Cross Country Making History

Last week the young men of The Heights varsity cross country team dominated the Maryland Private School State Cross Country Championship, held at Bullis, finishing first overall and securing the program’s second state championship. All five of The Heights top runners placed in the top ten at the championship meet. The Cavalier runners were led by junior Sean Burke (second), senior Cregan Cahill (third), senior Patrick Connolly (sixth), freshman Tommy Flynn (ninth), and junior Edmund Nolan (tenth). Juniors Stas Gwiezdzinski and Jack Garvey finished eleventh and thirteenth overall, respectively, proving the staggering depth of The Heights program with run times that would have ranked them as a top runner were they members of another school’s squad. This win comes less than two weeks after The Heights placed second at the WCAC championship, the highest finish in school history since joining the conference in 2018.

The runners of the middle school cross country team had a similarly outstanding performance in Frederick at the Maryland Private Middle School Championship, securing the state title. The Cavaliers touted four individual top ten performances at the meet, led by eighth graders Johnny Ortman (third), Matthew Bailey (fifth), Calvin Dillon (sixth), and Rafael Tenney (ninth).

Congrats to the boys for finishing the season strong and congrats to coaches Justin Meyers and Dan Lively for leading the Cavaliers to victory!