The Viking Cross Country team began their season with a strong showing at the Dick Malloy Invitational 3K race held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park in Akron OH. The boys team finished in 8th place as a team. BK Kwasniak had the top time for VASJ posting a 10:43.4 which was good enough for 13th place overall out of 132 runners. David Hoffman and Dylan Barnett also finished in the top tier of runners finishing 23rd (11:00.7) and 34th (11:17.4) respectively. Davante Callahan finished in the top half of competitors as well with a 60th place finish and a time of 12:11.1. Phil Davis ran 12:31.3, Matt Fronzcek finished in 12:54.4, Brendan Quinlan crossed the finish line in 12:56.5, and Thomas Coyne finished in 16:02.2. All of the runners on the team improved upon their times from last years race.
On the girls side Jayda Bacchus finished 60th with a time of 14:51.3 and Annalise Gibbons finished 99th in 15:59.4