This week was extremely important for us here at NYMA as we hosted the Hudson Valley Athletic League Cross Country Championships as well as an important soccer game with playoff implications.
Coach Forrest Gordon worked extremely hard to make sure the cross country course was in tip-top shape. We had over 100 runners competing here this past Wednesday and had to seek help from numerous teachers and administrators as well as volunteer parents. Mr. Dolan, Mr. Roselli, and Dr. Webb helped as spotters on the course while Mrs. Larabee helped at the finish line with keeping everything in order as officials recorded times. We also had assistance from Mr. Kevin Canty, Mrs. Kristine Rahn, Mrs. Kristen Urso, and Mrs. Angelica Parker. Mr. Andrew Erickson filmed the race for us while Mrs. Jennifer Erickson and Mrs. Kristen Black organized the NYMA gear and apparel. Mr. Rich Thorn and his amazing staff helped prepare sandwich platters and nutritious snacks for the runners and coaches. Commandant Lorenzen and Superintendent Zhang helped organize the radio communication for us so that we could make sure the runners were on time and more importantly safe! We also had cadets contribute as they stationed the bathrooms and took care of traffic control. Numerous cadets also pitched in lending a hand setting up and running errands during the race. Thank you to everyone for your help in making this big cross country race possible!
Overall, the event was a great success and the Cross Country team did NYMA proud as they finished in 3rd place out of 9 schools. The highlight of the day came when sophomore sensation Matthew Montes came in 1st place overall out of 78 male runners! All week Montes ran like a man possessed and then he showed us what true determination and hard work can accomplish. We are all so proud of him. Matthew will go on to represent NYMA in the New England Championships next Saturday. Good luck Cadet Montes!
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Soccer was also in action this past Wednesday as they hosted Oakwood Friends in a game that would help determine playoff seeding. Highlights from NYMA came from Cadet Simon Chen who scored two goals. Remy Sykes and Henri Racine also had solid games for the Knights. The game resulted in a 2-2 tie and ended up being an advantage for NYMA moving into the HVAL playoffs. They were able to secure the #5 seed and will travel to take on #4 Darrow on Monday at 2:00 pm. The winner will advance to play top-seeded Storm King on Wednesday in the conference semi-finals.