NDA boys, Preble girls win City Meet
BY PRESS TIMES SPORTS
GREEN BAY – The Notre Dame Academy boys’ cross country team ran a near flawless race at the Green Bay City Meet on Sept. 15.
The Tritons’ top five runners claimed the top four spots and the fifth runner came in sixth as the team cruised to victory in the four-team meet.
On the girls’ side, Green Bay Preble placed five runners in the top nine to edge Notre Dame Academy for the team title.
Notre Dame took control of the race early and cruised with its top five finishers tallying a low score of 16.
Green Bay Preble came in second (44), followed by Green Bay East (95) and Green Bay West (98).
Notre Dame senior Isaac Nowak took home first (16:50.9) and teammates Joseph Stumpf (17:24.8), Joseph Hunt (17:43.3) and Bryce Hawley (18:00) finished second, third and fourth place, respectively.
Louis Jean Baptist, a freshman at Preble, nabbed fifth place (18:07.5).
Beckett Chambers came in sixth (18:08.3) to round up Notre Dame’s top five.
East’s top runner was Huw Griffiths in 13th place (18:45.2).
West’s best finish was by Reuben Olson (19:55) in 16th.
The Preble girls ran a solid race by registering five in the top nine.
The Hornets scored 25 points for the win, followed by Notre Dame (30) and East (81).
“It is always good to get a win-they don’t happen very often so you have to enjoy them,” Preble girls’ cross country coach Dave Haller said. “You have to be ready, present, and do the job.”
Preble senior Hailey Novitski (see Senior Spotlight) won her second race of the season. She had a time of 20:41.2). Teammates Elise Smith (21:22.6), Gabrielle Haller (21:25) and Melana Webber (21:44) came in fourth, fifth and fifth, respectively.
“I’m really proud of Hailey for winning the individual city championship,” Haller said. “She has battled back from adversity this past year and has really been determined to be as good as she can be.”
Notre Dame’s Lauren Carlton (21:12.7) and Kinsey Gallagher (21:16.9) finished in second and third place.
East’s top runner was Adriana Garcia (22:08) in 11th.
“I’m proud of our team for winning the team championship,” Haller said. “Notre Dame has been so strong and given a different day, if they had all of their girls healthy, it may have been a different result.