Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School hosted the Central Alabama Invitational at Gateway Park in Montgomery on September 24, 2016. The first time to school has hosted a cross country event.
The team did very well, with both Montgomery Catholic Varsity girls’ and boys’ taking home 2nd overall.
Amaris Tyynismaa, a sophomore at Catholic crossed the finish first for the girls with a time of 18:56.62 on the unseasonably hot Saturday in September, with tempatures hitting the mid-ninties. Tyynismaa’s teammates helped push for the team with two more top ten finishes, Isabelle Cochran at 21:10.40, Grace Leslie finishing at 21:36.46. Rounding out Catholic’s girls team were: Katie Galvin, Katelyn Stark, Annabel Starrett and Chloe Smith who all placed in the top 25.
For the Montgomery Catholic boys, sophomore Grant Walker finished fourth overall with a time of 17:32.07. Hollis Johnson finished at 18:09.59 and captured eighth place. Zachary Kroeger, Joseph Schmidt, Chris Valencia, Devin Kelly, and Angel Padilla all helped secure second place for the boys.
The JV girls brought home third overall with the team of Kathleen Madden, Samantha Day, Chloe Weber, Anna Sadie and Virginia Speirs.
Complete race results available at http://al.milesplit.com/.
The Knights will race again on October 1 at the Jesse Owens Classic in Danville, Alabama.