Today the Deerfield Girls’ Cross Country program took their show on the road once again, and the results were stupendous. The girls raced to victory in both the varsity and junior varsity races at the Miller Invitational at the Westminster School in Simsbury, CT. Indeed, both squads dominated the competition with stellar performances across the board.
In the JV race, Deerfield dominated, finishing with seven girls in the top ten runners out of eight teams fielded, scoring an unimaginably low 18 points among eight teams. Led by 9th grader Grace Russell of Cambridge, MA who won the race in 22:31, and followed closely by Esme Benjamin from the Big Easy in 22:40 (2nd), west coaster Ali Thomas in 23:23 (4th), home grown Ely Burke in 23:28.1 (5th), local legend Erin Howe in 23:28.8 (6th), Mississippian Sami Dulam in 24:05 (8th), Argentinian Sofi Sintes in 24:15 (9th), New Jersey’s own Anna Fu in 26:40 (23rd), Jamaican Acy (DC) Cai 26th (27:04), the Wolverine State’s Nafi Sail 35th (27:55), Greenfield’s own Piper Day 39th (28:04), New Yorker Jasmine Ramos in 42nd (28:06), and rounded out by AP Biology standout Jerilyn Zheng 54th (29:09).
Kudos to the girls, who all ran superbly, demonstrating their base fitness levels are right where they need to be and that they are ready to mix it up to get the job done. Next Saturday they move into the meat of the season, as the dual meets begin in earnest with a match against northern rival St. Paul’s, in Concord, NH.