This week's Athletes of the Week are Clare Kinney '19 and Patrick Murphy '19. Clare and Patrick are both members of the varsity cross country teams.
Last week, Clare and Patrick and the rest of the Trojans' cross country team finished off their season with the VISAA State Championship Meet at Fork Union Military Academy. Despite the cold, wet, and muddy conditions, Clare and Patrick ran excellent races. In the girls race, Clare earned an 11th place finish, battling through extremely muddy conditions in the last race of the day. Clare also had a dominant postseason, earning All-State Catholic, All-TCIS, and All-State honors. Unfortunately due to several late season injuries, the Trojans did not have enough girls in the race to score.
In the boys race, Patrick earned All-State honors by finishing in second place. This completed a great postseason for Patrick that saw him earn All-State Catholic Runner of the Year, All-TCIS, and All-State. The Trojans boys cross country team finished in 7th place out of 35 scoring teams at the meet.
Both cross country teams had great seasons, led by Clare and Patrick and the rest of their senior class.
Congratulations to both Clare and Patrick, and Go Trojans!!