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Bronxville, Cain Poised for County Cross Country

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The fact that the Bronxville girls’ cross country team is on pace to win County, Section 1 and state cross country titles should be no surprise since the Broncos racers have sophomore Mary Cain leading the pack again with the Westchester County Championship us next Saturday at Croton Point Park in Croton.

“For the rest of the season, I just want to continue to run like I have been, and to just continue to improve this whole year,” the defending New York State cross country champion said. “New York has some amazing runners in it, so I know from here on out in my season there will be other kids pushing me, which will hopefully help my times get faster.”

The Bronxville sophomore is one of those amazing runners, and the leader of Bronxville’s Class C state championship team last fall. She was named Class C Athlete of the Year for the girls’ indoor track by the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association as a freshman.

Cain, Meredith Rizzo and Courtney Campbell Amelia Phillips, Argentina Chrappa, Emilie Hoffer and Morgan Nobles lead the varsity squad that won the Coaches Invitational Meet at Bowdoin Park last Saturday.

The junior varsity, led by Hilary Rizzo, Delia Hayes, Nicola Phillips and Saige Sunier, also won the Coaches Meet and will compete Saturday. The freshmen girls took second place last week with Emma Watters, Catherine Cain, Hanna Sheehan and Katherine Marinan rising as the new crop of Coach Jim Mitchell’s runaway racers.

“It was a great day of Bronxville cross country with victories by the varsity, junior varsity,” Mitchell said. “Mary Cain and Hilary Rizzo (junior varsity); they are starting to peak at just the right time and Saturday is the Westchester County Championships at Croton Point Park.”

Cain, who is expected to set an always-faster pace, is running each race with the same philosophy.

“It will be nice to see how I far I can get this season,” Cain said  “But right now I still am taking every race as it comes, and I am just trying to get as far as I possibly can.”

Next stop, Croton Point.

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