Both the men and women had strong performances at the NEWMAC Championships. The men's team moved up two spots from last year with a 6th place finish and the women's team finished 4th. Both teams broke and tied personal bests on the Franklin Park Course. Thank you to everyone that came to root on the Lyons! It was great to see John, Lisa, Shawn and Matt as well as all the parents and the track team! The team is gearing up for regionals at USM on November 16th!
A huge thank you to Mr. Andres for taking so many great pictures all season! We are going to miss you and your great photos next year!
Top 4 Wheaton women finish within 9 seconds of one another to secure the team victory at All Saints!
The 1-5 team spread was 42 seconds. Since Franklin Park was closed last year, it was a first race on the the course for many of the Wheaton runners. Shosh, Hillary and Lauren competed in this race as sophomores in 2011!
Jordan, Shosh, Georgia and Sonrisa establishing themselves as the lead pack early in the race.
Sonrisa and Dags both crossed the finish line in a time of 19:59.
Shosh- All Saints 2013: Course PR of 20:08.
Shosh - All Saints 2011 (23:03)
Dags finishing in 20:41.
Faye was the 6th Wheaton runner to cross the line in a time of 22:27.
Lauren- All Saints 2013! Lauren worked with Kim throughout the race and finished in a time of 23:14.
Lauren as a sophomore at All Saints 2011!
Casey finished her second collegiate race in a time of 24:20.
2011 Team at All Saints!
The tradition carries on...
The men's team was 3rd overall at All Saints. John Green was the only present team member to compete the last time All Saints was held in 2011.
Hillary, Faye, Kim and Lauren also packed up early in the race.
Jordan set the pace for the Wheaton women through the first mile and teamed up with Sonrisa, Georgia, and Shosh throughout the race. Jordan finished in 20:07.
Hillary- Running in the rain at All Saints 2011!
Hillary- All Saints 2013! Hillary was the 7th Lyon to cross the finish line in a time of 22:40.
Kim crossed the finish line in a time of 23:10!
Amanda and Ana working together in the first mile. Amanda ran a personal best time of 25:27. Ana finished in a time of 26:15.
Rose and Rachel packing it up in the middle of the race. Rose finished in a time of 23:53. Rachel moved her way up the race to finish with the pack of Hillary, Faye, Lauren and Kim in a time of 23:12.
Seniors with Taylor and Rachel! It was great to have Rachel and Taylor (class of 2012) back and cheering on the team!
& THEN...Coach Karl and John Green representing in 2011 All Saints Race.
Brendon went out with the lead pack and finished in a time of 27:33.
Conner and Walker working together in the race. Walker had a finishing time of 30:00 and Conner crossed the finish 30:25.
Dylan and Pablo early in the race. Dylan ran 31:29 and Pablo ran 33:22.
Nick Emard crossed the finish line in a time of 29:10.
John - All Saints 2011 (30:05)
John- All Saints 2013 Course PR 27:18!
Sproule had a very fast finish and an overall time of 28:41.
Harry crossed the finish line in 27:45 and finished 3rd for Wheaton.
Men and Women win Tri-State Invitational.
Men's Team Splits:
John -5:28-5:42-5:24 -5:38 -5:11-27:25
Nick-5:51-6:07-6:01 -6:05-5:41 -29:46
Women's Team Splits:
Women are 4th at UMASS Dartmouth! The team moves up 10 spots from a year ago with a team spread (1-5) of 1:23.
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Jordan 6:02- 6:30- 6:30- 19:02
Georgia 6:03- 6:35 -6:47 -19:25
Shosh 6:05- 6:47- 6:50- 19:42
Dags 6:13 -7:15- 6:56- 20:24
Sonrisa 6:35 -7:04- 6:33- 20:12
Hillary 6:33 -7:37 -7:38 -21:48
Faye 6:35 -7:38- 7:58- 22:11
Kim 6:45 -7:52 -7:55 -22:32
Lauren 6:45- 7:56- 8:19- 23:00
Rose 7:03 -7:58- 8:07 -23:08
Peach 7:03- 8:04- 8:21- 23:28
Rachel 7:08 -8:17 -8:18 -23:43
Ana 7:55 -9:03- 9:09- 26:07
Amanda 7:55 -9:04 -9:19- 26:18
Shosh cruising to a 19:42 course PR finish on her 21st Birthday! Shosh was 3rd for the Lyons and 30th overall.
Jordan's course PR of 19:02 led to a 10th place finish in the collegiate race at UMASS Dartmouth.
Georgia in the final kick of her 19:25 course PR.
Dags down the final straight away. Dags finished 5th for the Lyons with a course PR of 20:24.
A season best time for Faye! 22:11!
Kim running the UMASS Dartmouth course for the first time! She finished in 22:32.
Sonrisa competing in her first race of the season! Sonrisa finished 4th for the Lyons after passing 22 runners in the final 600m stretch as she worked up to the lead pack.
Hillary with a season best performance in the 5k. Hillary was 6th overall for the Lyons in 21:48.
Lauren in the final stretch! Most likely singing... "We're going to UMASS Dartmouth, We're gonna take a trip, We're going to UMASS Dartmouth, We're gonna run real quick"-Lauren Andres
Ana finishing strong in the final stretch! Ana's first 5k of the season!
Rose finished in 23:08! A new season best time at UMASS Dartmouth.
Peach heading into the final straightaway! Peach finished with a season best time of 23:28.
Rachel running a season best time of 23:43 on the UMASS Dartmouth course!!
Amanda making her cross country debut with a finish time of 26:18.
The men's team had a top ten finish at UMASS Dartmouth! The team finished 9th overall and was led by John Green's 30th place finish. The 1-5 spread was 2:02.
Brendon and Harry packing up for most of the race. Brendon ran 27:28 in his first collegiate 8K. Harry came through in 27:42.
Nick crossed the finish line in 28:57 and was 5th for the Lyons.
Pablo in his first collegiate 8k finished in 32:50.
UMASS Dartmouth course PR of 26:55 and a top 30 finish for John!
Sproule "roaring" his way to the finish. Sproule finished in 28:30 (course PR).
Conner ran 30:16 in his first 8k of the season. 1:15 faster than a year ago.
Dylan in his first collegiate 8k race. He crossed the finish line in 31:40.
Curious to know what is said in the pre race huddle??
Mr. Andres- Thank you for the great photos!
Thank you to Dan Libon '09 and Christina Nelson '11 for coming to support the team on Saturday!
The men's team finished 4th overall at the RWU Invitational. All the returners left with a PR on the Colt State Park 5k Course. John led the Lyons with his 6th place finish.
Team Spread: 1-5: 1:34
Men's Team Splits:
John 5:17- 5:18- 5:27 16:35.3
Brendon 5:24 5:42 5:39 17:19.2
Harry 5:19- 5:47 -5:50 -17:31.6
Jon 5:39- 5:52- 5:35- 17:40
Nick 5:39 -5:55 -5:50- 17:59
Conner 5:57-6:09- 6:16 -18:59.9
Dylan 6:05-6:15- 6:19- 19:23
Pablo 6:19 -6:41 -6:41 -20:22
Brendon entering the 2nd loop. He finished strong in a time of 17:19.
Pablo also made his WXC debut on Saturday!
Harry ran a 48 second course PR!
Jon ran a 36 second course PR!
Dylan making his WXC debut on Saturday.
John was the lead runner for the Lyons with a 6th place finish overall in a time of 16:36.
Nick ran a 39 second course PR!
Conner running a 1:50 faster than a year ago on the Colt State Park Course! Great PR!
The women's team was 2nd overall! Jordan, Georgia, Shosh and Dags led the team with top ten finishes.
Women's Team Splits:
Jordan 6:30- 6:32 -6:20-20:00.1
Georgia 6:30- 6:36 -6:29- 20:14.9
Shosh 6:31 -6:43- 6:41 -20:36.9
Dags 6:36- 6:44- 6:45- 20:46.7
Kim 7:04- 7:33- 7:22 -22:55.0
Faye 7:04 -7:33 7:22 22:55.8
Lauren 7:04 7:33 7:23 22:56.4
Hillary 7:12 7:48 7:40 23:26.1
Rose 7:42 8:35 7:43 24:47
Peach 7:42 8:35 7:51 24:56
Rachel 8:00 8:23 7:53 25:04
Sonrisa 6:36 6:44 N/a N/a
Shosh and Jordan coming off the start line. Jordan placed 3rd (58 second course PR) overall and Shosh was 9th overall (57 second PR).
Dags and Sonrisa working together through the 2 mile. Dags ran a 1:15 PR on the Colt State Park Course.
Hillary closing in on RWU in the final stretch!
Rachel in her first 5k at Wheaton!
Georgia taking a 1:16 off her PR from a year ago on the Colt State Park Course!
The trio of Kim, Lauren, and Faye through the final stretch! Kim ran a 1:33 PR and Lauren ran a 40 second course PR.
Rose and Peach through the final stretch. Peach in her first 5k at Wheaton!
Mr. Andres-Thank you for the photos!
Women's Team Splits: (splits are not exact, course is slightly longer than 2miles)
Jordan- 6:12, 6:19*, 12:31
Georgia- 6:12, 6:28*, 12:40
Dags-6:17, 6:26, 12:43
Shosh- 6:13, 6:36*, 12:49
Faye-6:40, 7:06, 13:46
Lauren-6:46, 7:17, 14:03
Kim- 6:46, 7:18, 14:04
Hillary-6:52, 7:19, 14:11
Rachel-7:18, 7:39, 14:57
Rose-7:18, 7:41, 14:59
Peach-7:28, 7:47, 15:15
Ana-8:19, 8:32, 16:51
*subtract 15-20 for extra distance
Captain Shosh passing Emmanuel on the final stretch. Shosh was 5th overall!
Dags running with the lead pack. She was 3rd for the Lyons and overall at The Fens.
Peach making her Wheaton Cross Country debut!
Faye was the 5th Wheaton runner to cross the finish line.
Rose and Rachel packing up for the majority of the race. Rachel and Rose finished 9th and 10th for the Lyons.
Men's Team Splits: John-5:09-5:21-5:24-16:27
Captain Nick crossing the finish! He rounded up the top 5 on Saturday!
John led the Lyons with a 3rd place finish in a time of 16:27.
Harry entering his 2nd mile. Harry finished 2nd for the Lyons!
Georgia making her way down the final stretch. She was 2nd overall for the women and Lyons. Jordan, Georgia and Shosh ran a strong 2nd mile to take back the lead after being misled and running an extra 20 seconds off course.
Jordan winning The Fens! Jordan's win earned her NEWMAC Runner of the Week.
Lauren and Kim packed up for the entire race. They finished 6th and 7th for the team.
Hillary closing in on Lauren and Kim on the final stretch! Hillary finished 8th for the Lyons.
First 2 mile race for Ana! Summer training in Bhutan paid off!
Jon Sproule entering into the last mile. Sproule was the 4th Lyon to cross the finish line.
Brendon making his WXC debut. He finished seconds behind teammate Harry and 12th overall.
Conner knocking almost a minute off his 5k time from a year ago!
Thank you for the pictures Mr. Andres!
The women's team finished 15th out of 51 teams at the New England Championships. The men's team finished 29th out of 50 teams at the New England Championships. Everyone ran a course season PR at Stanley Park.
Men's 8k Times:
Harry- 27:25 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 28:55)
Mike - 27:30 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 28:55)
Nick- 28:46 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 29:20)
Jon -28:56(Previous Season Best (10/8): 29:41)
Miles- 29:33(Previous Season Best (10/8): 30:34)
Conner- 32:42(Previous Season Best (10/8): 35:07)
Women's 6k Times:
Georgia - 22:56 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 24:32)
Jordan - 23:14(Previous Season Best (10/8): 23:45)
Shosh -23:51 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 25:03)
Sonrisa- 23:53 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 24:33)
Dags - 23:53 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 25:17)
Hillary - 25:00 (Previous Season Best (10/8): 26:10)
Lauren -26:57(Previous Season Best (10/8): 28:13)
The women's team finished 4th at the NEWMAC Championship. The 4th place finish moved the team up 6 spots from last year's championship. The team was just 7 points away from catching Smith and 3rd place. The Men's team finished 7th overall. Both the men and women had some great times on a challenging Smith course.
Freshman Georgia Crane latched on to the lead pack from the start and finished an impressive 14th in a time of 19:16. Georgia's 14th place finish earned her a spot on the all-conference team.
Sophomore Sonrisa O'Toole was by Georgia's side for the most of the race and finished just seven seconds behind in a time of 19:23.
Freshman Dagmara Socbcyzk and Junior Shosh Kruskal were the next two Wheaton runners to cross the line. Dags finished 36th in a time of 20:00.09.
Captain Shosh Kruskal finished 4th for Wheaton and 43rd overall in a time of 20:14.
Junior Hillary Wilson was the 5th runner to cross the line in a time of 20:52 (just 2 seconds off her PR at UMASS Dartmouth)!
Juniors Rose Harris and Lauren Andres spent some quality time together on the course and finished within a second of one another. Rose finished in a time of 22:29 and Lauren finished in a time of 22:30.
Freshman Faye Haley was next Wheaton runner to cross the finish in a time of 23:19.
Senior Savannah Moore competed in her final NEWMAC Championship. Savannah had a big season PR with a time of 23:44.
Freshman Kim Lagasse also had a season PR as she crossed the finish line in a time of 24:06.
Sophomore Ana Brenescoto competed in her first NEWMAC Championship and finished in a time of 27:09.
Senior Liz Urena was not able to compete in her final NEWMAC Championship. Congrats to Savannah and Liz on your Wheaton Cross Country careers!
Freshman Jordan Silva will be reuniting with the team at the New England Division III Regional Championships on November 10th.
The Men: Pre-Race Huddle.
Sophomore Harry Bachrach was the top Wheaton finisher. Harry finished 31st overall in a time of 27:41.
Senior Captain Michael Richard finished just 13 seconds behind Harry in a time of 27:54.
Freshman Jonathan Sproule led the 2nd pack of Wheaton runners. He crossed the finish in a time of 28:37.
Freshman Conner Bourgoin competed in his first NEWMAC Championship. Conner finished in a time of 33:26.
Junior Nick Emard finished within 10 seconds of Jonathan in a time of 28:46.
Freshman Miles Bolton ran a season best time of 29:00 to close the gap between him and Nick.
Thank you to our awesome alum for supporting the team (Savannah, Taylor, Nick, and Karl)
Mr. Andres- Thank you for sharing all the great pictures!
Colin '11 taking out the early lead.
Alum from the classes of 2006 through 2012 teamed up with current student athletes at the Blue vs. White Cross Country Alumni Race. The White Team totaled 171 points and was victorious over the Blue Team's score of 180. The White Team was led by current captain Michael Richard who won the race in a course record time of 17:15. Michael teamed up with Nick Kacher '11 for the majority of the race. Nick Kacher was the first alum and the first Blue team member to cross the finish in a time of 17:16. Harry Bachrach, Blue team, was the 3rd overall finisher of the day in a time of 17:30. On the women's side, Georgia Crane set the female course record in a time of 19:51 and finished 9th overall for the Blue team. Jordan Silva was the first female on the White team to cross the finish line and was 11th overall in a time of 20:06. Blue team captain, Shosh Kruskal, was the 3rd female and 13th overall in a time of 20:28.
Mike and Nick Kacher '11 led the majority of the race and finished less than a second apart.
Harry finished 3rd overall in a time of 17:30. Harry was the NEWMAC Runner of the week for his performance at CCRI on 9/29!
Karl Mader '12 was 4th overall and the 2nd alum to cross the finish line in a time of 18:14.
Jonathan (18:15) and Nick(18:28) finished 5th and 6th respectively.
Miles was 8th overall in a time of 19:20. Happy Birthday Miles!
A very happy Conner crossing the finish line in a time of 20:05. Conner was 10th overall.
Captain Shosh cruising into the finish. Shosh was the 3rd female finisher and 13th overall (20:28) .
Matt Peirce '07 was 12th overall in a time of 20:16.
Ben Haber '06 was the 3rd alum to cross the finish line and 7th overall! (18:42) Pack your bags for regionals!
Georgia set the female course record in a time of 19:51. Way to go Georgia!
Jordan and Georgia heading into the 3rd loop. Jordan was the 2nd female finisher in a time of 20:06.
Colin Fahey '11 of "Colin's Loop" representing the Blue Team. Colin finished in a time of 20:55.
Dan Libon '09, the man who started the tradition of regional speeches, finishing in a time of 20:59.
Scott Hafferkamp '09 heading into the final loop of the course. Scott finished in a time of 21:18.
Hillary had a nice kick at the end of the race to secure a 18th place finish in a time of 21:17.
Savannah Geasey was the first female alum to cross the finish line. Savannah finished in a time of 21:55.
Faye finished with Savannah Geasey in a time of 21:55.
Senior Savannah heading into the 2nd mile. Savannah finished in a time of 24:38.
Kim finishing strong as she crosses the finish line in a time of 24:58.
Final Results: Athlete Time Team
1 Mike 17:15 W
2 Nick K. 17:16 B
3 Harry 17:30 B
4 Karl 18:14 W
5 Jonathan 18:15 B
6 Nick 18:28 W
7 Ben 18:42 W
8 Miles 18:50 B'
9 Georgia 19:51 B
10 Conner 20:05 W
11 Jordan 20:06 W
12 Marr P. 20:16
13 Shosh 20:28 B
14 Colin 20:55 B
15 Sonrisa 20:57 W
16 Dan 20:59 B
17 Dags 21:06 W
18 Hillary 21:17 B
19 Scott 21:18 W
20 Faye 21:55 B
21 Savannah G. 21:55 B
22 Rose 22:56 W
23 Lauren 23:00 W
24 Amanda 24:06 W
25 Savannah M. 24:38 B
26 Kim 24:58 W
27 Ana 26:48:00 B
28 Liz DNS B
Sonrisa and Dags representing the White team. Sonrisa finished in a time of 20:57 and Dags in a time of 21:06.
Rose and Lauren representing the White team and finishing seconds apart (22:56 and 23:00.
Amanda Rawson '09 "quickening the arms" into the finish. Amanda finished in a time of 24:06.
Ana representing the Blue team! Ana finished in a time of 26:48.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, parents, student athletes, and alum that made this event possible.
Norton Outdoor Center
Bryan Doldt-Creating the Course
Paula Carr (Mrs. Coach Carr)- Course Volunteer
Kenrda Leith '06 - Course Volunteer
Matt Richardson- Course Volunteer
Morgan Johnston- Course Volunteer
John Green - Course Volunteer
Morgan- Thank you for playing the awesome bagpipe music throughout the race.
Mr. Andres- Thank you for sharing all the great photos.
Student Athletes: Organizing the Community Service Donation to the Cupboard of Kindness, Music, & Posters.
The Women's team was victorious at the Tri State Invitational at CCRI. The top five took 4th through 8th place to score 30 points.
1-5: 28 seconds
Georgia: 6:33-6:44-6:52- 20:34
A Happy Women's Team after the Awards Ceremony!
Sonrisa and Ana, the sophomore duo, both made their Wheaton College Cross Country racing debut!
The men's team with their runner up medals and individual medals after the awards ceremony!
The men's team finished 2nd to Bridgewater at the Tri State Invitational. Wheaton's top four, Harry, Mike, Jon, and Nick, finished in the top 13. Conner was Wheaton's 5th runner and finished 25th.
Faye finished 7th for Wheaton and was 16th overall in a time of 22:22. Looking stong with 300m to go.
Jordan set the tone for the race from the start line. She finished 1st for Wheaton and 4th overall in a time of 20:33.
Shosh and Sonrisa teamed up for the race and finished 4th and 5th respectively. Both crossed the finish line in a time of 21:02. Shosh ran a 2:17 PR on the course.
Georgia and Dags finished 2nd and 3rd for the team and 5th and 6th overall. After the final kick, Georgia finished in a time of 20:34 and Dags in a time of 20:42.
Liz on the final 50m of the race. Liz ran the CCRI course in 23:54 for a 21st place finish.
Lauren finished in a time of 23:34 (over a minute faster than a year ago on the CCRI course). Lauren finished 20th overall!
Kim sprinting to the finish! Kim ran the course in a time of 24:27.
Hillary was the 6th Wheaton finisher and was 13th overall in a time of 21:51. Her time was a 1:20 PR on the CCRI course.
Ana finishing her first collegiate cross country race. Ana finished the CCRI course in a time of 26:45.
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Rose working her way up to Lauren and Liz as she approaches the 2nd mile. Rose finished in a time of 23:48.
Savannah looking strong as she eyes the finish line. Savannah finished in a time of 24:09.
Nick heading into the woods loop for a second time. Nick finished 4th for Wheaton and 13th overall.
Mike in the final few meters of the race. Mike was the 2nd Wheaton finisher and 6th overall in a time of 29:02.
A determined Jon finishing strong. Jon was the 3rd Wheaton finisher and 9th overall.
Harry led the team with his 5th place finish. Harry finished in a time of 28:35.
Conner coming down the final hill and into the finish. Conner was the 5th Wheaton finisher and 25th overall.