By: Ana Caliri
The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. The crowd is cheering. Wait- get out of the way!
A stampede of runners blasts through the woods, tearing up the trail with their spikes. It’s the East Greenwich Avengers: the team that trains, practices, and wins together.
There is only the championship season left, and both boys and girls are expected to do well at their class and state meet. With the amazing top four of Leah Chace, Bryn Shunney, Ana Caliri, and Emma MacDonald, followed by Rachel Berman and Sophia Nula, the girls are predicted to do even better than their 6th place state finish of last year.
The boys team is lead by a strong pack made up of Jeffrey Pederson, Ravi Somvanshi, Cebastian Gentil, Quentin Viera, Dante Prosseda, Alex Maxwell, and Colin Cianciolo. They placed 5th at the state meet last year and are expected to do as well this year.
Here are some of the team’s accomplishments so far, along with the dates of the upcoming meets. Come support the Avengers as they race to the end of their season!
September 9th: Girls and Boys win against Coventry and Cranston West at home.
September 18th: Girls and Boys win against Classical, Central, and Pilgrim at home.
September 23rd: Girls place 2nd overall at the Ocean State Cross Country Invitational at Goddard Park.
September 25th: Girls win against Juanita Sanchez, Boys race Hendricken at Goddard Park
September 30th: Girls place 4th out of 62 teams, Boys place 2nd out of 68 teams at Maine’s Festival of Champions in Belfast, Maine.
October 2nd: Girls and Boys win against Cranston East, Johnston, and Mt. Pleasant at home.
October 8th: Girls place 4th at Wickham Park Invitational in Manchester, Connecticut.
October 12th: Girls and Boys win the Avenger Invitational at home.
October 28th: JV Girls and Boys run at JV States, and Varsity Girls and Boys run at their respective Class Meets at Ponaganset High School.
November 5th: Rhode Island State Championship Meet at Ponaganset High School.
November 14th: New England Regional Meet in Belfast, Maine.