Cross Country - Boys' Varsity

Wilbraham & Monson Academy Boys' Cross Country is a team where athletes of all backgrounds come together. We compete in the New England Prep School Division IV championship meet each year, and have seen our standing in that field improve nearly every year since 2007. At our core, we have strong student leadership that has helped instill a tradition of hard work and sportsmanship. The Cross Country team brings together a diverse mix of students, many without prior running experience as well as many serious runners who anticipate running in college. Over the past three years we have had students from eight states and nine countries participate in Cross Country. Our student leaders and our coaches stress that each individual is part of a team, and that everyone can improve.

In practices we break the team into three to four levels, based on a combination of experience and ability. Each group runs a similar but modified run to meet the diverse needs of the team. A couple of days a week we utilize the new Shaw Track, while the mixture of flat roads to the west of campus and the rolling hills to the east of campus offer athletes scenic and varied training runs ideal for Cross Country.

Kingswood meet, Oct. 20

Season Outlook

MacDuffie meet, Sept. 18



Giovanni

Biondo

2021

Pound Ridge

NY


Samuel

Essien

2023

Ellicott City

MD


Basem

Hernandez

2019

Roselle

NJ


Khalil

Kamara

2020

Wappingers Falls

NY


John

Kennedy

2019

Springfield

MA


Adam

Kugelmass

2019

Longmeadow

MA


Tianqi

Li

2020

Beijing

China


Minh Nhat

Nguyen

2019

Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam


Cooper

Schechterle

2022

Somers

CT


Gokul

Sivakumar

2019

East Longmeadow

MA


Jack

Swanson

2023

Wilbraham

MA


Pheeraphat

Trairatanobhas

2020

Bangkok

Thailand


Anh

Vu

2021

Hanoi

Vietnam


Shiheng

Xu

2019

Beijing

China


Xiaoyu

Yu

2019

Tianjin

China

No players were found for this team

Danielle Vartabedian

Craig Presnal

Scoreboard

vs.
Deerfield Invitational
Away

At the Deerfield Academy Invitational, Giovanni Biondo ‘21 ran a 5k PR in 19:08. Basem Hernandez followed in 19:50 and Adam Kugelmass crossed in 20:06.

vs.
MacDuffie School
Home
Win

Giovani Biondo '21 (19:23) and Basem Hernandez '19 (19:46) finished first and second to lead the Titans.

TBD
vs.
Canterbury Invitational
Away
Sixth place of 22
The Titans placed sixth out of 22 schools.
Top finishers:

Giovanni Biondo '21, 6th out of 154 runners.
Basem Hernandez '19, 10th
Adam Kugelmass '19, 17th

vs.
Minnechaug Regional High School
Away
Second place
The Titans were led by captain Adam Kugelmass '19 with a time of 17:40 good for a tight, third-place finish. He was followed by Gio Biondo '21 and Basem Hernandez '19.
vs.
Ethel Walker, Hamden Hall, Cheshire Academy
Away
Second place

1. Christian Heritage 49
2. WMA 53
3. Hamden Hall 58
4. Williams School 66
5.Cheshire
WMA's Adam Kugelmass ‘21 placed third overall in 17:21.

vs.
Kingswood-Oxford
Home
Win

Adam Kugelmass ‘19 won ithe meet against KO in honor of Dr. Gorski.

vs.
Cushing Academy, Worcester Academy, Pomfret School
Away

Adam Kugelmass '19 won the individual race.