Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00
The Schreiber Boys Cross Country Team was the surprise of the New York State Cross Country Championships at SUNY Plattsburgh, as they finished third in AA, defeating the last two State Champions, Shenendehowa and Warwick Valley. It was the best finish in school history, and tied for the best finish ever in 5K by a Nassau County team among large schools in New York State. “We knew that we had a strong team,” said coach Jeremy Klaff. “But I don’t think anyone around the state knew that we were this competitive.”
Seniors Marco Bertolotti and Jacob Levine received All-State honors. The young nucleus of freshman Sidharth Kakkar, and sophomores Taylor Titcomb and Paolo Bertolotti rounded out Port’s top five. Senior Eddie Grove, and upstart freshman James Gallagher ran personal bests as well.
Port not only finished first in Nassau, but also first on Long Island. They also qualified for the New York State Federation Meet for the first time in school history. The third place finish eclipsed Schreiber’s 4th place finish in 1964.