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Cross Country captures Eastern States Championship at Manhattan Invitational



Cross Country captures Eastern States Championship at Manhattan Invitational

Bishop Hendricken reigns as Eastern States Champions over steep national competition

For further information: Christian Kabbas ’14Digital Media Specialistckabbas@hendricken.com, 401.739.3450, ext. 121.

Update: Bishop Hendricken Cross Country is ranked #4 in the nation, per MileSplit.

NEW YORK, NY (October 13, 2018) – Bishop Hendricken Cross Country stunned national competition at the 2018 Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational in New York by capturing the Boys Eastern States Championship with a tally of 92 points. Aidan Tierney ’19 (12:35.8) led the Hawks’ charge by finishing 7th overall with the 2nd fastest time in school history.

In the Eastern States Championship race, the Hawks set a new school record with a team average of 12:47.22. Matt St. Jean ’20 (18th, 12:48.1) set a meet record for the fastest time ever run by a high school junior. Jack McMahon ’19 (13th, 12:46.0), Luke Henseler ’20 (22nd, 12:49.6), and David DelBonis ’20 (32nd, 12:56.6) rounded out Hendricken’s high finishers.

“This race included national caliber teams like Fayetteville-Manlius (#2-NY), Christian Brothers Academy (#6-NJ), Claremont (#16-CA), La Salle (#14), and The Bolles School (#9-FL),” wrote Assistant Coach Daniel Brennan ’00. “This is a huge victory for us. It solidifies our program, and our state, as a national contender in cross country.”

In the Junior Varsity B race, Dylan Manning ’19 (1st, 13:25.0) led the Hawks to a team win with his individual victory. Andrew Woodbine ’20 (3rd, 13:40.9), James Kiernan ’20 (10th, 13:47.2), Ian Hopkins ’20 (14th, 14:00.0), and Ryan Mallozzi ’19 (20th, 14:10.0) rounded out the Hawks’ top 20 finishers.

In the Sophomore C race, Evan Reynolds ’21 (1st, 13:30.0) captured his own victory, helping Bishop Hendricken to a 3rd place team finish.

Currently, Bishop Hendricken Cross Country is ranked #12 in the nation, per DyeStat. Twenty-three time state titleholders and reigning RI State Champions, the Hawks went undefeated in their 2018 regular season with a 10-0 record. The team’s next action is the RIIL Class A Championship on Saturday, October 27 at Ponaganset High School.

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