Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00
On Saturday, Nov. 25, the 30th Annual Northeast Regional Cross-Country Championship were held this year at Sunken Meadow Park on the Suffolk County (5K) course. This meet attracts the top cross-country runners from 12 northeastern states, since the top 10 runners from the meet go to San Diego, CA on Dec. 12 for the National Championships.
Manhasset’s strong cross-country team had four runners at the meet: Andrew Choi (12); Patrick Love (12); Joe Zahn (12), and Stephen Bourguet (9). The meet has the seeded race, then the top seniors (120), Juniors (120), sophomores (120) and freshman (120) races.
Patrick Love, a senior captain, ran the best race of his career finishing in 6th place for the senior race at (17:40) and made the All-Northeast team (top 10), where 25 got medals. Stephen Bourguet – county champion for the freshman – ran an outstanding race with the top freshman of the northeast and finished 7th in a time of 18:00. For all – Northeastern honors and a new freshman record (Manhasset) for the 5K course at Sunken Meadow.