The Waring cross country team is sometimes overshadowed by the large number of student-athletes that play soccer during the fall at Waring. This year seems to be a bit different. With 26 rostered runners, the Waring cross country team is not only large in numbers, but its runners are competing like they never have before.
The girls are led by Juniors Ella Bellin, Carly Comparato and Sophia Bereaud; all on the Most Valuable Runner leaderboard, with Ella placing first in yesterday's meet and 17th overall (boys and girls) out of 124 runners.
The boys are led by Senior captain, Sam Lincoln, who sits in 12th place on the Most Valuable Runner leaderboard and Freshman, Will Stomberg, currently 15th. "We have two runners in Will and Sam on the boys side this year that have hit sub-20 minute 5k times, with Ella right behind them. This is a great sign of an elite High School runner,” says Graham Rosby, one of Waring’s two faculty member coaches.
New and returning runners on the team have been shaving minutes off their times since the beginning of the season. A 10 minute shaving is the largest time difference the team has seen this year.
As the season comes to a close on November 2 in their championship meet, Waring’s team will have proved that not only are they a close tight-knit group, who support one another, both on and off the course, but that their team can run with the best of them.