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Staples Boys Team Secures Start at Nike Cross National Finals with 2nd Place in Northeast Championship Race

Created at 11/26/2016 6:20 PM  by Ron Knapp 
Last modified at 11/26/2016 6:23 PM  by Ron Knapp 

At the 2016 Nike Northeast Cross Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, NY today the Staples Boys team running under their Westport Harriers moniker qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals Championship on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Glendoveer Golf Course, Portland Oregon.

Ahmad Zakeer lead the team to their second place finish with 132 points behind the winning Brothers Track Club with 122 points as he placed 6th in 16:02.4 behind winner David Principe Jr.of La Salle Running Club in 15:18.0 over the 5km course. Their remaining top five runners included Benjamin Seiple (19th-16:27.6), Sunil Green (31st-16:40.8), William Landowne (40th-16:46.3) and Christian Myers (52nd-16:51.3). Other state teams participating in the race were Danbury (Hatter XC Harriers – 10th) and Haddam-Killingworth (HKXC – 28th).

In the Girls Northeast Championship Race, the individual winner was Aislinn Devlin of Downington West, Downington PA crossing the finish line in 18:09.1. The top two automatic team qualifiers were Hunterdon Lions Track Club of Lebanon NJ (81pts) and Sabers Running Club of Souhegan NH (157pts).

The complete meet results of the races are now available on the MySportsResults.com Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER of Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook.

Complete meet results are available on the official website at: Nike Cross Nationals