Boys Cross Country Team Places Third at Leyden-Norwood Conference Meet

The top two Elm boys cross country finishers display their conference medals.

Kevin Rosas (160) and Johan Gaviria (162) display the medals they earned for placing among the top 10 runners at the 2018 Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference Meet. Led by the two 8th graders, the Elm boys team finished third overall. Scroll down for more photos. (Photo courtesy of Elm Middle School Twitter)


The Elm Middle School boys cross country team ended its 2018 season with a third-place finish at the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC) title Oct. 2 at Schiller Woods East. 

The Cougars were led by two 8th graders who won medals for placing individually in the top 10.

Kevin Rosas finished fifth overall by covering the mile-and-a-half course in eight minutes, 56 seconds. Johan Gaviria placed ninth with a time of 9:15.

The Cougars competed in the conference meet against seven other schools: Hester, Lincoln, Mannheim, Pennoyer, Rhodes, Rosemont and Union Ridge.

The only schools finishing ahead of Elm were champion Mannheim and runner-up Rhodes.

This is the third time in as many years that the Elm boys have placed among the top three teams at the LNAC meet.

The Cougars won the title in 2016 and earned the runner-up spot last year.

The team was coached this season by Elm teachers Ms. Meg Walsh and Ms. Clare Thomas.


2018 Team Roster


The following boys participated in Elm cross country this fall. Congratulations to everyone who helped continue the program's record of excellence!

2018 ELM BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Connor Brown | 8th

Ahmed Hussein | 8th

Sal Mucerino | 8th

Christian Campos | 7th

Joseph Kachiroubas | 8th

Mateo Ormaza | 7th

Joshua Dascola | 7th

Rayan Lahlou-Nabil | 7th

Kevin Rosas | 8th

Andrew Gauthier | 7th

Jayden Lopez | 7th

Charles Utter | 8th

Johan Gaviria | 8th

Jose Manjarrez | 7th

Renaldo Venegas | 8th

Isaiah Gomez | 7th

Ray Manjarrez | 7th

Andrew Wolk | 8th

Simon Holda | 7th

Luke Meske | 8th

Roy Zuniga | 7th


Photos from the 2018 Season


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Conference Meet, Oct. 2, 2018. Photo courtesy of Elm Twitter (click image for larger view).


Elm boys cross country

Kevin Rosas, left, and Johan Gaviria display the medals they earned for placing among the top 10 runners at the 2018 LNAC Meet. Photo courtesy of Elm Twitter (click image for larger view).


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