Jesuit Cross Country Team Looks to Win State Title
By Patrick Dowd ’23, Sports Editor
After strong performances at their district and regional meets, the Jesuit cross country team looks to continue their success at the Division 5A State Meet.
At the district 9-5A meet, the Jays came out victorious with an almost perfect score of 18. In a cross country meet, each runner scores based on their finishing position, and the team with the lowest total scores of their first runners wins (the lowest possible score being 15, with a team’s runners in places 1-5). Jack DesRoches ‘23 finished first overall, followed closely behind by Jack Wallace ‘21. The top five was rounded off by Morgan Hebert ‘22, Lucas Sampedro ‘24, and Michael Vocke ‘24. The team was triumphant over city rivals Brother Martin, Holy Cross, and Rummel.
In the following week’s regional meet, the team placed third, just trailing behind both Brother Martin and Holy Cross. The team was led by Stephen Peterman ‘21, with Patrick Dowd ‘23 finishing second for the team. Also scoring were Donovan Musser ‘21, Chris Dehart ‘21, and Patrick Garvey ‘24. The team is looking to win the state meet in Natchitoches on Tuesday, November 17.