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Montgomery Catholic’s Tyynismaa Brings Home 4th State Cross Country Title, Girls’ & Boys’ Teams 4A State Runner-Up

Montgomery Catholic's Tyynismaa Brings Home 4th State Cross Country Title, Girls' & Boys' Teams 4A State Runner-Up 1
Catholic’s Amaris Tyynismaa and Isabelle Cochran along with Katie Galvin
start strong at the AHSAA State Meet on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

November 11, 2017,  the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Cross Country team competed at the AHSAA State Championship at the Oakville Indian Mounds XC Course. Both the Catholic Girls and Boys teams walked away as the state’s 4A runner-up!

Montgomery Catholic's Tyynismaa Brings Home 4th State Cross Country Title, Girls' & Boys' Teams 4A State Runner-Up 2

The Catholic girls were led by junior Amaris Tyynismaa.  Finishing first, at 17:14.37 , Tyynismaa found her self almost a minute and a half ahead of the second place finisher, securing her fourth consecutive individual State Championship.  Isabelle Cochran, a junior, finished strong at 19:58.58, securing sixth place overall. Teammates, Grace Leslie, Hanna Kate McGee, Katie Galvin, Annabel Starrett, Katelyn Stark, Chloe Smith, Virginia Speirs and Sarah Beth Littrell all finished the race helping earn the Montgomery Catholic girls their second consecutive State Runner-up trophy.

Montgomery Catholic's Tyynismaa Brings Home 4th State Cross Country Title, Girls' & Boys' Teams 4A State Runner-Up 3

For the Catholic boys, junior Manny Caceres finished first for the

Montgomery Catholic's Tyynismaa Brings Home 4th State Cross Country Title, Girls' & Boys' Teams 4A State Runner-Up 4
Grant Walker, Zachary Kroeger and
Hollis Johnson stick together at the
State Meet, earning the team
State Runner-up title.

Catholic boys with a time of 16:57:52 (11th place overall) with freshman Hollis Johnson finishing in 17:00:54 and teammates Grant Walker, Zachary Kroeger, Joseph Schmidt and Austin Cleghorn all finishing under 17:50:00. The boys’ secured the Runner-up position with the help of Cole Pierce, Sam Leslie, Chris Valencia and Ryan Janson all who finished in the top 86.

It has been a great season for the Racing Knights, making their coach Ed Wright very proud of the hard work by the 2017 Catholic Cross Country Team.

Congratulations Knights!

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