowsky (16:48, PR), Nick Gobelbecker (17:09) Eli Sitilides (18:02) and Ryan Wilson (18:11) all ran well for the Gaels.

In the JV races, Thomas Lupetin (19:20) and Nick Arroyo (19:24) both clocked PR’s.

The freshmen boys came in eighth overall in the 8,000-meter relay with a clocking of 29:31.6 and won medals as part of the top 10 relay teams. The team was comprised of Tomas Cartaya, Michael Kastberg, Chris Brown, William Kastberg and Michael L’Abbate.





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