BERLIN — The Gunston School's girls' cross country team was one runner shy of having a complete team that would have scored, but the Herons made themselves noticed during last Thursday's tri-meet at Worcester Prep.
Junior Nora FauntLeRoy finished third in a time of 24 minutes, 5.4 seconds to lead Gunston's 3-4-5 finish in the girls' competition. Each team had to have four runners in order to be counted in the team competition that included Salisbury and host Worcester Prep.
Following FauntLeRoy across the finish line for Gunston were freshman Lilah Paddy (fourth, 24:23.3) and junior Georgia Gillespie (fifth, 24:35.0).
Salisbury won the girls' race with 14 points, led by runner-up Andrea Padilla (23:26.9). Worcester placed second with 26 points, paced by Caitlyn Hoen, who won with a mark of 22:45.8.
Gunston's boys' team was also one short of a complete team, though sophomore Aidan Trautman finished eighth in 20:59.8. He was followed by teammates Matthew Sharpless (22:38), Zachary Adams (23:42.8) and Benjamin Cook (24:00.7).
Worcester easily won the boys' race, as the Mallards had the first six runners (only five were counted) cross the finish line, led by Graham McColgan (18:37.3). Salisbury was second with 49 points.
This is the second year for Gunston's cross country program.