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vs.
St. George's
St. Mark's Home Win 23-33

On Saturday September 14, the girls cross country team had their first race of the season on their home course. It was raining as the girls were warming up, but it had stopped raining and was quite warm and humid as the race began. The girls did not let that stop them from their goal of having everyone finish the race and beating St. George’s. The race was a combined varsity and JV race, but a varsity and JV race was scored separately. All thirty four girls who started the race finished, with many finishing their first cross country race ever as there are only 15 returning runners.

Third former Judy Xie led her teammates by winning the race. She was followed closely by fourth formers Natalie Zaterka and Nashua Poreda. Rounding out the varsity were: Kendall Sommers ‘22, co-captain Lindsay Davis ‘21, Eve Elkins ‘21 and Marianne Lyons ‘22. Both Marianne and Nashua were running in their first cross country races.

Leading the JV race was new runner sixth former Paige LaMalva, followed by Emily Taylor ‘20, Lily Walsh ‘22, Helena Xie ‘22, Daniela Ortiz ‘21, Andria Bao ‘23, and Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 These girls were running in a strong pack and finished all in a row.

Two returning runners: Laura Sabino ‘20 and Eve Elkins ‘21 ran career personal bests, a rare thing this early in the season, but also an indicator of having done summer training.

It was a great start to the season. The girls are looking forward to the race next week which is again at home.


vs.
St. Paul's
St. Mark's Home Loss 30-27

On Saturday September 21, the girls cross country team hosted St. Paul’s, a perennially strong team. Despite the heat, the girls ran well with many running improved times from the week before. The lead pack of Natalie Zaterka ‘22, Judy Xie ‘23 and Nashua Poreda ‘22 held off all but one of the St. Paul’s runners. This week, Natalie finished first for the Lion’s right behind St. Paul’s top runner. She was closely followed by Nashua and then Judy. Unfortunately, St. Paul’s had a strong pack who was able to get in between our top three and the next three securing their slim victory. Rounding out the top seven for us were Lindsay Davis ‘21, Eve Elkins ‘21, Kendall Sommers ‘22 and Marianne Lyons ‘22.

The girls once again ran in one big race with the JV scored by taking out the top seven runners. The St. Mark’s JV easily bested St. Paul’s with Andria Bao ‘23 being our first JV runner. The other girls who scored in the JV race were Lily Walsh ‘22, Emily Taylor ‘20, Kaley LeBlanc ‘21, Daniela Ortiz ‘21, and Paige La Malva ‘20.

Before and after the race, the girls held a bake sale to support our former captain and four year varsity runner Sophie Haugen ‘18 who is running in the Dana Farber half marathon in October. The girls were amazed that they were able to raise $370 for Sophie’s fundraising efforts.


vs.
Thayer
St. Mark's Home Loss 39-17
vs.
Milton
St. Mark's Home Loss 27-29
vs.
Middlesex
St. Mark's Home Loss 27-32
vs.
BB&N
BB&N Away Win 27-28

On Saturday October 5, the girls varsity cross country team traveled to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for their first away race of the season. On a beautiful day for racing, the Lions came out on top against Brooks and home team BBN but were outmatched by perennial powerhouse Nobles. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her team finishing 6th overall. She was closely followed by Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Judy Xie ‘23 finished third for St. Mark’s. Co-Captain Lindsay Davis ‘21 ran a personal career best time and her strong run insured the team’s 1 point win over BBN. Kendall Sommers ‘22 was the final scoring runner and was closely followed by Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20. All of the girls had season best times and many had career best times. The team is looking forward to the home race for Family Weekend on October 12.

vs.
Brooks
BB&N Away Win 19-39

On Saturday October 5, the girls varsity cross country team traveled to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for their first away race of the season. On a beautiful day for racing, the Lions came out on top against Brooks and home team BBN but were outmatched by perennial powerhouse Nobles. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her team finishing 6th overall. She was closely followed by Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Judy Xie ‘23 finished third for St. Mark’s. Co-Captain Lindsay Davis ‘21 ran a personal career best time and her strong run insured the team’s 1 point win over BBN. Kendall Sommers ‘22 was the final scoring runner and was closely followed by Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20. All of the girls had season best times and many had career best times. The team is looking forward to the home race for Family Weekend on October 12.

vs.
Nobles
BB&N Away Loss 39-19

On Saturday October 5, the girls varsity cross country team traveled to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for their first away race of the season. On a beautiful day for racing, the Lions came out on top against Brooks and home team BBN but were outmatched by perennial powerhouse Nobles. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her team finishing 6th overall. She was closely followed by Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Judy Xie ‘23 finished third for St. Mark’s. Co-Captain Lindsay Davis ‘21 ran a personal career best time and her strong run insured the team’s 1 point win over BBN. Kendall Sommers ‘22 was the final scoring runner and was closely followed by Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20. All of the girls had season best times and many had career best times. The team is looking forward to the home race for Family Weekend on October 12.

vs.
Governor's Academy
St. Mark's Home Win 15-48
vs.
Groton
Tabor Away Loss 33-23

On Saturday October 19 the St. Mark’s girls cross country team traveled to Tabor to race rival Groton and Tabor. Tabor hosted only one girls race but scored a separate JV race between Groton and St Mark’s.

The JV team led by Emily Taylor ‘20 easily bested Groton earning a point towards the raccoon coat. Emily was closely followed by the other six scoring runners who all finished within 37 seconds of each other. The six others who earned the victory were: Lily Walsh ‘22, Ivy Li ‘23, Ingrid Yeung ‘23, Helena Xie ‘22, Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 and co-captain Naila Strong ‘20.

The varsity team was lead by Nashua Poreda ‘22 who finished third overall. She was followed closely by Judy Xie ‘23 and Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Kendall Sommers ‘22 passed three runners near the finish, including a Groton runner at the line to be our fourth finisher. Lindsay Davis was our final scorer against Groton. Dani Ortiz and Eve Elkins rounded out the seven varsity runners and were displacers against Tabor. Though we came close, the varsity was unable to beat Groton. However, they did come away victorious against Tabor.

Many girls ran season best times while Laura Sabino ‘20 and Princess Alexander ‘22 ran career bests on Tabor’s course.

The girls are looking forward to their final race before the championships which will be October 26 at Lawrence Academy.

vs.
Tabor
Tabor Away Win 15-48

On Saturday October 19 the St. Mark’s girls cross country team traveled to Tabor to race rival Groton and Tabor. Tabor hosted only one girls race but scored a separate JV race between Groton and St Mark’s.

The JV team led by Emily Taylor ‘20 easily bested Groton earning a point towards the raccoon coat. Emily was closely followed by the other six scoring runners who all finished within 37 seconds of each other. The six others who earned the victory were: Lily Walsh ‘22, Ivy Li ‘23, Ingrid Yeung ‘23, Helena Xie ‘22, Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 and co-captain Naila Strong ‘20.

The varsity team was lead by Nashua Poreda ‘22 who finished third overall. She was followed closely by Judy Xie ‘23 and Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Kendall Sommers ‘22 passed three runners near the finish, including a Groton runner at the line to be our fourth finisher. Lindsay Davis was our final scorer against Groton. Dani Ortiz and Eve Elkins rounded out the seven varsity runners and were displacers against Tabor. Though we came close, the varsity was unable to beat Groton. However, they did come away victorious against Tabor.

Many girls ran season best times while Laura Sabino ‘20 and Princess Alexander ‘22 ran career bests on Tabor’s course.

The girls are looking forward to their final race before the championships which will be October 26 at Lawrence Academy.

vs.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Away Win 15-50

On Saturday October 26, the girls cross country teams traveled to Lawrence Academy to race Lawrence and Rivers. Lawrence’s course includes some difficult terrain and elevation changes. Despite the challenges the course provided, the girls ran well and beat both Lawrence and Rivers. There was only one girls race and neither opponent had enough runners to have a JV team so only the varsity race was scored.

Nashua Poreda ‘22 led the way winning the race by almost a minute. Her teammate Judy Xie ‘23 was in second place. Natalie Zaterka ‘22, Kendall Sommers ‘22 and Lindsay Davis ‘21 finished 4th, 5th and 6th. They were our scoring runners along with Emily Taylor ‘20 and Eve Elkins ‘21 finishing in 8th and 9th who acted as displacers. Other runners who had strong races were Lily Walsh ‘22, Ingrid Yeung ‘23 and Daniella Ortiz ‘21 who finished 11th 12th and 14th respectively.

It was nice to end the regular season on a winning note. The girls are looking forward to the ISL Championships on their own course on November 1.


vs.
Rivers
Lawrence Academy Away Win 18-43

On Saturday October 26, the girls cross country teams traveled to Lawrence Academy to race Lawrence and Rivers. Lawrence’s course includes some difficult terrain and elevation changes. Despite the challenges the course provided, the girls ran well and beat both Lawrence and Rivers. There was only one girls race and neither opponent had enough runners to have a JV team so only the varsity race was scored.

Nashua Poreda ‘22 led the way winning the race by almost a minute. Her teammate Judy Xie ‘23 was in second place. Natalie Zaterka ‘22, Kendall Sommers ‘22 and Lindsay Davis ‘21 finished 4th, 5th and 6th. They were our scoring runners along with Emily Taylor ‘20 and Eve Elkins ‘21 finishing in 8th and 9th who acted as displacers. Other runners who had strong races were Lily Walsh ‘22, Ingrid Yeung ‘23 and Daniella Ortiz ‘21 who finished 11th 12th and 14th respectively.

It was nice to end the regular season on a winning note. The girls are looking forward to the ISL Championships on their own course on November 1.

ISLs
St. Mark's Home 8th Place (out of 13)

On Friday November 1, the girls cross country teams competed in the ISL Championship races held at St. Mark’s. They were excited to run on their own course and act as hosts for the 12 other schools in the league.

The varsity team was forced to compete without one of their top three finishers when Natalie Zaterka ‘22 was diagnosed with a stress fracture the day before the race. However, the other girls stepped up and ran hard finishing 8th in the race as a team. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her teammates finishing 21st. Judy Xie ‘23 finished 26th. Co-captain Lindsay Davis ‘21, Kendall Sommers ‘22, Daniela Ortiz ‘21, Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20 were the other girls who ran in the varsity race. Each girl did not let the wet course and the high winds prevent her from running well. Lindsay Davis’s time was her best on the St. Mark’s course for this season, while Daniela matched her best time on this course.

The JV runners were led by Lily Walsh ‘22 who finished 17th just barely missing being recognized in the top 15 finishers. Helena Xie ‘22, co-captain Naila Strong ‘20, Marianne Lyons ‘22, and Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 were the five scoring runners with Ivy Li ‘23 and Andria Bao ‘23 rounding out the seven who can score or displace. The strong running of the girls landed them in 6th place as a team which was two places ahead of rival Groton! Naila Strong, Lily Walsh, Helena Xie, Hope Xayaveth ‘23 and Jacqui Zatsiorsky ‘22 ran their best times on the St. Mark’s course for this season. Two third form runners, Bella Murray and Charlie Poulin, ran their season best times.

Both teams are looking forward to the final week of the season ending with the New England Championships at Nobles.


New Englands
Nobles Away 10th Place (out of 17)

On Saturday November 9, the girls cross country team traveled to Nobles for the New England Division 2 Championship races. Each team is allowed only 19 runners so we sadly had to leave some of our team behind. Despite the cold weather the girls ran well with many running one of their fastest times of the season.

In the varsity race, Nashua Poreda led her teammates finishing 32nd (out of 100) girls. Judy Xie, LIndsay Davis, Daniela Ortiz and Kendall Sommers were the other four scoring runners with Eve Elkins and Naila Strong rounding out the team of seven. Daniela ended her first season of cross country running her best time in this race while Naila ended her four year running career with her personal best time. The varsity team’s efforts resulted in a 10th place (out of 17 teams) finish. It was clear that many girls stepped up to run strong races when teammate and usual top finisher Natalie Zaterka was unable to run.

The JV team ran to a 6th place finish (once again beating Groton’s JV). Two St. Markers were in the top 20 and received ribbons for their efforts. Emily Taylor finished 10th and Kaley LeBlanc finished 16th. Ingrid Yeung barely missed being recognized when she finished 21st. Lily Walsh and Marianne Lyons were the other two scoring runners with Helena Xie and Ashley Battiata rounding out the seven who can score or displace. Ivy Li, Princess Alexander, Andria Bao, Paula Hornbostel and Charlie Poulin were the five remaining girls who competed. Marianne, Helena, Ashley, Ivy, Princess and Andria demonstrated great pack running finishing within 9 seconds of each other.

Overall, the girls were pleased with their efforts and it was a great way to end the season.


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  • Head Coach

    Coach Karen Bryant has been coaching girls cross country since the fall of 1996 and has been the head coach since 2002. Her goals for each year is to have each girl improve individually and as a member of the team, and for each girl to recognize that running is a lifelong sport. The workouts are tailored to where each runner is in her training and experience. Cross country is a sport that allows each runner to see how the effort they put in pays off in results in races. A runner has the chance to watch her own skills develop while always playing a role in the team’s success. Several students have gone on to run in college and truly embraced running as a lifelong sport by competing in races and marathons after leaving St. Mark’s.

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Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Recap Status
Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
St. George's
St. Mark's Home Details Win 23-33

On Saturday September 14, the girls cross country team had their first race of the season on their home course. It was raining as the girls were warming up, but it had stopped raining and was quite warm and humid as the race began. The girls did not let that stop them from their goal of having everyone finish the race and beating St. George’s. The race was a combined varsity and JV race, but a varsity and JV race was scored separately. All thirty four girls who started the race finished, with many finishing their first cross country race ever as there are only 15 returning runners.

Third former Judy Xie led her teammates by winning the race. She was followed closely by fourth formers Natalie Zaterka and Nashua Poreda. Rounding out the varsity were: Kendall Sommers ‘22, co-captain Lindsay Davis ‘21, Eve Elkins ‘21 and Marianne Lyons ‘22. Both Marianne and Nashua were running in their first cross country races.

Leading the JV race was new runner sixth former Paige LaMalva, followed by Emily Taylor ‘20, Lily Walsh ‘22, Helena Xie ‘22, Daniela Ortiz ‘21, Andria Bao ‘23, and Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 These girls were running in a strong pack and finished all in a row.

Two returning runners: Laura Sabino ‘20 and Eve Elkins ‘21 ran career personal bests, a rare thing this early in the season, but also an indicator of having done summer training.

It was a great start to the season. The girls are looking forward to the race next week which is again at home.


Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
St. Paul's
St. Mark's Home Details Loss 30-27

On Saturday September 21, the girls cross country team hosted St. Paul’s, a perennially strong team. Despite the heat, the girls ran well with many running improved times from the week before. The lead pack of Natalie Zaterka ‘22, Judy Xie ‘23 and Nashua Poreda ‘22 held off all but one of the St. Paul’s runners. This week, Natalie finished first for the Lion’s right behind St. Paul’s top runner. She was closely followed by Nashua and then Judy. Unfortunately, St. Paul’s had a strong pack who was able to get in between our top three and the next three securing their slim victory. Rounding out the top seven for us were Lindsay Davis ‘21, Eve Elkins ‘21, Kendall Sommers ‘22 and Marianne Lyons ‘22.

The girls once again ran in one big race with the JV scored by taking out the top seven runners. The St. Mark’s JV easily bested St. Paul’s with Andria Bao ‘23 being our first JV runner. The other girls who scored in the JV race were Lily Walsh ‘22, Emily Taylor ‘20, Kaley LeBlanc ‘21, Daniela Ortiz ‘21, and Paige La Malva ‘20.

Before and after the race, the girls held a bake sale to support our former captain and four year varsity runner Sophie Haugen ‘18 who is running in the Dana Farber half marathon in October. The girls were amazed that they were able to raise $370 for Sophie’s fundraising efforts.


Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Thayer
St. Mark's Home Details Loss 39-17
Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Milton
St. Mark's Home Details Loss 27-29
Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Middlesex
St. Mark's Home Details Loss 27-32
Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
BB&N
BB&N Away Details Win 27-28

On Saturday October 5, the girls varsity cross country team traveled to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for their first away race of the season. On a beautiful day for racing, the Lions came out on top against Brooks and home team BBN but were outmatched by perennial powerhouse Nobles. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her team finishing 6th overall. She was closely followed by Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Judy Xie ‘23 finished third for St. Mark’s. Co-Captain Lindsay Davis ‘21 ran a personal career best time and her strong run insured the team’s 1 point win over BBN. Kendall Sommers ‘22 was the final scoring runner and was closely followed by Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20. All of the girls had season best times and many had career best times. The team is looking forward to the home race for Family Weekend on October 12.

Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Brooks
BB&N Away Details Win 19-39

On Saturday October 5, the girls varsity cross country team traveled to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for their first away race of the season. On a beautiful day for racing, the Lions came out on top against Brooks and home team BBN but were outmatched by perennial powerhouse Nobles. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her team finishing 6th overall. She was closely followed by Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Judy Xie ‘23 finished third for St. Mark’s. Co-Captain Lindsay Davis ‘21 ran a personal career best time and her strong run insured the team’s 1 point win over BBN. Kendall Sommers ‘22 was the final scoring runner and was closely followed by Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20. All of the girls had season best times and many had career best times. The team is looking forward to the home race for Family Weekend on October 12.

Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Nobles
BB&N Away Details Loss 39-19

On Saturday October 5, the girls varsity cross country team traveled to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for their first away race of the season. On a beautiful day for racing, the Lions came out on top against Brooks and home team BBN but were outmatched by perennial powerhouse Nobles. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her team finishing 6th overall. She was closely followed by Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Judy Xie ‘23 finished third for St. Mark’s. Co-Captain Lindsay Davis ‘21 ran a personal career best time and her strong run insured the team’s 1 point win over BBN. Kendall Sommers ‘22 was the final scoring runner and was closely followed by Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20. All of the girls had season best times and many had career best times. The team is looking forward to the home race for Family Weekend on October 12.

Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Governor's Academy
St. Mark's Home Details Win 15-48
Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Groton
Tabor Away Details Loss 33-23

On Saturday October 19 the St. Mark’s girls cross country team traveled to Tabor to race rival Groton and Tabor. Tabor hosted only one girls race but scored a separate JV race between Groton and St Mark’s.

The JV team led by Emily Taylor ‘20 easily bested Groton earning a point towards the raccoon coat. Emily was closely followed by the other six scoring runners who all finished within 37 seconds of each other. The six others who earned the victory were: Lily Walsh ‘22, Ivy Li ‘23, Ingrid Yeung ‘23, Helena Xie ‘22, Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 and co-captain Naila Strong ‘20.

The varsity team was lead by Nashua Poreda ‘22 who finished third overall. She was followed closely by Judy Xie ‘23 and Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Kendall Sommers ‘22 passed three runners near the finish, including a Groton runner at the line to be our fourth finisher. Lindsay Davis was our final scorer against Groton. Dani Ortiz and Eve Elkins rounded out the seven varsity runners and were displacers against Tabor. Though we came close, the varsity was unable to beat Groton. However, they did come away victorious against Tabor.

Many girls ran season best times while Laura Sabino ‘20 and Princess Alexander ‘22 ran career bests on Tabor’s course.

The girls are looking forward to their final race before the championships which will be October 26 at Lawrence Academy.

Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Tabor
Tabor Away Details Win 15-48

On Saturday October 19 the St. Mark’s girls cross country team traveled to Tabor to race rival Groton and Tabor. Tabor hosted only one girls race but scored a separate JV race between Groton and St Mark’s.

The JV team led by Emily Taylor ‘20 easily bested Groton earning a point towards the raccoon coat. Emily was closely followed by the other six scoring runners who all finished within 37 seconds of each other. The six others who earned the victory were: Lily Walsh ‘22, Ivy Li ‘23, Ingrid Yeung ‘23, Helena Xie ‘22, Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 and co-captain Naila Strong ‘20.

The varsity team was lead by Nashua Poreda ‘22 who finished third overall. She was followed closely by Judy Xie ‘23 and Natalie Zaterka ‘22. Kendall Sommers ‘22 passed three runners near the finish, including a Groton runner at the line to be our fourth finisher. Lindsay Davis was our final scorer against Groton. Dani Ortiz and Eve Elkins rounded out the seven varsity runners and were displacers against Tabor. Though we came close, the varsity was unable to beat Groton. However, they did come away victorious against Tabor.

Many girls ran season best times while Laura Sabino ‘20 and Princess Alexander ‘22 ran career bests on Tabor’s course.

The girls are looking forward to their final race before the championships which will be October 26 at Lawrence Academy.

Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Away Details Win 15-50

On Saturday October 26, the girls cross country teams traveled to Lawrence Academy to race Lawrence and Rivers. Lawrence’s course includes some difficult terrain and elevation changes. Despite the challenges the course provided, the girls ran well and beat both Lawrence and Rivers. There was only one girls race and neither opponent had enough runners to have a JV team so only the varsity race was scored.

Nashua Poreda ‘22 led the way winning the race by almost a minute. Her teammate Judy Xie ‘23 was in second place. Natalie Zaterka ‘22, Kendall Sommers ‘22 and Lindsay Davis ‘21 finished 4th, 5th and 6th. They were our scoring runners along with Emily Taylor ‘20 and Eve Elkins ‘21 finishing in 8th and 9th who acted as displacers. Other runners who had strong races were Lily Walsh ‘22, Ingrid Yeung ‘23 and Daniella Ortiz ‘21 who finished 11th 12th and 14th respectively.

It was nice to end the regular season on a winning note. The girls are looking forward to the ISL Championships on their own course on November 1.


Cross Country - Varsity Girls vs.
Rivers
Lawrence Academy Away Details Win 18-43

On Saturday October 26, the girls cross country teams traveled to Lawrence Academy to race Lawrence and Rivers. Lawrence’s course includes some difficult terrain and elevation changes. Despite the challenges the course provided, the girls ran well and beat both Lawrence and Rivers. There was only one girls race and neither opponent had enough runners to have a JV team so only the varsity race was scored.

Nashua Poreda ‘22 led the way winning the race by almost a minute. Her teammate Judy Xie ‘23 was in second place. Natalie Zaterka ‘22, Kendall Sommers ‘22 and Lindsay Davis ‘21 finished 4th, 5th and 6th. They were our scoring runners along with Emily Taylor ‘20 and Eve Elkins ‘21 finishing in 8th and 9th who acted as displacers. Other runners who had strong races were Lily Walsh ‘22, Ingrid Yeung ‘23 and Daniella Ortiz ‘21 who finished 11th 12th and 14th respectively.

It was nice to end the regular season on a winning note. The girls are looking forward to the ISL Championships on their own course on November 1.

Cross Country - Varsity Girls
ISLs
St. Mark's Home Details 8th Place (out of 13)

On Friday November 1, the girls cross country teams competed in the ISL Championship races held at St. Mark’s. They were excited to run on their own course and act as hosts for the 12 other schools in the league.

The varsity team was forced to compete without one of their top three finishers when Natalie Zaterka ‘22 was diagnosed with a stress fracture the day before the race. However, the other girls stepped up and ran hard finishing 8th in the race as a team. Nashua Poreda ‘22 led her teammates finishing 21st. Judy Xie ‘23 finished 26th. Co-captain Lindsay Davis ‘21, Kendall Sommers ‘22, Daniela Ortiz ‘21, Eve Elkins ‘21 and Emily Taylor ‘20 were the other girls who ran in the varsity race. Each girl did not let the wet course and the high winds prevent her from running well. Lindsay Davis’s time was her best on the St. Mark’s course for this season, while Daniela matched her best time on this course.

The JV runners were led by Lily Walsh ‘22 who finished 17th just barely missing being recognized in the top 15 finishers. Helena Xie ‘22, co-captain Naila Strong ‘20, Marianne Lyons ‘22, and Kaley LeBlanc ‘21 were the five scoring runners with Ivy Li ‘23 and Andria Bao ‘23 rounding out the seven who can score or displace. The strong running of the girls landed them in 6th place as a team which was two places ahead of rival Groton! Naila Strong, Lily Walsh, Helena Xie, Hope Xayaveth ‘23 and Jacqui Zatsiorsky ‘22 ran their best times on the St. Mark’s course for this season. Two third form runners, Bella Murray and Charlie Poulin, ran their season best times.

Both teams are looking forward to the final week of the season ending with the New England Championships at Nobles.


Cross Country - Varsity Girls
New Englands
Nobles Away Details 10th Place (out of 17)

On Saturday November 9, the girls cross country team traveled to Nobles for the New England Division 2 Championship races. Each team is allowed only 19 runners so we sadly had to leave some of our team behind. Despite the cold weather the girls ran well with many running one of their fastest times of the season.

In the varsity race, Nashua Poreda led her teammates finishing 32nd (out of 100) girls. Judy Xie, LIndsay Davis, Daniela Ortiz and Kendall Sommers were the other four scoring runners with Eve Elkins and Naila Strong rounding out the team of seven. Daniela ended her first season of cross country running her best time in this race while Naila ended her four year running career with her personal best time. The varsity team’s efforts resulted in a 10th place (out of 17 teams) finish. It was clear that many girls stepped up to run strong races when teammate and usual top finisher Natalie Zaterka was unable to run.

The JV team ran to a 6th place finish (once again beating Groton’s JV). Two St. Markers were in the top 20 and received ribbons for their efforts. Emily Taylor finished 10th and Kaley LeBlanc finished 16th. Ingrid Yeung barely missed being recognized when she finished 21st. Lily Walsh and Marianne Lyons were the other two scoring runners with Helena Xie and Ashley Battiata rounding out the seven who can score or displace. Ivy Li, Princess Alexander, Andria Bao, Paula Hornbostel and Charlie Poulin were the five remaining girls who competed. Marianne, Helena, Ashley, Ivy, Princess and Andria demonstrated great pack running finishing within 9 seconds of each other.

Overall, the girls were pleased with their efforts and it was a great way to end the season.