Angelina Perez and Gavin Sherry Capture First Place Titles in the 42nd Annual Eastbay Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional
Gavin Sherry of West Hartford, Conn. Sets New Course Record
Gavin Sherry of Conard HS (CT) in the lead with fellow Nutmegger Aidan Puffer on his shoulder. Photo courtesy of Eastbay XC
RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Angelina Perez of Ringwood, N.J. and Gavin Sherry of West Hartford, Conn. (Conard HS) won the Eastbay Cross Country (formerly Foot Locker CC) Championships (ECCC) Northeast Regional today. Perez, a senior at Lakeland Regional High School, claimed the title in the girls’ championship race in 17:21.5.
Belmont HS (MA) sophomore Ellie Shea, 6th overall. photo courtesy of Eastbay XC
Zariel Macchia, a freshman from Shirley, N.Y., finished second in 17:42.7, and Juliette Whittaker, a senior from Laurel, Md., placed third in 17:44.7. Whittaker along with Karrie Baloga (New Windsor, N.Y.), who finished fifth in today’s race, and Mia Cochran (Coraopolis, Pa.) who finished ninth are also two-time girls’ ECCC National Finalists from the Northeast Regional.
Sherry, a senior at Conard High School, took the title in the boys’ championship race in 15:05.8 shattering the course record and breaking two-time Olympian Donn Cabral’s 2007 standard of 15:09. Sherry, in 2019, was a runner-up in the Northeast Regional race making him a two-time ECCC National Finalist.
Marco Langon, a senior from Raritan, N.J., finished second in today’s race tying the course record in 15:09.6 and Gitch Hayes, a senior from Albany, N.Y., finished third in 15:18.6. Senior Aiden Puffer (Manchester, Conn.), who finished sixth in today’s race, is also a two-time ECCC National Finalist.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.
COURSE/WEATHER: 5,000-meter course; good course conditions; 37 degrees; sunny skies; 12 mph winds
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: The top 10 boys and the top 10 girls in the seeded races qualify to compete against runners from the South, Midwest and West Regional meets in the Eastbay Cross Country Championships National Finals, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.
Northeast Regional Results Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, N.Y.
1) Angelina Perez Ringwood, N.J. Lakeland Regional High School (12) 17:21.5
2) Zariel Macchia Shirley, N.Y. William Floyd High School (9) 17:42.7
3) Juliette Whittaker Laurel, Md. Mount De Sales Academy (12) 17:44.7
4) Jenna Mulhern West Chester, Pa. West Chester High School (12) 17:46.4
5) Karrie Baloga New Windsor, N.Y. Cornwall Central High School (11) 17:53.2
6) Ellie Shea Belmont, Mass. Belmont High School (10) 17:55.3
7) Emily Toth-Ratazzi Rome, N.Y. Rome Free Academy (12) 17:58.9
8) Daphne Banino Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Ursuline School (12) 18:01.5
9) Mia Cochran Coraopolis, Pa. Moon High School (12) 18:01.7
10) Lilly Shapiro Morganville, N.J. Colts Neck High School (12) 18:08.6