Varsity Cross Country are New England Champions
On November 13, the Varsity Cross Country team earned the title of New England Champions, after competing in the New England Division II race, held at the Northampton Williston School. The win capped Roxbury Latin’s undefeated season, adding to its 2021 ISL Championship title earned on November 5. In the New England championship race, RL scored 47 points to place first; Middlesex followed with 67 points. Sixteen teams competed in the race on Saturday.
RL placed all seven of its Varsity runners in the top 32 out of 115 runners in the race. Leading the pack were:
2nd – Co-captain George Madison (I)
3rd – Kofi Fordjour (II)
4th – Co-captain Mark Henshon (I)
Rounding out the team were Eric Diop (III), who finished 14th, David Sullivan (I) in 24th, Michael Thomas (II) in 25th, and Tommy Reichard (II) in 32nd.
Prior to the New England championship, the team clinched its 2021 ISL Championship title on November 5 against the 15 other schools in the ISL. In the league championship race, RL scored 60 points to place first. Middlesex followed with 66 points, and Belmont Hill placed third with 121 points. This is RL’s third ISL team title in five years.
Four Roxbury Latin runners placed in the top 15, out of 110 runners:
6th – Co-captain Mark Henshon (I)
7th – Co-captain George Madison (I)
10th – Kofi Fordjour (II)
13th – Eric Diop (III)
David Sullivan (I), Michael Thomas (II), and Tommy Reichard (II) rounded out the varsity squad competing in the league championship race, finishing 24th, 31st, and 53rd respectively.
The Junior Varsity team also completed a strong season, offering lots of promise for the future of the program. The JV squad earned a fifth place finish in the ISL, with Jake Popeo (III) placing 4th out of 176 runners.
The Junior team also earned an undefeated record this fall, concluding their season by earning first place in the Junior Jamboree hosted on November 3 at Roxbury Latin.