The State Qualifier meet for Cross Country was held yesterday at Bethpage State Park. Wheatley runners performed exceptionally well! In Class 3, Zach Calabrese led all male runners with a time of 18:02 — almost 7 seconds ahead of the second place runner! Brianna O’Brien led all female runners with a time of 18:54 — almost 2 minutes 35 seconds ahead of the second place finisher! In fact, Brianna’s time was the fastest time in all classes!
Zach and Brianna led strong performances by other Wheatley runners! For the male runners, Devin Brancato earned 4th place, Liam Coffey earned 9th place, Jacob Chimerine earned 11th place and Max Mosca earned 15th place. For the female runners, Chloe Lanese earned 3rd place.
As a result of their strong performance, Zachary, Devin, Liam, Brianna and Chloe have qualified for the State competition next week! Congratulations to all of the runners!
Newsday featured Zach in its coverage of the race. You can download the article here: Zach_CrossCountry_Newsday6Nov16.
Coach Dan Walsh provided some terrific photos from race day!