Max Hoberman roared to a 19:04 finish in yesterday’s Stratton Faxon 5K race in Fairfield. He placed 21st overall — out of 1,037 runners — and was the 1st Westporter to finish.
Rising sophomore Diego Alanis was the only Staples soccer player to run this morning’s Stratton Faxon half-marathon. He covered the 13.1 miles in a very speedy 1:35.
The 5K and half-marathon events — fundraisers for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp — drew 8 Staples soccer players. Another 5 raised money for the organization, which helps youngsters with cancer and other serious illnesses. Each player pledged to raise at least $250; half of the money came from the generous contribution of Jay Katz ’87.
More than 40 Westport residents raced in the 5K — and members of the Staples soccer program took the 1st 7 Westport places. Right behind Hoberman was James Hickok (39th overall, 20:26).
They were followed by Andreas Refvik (42nd, 20:31); Jake Malowitz (50th, 20:50); Tucker Rizzi (55th, 21:04); Taylor McNair (61st, 21:11) and Roscoe Brown (80th, 21:46).
Also running: Julien Delepine, volunteer freshman assistant coach. He paced Refvik, and finished 41st (20:31).
Hoberman — a member of Staples’ indoor and outdoor track teams — pronounced the course “tough.”
Not running, but also raising funds for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp: Daniel Boyce, Sebo Hood, Jay Kaplan, Eric Pan and Jack Scott.
Congratulations to all who participated — and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp adds its special heartfelt thanks!