Athletics Update: Cross Country Stays Unbeaten With Dominating Win Over Carroll

John O’Neill, director of athletics
October 13, 2023

The cross country team improved to a perfect 4-0 following a dominating 20-59 win over Carroll this week. On a beautiful afternoon in front of the home crowd, Belmont Day recorded 12 PRs! You heard right, 12 of Belmont Day’s 18 runners ran their best times ever on the 2.2-mile home course. Highlighting these impressive times were a trio of veteran eighth graders who have put in the work over the years and are now reaping the rewards. Brynn Franklin, Simon Wright, and Jovana Zivanovic all dropped nearly half a minute off of their previous bests, each finishing in the top 12 overall with times under 17:15. Joining the talented eighth grade trio in the PR column was a pair of seventh grade classmates, Edwin Voiland (17:19) and Emmett Mack (17:26) who finished in 12th and 13th place respectively. Also chipping in with a strong performance was Sohan Shah who recorded his fastest time of the season. With all of the PRs and overall team success, another first place finish from Sam Leviton almost seems ho-hum. In what has become an expectation, Sam recorded his fourth consecutive first place finish, coming in at a blazing 12:51, his second sub 13:00 in a row. The team now sets their sights on the first invitational meet of the season and will take their undefeated record to Brookline for the Larz Anderson Invitational next week.

  • The varsity volleyball team improved to 3-1 following a 2-0 win over Beaver. Noah Yang controlled the service line while Isla Smith chipped in with some solid play.
  • The field hockey team is struggling to find offense, losing their third consecutive game, 4-1 to Nashoba. Lucy Walther was active on the ball and Veronica Wang played well for BDS .
  • Noor Khan scored the equalizer off of Abigail Chang’s free kick during girls’ JV soccer’s 1-1 tie at Nashoba. Maren Whitman was strong in net and Fatoumata Bah helped control the pace.
  • Kaden Flummerfelt was under center for the majority of varsity football’s big win over Carroll. Highlights included Henry Kiraly’s interception and Calum Dunbar’s touchdown.
  • Boys’ JV soccer stayed unbeaten with a 4-1 win over Park. Ewan Wheeler provided lots of offensive pressure while Graham Chisholm tallied two more goals (four for the season).
  • The varsity soccer teams swept Carroll, both notching their second wins of the season. Luke Brenneman and Rhys Kaplan played well for the boys. Kailkidan Shiferaw and Josie Stevenson shined for the girls.
  • The JV football team lost a hard fought game to Carroll this week. Deniz Kas and Sophie Cutie had some good flag pulls and Lee Piechota provided an offensive spark.

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

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