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Crusaders earn 2nd Place at College Cross Country Invitational

L to R: Candice Palmer, Dakota Hickman, Talia Dixon, Saniah Caldwell, Rakae Thomas

BRONX, NY – On Saturday, October 9th, 2021, Monsignor Scanlan High School’s track team competed in the 49th Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational presented by HOKA at the legendary Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. It is noted that this is the Nation’s Largest One-day High School Cross Country Meet.

The following races were contested: 1.25 miles for Intermediate and Freshman races. 2.5-mile races for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior teams. Medals were given to the top 75 athletes in their race and a team trophy & medals to the top two teams in their race. Crusaders had a Freshman’s Girls team in the Group B 1.25-mile race. Four of our student athletes finish in the top 16th place (Talia Dixon won a bronze medal, Saniah Caldwell won a 4th place medal, Candice Palmer won an 8th place medal and Rakae Thomas, who injured her ankle running down hill won a 16th place medal). Dakota Hickman, who is better suited for the sprints, earned her a medal, and secured a second-place team win for the Crusaders!!!

Our next meet is Wednesday, October 13th, NY/BQ Sophomore Boys / Bronx Boys Championship and Saturday, October 16th the NYC Cross Country Carnival at Van Cortlandt Park

Coach Dinkins

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