On Saturday, October 14th, Forman welcomed Gunnery and all runners enjoyed perfect weather and a course that well balanced flats, hills, and woods.
For the girl’s race, Gianna Russillo registered a time of 21:19 coming in first place overall and a little over 2 minutes ahead of the next competitor. Aris Wang was Gunnery’s next finisher for the girl’s race with a time of 25:06. She was followed by Margaux Barthelemy (25:44), Sophie McAndrew (27:11), Anne Beatty (27:39), Katie Nemergut (27:41), Marley Berano (30:29), and Bonnie Bao (32:19). For the boys race, Gunnery took the top three spots being lead by Harry Harwood (16:53), Lucas Boyden (19:21), and Danny Infante (20:17). In addition, Buckley Huffstetler, Tyler Sullivan, Mark Choi, and Norman Fan ran extremely well. Notably, senior Mark Choi earned a time of 22:51 which was a personal best over his entire Gunnery running career. Registering a time under 23 minutes was a huge milestone and a testament to his steady work on his running form and endurance. The boys earned a cumulative score of 17 points against Forman’s 33.
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.