On Saturday, October 28th, Gunnery boys and girls traveled up to Berkshire to compete against the host school, Millbrook, Canterbury, Salisbury (boys only), and South Kent (boys only). The weather was perfect and the course was set to be a challenging one measuring 3.1 miles.
The boys raced in a field of 92 total runners on Berkshire’s rigorous course. Harry Harwood came in second place to his season-long rival, Millbrook’s Kazuki. Harry’s time was 17:40 and he was followed by Lucas Boyden (19:48) and Danny Infante (19:53) for Gunnery’s top 3 runners (all under 20 minutes). Danny Infante, in particular, seems to have found his speed as he came to the season as an inexperienced runner. He has drastically reduced his time over the course of the season as has he has become a more in-shape, motivated, and savvy runner. Buckley Huffstetler (22:15), Tyler Sullivan (22:30), Mark Choi (23:20), and Norman Fan (24:11) comprised the rest of Gunnery’s running squad for this meet. The boys ultimately defeated South Kent but fell short of a victory over the other schools participating.
For the girl’s meet there were 36 total runners and Gunnery’s Gianna Russillo came in 3rd place with a time of 22:34. She was supported by her teammates Ksenia Korobov (24:06), Margaux Barthelemy (25:39), Jasmine Tien (25:53), and Aris Wang (26:11) as the top 5 Gunnery runners. They were followed by Jean Fang (26:27), Sophie McAndrew (27:32), Katie Nemergut (28:09), Anne Beatty (30:03), Bonnie Bao (32:29), Gabby Lescadre (32:59), and Zoe Davis-Bowers (32:59). The girl’s top 5 runners managed to come in first place defeating Berkshire, Canterbury, and Millbrook!! It was an exciting meet and a wonderful effort on everyone’s part.
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.