Monarch Minutes

Score: Freshmen Placed 2nd and Varsity Placed 7th

Monarch(s) of the Meet: Johanna Lopez’ 23 and Lucy Retterer '21 
Johanna Lopez ’23 helped the freshman Monarchs to a 2nd place finish by running a personal best time of 19:06 for the Freshman 2 mile race. Johanna stepped up to the plate in order to help the freshman squad secure a 2nd place finish. Lucy Retterer’ 21 led the JV team with a strong finish by recording a personal best time of 22:13. Lucy improved her time by about a minute from last year’s race. These two Monarchs demonstrated perseverance and leadership on the cross country course.
The Trinity Hall XC team qualified for and competed in the legendary Shore Conference Championship at Ocean County Park on Thursday, October 24th. The Shore Conference meet took place on a beautiful and breezy fall day. The XC meet was loaded with some of the fastest runners in NJ. Eileen Bergin '23 led the freshmen to a 2nd place team finish with an impressive 5th place overall finish with a time of 14:01. Ally Lupu ’23 placed in the top ten with a time of 14:29. Logan Connor ’23 and Molly Marks '23 placed in the top 20 ran with times of 14:44 and 14:52, respectively. Johanna Lopez ‘23 completed our freshman pack by running a personal best time of 19:06 to help her team place 2nd at the Shore Conference. The varsity race (5k) proved to be a very fast race with many talented runners in the Shore Conference. Our varsity squad rose to the occasion and competed with a 7th place overall team finish. Madeline Barber '22 had a very notable and impressive performance, leading our varsity pack. Madeline ran her personal best and broke the school record for the Ocean County Park 5k with a time of 19:01. Ally Lawson ’21 (19:30) and Grace Child’ 22 (19:39) ran competitive and demonstrated a lot of mental toughness in their races. Haven Dora '22 had very strong performance with time of 19:49. Anna Ferrigine’ 21 ran a personal best time of 21:31, and was followed by Ally Perri ’21 and Kate Hegel ’22, who completed our varsity pack by finishing with times of 21:44 and 22:00, respectively. Our JV squad was led by Lucy Retterer ’21 who ran a personal record of 22:13. Cecilia Peters’21 (23:36), Caroline Page ’21 (23:40), Ellie Thompson ’22 (23:53), Molly Clifford’ 20 (25:30), Katherine McCarthy ’21 (26:01), Logan Dziadzio’ 20 (26:21), and Lila Greene ’22 (28:25) toed the line in the JV race to conclude a strong day of racing. 

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