Saint Vincent de Paul Knights Repeat 2nd Place Finish in X-Country
Monday, October 21, 2013 • 8:04am
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - In their second Catholic grammar school cross country meet of the season, Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP) from Stirling, NJ, repeated their success. This time it was a 2nd place victory for the Knights at the 17th Annual Assumption Cross Country Invitational at Loantaka Park in Morris Township. Assumption of Morristown and Saint Patrick's placed 1st and 3rd respectively.
While there were18 schools and over 300 students in the 3rd thru 8th grade participating, SVDP only fielded 22 runners in the meet – making their 2nd Place finish so remarkable. Once again, sixth grader Laura Baeyens of Stirling led the Knights by taking 1st place in her age group and her teammate Catherine Dolan from Summit finished 2nd. Also, fourth grader Isabella Rogers of Berkeley Heights placed 2nd in her age group with her teammate Isabelle Tamburri from Gillette finishing 5th. Fifth grader Nate Gallic from Gillette finished 5th in his respective race. Other medalers were as follows:
Richie Mistichelli: 4th grade - 7th place
Emma Baeyens: 5th grade - 8th place
Caitlin Bonnesen: 6th grade - 9th place
Clare Gallic: 8th grade - 11th place
Mary Theoclitus: 6th grade - 15th place
Assistant Coach George Rogers was so proud of this repeat victory, "For a school our size, this is a remarkable accomplishment. I had a feeling this year's team may be 'something special' and it's turning into reality! I am just so happy for all the kids and parents who have shown such strong commitment and dedication to the program. Because without it, these results would be impossible. Everyone on this team is responsible for our success!"