Rosarian Academy middle school students participated in the middle school’s first-ever cross country meet against All Saints Catholic School and St. Luke Catholic School at Cardinal Newman High School on Sept. 9. Rosarian students competing in the meet were John Carlson (8th grade), Lily Diffenderfer (6th grade) and Elise Lanahan (6th grade).
With a time of 12:05 for 1.5 miles, Carlson finished in first place out of approximately 25 runners who competed.
The cross country team practices Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, and has meets at 6 p.m. at Cardinal Newman every Wednesday in September and October. There will also be two Saturday meets on Oct. 3 in Stuart and Oct. 10 at the Pine School in Hobe Sound.
The team is coached by teachers Katherine Murphy and CC Loynd. Last school year, Murphy started a running club to begin gaining interest in cross country and track. This year, the club has turned into an official interscholastic sport with a cross country team in the fall and a track team in the spring.
ABOVE: Students from Rosarian Academy, All Saints Catholic School and St. Luke Catholic School run in the first cross country meet.