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Runners Compete at Northeast Region Championships

One week after he placed 9th of 34 runners at the NEPSTA All Star XC Meet, Lukas Schunkert, class of 2012, traveled to Long Island, New York, to participate in the Foot Locker Northeast Regional High School XC Championships. He was accompanied by Jordan Comeau, class of 2014. This competition brings together some of the best high school XC runners from all of New England, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

Lukas competed in the seeded boys’ division, a race in which the competition is particularly fierce since the top 10 finishers are selected to represent the region at the national championships in San Diego, CA. Jordan competed on the same course, but in the freshman boys’ race.


Both athletes competed hard and ran great races. Lukas finished 131st of 186 runners in 17 minutes and 45 seconds, a time which would have placed him 8th in the junior boys’ race had he opted for that less competitive race (the top juniors and seniors generally opt to compete in the seeded race).


Jordan finished 9th of 58 runners in 18 minutes and 2 seconds. Along with the other 23 top finishers in the freshman boys’ race, he was named to the All Northeast Region Freshman team and received a medal and certificate in a ceremony following the race. Jordan was also the first finisher from Massachusetts in his race.


Congratulations to both boys on a fine end to their outstanding XC season! (Pictured: Jordan (left) and Lukas (right.)


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Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.