Team Members Heading to Oregon for Nike Nationals this Weekend
WAPPINGERS FALLS – The Saratoga Springs High School Girls and Boys Cross Country Squads accumulated more accolades at the 2015 New York State Federation Cross Country Championship at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, November 21:
- Aidan Tooker placed first in the Boys 5K. Tooker finished his event in front in 15 minutes 42.8 seconds.
- The Blue Streaks Girls’ team won the overall team title, placing in front of Rockland and Monroe Woodbury. The team’stimes were:
Blue Streak Freshman Kelsey Chmiel finished in 18:06.1,
Freshman Paris Fenoff - 18:46.8,
Sophomore Peyton Engborg - 18:55.5,
Freshman Alexandra Delnicki - 19:30.8,
Freshman Ciara Knott - 19:37.8,
Sophomore Caroline Starace - 19:44.1,
Junior Amelia Mahoney - 19:55.
On Saturday, November 28, both Tooker and members of the Girls’ team, running for theKinetic Running Club (which is coached by SSHS cross-country coaches Art and Linda Kranick) qualified in the New York regional division of the Nike Cross Nationals (Nike NXN) – setting them all up for the National Championship meet on Saturday, December 5 at the 12th Annual Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon. At that event, individual and team champions from eight regions will meet in one race for all the marbles over the tree-lined terrain at Portland’s Glendoveer Golf Course.