The Aces boys and girls cross country team finished an outstanding fall season this week with the Chicago Prep Conference meet. The team hosts the meet annually near Pooch Park in Skokie. Eight teams and nearly 150 runners competed in four races: open boys and girls races and varsity boys and girls races.
The boys team, made up of some young runners, took third place, with Ezra Perlow finishing 2nd place in the varsity run and setting a new school record for the 3-mile run at 16:28 (an astounding 5:29 average per mile).
The girls varsity team just missed defending their 4-year winning streak of the Conference title by placing second. ICJA finished second in the boys open race and first in the girls open race.
Ten out of 12 varsity runners set a PR and six out of 13 open runners set PRs. They managed stellar improvement in a choppy season full of Yom Tov breaks. We couldn’t be prouder of our athletes.
Many thanks to our Coaches Ezra Jaffe and Dana Hunter for guiding our Aces to run their very best this season. Thank you to the parent volunteers who helped our team host the race and record times. And a special shout out to Coach Elissa Weissberg, who coached part of this season and has been instrumental in building our cross country program into the outstanding athletic program that it is. Best of luck to her next year as she heads to Israel, no doubt to find some runners to inspire there!