In the sport of Cross Country, a team earns its score by adding the places of its top five runners together. The top two runners in a dual meet can run exceptionally well, but if the next three teammates are too far behind, and the opponent places several of its runners between the other team’s second and third runners, the opponent wins. Such was the case for the Sherwood Warriors in their home meet against Northwood.
Senior Sean Enright ran a courageous race, and finished only five seconds behind Ayalew Fantaw who placed first for Northwood. Junior Jack Anderson, Senior Ian Gormley , Sophomore Noam Tuchman, and Junior Eamon Plante placed 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, but the Gladiators from Silver Spring had done their damage, and won the meet by 9 points. The victors did it by placing three runners ahead of Anderson to mathematically seal their victory,
On the positive side of things, six Sherwood Harriers ran their personal best times for the 5000 meter distance, and one ran his season’s best time.