The terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 has made a long-lasting impression on our country. Along with higher security, there have been many monuments, organizations, and events that serve to remember what took place that day. Locally, an event in Pittsburgh at University Park every weekend of 9/11, the Red White and Blue 5K race, takes place as an invitational to cross country runners around the state.
Senior cross country runner Kaylee Farino established a personal best performance while taking first place in the AA division.
“I was happy because I got my best time,” said Farino. “At the same time I knew the people who were ahead of me, and could judge their pace as well.”
Juniors Megan King, Alison Stout, and sophomores Jocelyn Busato and Elle Kenney also ran the RW&B race. Farino was able to place 1st in her division (80-90 runners), and 5th overall. Cross country coach Zack Cavalier explained he was very proud of Farino and her progress throughout her four years on the team.
“She really is the strongest I’ve ever seen,” said Cavalier, “She is a very hard working kid.”
Along with placing in the Red White and Blue race, Farino placed 5th at counties last year and 8th at WPIALs. Farino hopes to beat her PR once again, medal at the state meet in November. She plans to attend college while continuing her cross country career.
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