BRONX, N.Y. — Jung Kim finished 36th as the Chariho High boys’ cross country team placed 16th-place in the Varsity G race at the Manhattan College Invitational Saturday at Van Cortland Park.
Kim covered the 2.5-mile course in 13 minutes, 55 seconds in one of the several varsity races that featured 266 runners apiece in each event. The invitational, according to race organizers, draws 12,000 competitors from varsity to junior varsity to freshmen and is the nation’s largest cross country event. The top 75 in each race receive medals.
The Charger varsity was 16th of 29 teams in the G race. Also scoring for Chariho were Mitch Carrier (64th, 14:20); Alden Andrea (92nd, 14:45); Matt Drummond (94th, 14:48) and Matt Tierney (113th, 15:06).
Chariho’s junior varsity placed 14th in the Junior Varsity D race of 2.5 miles. Kahakee Northup was the top finisher, 53rd in 15:11.13. He was followed by Tom Turner (91st, 15:47), Brennan Reynolds (103rd, 15:58), Jedd Andrew (116th, 16:13) and Alex Wojtkowski (121st, 16:21).
Chariho’s J.T. Luckman finished 47th in the Sophomore B 2.5 mile race in 15:50. He was the lone Charger entered.
In the Freshman B 1.25 mile race, Chariho placed 11th of 19 teams. Kyle Keefe placed 40th in 6:46, followed by Ben Feeney (50th, 6:49.5); Max McArdle (66th, 7:06.4); Nick Edwards (89th, 7:31.6) and Nate Shimkus (106th, 7:50.6).
The Chargers compete Thursday in the Bronco Invitational at Burrillville at 4:30 p.m,
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Duksta leads Chargers at Manhattan Invite
BRONX — Haley Duksta finished 45th in the Girls’ Varsity A race as Chariho High placed 21st place at the Manhattan College Invitational Saturday at Van Cortland Park.
Duksta ran the 2.5-mile course in 16:59. Isabel Baker was Chariho’s second-fastest runner, finishing 93rd in 17:42. Rounding out the Charger scorers were Delaney Silvestri (133rd, 18:17); Pam Lelli (149th, 18:38) and Kerry Wallbillich (153rd, 18:46).
In the Junior Varsity A 2.5-mile race, Marissa Longolucco was 230th in 23:12.0 and Zoe Gunning was 242nd in 24:22.0.
Chariho placed 11th of 16th in the Freshman B race. Natalie Keefe finished 10th in the 1.25-miler in 7:33.9. April Rainey (68th, 8:35.1); Emma Bradley (70th, 8:36.7); Nicole Montague (95th, 9:21.4) and Meagan Power (99th, 9:40.9) completed the scoring.
Chariho runs at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Bronco Invitational at Burrillville.