Sophomore Liam MacLellan Makes St. Pat’s History as Cross Country Season is Underway

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Jack Perez '21, Sports Writer

The Cross Country season is upon us and the Shamrocks kicked it off with a terrific meet on Tuesday. They finished 2nd as a team in the LPXC Meet, just behind the hosts, Lincoln Park. The Shamrocks had four finishers inside the top 10.

Remy Stafford ‘21 finished in 7th place with a time of 17:59 in his first ever meet. Juan Celio ‘21 and team captain Josh Esquilin ‘21 also put in terrific showings, finishing 4th and 6th respectively, with times of 17:40 and 17:46. The story of the meet was Liam MacLellan ‘23, who ran the 4th fastest 3-mile time in school history. He finished 2nd in the meet with an astonishing personal record time of 16:19.

The team’s brutal schedule saw them run a meet the next day. In the Notre Dame Invitational, the Shamrocks finished 3rd as a team and saw two runners finish in the top 10. Liam finished in 7th place with a time of 17:50. Team captain, Aidan Lewis ‘21, was the other runner to finish in the top 10. In his first meet of the season, Aidan finished in 10th place with a time of 18:18.

The Shamrocks will look to build off their strong start to the season in the Mather Invitational at Legion Park on Tuesday.