Brendan McGill ('16) and Evan Minor ('17) finished in 40th and 41st places respectively, both at 26:54, for Bucknell University, helping their Bison XC team take 5th place overall at the Patriot League XC Championships at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. There were 106 runners in the race won by Army, with Bucknell finishing behind Lehigh but ahead of Lafayette. Come out and cheer for Evan, Brendan and the rest of their team as they compete on November 15th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional XC Championships at Lehigh University! Great job men!!!
Nick Raefski ('15) finished in 15th place overall with a time of 25:46, leading his Fordham University XC team as they took 3rd place at the Atlantic 10 XC Championships in Leesburg, VA. There were 129 runners overall and this was the Rams best finish ever at the championships. Nick and his team will compete on November 15th at the NCAA Northeast Regional XC Championships in Amherst, NY.
Awesome job Nick!!
Robert Whitney ('16) finished in 83rd place with a time of 27:18, helping his Cornell University team take 6th place at the Ivy League Heptagonal XC Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in NYC. There were 94 runners overall representing the eight teams making up the Ivy League. Robert and his Big Red team will compete on November 15th at the NCAA Northeast Regional XC Championships in Amherst, NY. Way to go Robert!!
Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished in 103rd place overall with a time of 20:37 as her University of Rhode Island XC team took 10th place at the Atlantic 10 XC Championships in Leesburg, VA. There were 131 runners and 14 teams in the race.
Nice job Nikki!!!!
Daniel McConnell ('19) finished in 13th place overall for 24th ranked Bates College with an 8km time of 28:09 at the Bowdoin Invitational II in Brunswick, Maine. Bates finished 2nd out of 5 teams.
Way to go Daniel!!
Matt Vira ('16) grabbed 9th place, helping his Bucknell XC squad to finish in 2nd place overall at the Leopard XC Invitational at Lafayette University in Easton, PA. Matt crossed the line with a time of 26:43. There were 34 runners from four schools at the meet, with American University winning the meet, followed by Bucknell, Lafayette and St. Joseph's( PA). Great job Matt!!
Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished in 11th place overall with a time of 18:58, helping her University of Rhode Island XC team take second place at the Brown University Rothenberg Meet in Warwick, RI. There were 23 runners from 3 schools represented at the meet, with Brown University taking first place, followed by URI and Hofstra.
Nice job Nikki!!
Nick Raefski ('15) took 24th place overall for his Fordham University XC team at the Princeton Invitational. He finished 2nd on his team with a time of 24:39, helping the Rams take 5th place overall out of 24 teams and 240 runners. Fordham finished behind Stony Brook Connecticut, La Salle and Boston University. Awesome job Nick!!
Nick Raefski ('15) took first place overall at the Metropolitan Championships in Van Cortlandt Park with an 8km time of 26:00, helping Fordham University win the team championship. There were 78 runners from 7 teams at the event.
Awesome job Nick!!!
Daniel McConnell ('19) finished in 3rd place overall and first for Bates College with an 8km time of 27:53 at the St. Joseph’s Invitational in Standish, Maine. Bates finished 1st out of 8 teams.
Great job Daniel!!
Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished in 75th place with a 6k time of 19:28 for the University of Rhode Island at the New England XC Championships at Franklin Park in Boston. There were 155 runners in the race and Rhode Island finished 13th out of 22 teams.
Nice Job Nikki!!
Voorhees XC was well represented at the 2019 Paul Short XC Invitational at Lehigh University in Bethlehem , PA. Four VHS alumni were on hand, running strong for their respective college teams.
Lauren Wagner ('19) led the way for her American University team. She is having an amazing first season for the Eagles, finishing first for her team in each of the four meets they have competed in this season. At Paul Short, she finished in 32nd place out of 368 runners in the brown race with a time of 21:57, helping American finish 14th out of 44 teams. In the race, she finished 2nd out of all Patriot League women and 6th among all freshmen.
Incredible first season Lauren!
In the men's gold race, Robert Whitney ('16) took 194th place out of 395 runners with a time of 25:05, helping his Cornell University team finish 21st out of the 45 teams. Great job Robert!
In the men's brown race, Matt Vira ('16) took 214th place out of 393 runners with a time of 26:24, helping his Bucknell University team finish in 20th place out of 44 teams. Way to go Matt!!
In the women's gold race, Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished 344th out of 377 runners with a time of 23:28, helping her Rhode Island University team take 39th place out of 43 teams.
Great job Nikki!!
Evan Minor ('17) finished in 88th place overall (5th for the team) with a time of 26:04 and Brendan McGill grabbed 126th place in 26:56 on Friday at the UVA Panorama Farms 8km Invitational in Earlysville, VA. Evan and Brendan both represent Bucknell University. There were 164 runners representing 16 teams at the meet and Bucknell finished in 13th place. Nice job men!!
Our Viking boys ran hard at the Bowdoin XC Classic in Wappingers Falls yesterday, with the varsity squad taking 12th place in the Varsity 1 race and the JV grabbing 14th in the JV 1 race. The course at Bowdoin Park is beautiful, overlooking the Hudson River, but also challenging, with plenty of hills to conquer!
Dylan Fritz led the way for the varsity boys, finishing in 4th place with a time of 16:58. He was followed by Luke Higgins in 12th at 17:13, Matthew Deacon in 80th at 18:50, Nik Oliver in 112th at 19:34, Sam Dispenza in 114th at 19:41, and Noah Carey in 167th at 22:15. There were 28 teams with 189 runners in the race.
The JV boys were led by Christian Beard in 52nd place with a time of 20:28. He was followed by Evan Masiello in 66th place at 21:10, Owen Minor in 76th at 21:19, Crosby Wilken in 119th at 22:32, and Ryan Firko in 152nd at 25:30. There were 20 teams with 179 runners in the race.
Great job gentlemen!!! We are so proud of you!!!
Nick Raefski ('15) finished in 26th place overall and 3rd for his Fordham University XC team with a time of 25:53 and Robert Whitney ('16) finished in 113th place overall and 5th for his Cornell University XC team with a time of 29:10 at the Iona XC Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in NYC. Fordham and Cornell finished in 5th and 9th places respectively, with 18 teams and 153 runners represented in the race. Great job men!!!
Lauren Wagner ('19) finished in 25th place overall and first for her American University XC team with a time of 22:56 at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational in Blacksburg, Va, on Friday. American finished in 5th place out of 8 teams, behind Virginia Tech, Duke, Clemson and Univ. of Miami. Way to go Lauren!!
Matt Vira ('16) finished in 55th place overall and 6th for his Bucknell University XC team with a time of 26:46 at the Lock Haven University Invitational. Bucknell finished in 3rd place overall, behind Lock Haven and Penn State. Great job Matt!!
Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished in 173rd place overall and 5th for her University of Rhode Island XC team with a time of 20:19 at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in Boston on Friday, helping her team finish in 20th place. Great Job Nikki!!
Daniel McConnell ('19) finished in 39th place with a time of 27:36 for Bates College at the Bates Super XC 8km Shootout in Gray, Maine. There were 76 runners in the race and Daniel placed 11th of the 25 freshmen. Bates finished in first place overall, ahead of Connecticut College, Tufts, Middlebury and Southern Maine.
Great job Daniel!!! Still Viking strong!!!
September 13, 2019
The Viking girls' XC team ran hard today at the Battle @ Ocean County Park in Lakewood. The races were by grade, with the freshmen running 3km and the other grades running 5km.
Emma McGill continued her strong season by winning the juniors race with a time of 18:46, 46 seconds ahead of the second place runner! Zoey Cassavell took 23rd place in the race with a time of 21:25.
In the seniors race, Emily Sell took 8th place at 19:05, Grace Pankuck 14th at 20:05, Emma Pankuck 34th at 21:04 and Cate O'Brien 63rd at 23:33.
The sophomore girls took 4th place overall out of 12 teams, 144 runners. Darby Roskowski grabbed 11th place with a time of 20:12, Julia Romero and Alina Staten finished 20th and 21st at 20:50, Kerrigan Brennan 48th at 22:32, Lindsey Kinsky 69th at 23:41, and Mia Abramo 79th at 24:20.
The freshmen girls finished in 6th place out of 8 teams, 132 runners. Cecelia Jelvani took 43rd place in 14:39, Gabrielle Jelvani 42nd at 15:03, Emily Robbins 55th at 15:30, Madison Bonocore 67th at 16:05, Alyssa Pershad 80th at 16:06 and Amelia Weldon 87th at 16:55.
Awesome job ladies!!! Keep up the great work!! We are so proud of you!
September 7, 2019
The sophomore boys ran hard yesterday at the Cherokee Challenge in Marlton, NJ, finishing 5th overall! The Voorhees team as a whole finished a very strong 6th place out of 62 teams overall!!! Runners ran by grade.
There were 383 runners in the sophomore race. Jack Tavaglione placed 2nd, with a lightning time of 10:05! Other top finishers were Matthew Deacon, 23rd, 10:50 and Christian Beard, 42nd, 11:13.
In the Junior race, Nik Oliver finished 59th, 11:06 and Sam Dispenza placed 226nd, 12:51.
The seniors top performers were Luke Higgins 6th, 10:03 and Dylan Fritz, 8th, 10:03 and for the freshman, William Kaiser grabbed 15th place with a time of 11:24.
Great job boys!!!!!
September 7, 2019
The Girls XC team had an incredible season opener yesterday at the Roxbury Invitational in Roxbury, NJ. The meet was well represented, with 45 teams from all over the state competing and our ladies finished in 2nd place overall behind Mendham.
Emma McGill led the way for the Vikings, clocking in the overall fastest overall girls' time of the day and helping her Fastest Four team take 1st place out of 21 teams. Emma's 1st place time of 18:12 was a 29 second PR. Emily Sell took 5th place, 19:17, Grace Pankuck 13th, 19:43 and Emma, 42nd, 20:52. There were 100 runners in the race and our girls edged out 2nd place Ridge, 56-60.
Go here to see Emma's interview on NJMilesplit!!
In the Girls Future Four race, Darby Roskowski finished 5th overall, with a time of 20:17. Julia Romero came in 11th, 21:13, Zoey Cassavell 19th, 21:49 and and Kali Torkildsen 33rd, 21:41. They finished 4th overall out of 25 teams!!
The JV team finished in third place out of 12 teams. The top finishers were Alina Staten 4th , 21:00, Kerrigan Brennan 11th, 22:08,
Gabrielle Jelvani 25th, 22:49, Cecelia Jelvani 31st, 23:09 and
Lindsay Kinsky 40th, 23:35. There were 151 runners overall in the race.
Great meet ladies!!! What a great start to the season!
Evan Minor (’17) finished in 16th place with a time of 20:48 and Matt Vira (’16) finished in 47th place with a time of 21:42 for
Bucknell on Saturday at the Harry Lang Invitational at Colgate University. There were 83 runners in the 6.4km race and
Bucknell finished in fourth place behind Syracuse, Navy and BU. Nice job men!!
Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished in 39th place with a time of 20:22 at the Bryant Nassaney Invitational 5K in Smithfield , R.I., helping Rhode Island University finish in 5th place overall out of 9 teams. Great job Nikki!!
Daniel McConnell ('19) finished in 17th place with a time of 20:45 in the Frosh/Soph. 6km race at the Bates/Colby Class Wave Races in New Gloucester, Maine. Colby edged out Bates 28-27 in the race. Way to go Daniel!!
At the Pitt Panther Opener on August 30, Brendan McGill (’16) finished in 12th place with a time of 18:33, Evan Minor (’17) finished in 26th place with a time of 19:10, and Matt Vira (‘16) finished in 45th place with a time of 40:43. Bucknell finished in 2nd place overall behind Pitt. The race was on held the grounds of the iconic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark outside of Pittsburgh. Great job gentlemen!!
Lauren Wagner (’19) led the way for the American University women, finishing in 27th place with a time of 19:15 at the Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals in Emmitsburg, MD. American finished in 6th place overall. Awesome first race Lauren!!