Home of the Wolverines
The Wolverines traveled down to Williamsburg, Virginia, to compete in the 59th William & Mary Invitational. While the weather was far from favorable conditions, the team still had plenty of gusty performances on a challenging course. The team was able to watch the collegiate races on Friday evening, and alumni Matt Frame competed unattached in the men’s race, placing 42nd overall!
Starting the day off strong for the Lady Wolverines was the Girls JV race, where West Potomac claimed the team title with an impressive score of 21 points. Senior Jackie Bewick closed strong to lead the team as she was the runner-up individually, closely followed by sophomore Ellie Messina in 3rd. Senior Grace Henley and junior Jenna Mulvihill closed fast together to placed 5th and 6th respectively and senior captain Cat Fidd rounded out the team score finishing 10th. Senior Charlotte Anderson and sophomore Olivia Helal showed off the team’s depth by placing 11th and 12th.
In the JV Boys race the team was led by sophomore Owen Barr and senior Jack Dillaplain who were both in the top 30 of the field. As a team the boys were 4th out of 15 team.
As the temperatures continued to rise the Varsity races took off. Senior captain Kaycie O’Boyle led the way for the Lady Wolverines in 31st place overall. The next 3 girls packed it in to keep the top 4 in a tight 20 second spread with senior Cameron Long (36th), juniors Bowman Shaughnessy (43rd) and Ripley Vaughan (44th). As a team the girls team was 6th out of 20 teams.
Senior captain Benajmin Weisel led the way for the boys team with his gutsy 17th place finish. Sophomore Ethan Payne ran outstanding race, closing well in the final mile to place 27th and senior Will Makinen toughed it out in rough conditions to cross the line in 62nd. The boys team was 8th out of 29 teams.
Thank you to our parent chaperones on this trip Rita Foss and Sue O’Boyle. Also, thank you to Caroline Tringali for assisting with dinner pickup and taking great photos during the meet! It was great to have a strong cheer squad for WPXC, thanks to the parents who came out and we were very excited to have Wolverine alumni supporting the team!