In what has become an annual tradition for East Islip’s cross-country program, the boys and girls teams headed north to Rhode Island this past weekend to compete in the Brown University Northeast Cross Country Championship held at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Despite drenching rains the night before and a muddy course throughout the day, the Redmen performed at high levels in all seven competitions entered, earning medals in the freshman, varsity and elite races.
This Oct. 20 invitational was especially enjoyed by the teams, as it provided an opportunity to put their fundraising money to work; an overnight stay was involved as well as a chance to compete against teams throughout the Northeast.
Coaches James Marino and Steven Brown were pleased with not only both teams' results on the track but also their good sportsmanship and maturity while on the road.
The teams look sharp as they head into the divisional championships this coming week, seemingly having timed their training to peak at just the right time.
Photos by Glenn Reed.