Kiera Udell of St. Anthony's crosses the finish line in...

Kiera Udell of St. Anthony's crosses the finish line in fifth place with a time of 16:41.2 in the girls varsity 2.5 mile race at the CHSAA Intersectional Cross Country championships in Van Cortlandt Park, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Credit: Louis Lanzano

The Friars did it again

Once a track and field powerhouse that left a little room for others to climb into the cross country fold, the St. Anthony’s girls team is now leaving their stamp on all three seasons.

St. Anthony’s won the team title at the CHSAA Intersectional Championships Saturday morning at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, scoring 70 points. Sacred Heart was second with 114 points.

It was St. Anthony’s second straight intersectional title.

Kiera Udell was the highest Friars finisher, running the 2.5-mile course in 16 minutes, 41.2 seconds. Her teammate, Olivia Czoch, was 10th in 16:48.4. Lola Dinneen of Staten Island’s Notre Dame Academy won in 15:06.5

"We went out as a team in the front," Udell said. "Then, we ended up getting passed when we went in the woods. But, I just tried to stay somewhat at the same pace the whole time. I sped up when I got off the bridge."

Elsewhere, Kellenberg’s Kathleen Healy was seventh in 16:45.5 and Sacred Heart’s Kimberly Hopkins was 11th in 16:58.5

On the boys side, Chaminade’s Liam Going was fourth in 13:29.5 and St. Anthony’s Jeremy Paredes was fifth in 13:34.6. Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan won in 12:50.4, leading his school to the team championship with 43 points. St. Anthony’s was third with 96 and Chaminade was fourth with 126.

"It went out at a decent pace," Going said. "I couldn’t really settle in. I wasn’t really too happy with my time. I felt like I could have done a little bit better, but overall I thought I had a good season and this race was a good way to end it."

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