Under a picture perfect blue sky on a crisp fall day, after the traditional aga chi chant and drop of pre-race honey, the Deerfield cross country team ran their way to a convincing win against the NMH harriers. Aerin Lo ’22 powered ahead to lead the race from start to finish, closely followed by the impressive pack of Jean Jin ’22, Larrabee Pollack ’23, and Victoria Lee ’25. With the help of her teammates, Jean ran her season best time by almost two minutes, leading the way for ten other runners who also ran season bests (well done Victoria, Lila, Alice, Kaitlyn, Lillian, Daisy, Tatum, Isha, Aurelia, and Chelsea!). The supportive and determined spirit of this team was evident throughout the meet, and the entire day was a wonderful way to celebrate our last home race of the season and look ahead to New Englands next weekend. The celebrations continued after the race, with the presentation of posters and heartfelt messages for our seniors. They will be missed!