An unintenional oversight, but Stowe was not included in my cross country preview that ran earlier this week.
Here's what should have been in there about the Raiders:
Stowe returns many of its top boys talent that led the Raiders to a narrow fifth-place finish at the Division III state meet last fall (they were one point out of a tie for 4th and two points out of a tie for 2nd). They return their top finisher from the state meet in junior Sam Puddicome, who finished in 4th in 19:20.5. Two of the rest of the top five also return: senior Kyle Duffy and sophomore JJ Clark.
On the girls side, although the Raiders did not place as a team in the state meet in 2011, youth is on their side. Now-junior Josie Gelfin was 30th in 26:01 out of 71 runners.
Good luck to the Raiders and all of our local runners this fall!
- Anna Grearson