SJS XC had an excellent season. Coach Katz says the team was lucky to have guest coach/parent Scott Beaudoin. Scott completed an Ironman earlier this year and helped the team learn the importance of warming up and staying strong mentally. The team competed at a few new venues, such as Haley Farm in Groton, which was lovely! The team’s favorite meet was the 6th Annual Catholic Invitational at St. Bernard in Monteville. The weather was beautiful and the meet was well organized. 7th grader Lily Schoonmaker finished 19th and took home a medal. Coach Katz noted that the family participation this season was wonderful; especially the Martin’s homemade snacks! Most rewarding of all was how each runner improved as the season progressed, and how they encouraged and looked out for each other.