The Montclair Kimberley Academy Varsity Girls’ Cross Country team took 4th overall in the Essex County Championship on October 26.
For the second year in a row, Senior Anna Schaller (Montclair) won the Essex County Girls Cross Country Championship. Schaller ran 18:19, beating her previous personal best by 27 seconds.
The other top MKA finisher was Junior Anna Bradley (Essex Fells), who finished 4th in 19:39.
On the Varsity Boys side, Junior Charlie Koenig (Ho-Ho-Kus), finished 4th with a time of 16:00.
Both the MKA Boys and Girls Teams also had a strong finish at the NJISAA Prep B State Championships on October 24, with both teams finishing second.
Koenig won the NJISAA Prep B State Championships with a winning time of 17:07. Junior Jack Wilkin (Montclair) placed sixth with a time of 17:46 and senior Victor Magnuson (Glen Ridge) placed 10th with a time of 18:17.
The girls team also had a strong performance with four runners in the top 20. Schaller was fourth in 20:00. Bradley came in sixth in 20:52.
Freshman Emma Burd (Maplewood) came in 12th 21:42 and Freshman Lauren Schier (West Orange) came in 14th with a time of 22:05.
“Both the boys and girls on our team have great spirit,” said head coach Matthew Bach. “While small in numbers, they continue to pull off impressive victories.”