Cross Country's Cross Country Trip

[caption id="attachment_369871" align="aligncenter" width="350"]DAY 1: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - After meeting at 9 am PST at SFO, the team lands in Detroit for a transfer to New York City. DAY 1: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - After meeting at 9 am at SFO, the team lands in Detroit for a transfer to New York City.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369872" align="aligncenter" width="350"]The team finally lands in New York and arrives in Manhattan at 11 pm, after nearly 12 hours of travel. The team finally lands in New York and arrives in Manhattan at 11 pm, after nearly 12 hours of travel.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369873" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Day 2: Friday, October 10, 2014 - Starting out the day just right, the cross country team does their pre-meet workout in Central Park, retracing the final miles of the New York Marathon.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369874" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Upon hearing of our arrival in NYC, alumna Sophia Cannata-Bowman '13 comes out to Central Park to greet the team and her former coaches. Upon hearing of our arrival in NYC, alumna Sophia Cannata-Bowman '13 comes out to Central Park to greet the team and her former coaches.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369877" align="aligncenter" width="350"]The team took a bus tour of Manhattan, visiting the Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center and Madison Square Garden, which had a fantastic view of the Empire State Building. The team took a bus tour of Manhattan, visiting the Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center and Madison Square Garden, which had a fantastic view of the Empire State Building.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369848" align="aligncenter" width="263"]To end the exciting and breathtaking tour of New York City, the cross country team sat down for a nice team dinner at Angelo's Pizza. To end the exciting and breathtaking tour of New York City, the cross country team sat down for a nice team dinner at Angelo's Pizza.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369867" align="aligncenter" width="350"]DAY 3: Saturday October 11, 2014 - The big day had come! This was the day the Irish raced at Van Cortlandt Park in the  Manhattan College XC Invitational. DAY 3: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - The big day had come! This was the day the Irish raced at Van Cortlandt Park in the largest single-day invitational in the country, the Manhattan College XC Invitational.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369850" align="aligncenter" width="350"]The day may have started out with some rain and the team was left without a tent for shelter, but that did not stop the Irish from racing and putting it all out there on the course. The day may have started out with some rain and the team was left without a tent for shelter, but that did not stop the Irish from racing and putting it all out there on the course.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369851" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Stephen Peterson '15, Jonathan Chan '15, Hank Hoffelt '16 were all medal winners for the Irish. Stephen Peterson '15, Jonathan Chan '15, Hank Hoffelt '16 were all medal winners for the Irish.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369879" align="aligncenter" width="263"]Carolyn Scott '17 was the lone medal winner for the girls team. Carolyn Scott '17 was the lone medal winner for the girls team.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369853" align="aligncenter" width="350"]The JV boys before their race. The JV boys before their race.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369868" align="aligncenter" width="350"]The varsity boys started fast in their race. The varsity boys started fast in their race.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369870" align="aligncenter" width="350"]What could be better before each race than to show some Irish Pride out on the East Coast? What could be better before each race than to show some Irish Pride out on the East Coast?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369855" align="aligncenter" width="350"]The varsity girls lined up before their race. The varsity girls lined up before their race.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369856" align="aligncenter" width="350"]After a long tiring day at the meet, went wandered around in Chelsea. Showing off their love for shoes, some of the guys hit up Niketown, Supreme and Fight Club, which has a selection of shoes exclusive to New York City. After a long, tiring day at the meet, we wandered around in Chelsea. Showing off their love for shoes, some of the guys hit up Niketown, Supreme and Fight Club, which has a selection of shoes exclusive to New York City.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369858" align="aligncenter" width="231"]The senior girls headed out to Chelsea Market, a place with such a unique architecture that the girls couldn't help but snap a polaroid photo to capture the antique vibe of Chelsea. The senior girls headed to Chelsea Market, a place with such a unique architecture that the girls couldn't help but snap a Polaroid photo to capture the antique vibe of Chelsea.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369859" align="aligncenter" width="350"]DAY 4: Sunday October 12, 2014 - As we reached our last full day in New York City, Coach Andy planned a fun-filled day for team. We began Sunday at the 8 am mass at Church of St. Paul the Apostle, with the boys looking spiffy in their dress shirts and ties... DAY 4: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - As we reached our last full day in New York City, Coach Andy planned a fun-filled day for team. We began Sunday at the 8 am mass at Church of St. Paul the Apostle, with the boys looking spiffy in their dress shirts and ties...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369860" align="aligncenter" width="350"]…and the girls looking beautiful in their dresses and skirts. …and the girls looking beautiful in their dresses and skirts.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369862" align="aligncenter" width="263"]After lunch, the team took the subway to catch a ferry out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. One cannot imagine the beauty of the Statue of Liberty until they have seen it in person. After lunch, the team took the subway to catch a ferry out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. One cannot imagine the beauty of the Statue of Liberty until they have seen it in person.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369880" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Capturing the entire team along with the Statue of Liberty was a difficult feat and could not have been done without Coach Andy's wonderful photography skills. Capturing the entire team along with the Statue of Liberty was a difficult feat and could not have been done without Coach Andy's wonderful photography skills.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369864" align="aligncenter" width="350"]To commemorate our last cross country trip, the seniors gathered to take a photo with the New York City skyline. To commemorate our last cross country trip, the seniors gathered to take a photo with the New York City skyline.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369865" align="aligncenter" width="350"]DAY 5: Monday October 13, 2013 - Given our last moments of free time in New York City, four students decided to attend a tour of Columbia University, while others headed out to tourist attractions like Times Square. DAY 5: Monday, October 13, 2014 - Given our last moments of free time in New York City, four students decided to attend a tour of Columbia University, while others headed out to tourist attractions like Times Square.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_369881" align="aligncenter" width="263"]Saying goodbye to New York City, the team gathered at the hotel to take one final photo before headed off to the airport. Saying goodbye to New York City, the team gathered at the hotel to take one final photo before heading off to the airport.[/caption]

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