CHARLOTTE – The Providence Day boys cross country team made a statement with a dominating win at the Trinity-Valkyrie Invitational on Sept. 21 in Louisville, Ky.
The Chargers had six runners finish before any of the other teams in the stacked field could get four runners through. They won the seeded boys race by 41 points, scoring just 70 as a team.
With over 60 teams in the field, the Chargers placed four in the top 17 and six in the top 38 with only a 29-second gap for runners 1-5.
At the race, the Chargers beat the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in Kentucky, the Nos. 2 and 3 teams in Tennessee, the No. 8 team in Ohio and the No. 9 team in Indiana.
Christian Landis led the Chargers with a ninth-place run of 16:06. Jason Krell (16:08, 10th), Adam Habas (16:15, 12th), Colter Nichols (16:23, 17th) and Andrew Riolo (16:43, 33rd) scored for Providence Day, who also got solid runs from John Alfred Smith (16:43, 38th) and Luke Mana (195th).