Girls Cross-Country Team Wins Babylon Bowl

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The high school’s girls cross-country team won its first Babylon Bowl since 2006 on Senior Day. The Falcons took down powerhouse West Babylon by a slim margin and are now currently ranked 24th in New York State, their highest ranking ever.

Deer Park was led by Gianna Marquez, who finished third with a personal best 19:07 on the 5K course. Natalia Lee bested her previous time with19:47, finishing fifth overall. The scoring was rounded out by Kylie Kuhn at 20:23, Arianna Araujo at 20:47 and Robert Frost Middle School eighth grader Kaliyah Hull at 20:47.5. For Senior Day, the team said goodbye to Araujo and captain Amanda Poggioli.