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New England Champions 1985, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013
ISL Champions 1985, 2011, 2013

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St. George's
St. Mark's Home Win 16-47

St. Mark’s hosted St. George’s for an early season dual race. The SM grounds crew has done a great job renovating parts of the course and getting it ready for our season. It should be a wonderful venue for the ISL Championships on November 1. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory over St. George’s (16-47). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Crawford Wittman ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Nolan Willoughby ‘21. While we graduated a good chunk of our 2018 varsity last spring (five of our top seven), the addition of Nick Haugen and the massive improvement of Aditya Mynampaty (a testament to his diligent off-season training) have been a real boost to the program. Overall, SM took the top four, and six of the top seven, places in the varsity race. After a tough week of training, we will face two Division one rivals, Belmont Hill and St. Paul’s, in Southborough next weekend.

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St. Paul's
St. Mark's Home Loss 32-24

St. Mark’s hosted Belmont Hill and St. Paul’s on a hot afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory over Belmont Hill (21-35) and a loss to non-league opponent St. Paul’s (24-32). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Nolan Willoughby ’21 (Crawford Wittman ’21 did not finish after a fall). We will face teams from Milton, Middlesex, and Thayer at home next weekend.

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Belmont Hill
St. Mark's Home Win 21-35

St. Mark’s hosted Belmont Hill and St. Paul’s on a hot afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory over Belmont Hill (21-35) and a loss to non-league opponent St. Paul’s (24-32). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Nolan Willoughby ’21 (Crawford Wittman ’21 did not finish after a fall). We will face teams from Milton, Middlesex, and Thayer at home next weekend.

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Middlesex
St. Mark's Home Loss 37-22

St. Mark’s hosted Middlesex, Milton, and Thayer on a warm afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Milton (20-40) and Thayer (15-50), but lost to a strong Middlesex team (22-37). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, (earning a PR for the season and second place overall), followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, and Jack Griffin ‘20. We are progressing, but still can get faster. We will face teams from BB&N, Brooks, and Nobles in Cambridge next weekend.

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Thayer
St. Mark's Home Win 15-50

St. Mark’s hosted Middlesex, Milton, and Thayer on a warm afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Milton (20-40) and Thayer (15-50), but lost to a strong Middlesex team (22-37). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, (earning a PR for the season and second place overall), followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, and Jack Griffin ‘20. We are progressing, but still can get faster. We will face teams from BB&N, Brooks, and Nobles in Cambridge next weekend.

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Milton
St. Mark's Home Win 20-41

St. Mark’s hosted Middlesex, Milton, and Thayer on a warm afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Milton (20-40) and Thayer (15-50), but lost to a strong Middlesex team (22-37). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, (earning a PR for the season and second place overall), followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, and Jack Griffin ‘20. We are progressing, but still can get faster. We will face teams from BB&N, Brooks, and Nobles in Cambridge next weekend.

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BB&N
BB&N Away Win 17-46

St. Mark’s traveled to Cambridge for our first away race of the season against the hosts, BB&N, as well as Brooks and Nobles. The weather was, for the first Saturday this year, great for racing, and the Fresh Pond course was flat and fast. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Brooks (15-50), BB&N (17-46), and Nobles (19-41). Every SM racer earned a PR, some by large amounts of time. Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race in a course record time. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 narrowly beat Aditya Mynampaty ’20 in finishing second (Aditya took third). They were followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20. St. Mark’s took the top three spots, six of the top nine, and seven of the top eleven in this quad race. We will face Governor’s Academy in Southborough next Saturday during our Parents’ Weekend.

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Nobles
BB&N Away Win 19-41

St. Mark’s traveled to Cambridge for our first away race of the season against the hosts, BB&N, as well as Brooks and Nobles. The weather was, for the first Saturday this year, great for racing, and the Fresh Pond course was flat and fast. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Brooks (15-50), BB&N (17-46), and Nobles (19-41). Every SM racer earned a PR, some by large amounts of time. Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race in a course record time. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 narrowly beat Aditya Mynampaty ’20 in finishing second (Aditya took third). They were followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20. St. Mark’s took the top three spots, six of the top nine, and seven of the top eleven in this quad race. We will face Governor’s Academy in Southborough next Saturday during our Parents’ Weekend.

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Brooks
BB&N Away Win 15-50

St. Mark’s traveled to Cambridge for our first away race of the season against the hosts, BB&N, as well as Brooks and Nobles. The weather was, for the first Saturday this year, great for racing, and the Fresh Pond course was flat and fast. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Brooks (15-50), BB&N (17-46), and Nobles (19-41). Every SM racer earned a PR, some by large amounts of time. Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race in a course record time. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 narrowly beat Aditya Mynampaty ’20 in finishing second (Aditya took third). They were followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20. St. Mark’s took the top three spots, six of the top nine, and seven of the top eleven in this quad race. We will face Governor’s Academy in Southborough next Saturday during our Parents’ Weekend.

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Governor's Academy
St. Mark's Home Win 16-46

St. Mark’s hosted Governor’s Academy for our Parents’ Weekend race. While the course was a bit wet and soft from the prior days’ rains, the weather was great for racing: cool and cloudy with little wind. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory (16-45). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, Jack Griffin ’20, and Ben Croft ‘23. All our runners had home course PRs. St. Mark’s took the top four spots and seven of the top nine. We will travel to Tabor next weekend and face the hosts, Groton, and Roxbury in an exciting race between some of the top teams from last fall’s ISL Championship.

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Groton
Tabor Away Win 20-38

St. Mark’s travelled to Marion for a quad race at Tabor against the host, Groton, and Roxbury Latin. This promised to be a fast race. These four teams were all in the top five at last year’s ISL Championship, and Roxbury Latin entered the race undefeated, while the other three teams had only one league loss each. Tabor’s course is flat and fast, and the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with a loss to an excellent Roxbury Latin team (18-37), but earned tough wins against our archrival Groton (20-38) and Tabor (24-33). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Roxbury Latin’s top two runners and finishing third overall. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second for us, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 (who is returning from an injury), and Mateo Macri ‘21. Nick Sparrow and James Lammert earned season PRs. We will travel to Lawrence Academy next weekend and face the hosts, St. Sebastian’s, and Rivers.

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Roxbury Latin
Tabor Away Loss 37-18

St. Mark’s travelled to Marion for a quad race at Tabor against the host, Groton, and Roxbury Latin. This promised to be a fast race. These four teams were all in the top five at last year’s ISL Championship, and Roxbury Latin entered the race undefeated, while the other three teams had only one league loss each. Tabor’s course is flat and fast, and the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with a loss to an excellent Roxbury Latin team (18-37), but earned tough wins against our archrival Groton (20-38) and Tabor (24-33). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Roxbury Latin’s top two runners and finishing third overall. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second for us, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 (who is returning from an injury), and Mateo Macri ‘21. Nick Sparrow and James Lammert earned season PRs. We will travel to Lawrence Academy next weekend and face the hosts, St. Sebastian’s, and Rivers.

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Tabor
Tabor Away Win 24-33

St. Mark’s travelled to Marion for a quad race at Tabor against the host, Groton, and Roxbury Latin. This promised to be a fast race. These four teams were all in the top five at last year’s ISL Championship, and Roxbury Latin entered the race undefeated, while the other three teams had only one league loss each. Tabor’s course is flat and fast, and the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with a loss to an excellent Roxbury Latin team (18-37), but earned tough wins against our archrival Groton (20-38) and Tabor (24-33). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Roxbury Latin’s top two runners and finishing third overall. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second for us, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 (who is returning from an injury), and Mateo Macri ‘21. Nick Sparrow and James Lammert earned season PRs. We will travel to Lawrence Academy next weekend and face the hosts, St. Sebastian’s, and Rivers.

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Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Away Win 23-32

St. Mark’s travelled to Groton for a quad race at Lawrence Academy against the host, Rivers, and St. Sebastian’s. Lawrence’s course is hilly and technical, but the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with three wins over Lawrence (23-32), St. Sebastian’s (22-34), and Rivers (24-31). Josh Bergers ‘22 once again led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Lawrence’s top runner and finishing second overall (both Josh and Lawrence’s #1 broke the course record). Nick Haugen ’21 came in next for SM, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Assistant Captain Will Osborne ’20 (Aditya Mynampaty ’20 dropped out of the race). The varsity finished its ISL regular season with a record of 13-2. Next weekend we hold the ISL Championships at St. Mark’s. Hope that you will join us!

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Rivers
Lawrence Academy Away Win 24-31

St. Mark’s travelled to Groton for a quad race at Lawrence Academy against the host, Rivers, and St. Sebastian’s. Lawrence’s course is hilly and technical, but the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with three wins over Lawrence (23-32), St. Sebastian’s (22-34), and Rivers (24-31). Josh Bergers ‘22 once again led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Lawrence’s top runner and finishing second overall (both Josh and Lawrence’s #1 broke the course record). Nick Haugen ’21 came in next for SM, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Assistant Captain Will Osborne ’20 (Aditya Mynampaty ’20 dropped out of the race). The varsity finished its ISL regular season with a record of 13-2. Next weekend we hold the ISL Championships at St. Mark’s. Hope that you will join us!

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St. Sebastian's
Lawrence Academy Away Win 22-34

St. Mark’s travelled to Groton for a quad race at Lawrence Academy against the host, Rivers, and St. Sebastian’s. Lawrence’s course is hilly and technical, but the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with three wins over Lawrence (23-32), St. Sebastian’s (22-34), and Rivers (24-31). Josh Bergers ‘22 once again led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Lawrence’s top runner and finishing second overall (both Josh and Lawrence’s #1 broke the course record). Nick Haugen ’21 came in next for SM, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Assistant Captain Will Osborne ’20 (Aditya Mynampaty ’20 dropped out of the race). The varsity finished its ISL regular season with a record of 13-2. Next weekend we hold the ISL Championships at St. Mark’s. Hope that you will join us!

ISLs
St. Mark's Home 3rd Place (out of 16)

St. Mark’s hosted the 48th ISL Cross Country Championships on the first day of November. After a week of rain and howling winds, the weather cooperated with sunny skies and good running temperatures (although the wind was still blowing). After a strong season, during which we compiled a 13-2 ISL record, the team ran well and finished third behind strong squads from Roxbury Latin and Middlesex. Josh Bergers ’22 had another spectacular race, finishing fourth amongst the 112 runners in the varsity race. Josh also tied Liam Monheim’s (’16) school record on our particularly demanding Championship course with a time of 16:34. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 bounced back from an injury and took 15th place, earning a medal for being in that talented group. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20 rounded out the team with gutsy performances. All of this was good enough for a spot on the podium and a plaque for the school’s trophy case. Next on the schedule: the NEPSTA Division I cross-country Championships at NMH. Complete times and finishes for the ISLs can be found here: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/19/ma/Nov1_ISLCro_set1.shtml

New Englands
NMH Away 7th Place (out of 15)

St. Mark’s traveled to Northfield Mount Hermon for the Division One New England Cross Country Championships. The day was sunny and cold, and NMH had its course in great shape. While St. Mark’s is by far the smallest school in this race, SM turned in a fine performance, finishing in the seventh spot of fifteen schools, ahead of Taft, Belmont Hill, Brunswick, Milton, Deerfield, Choate, Trinity-Pawling, and Avon Old Farms. Josh Bergers ’22 ran a strong race and finished in 9th place with a 16:45. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 also ran a wonderful race, finishing twentieth overall in a time of 17:19. Last year, Aditya finished in 36th place in the J.V. New Englands race, making him the most improved runner from last year to this. Josh’s and Aditya’s performances earned them spots on the all-New England team, medals, cool hats, and invitations to this weekend’s NEPSTA all-Star race at St. Mark’s. Nick Haugen ’21 (18:11), James Lammert ’21 (18:32), Nick Sparrow ‘22 (18:47), Jack Griffin ’20 (18:51), and Blake Gattuso ‘20 (18:58) also ran well. We had a great race overall, and it was a fitting conclusion to a wonderful season.

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  • Head Coach

    David Lyons has been coaching the St. Mark's cross country team since 2005. Over that time, the team has enjoyed considerable success at oth the varsity and junior varsity levels.

    Both teams have had winning records every year for more than a decade. The varsity's regular-season record since 2005 has been 149 wins against only 41 losses. The JV's record has been even better: 168 wins and 23 losses. The varsity won ISL and New England Champinoships in 2011 and 2013, as well as additional New England Championships in 2006 and 2007 (and second place finishes in 2008, 2009, and 2010). Last year, the team finished second in the sixteen-team ISL. The JV won ISL titles in 2015 and 2016, as well as New England Championships every season from 2006 to 2009 (finishing second in 2005 and 2010). St. Mark's also has had a number of runners recently go on to compete in college at schools like Colby, Hamilton, Connecticut College, Lewis and Clark, Kenyon, and Hobart.

    David Lyons came to St. Mark's after practicing labor and employment law at Ropes & Gray in Boston, clerking for Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U. S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, and teaching history at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Virginia (JD, MA) and Harvard (BA), where he lettered in baseball and played on the freshman football team. He has taught a variety of courses at St. Mark's (most recently Advanced American History, Advanced American Government, AP European History, and The Atlantic World). Outside of the classroom, he is the head coach of the boys' cross-country program and an assistant coach to the varsity baseball team. He lives on campus with his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, hiking, and playing with this kids.

  • Assistant Coach

    Rob is an alumnus of St. Mark's, Class of '04. After graduating from Wake Forest University and teaching at Groton School for one year, Rob returned to St. Mark's in the fall of 2009. At St. Mark's, Rob has taught American history, Economics, the Middle East Since 1800, Our Times and Postwar America, in addition to coaching the boys' cross-country and baseball teams. He lives in Coe House, where he serves as Dorm Head.

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Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Recap Status
Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
St. George's
St. Mark's Home Details Win 16-47

St. Mark’s hosted St. George’s for an early season dual race. The SM grounds crew has done a great job renovating parts of the course and getting it ready for our season. It should be a wonderful venue for the ISL Championships on November 1. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory over St. George’s (16-47). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Crawford Wittman ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Nolan Willoughby ‘21. While we graduated a good chunk of our 2018 varsity last spring (five of our top seven), the addition of Nick Haugen and the massive improvement of Aditya Mynampaty (a testament to his diligent off-season training) have been a real boost to the program. Overall, SM took the top four, and six of the top seven, places in the varsity race. After a tough week of training, we will face two Division one rivals, Belmont Hill and St. Paul’s, in Southborough next weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
St. Paul's
St. Mark's Home Details Loss 32-24

St. Mark’s hosted Belmont Hill and St. Paul’s on a hot afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory over Belmont Hill (21-35) and a loss to non-league opponent St. Paul’s (24-32). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Nolan Willoughby ’21 (Crawford Wittman ’21 did not finish after a fall). We will face teams from Milton, Middlesex, and Thayer at home next weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Belmont Hill
St. Mark's Home Details Win 21-35

St. Mark’s hosted Belmont Hill and St. Paul’s on a hot afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory over Belmont Hill (21-35) and a loss to non-league opponent St. Paul’s (24-32). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Nolan Willoughby ’21 (Crawford Wittman ’21 did not finish after a fall). We will face teams from Milton, Middlesex, and Thayer at home next weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Middlesex
St. Mark's Home Details Loss 37-22

St. Mark’s hosted Middlesex, Milton, and Thayer on a warm afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Milton (20-40) and Thayer (15-50), but lost to a strong Middlesex team (22-37). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, (earning a PR for the season and second place overall), followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, and Jack Griffin ‘20. We are progressing, but still can get faster. We will face teams from BB&N, Brooks, and Nobles in Cambridge next weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Thayer
St. Mark's Home Details Win 15-50

St. Mark’s hosted Middlesex, Milton, and Thayer on a warm afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Milton (20-40) and Thayer (15-50), but lost to a strong Middlesex team (22-37). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, (earning a PR for the season and second place overall), followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, and Jack Griffin ‘20. We are progressing, but still can get faster. We will face teams from BB&N, Brooks, and Nobles in Cambridge next weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Milton
St. Mark's Home Details Win 20-41

St. Mark’s hosted Middlesex, Milton, and Thayer on a warm afternoon in Southborough. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Milton (20-40) and Thayer (15-50), but lost to a strong Middlesex team (22-37). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, (earning a PR for the season and second place overall), followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Aditya Mynampaty ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, and Jack Griffin ‘20. We are progressing, but still can get faster. We will face teams from BB&N, Brooks, and Nobles in Cambridge next weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
BB&N
BB&N Away Details Win 17-46

St. Mark’s traveled to Cambridge for our first away race of the season against the hosts, BB&N, as well as Brooks and Nobles. The weather was, for the first Saturday this year, great for racing, and the Fresh Pond course was flat and fast. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Brooks (15-50), BB&N (17-46), and Nobles (19-41). Every SM racer earned a PR, some by large amounts of time. Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race in a course record time. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 narrowly beat Aditya Mynampaty ’20 in finishing second (Aditya took third). They were followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20. St. Mark’s took the top three spots, six of the top nine, and seven of the top eleven in this quad race. We will face Governor’s Academy in Southborough next Saturday during our Parents’ Weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Nobles
BB&N Away Details Win 19-41

St. Mark’s traveled to Cambridge for our first away race of the season against the hosts, BB&N, as well as Brooks and Nobles. The weather was, for the first Saturday this year, great for racing, and the Fresh Pond course was flat and fast. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Brooks (15-50), BB&N (17-46), and Nobles (19-41). Every SM racer earned a PR, some by large amounts of time. Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race in a course record time. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 narrowly beat Aditya Mynampaty ’20 in finishing second (Aditya took third). They were followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20. St. Mark’s took the top three spots, six of the top nine, and seven of the top eleven in this quad race. We will face Governor’s Academy in Southborough next Saturday during our Parents’ Weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Brooks
BB&N Away Details Win 15-50

St. Mark’s traveled to Cambridge for our first away race of the season against the hosts, BB&N, as well as Brooks and Nobles. The weather was, for the first Saturday this year, great for racing, and the Fresh Pond course was flat and fast. St. Mark’s ended the day with victories over Brooks (15-50), BB&N (17-46), and Nobles (19-41). Every SM racer earned a PR, some by large amounts of time. Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race in a course record time. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 narrowly beat Aditya Mynampaty ’20 in finishing second (Aditya took third). They were followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20. St. Mark’s took the top three spots, six of the top nine, and seven of the top eleven in this quad race. We will face Governor’s Academy in Southborough next Saturday during our Parents’ Weekend.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Governor's Academy
St. Mark's Home Details Win 16-46

St. Mark’s hosted Governor’s Academy for our Parents’ Weekend race. While the course was a bit wet and soft from the prior days’ rains, the weather was great for racing: cool and cloudy with little wind. St. Mark’s ended the day with a victory (16-45). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s and won the race. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, Jack Griffin ’20, and Ben Croft ‘23. All our runners had home course PRs. St. Mark’s took the top four spots and seven of the top nine. We will travel to Tabor next weekend and face the hosts, Groton, and Roxbury in an exciting race between some of the top teams from last fall’s ISL Championship.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Groton
Tabor Away Details Win 20-38

St. Mark’s travelled to Marion for a quad race at Tabor against the host, Groton, and Roxbury Latin. This promised to be a fast race. These four teams were all in the top five at last year’s ISL Championship, and Roxbury Latin entered the race undefeated, while the other three teams had only one league loss each. Tabor’s course is flat and fast, and the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with a loss to an excellent Roxbury Latin team (18-37), but earned tough wins against our archrival Groton (20-38) and Tabor (24-33). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Roxbury Latin’s top two runners and finishing third overall. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second for us, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 (who is returning from an injury), and Mateo Macri ‘21. Nick Sparrow and James Lammert earned season PRs. We will travel to Lawrence Academy next weekend and face the hosts, St. Sebastian’s, and Rivers.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Roxbury Latin
Tabor Away Details Loss 37-18

St. Mark’s travelled to Marion for a quad race at Tabor against the host, Groton, and Roxbury Latin. This promised to be a fast race. These four teams were all in the top five at last year’s ISL Championship, and Roxbury Latin entered the race undefeated, while the other three teams had only one league loss each. Tabor’s course is flat and fast, and the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with a loss to an excellent Roxbury Latin team (18-37), but earned tough wins against our archrival Groton (20-38) and Tabor (24-33). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Roxbury Latin’s top two runners and finishing third overall. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second for us, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 (who is returning from an injury), and Mateo Macri ‘21. Nick Sparrow and James Lammert earned season PRs. We will travel to Lawrence Academy next weekend and face the hosts, St. Sebastian’s, and Rivers.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Tabor
Tabor Away Details Win 24-33

St. Mark’s travelled to Marion for a quad race at Tabor against the host, Groton, and Roxbury Latin. This promised to be a fast race. These four teams were all in the top five at last year’s ISL Championship, and Roxbury Latin entered the race undefeated, while the other three teams had only one league loss each. Tabor’s course is flat and fast, and the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with a loss to an excellent Roxbury Latin team (18-37), but earned tough wins against our archrival Groton (20-38) and Tabor (24-33). Josh Bergers ’22 led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Roxbury Latin’s top two runners and finishing third overall. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 finished second for us, followed by Nick Haugen ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, James Lammert ’21, Captain Blake Gattuso ’20 (who is returning from an injury), and Mateo Macri ‘21. Nick Sparrow and James Lammert earned season PRs. We will travel to Lawrence Academy next weekend and face the hosts, St. Sebastian’s, and Rivers.

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Away Details Win 23-32

St. Mark’s travelled to Groton for a quad race at Lawrence Academy against the host, Rivers, and St. Sebastian’s. Lawrence’s course is hilly and technical, but the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with three wins over Lawrence (23-32), St. Sebastian’s (22-34), and Rivers (24-31). Josh Bergers ‘22 once again led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Lawrence’s top runner and finishing second overall (both Josh and Lawrence’s #1 broke the course record). Nick Haugen ’21 came in next for SM, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Assistant Captain Will Osborne ’20 (Aditya Mynampaty ’20 dropped out of the race). The varsity finished its ISL regular season with a record of 13-2. Next weekend we hold the ISL Championships at St. Mark’s. Hope that you will join us!

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
Rivers
Lawrence Academy Away Details Win 24-31

St. Mark’s travelled to Groton for a quad race at Lawrence Academy against the host, Rivers, and St. Sebastian’s. Lawrence’s course is hilly and technical, but the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with three wins over Lawrence (23-32), St. Sebastian’s (22-34), and Rivers (24-31). Josh Bergers ‘22 once again led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Lawrence’s top runner and finishing second overall (both Josh and Lawrence’s #1 broke the course record). Nick Haugen ’21 came in next for SM, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Assistant Captain Will Osborne ’20 (Aditya Mynampaty ’20 dropped out of the race). The varsity finished its ISL regular season with a record of 13-2. Next weekend we hold the ISL Championships at St. Mark’s. Hope that you will join us!

Cross Country - Varsity Boys vs.
St. Sebastian's
Lawrence Academy Away Details Win 22-34

St. Mark’s travelled to Groton for a quad race at Lawrence Academy against the host, Rivers, and St. Sebastian’s. Lawrence’s course is hilly and technical, but the weather was great for racing. St. Mark’s ended the day with three wins over Lawrence (23-32), St. Sebastian’s (22-34), and Rivers (24-31). Josh Bergers ‘22 once again led the way for St. Mark’s, staying close to Lawrence’s top runner and finishing second overall (both Josh and Lawrence’s #1 broke the course record). Nick Haugen ’21 came in next for SM, followed by Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Assistant Captain Will Osborne ’20 (Aditya Mynampaty ’20 dropped out of the race). The varsity finished its ISL regular season with a record of 13-2. Next weekend we hold the ISL Championships at St. Mark’s. Hope that you will join us!

Cross Country - Varsity Boys
ISLs
St. Mark's Home Details 3rd Place (out of 16)

St. Mark’s hosted the 48th ISL Cross Country Championships on the first day of November. After a week of rain and howling winds, the weather cooperated with sunny skies and good running temperatures (although the wind was still blowing). After a strong season, during which we compiled a 13-2 ISL record, the team ran well and finished third behind strong squads from Roxbury Latin and Middlesex. Josh Bergers ’22 had another spectacular race, finishing fourth amongst the 112 runners in the varsity race. Josh also tied Liam Monheim’s (’16) school record on our particularly demanding Championship course with a time of 16:34. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 bounced back from an injury and took 15th place, earning a medal for being in that talented group. Captain Blake Gattuso ’20, Nick Haugen ’21, James Lammert ’21, Nick Sparrow ’22, and Jack Griffin ‘20 rounded out the team with gutsy performances. All of this was good enough for a spot on the podium and a plaque for the school’s trophy case. Next on the schedule: the NEPSTA Division I cross-country Championships at NMH. Complete times and finishes for the ISLs can be found here: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/19/ma/Nov1_ISLCro_set1.shtml

Cross Country - Varsity Boys
New Englands
NMH Away Details 7th Place (out of 15)

St. Mark’s traveled to Northfield Mount Hermon for the Division One New England Cross Country Championships. The day was sunny and cold, and NMH had its course in great shape. While St. Mark’s is by far the smallest school in this race, SM turned in a fine performance, finishing in the seventh spot of fifteen schools, ahead of Taft, Belmont Hill, Brunswick, Milton, Deerfield, Choate, Trinity-Pawling, and Avon Old Farms. Josh Bergers ’22 ran a strong race and finished in 9th place with a 16:45. Aditya Mynampaty ’20 also ran a wonderful race, finishing twentieth overall in a time of 17:19. Last year, Aditya finished in 36th place in the J.V. New Englands race, making him the most improved runner from last year to this. Josh’s and Aditya’s performances earned them spots on the all-New England team, medals, cool hats, and invitations to this weekend’s NEPSTA all-Star race at St. Mark’s. Nick Haugen ’21 (18:11), James Lammert ’21 (18:32), Nick Sparrow ‘22 (18:47), Jack Griffin ’20 (18:51), and Blake Gattuso ‘20 (18:58) also ran well. We had a great race overall, and it was a fitting conclusion to a wonderful season.