Port Jefferson boys cross-country team named Suffolk County champions

Port Jefferson boys cross-country team named Suffolk County champions photo
After winding their way through the wooded course at Sunken Meadow State Park, the Earl L. Vandermuelen High School’s boys cross-country team crossed the finish line as Suffolk County Class C Champions.

The team ran an average of 18:48.21 in the Class C 5,000-meter run. The seven members – Sam Walker, Grant Samara, Cooper Schoch, Michael Ruggiero, Brian Veit, Alex Rebic and Owen Okst ­– are now qualified and gearing up for the 2017 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11.

“This is another wonderful achievement for this team,” said Danielle Turner, Port Jefferson School District’s athletic director. “We wish them great luck at the state level.”