The Porter's cross country team traveled to Choate on Saturday to race in the NEPSTA Championships. Although the team placed last out of 13 teams, the all the runners each had an excellent race. Many of the runners achieved their personal best times or close to their personal best times despite the cold weather and the challenging course. Alexandra Poole '20 placed 13th overall with a personal best time of 20:17. Because she was in the top 20, she is invited to the NEPSTA All-Star Cross Country Meet at St. Mark's School next Saturday, November 18. This is an incredible achievement and we are all so proud of her! It has been a true honor to work with every single one of the runners on the Porter's cross country team this year, and Saturday's race was a fine way to end the season!
The Porter's cross country team ran in the Founder's League Championship at Hotchkiss on Saturday. The runners all had an excellent race with many of them achieving their personal best for the season. Alexandra Poole '20 placed 3rd overall in the race and the team placed 6th out of 9 teams.
Porter's cross country went back to Williston Northampton on Saturday to race in the Shaler Invitational. The team placed 7th out of 11 teams. The team ran quite well and many of the runners achieved their personal best time for the season. Alexandra Poole '20 had another great race and placed 5th overall!
On Wednesday, November 15, Porter's varsity soccer hosted last year's New England Class B Champions Pingree School in the NEPSAC Quarterfinals. This marked the second year in a row Porter's made the postseason tournament.
This week's athlete of the week is Adi Jalinskas '18 from varsity field hockey.
Jalinskas '18 has been a model captain and teammate this season. She persists in the face of adversity, loves to train hard, and her favorite days are the ones where she is pushed to work the hardest. She rallies her teammates with her positivity and her competitive drive. We love to witness her sprint ahead to keep a ball in bounds or her quick hand-eye coordination whenever there is an opportunity to tip it in.
Jalinskas '18 was chosen to play in the Western New England Prep School All-Star game, and she led her team to a 4-0 victory, posting 2 of the goals! Arguably, this made her the game's most valuable player. In the face of such amazing competition, it was fantastic to see her create and capitalize on the opportunities to score. Congratulations to the Athlete of the Week, Adi Jalinskas '18.