Wickham Park

BMS Cross Country Team - News
Posted on 10/12/2017
This is the image for the news article titled BMS Cross Country Team - News‚ÄčEight intrepid members of the Brooklyn cross country team competed with middle school teams from across Connecticut as well as Rhode Island and Massachusetts at Wickham Park in Manchester on Saturday, October 7th. The boys ran first. Our two Brooklyn boys joined the starting line with nearly four hundred other runners. It was a swirling mass of colors as the race started and all the runners angled for the lead vehicle (a small vehicle leads the runners and brushes back spectators crowding the path of the runners). One of our runners, a sixth grader finished 46th to earn a top fifty medal. Our other runner, an honorary sixth grader for the day, finished in the top third.
Six Brooklyn girls, including two honorary sixth graders competed with three hundred and twenty-nine runners. The girls start was similarly impressive but couldn't match the finish.Three Brooklyn runners walked away with top fifty finishes for placing 32nd, 27th and first! It was the second time in five years that the girls race was won by a Brooklyn student. The Brooklyn girls finished thirteenth overall. All the runners left impressive times on the 3K course and represented Brooklyn with élan.