Boys Cross Country takes 3rd Place Honors


The Cross Country Team headed to Saratoga this past weekend to compete in the Burnt Hills Invitational. 85 teams competed at this large invitation that had more than 3000 athletes in attendance. The Griffins were very Successful at the large invite taking home a trophy for 3rd place out of the 28 teams in the Division 2 sized schools. The top 5 runners for the guys all medaled in the race finishing in the top 60 out of the 190 runners. Leading the way for the team was Nick Abdo and Brett Russell finishing 11th and 13th. Followed by Zack Peterman, Mikey Evans and Nathan Myers. Close behind the front five were Austin Yetter, Elliot Emley, Casey Waterman and Henry Domst.

The Girls Cross Country Team finished 13th out of the 27 teams competing. Having strong individual performances were Elle Russell, Jaime Dickinson, Gwen Fruehauf and Evelyn Smith. Elle Russell finished second place out of the 160 runners. After the race Elle was interviewed by Milesplit.com and her interview can be found on the Milesplit website. Jaime Dickinson had a great day and took almost 2 minutes off her PR and won a medal for her performance finishing 59th at the meet. The girls team seems to be coming back together after injuries from over training. Morgan Lukert ran her first race of the season this weekend and she had an immediate impact on the strength of the team. The girls look to get a couple more athletes back in time for ECIC’s and Sectionals.