RL X-C take 1st, 4th in Division Championships
RL Varsity ran their best race of the fall, earning the 4th place plaque at the Dll Championships, defeating, among many others, strong teams from Tabor, Groton, and Hopkins. Ben Lawlor (13th) and Rafa Brantley (15th) led RL to the surprising 4th place finish. Xander Boyd (28th), Ian Kelly (35th), and Jim McCoy (52nd) were RL’s other scorers. Jacob Gendelman (54th) and Dan Penella (70th) also were part of the Varsity.
RL Junior Varsity ran a great team race and garnered the NE DII JV championship. As usual, the JVs ran as a pack, particularly in the early stages of the race. In a field of 158 runners, RL’s runners all placed in the top 25, with those finishing in the top 20 earning individual medals. The spread—the difference between RL’s 1st and 5th finishers—was a mere 38 seconds. Erik Zou (3rd), Robert Cunningham (4th), Daniel Gillis (7th), Will Connaughton (14th), Esteban Enrique (17th), Robert Crawford (18th), and Evan Lim (25th) represented RL in the JV race.
The team improved dramatically as the season progressed, avenging earlier losses to Nobles and Williston at the New England meet.