In the News...
JFK 4K Cross Country Invitational
@ JFK Middle and High Schools
On Friday, September 2, 2016, the JFK Cross Country team hosted the 8th annual cross country invitational. This invitational has become tradition to kick off the cross country season for all of Western New York high school cross country teams. Our season opening meet gives athletes the opportunity to ease into their year of cross country racing on a well-groomed 4k or 2.5-mile course. The course has been designed with a mix of groomed trails and open fields which is very coach and spectator friendly. It was nice to have our first meet be home so family, friends, and the community could come and watch.
The JFK girls and boy’s cross country teams competed and did a great job in their first meet of the season. The boys team was led by senior, Kyle Ricotta, whom is having a great start to season. He ran the course in under 15 minutes and we are excited to see his times go down this season. Another runner we are excited to have is sophomore Dan Kurowski. He ran a 15:25 and has one of the best work ethics on the team. At the invitational, there were 20 varsity boys teams compete. Wining first place was East Aurora, second place was Lancaster, and third place was Williamsville South. There were 16 varsity girl’s teams. First place was East Aurora, second place was Rush Henrietta, and third place was Sweet Home.
Overall, it was a great meet and we want to thank everyone who helped out. We couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to continuing the JFK XC Invitational and the rest of the 2016 season.
Here are a few pictures of the event: