Brief: boys’ cross-country places third, first, fifth, and first at Crystal Springs League Preview Meet


Will Kershner (’13) and Matan Geller (’13) take on Cardiac Hill at the Crystal Springs cross-country course.

Boys’ cross-country competed in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Preview Meet Tuesday, with Nate Cook (’15) anchoring Paly’s fastest time for the 2.95 mile course (17:12.6) at 23rd overall and sixth in the sophomore race. The races were run by class, with the freshmen placing third, the sophomores placing first, the juniors placing fifth, and the seniors placing first in their respective races. The race was held at the Crystal Springs cross-country course in Belmont, which will be the site of the SCVAL finals later this month.

Ben Hawthorne (‘13), Paly’s second-fastest runner at the race, finished with a time of 17:22.2, placing him 13th in the senior race and 30th overall. Paly’s other notable runners included Samuel Mignot (‘14), Will Kershner (‘13), and Ben May (‘13), whose times were the 34th, 40th, and 42nd fastest overall.

The boys take on their league competitors again on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at an SCVAL meet at the Baylands in Sunnyvale.