XC Boys Big Winners at New England Championship Meet
What a way to cap off the 2022 cross country season! The Harvey boys, who won the HVAL championship last weekend, claimed another title Saturday, Nov. 12, winning the New England Prep School Track Association Division 4 championship held on the campus of The Marvelwood School in Kent, Connecticut. The Cavaliers actually won both the boys varsity and JV competitions.
Harvey’s top runners led the way in the varsity race. Competing in a field of 146 participants, senior Hudson Chris finished fifth in a time of 18 minutes and 10 seconds. Sophomore Felipe Torres crossed the finish line in 17th place (18:54) while senior Bennet Katzin came in 19th (18:56). Chris, Torres, and Katzin earned All-New England honors. Senior Jordan Freund finished 27th (19:35) and sophomore Will Hargreaves 29th (19:43) to round out the scoring to earn the championship. They scored 93 points, defeating runner-up Forman by 30.
The boys competing in the JV race, tallied 21 points, 30 better than runner-up Berwick Academy. The top seven Harvey finishers competing in a field of 72 runners all finished in the top 20 led by junior Matt Rankin who crossed the finish line in third place. Sophomores Zachary Harrison and Rohan Singh followed closely in fourth and sixth, respectively, to run strong races as the future of Harvey cross country.
Meanwhile, Harvey’s girls finished in eighth place. They were led by another strong race from sophomore Addy Shalov who earned All-New England honors by way of her 16th place finish in a time of 23:20. Sophomore Sophia Beldotti also had a gutsy race, finishing in 26:53 good enough for 38th.
Harvey coach Christian Coscio was delighted with the results. “The day went exactly as we hoped and planned for. After winning the HVAL, our mantra this week was ‘The job's not done.’ Saturday, we finished the job. The boys went out and put their names and this team in the record books as champions – forever. The beauty of this sport especially is that you get out what you put in. The work they put in paid off with a championship. Here we go!”