Crusaders Take Three of Four in BNC Batch Meet

September 14 – Mahwah, NJ – BC’s Cross Country won three meets against SJR, DePaul Catholic and Paramus Catholic with identical perfect scores of 15-50, but lost the fourth and league title to Don Bosco Prep 42-16.   Tom Rogers (17:33) and Nick Pesanello (18:19) each defeated Ironman runners finishing 5th and 7th overall in meet where top seven runners from each team score.

James Hughes (9th, 18:32), Miles Suitt (10th, 18:33), Joseph Griffith (11th, 18:36), Alex Shaia (12th, 18:42) and Elias Garcia (13th 18:58) scored for the Crusaders.  William Micholas, Matthew Marques, Matthew Geraghty, Jackson Vonderhorst, Ronan Flynn and John Gallagher all finished strong for the Crusaders as well.


September 14 – Mahwah, NJ – Bib # 419 cruised across the finish line of the 2900m race at a time of nine minutes fifty-one seconds.  On a muggy Tuesday at Darlington County Park, freshman Rhyse Ruffy set the pace, winning his first high school race and leading the young Crusaders to a Big North Division Title.  His teammates were very strong as well.  Danieel Calianese finished third, just 8 seconds behind Ruffy with a time of 9:59.

Luke O’Brien (6th, 10:43), Andrew Byrnes (7th, 10:45), Avery Drapkin (8th, 10:55), Cameron Jaffe (9th, 11:06) and William Saracino (10th, 11:08) showed strong depth for the young Crusaders.  Ryan Williams ran well also, finishing at 11:22 in 16th place out of a total field of twenty-nine.