Boys Cross-Country Team Flies High at Babylon 5K

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The high school’s boys cross-country team recently won the Town of Babylon 5K championship race at Belmont State Park. It was the first time the Falcons had won this trophy since 2005.

Leading Deer Park’s standout performances was senior and team captain Anthony Vassallo, who was overall runner up in the event, taking second place with an impressive time of 17:03. Aidan Neilson finished in fourth place overall, Dan Catano in sixth, Daniel Thomas in eighth and Manny Valenzuela in 10th. In total, eight Deer Park runners medaled.

“It was an impressive race overall and served as a big boost heading into the division and county championship meets,” said coach Thomas Brouillard.