“On your mark, get set, go!”, said the official as the New Haven Cross Country team started up their first race of the day at the Borgia Invitational on September 13, 2018. The athletes running at Borgia were the Varsity boys, JV boys, and one girl-- Caroline Otten. The Varsity boys ran against some bigger schools on Saturday, where they got seventh overall and had one medal, Joseph Rethemeyer (10th, 17:37). On the girls’ side, Caroline Otten ran JV, also medaling (3rd, 23:30).
After the race on Saturday, the athletes were asked about how they felt during the race. “I felt great while running Saturday. It was a great race, even if it was freezing cold,” replied Alexander Trentmann, senior.
Martin Lewis, senior, said he just felt decent during the race.
“Fairly good,” responded Joseph Rethemeyer, senior.
Other runners replied saying that they felt pretty good during the race.
The athletes were then asked if the weather affected them, since it was colder, while racing. A handful of the athletes said yes, it did affect them while running, and the rest of them replied with, no.
The runners were then asked if there was anything they wanted to keep working on since Districts is coming closer.
“Getting stronger in the hills,” answered senior Martin Lewis.
Senior Joseph Rethemeyer said, “My endurance, I have to keep going while running long distances.”
Good luck, Shamrocks, as you run to your next big meet-- Districts!