On Wednesday, September 27th, Gunnery had the pleasure of hosting Millbrook and Hoosac schools for a home-course meet.
For the boys, Harry Harwood had the opportunity to race against Millbrook’s top male racer, Unayama Kazuki who took the top place slot at the Canterbury Invitational. For the home race, Harry placed 2nd right behind this senior powerhouse but significantly closed the gap on their respective times finishing the Gunnery’s hilly course in a time of 17:12 (behind Kazuki’s 17:05). He was followed by Gunnery’s Lucas Boyden (19:44), Danny Infante (21:44), Buckley Huffstetler (22:52), Tyler Sullivan (22:53), Mark Choi (24:44), Bizu Horwitz (25:36), and Norman Fan (25:59). The Gunnery lost to Millbrook but was able to defeat Hoosac.
For the girls, Gianna Russillo came in first place, several minutes ahead of the next girl with a time of 21:18. For Gunnery, she was followed by Jean Fang (26:02), Jasmine Tien (26:24), Aris Wang (27:26), Margaux Barthelemy (27:40), Clari Leonard (29:00), Zoe Davis-Bowers (29:31), Gabby Lescadre (30:50), and Bonnie Bao (33:45). The girls ultimately were beat by Millbrook and won in the match up against Hoosac.
The weather was fair, though still a bit warm. It was a pleasure to host both Millbrook and Hoosac.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.