Once again, Stevenson University hosted the 2021 Spiked Shoe Cross Country Invitational in their own backyard on Saturday, Sept. 25. Athletes from 20 different schools, including some from the Washington, D.C. area, attended the meet.
(Pierre Attiogbe finishes as the first-place winner in the boys varsity race)
Regarding the boys varsity race, St. Albans senior Pierre Attiogbe took home the individual title with a time of 16:03.86, which separated him from the second-place finisher with a whopping one minute lead. Following Attiogbe was a 2-3 duo from Long Reach. Senior Alejandro Cabrera took home second place with a time of 17:05.38, while his teammate, junior Christian Brower, followed closely behind with a time of 17:07.88. Two more St. Albans athletes filled in the top five with freshmen William Strong (17:19.37) and Sebi Hume (17:19.68) placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Ultimately, the St. Albans team took home the top honors with a score of 47 points. Second was Gonzaga College (59 points) and third was Archbishop Curley (133 points).
(Sarah van Ornum finishes as the first-place finisher in the girls varsity race)
For the girls varsity race, Kent Island junior Sarah van Ornum finished first with a time of 19:44.37. Behind was Catonsville junior Hallie Shepard with a time of 20:11.64. The third-place finisher was Bryn Mawr freshman Fiona Santos with a time of 20:49.66. Fourth was Carter Brotherton (20:52.17). Fifth was Mary Gorsky (20:58.21), who led her team to victory as McDonogh scored a mere 29 points. Second was Catonsville (63 points) and National Cathedral (72 points).