Conor Stack took second in the 5K at Bowdoin Park, completing the course in 16:57 to lead the Arlington High School boys cross country team to first place in the Section 1 Coaches Invitational in Wappingers Falls on Saturday.
The Admirals, who took second in this invitational last year, finished ahead of Cornwall, 48-72. Somers took third (107).
“Conor had never been under 17 minutes before at Bowdoin,” Arlington coach Steve Arnett said. “He went into this race expecting to do well. He said before, ‘I’m going sub-17 (minutes).’ Anybody who breaks 17 minutes is in a select group of guys.”
Then, in Arnett’s words, the “armada” soon followed with a slew of Admirals finishing in succession.
Joe Morrison took 11th (17:32), Reece Ragusa was 12th (17:34), Eric Sbrollini placed 13th (17:35) and Matt Dillon finished 14th (17:35). Brendan Foley took 18th (17:40) and Skylar Rubin placed 31st (18:12) for Arlington.
Senior Meghan LaTuso took 10th, completing the course in a personal best 19:53 as the Arlington girls team finished sixth overall. Monroe-Woodbury took first in the meet.
“Meghan said, ‘Oh, maybe I can do 20:05,’” Arnett said. “I told her I want to hear you say, ‘I want to get in under 20 minutes.’ She said it and she did it.”
Riley Loughlin placed 29th (21:06), Madeline Garrett was 40th (21:36), Ariane Garrett took 47th (21:48), Gillian Prater-Lee was 61st (22:38), Julia Sclafani was 67th (22:52) and Anaya Sahu took 74th (23:46).
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