Pearl River Girls XC Edges Nanuet, Both Teams Beat South

Pearl River defeated Nanuet, 26-29, in a three-team girls cross country meet Tuesday at Pearl River Middle School. Pearl River and Nanuet both defeated Clarkstown South. UPDATED with pictures and details.

Kelly Hayes set a new course record with a time of 18:26 despite the wet conditions to lead Pearl River to victories over Nanuet and Clarkstown South in a three-team girls cross country meet Tuesday at Pearl River Middle School.

The Pirates placed four runners in the top seven to help them edge Nanuet, 26-29. They defeated Clarkstown South, 16-47.

"They rose to the occasion," Pearl River Head Coach Dan Doherty said. "Laura Cooper ran a fantastic race, she was our second girl. Kelly Hayes won the race in a new course record, so that was nice. After that, our next couple of girls are all brand new to cross country, and this is the first time they've been in a big race like that and they came through."

The victories helped Pearl River keep up a dual meet winning streak that goes back to 1990. 

Nanuet's Megan Young finished second overall in 19:11. The Golden Knights defeated Clarkstown South, 16-42.

Sam Rokicsak was the top finisher for Clarkstown South at ninth overall in a time of 20:15.

Girls Cross Country
at Pearl River Middle School (5,000 meters)
Pearl River 26, Nanuet 29
Pearl River 16, Clarkstown South 47
Nanuet 16, Clarkstown South 42

Individual results

  1. Kelly Hayes. PR. 18:26
  2. Megan Young  Nan. 19;11
  3. Laura Cooper. PR. 19:20
  4. Brooke Madry. Nan. 19:23
  5. Catherine Rayward. PR 19:23
  6. MaryKate O'Meara. Nan. 19:32
  7. Kaitlyn Harding. PR. 19:35
  8. Lauren Fernandez. Nan. 19:41
  9. Sam Rokicsak. CS. 20:15
  10. Ellie Collinson. Nan. 20:18
  11. Emma Haley. PR. 20:21
  12. Ailish Durcan PR. 20:22
  13. Kaitlin O'Riordan. PR 20:34
  14. Claire Brennan PR. 20:41
  15. Cara SantaTeresa. CS. 20:48
  16. Kristen Carbone Nan 20:48
  17. Brianne Garvey  PR 21:01
  18. Kelly Longarino CS. 21:08
  19. Kristen McAdams PR. 21:15
  20. Jesse McCarthy. PR 21:20

Team Records

  • Pearl River 4-0
  • Nanuet 3-3
  • Clarkstown South 2-4


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