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IHA’s Cross Country Team is Unstoppable

Megan Brockmeier '17 runs her way to placing in the the Magee Invitational Meet. Photo Credit: Emily Bommer

Megan Brockmeier ’17 runs her way to placing in the the Magee Invitational Meet.
Photo Credit: Emily Bommer

As October is rolling in, you find yourself running to school, to practice, or running an errand.  But have you seen IHA’s Cross Country team run during practice?  The cross-country team is undefeated in the dual meets season, along with winning huge titles in the Magee Conference Meet, and the meets at both Garrett Mountain and Darlington Park.

The team lost many strong runners when the class of 2015 graduated, but their average mile times are faster than they have been in years!

“Our team worked really hard in the summer, never stopping and always pushing ourselves and each other to get faster,” Varsity runner Emily Bermudez ’17 says.  “Everyone has become such a tight knit group of people and our team can only get faster from here.”

Under the leadership of captains Lauren Gallagher ’16, Jackie Rogers ’16, and Bridget Scanlon ’16, the team has maintained its reputation at every meet, showing opponents IHA is a force to be reckoned with.

IHA Cross Country’s Columbus Day weekend will truly be “magical” as they travel to Florida to take on the Disney Course.  The team is very excited to be traveling with each other and the Bergen Catholic team and they have hopes of bringing home another “Mickey Trophy” from the race.  IHA Cross Country, run fast and do your best!  Let’s bring home that win!

By Emily Bommer ’18, Staff Writer