The Port Jefferson Boys Cross-Country Team Races To The Top

Four cross-country runners place in the top 10 of the Suffolk County State Qualifiers

Courtesy of Port Jefferson School District
Courtesy of Port Jefferson School District
The Boys Cross Country team completed in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross-Country State Championships, representing the Port Jefferson School District.

The event, Nov. 9 at the Queensbury High School was full of athletics from all over Long Island competing for their chance to place as a top contender. 

According to Port Jefferson School District officials, junior James Burke was awarded third place in the state for Men’s 5K Class “C” with a time of 15:59.9. Additionally, the team holds fifth place in this class.

The district said the team also participated in the Suffolk County State Qualifiers and won the Class "C" Suffolk County Championship. Not only did the district win, but four students came within the top 10. Those students are:

1st Place – James Burke with a time of 17:47.78 
2nd Place – Justin Julich with a time of 18:17.81 
8th Place – John Albinson 
9th Place – Parker Schoch


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