The RoundTable received a chock-full-of-information email this week on the cross country team at Haven Middle School. Teacher Noelle Walker, one of two team coaches, sent in performance and placement information from four meets, with notes on how the team has done and a few pictures too.
On Sept. 10, the team participated in DePaul Prep’s Catholic Cup, at which the boys seventh and eighth grade team took first place. The following students were on the team: Eighth graders Ben Brown, Ben Finnamore and Nelson Mbangamoh; and seventh graders Lucas Kim, Dominic Putt, Oliver Frigo and Charlie Frisch.
In the seventh and eighth grade boys race Lucas Kim took fifth place, Nelson Mbangamoh took sixth, Oliver Frigo took seventh place, Ben Finnamore came in 14th and Charlie Frisch took 15th. In the sixth grade boys race Ari Coustan took seventh place.
Susannah Keller took seventh place in the seventh and eighth grade girls race: Lucia Lindberg took 12th place overall in the sixth grade girls race.
On Sept. 18, Haven’s cross country team also participated in Troy’s Cross Country Invite. Both seventh grade teams took eighth place in their races.
In the eighth grade girls race Susannah Keller took seventh place. In the seventh grade boys race Lucas Kim took sixth place, Oliver Frigo took seventh place and Ben Finnamore took 14th. In the sixth grade boys race Ari Coustan took 20th.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, Haven’s boys cross country team took third place at their sectional meet in Bolingbrook.
The following students were on the team: eighth graders Ben Brown, Nelson Mbangamoh, James Feeney; seventh graders Oliver Frigo, Dominic Putt, Charlie Frisch; and sixth graders Elijah Kirchner, Ari Coustan, John Sieland.
Additionally, Aria Baglia, Vivian Gomberg, and Susannah Keller from Haven’s girls cross country team qualified as individuals for the State meet.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, Haven’s student-athletes participated in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s State Cross Country Meet in Normal, Illinois.
Names and times: Oliver Frigo, 12:02; Charlie Frisch, 12:18; Lucas Kim, 12:22; Nelson Mbangamoh, 12:24; Ari Coustan, 12:33; Dominic Putt, 12:44; James Feeney, 13:12; Susannah Keller, 12:38; Aria Baglia, 13:53; and Vivian Gomberg, 13:59.
Coaches Walker and Louis Jones said they were excited to see the team’s amazing accomplishments. Congratulations to everyone who participated!