By Dylan Junkin
Early Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 48 schools from the greater Philadelphia area competed in the 24th annual Bulldog Invitational. Among these schools was Central Bucks East. Top runners from East such as Jake Brophy, Connor Sands, Billy Rollo and Jon Wommer for the boys and Elizabeth Huuki, Tate Dawson, Elizabeth Morris and Hannah Morris for the girls raced on Saturday.
Brophy led the boys’ varsity team, placing third with a time of 15:38, a new record for the sophomore. He was followed by Sands with a time of 16:23, Rollo at 17:23 and Wommer at 17:24. The boys took sixth place in the race.
Huuki ran a great race, as well, placing second with a time of 18:42. Dawson, Elizabeth Morris and Hannah Morris followed with times of 18:50, 18:57 and 19:25, respectively. Overall, the girls claimed first place in the race.
East also ran well in the JV races. For the boys, Frank Brophy, Troy Flagler and Will Shultz led the pack. The top runners in the girls’ event were Sarah Romanus, Amanda Conley and Courtney Wentz.
After a stellar race this Saturday, East hopes to repeat as league champions in its upcoming season. The Patriots’ next race, a dual meet against CB West and Pennridge, will be crucial to their success.