Walsingham Academy's cross country team competed in their first meet of the season, the Bishop Sullivan Invitational at Mount Trashmore on Sept. 4. Both the boys and girls varsity teams placed sixth out of seven teams. Mount Trashmore is a hilly course and the conditions were unusually hot and humid making the race extra challenging.
The Trojan boys varsity cross country team was led by the co-ed cross country team captain, senior Ethan Ricker. Ethan raced to a ninth place finish out of 66 runners. Freshman Jake Falcone was second for the Trojans in 17th place. He was followed closely by junior David Carter in 20th place. David ran over two and half minutes faster than his previous high school 5K personal best. Michael Dye was the fourth runner in 39th in his first-ever high school 5K meet and Dominick yacono rounded out the Trojans in 43rd place.
The Trojan girls were led by sophomore Emma Lobash finishing in eighth place out of 49 runners. Senior teammate Khatiana Perez followed closely in ninth place achieving a cross country personal record. Kate Digges was third for the Trojans in 28th place, Gracie Moulton was the fourth runner in 35th place and Alex Haggerty rounded out the Trojans in 39th place.