On October 7th, The Gunnery boys traveled up to Salisbury to compete against Millbrook and the host school. Harry Harwood, Buckley Huffstetler, Lucas Boyden, Norman Fan, Bizu Horwitz, Mark Choi, and Danny Infante all competed for Gunnery. The weather was perfect for a run through the woods and the course was 3.28 miles instead of the normal 5K distance. Hills and technical terrain added to the challenge. Though Gunnery ran strong, they were ultimately defeated by both Millbrook and Salisbury. Congratulations to those runners! Notable for this race though was Harry’s first place finish overall with a time of 18:36, Lucas Boyden's time of 21:30 (5th place), and Danny Infante's time of 21:55 (11th place).
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.