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Bronxville Girls Cross Country Rules Villa Meet

BRONX, N.Y. – The Bronxville girls’ varsity cross country team easily outran second and third place teams from Villa and Notre Dame Saturday in the Villa Bears Invitational meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The Broncos girls, who also won the freshmen meet and placed second in the junior varsity team scoring, were led by Mary Cain, Meredith Rizzo and Courtney Campbell in the 4,000-meter run.

“It was a great showing by all the girls with five varsity girls in the top 10 -- and special congratulations to Mary (Cain) for breaking Michelle Rorke’s 10-year-old school course record,” Bronxville coach Jim Mitchell said. “The junior varsity ran well and we had an equally great race by the freshmen team.”

Cain, a sophomore, ran the course in 14:16.1, besting Rorke’s 2001 record of 14:55. Rizzo placed second in 15:18.1 followed by Campbell’s 16:01.5. The Broncos led the varsity team scoring with 22 point with Villa and Notre Dame scoring 68 apiece. Bronxville’s freshmen scored 19 points to outrace Ursuline Academy of New Rochelle (68) and the junior varsity scored 43 to place second behind Villa’s 27.

The Broncos junior varsity grabbed the second spot, led by Claire McGonigle with an 18:44.6 (5th), Grace Naef (18:49.6) and Grace Vetromile. The freshmen ran the 1.5 mile course, led by Hilary Rizzo, in a time of 10:08.1, Nicola Phillips (10:18.2), 2nd Place and Delia Hayes (10:29.6) I the top three spots with Saige Dunier placing sixth in 10:56.8.

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