On Saturday, November 10th, Dublin School Cross Country capped off a truly historic and undefeated season with first place team finishes in the Girls Varsity, Boys Varsity and Boys JV races at the NEPSTA Div. IV Championships! The race was hosted by Marianapolis Prep in Thompson, CT, which had seen over two inches of rainfall in the days leading up to the race. The Dublin runners braved the mud and standing water along the course to emerge victorious in an inspiring display of individual grit mixed with unwavering commitment to their team.
To put all these results in context, the previous best team finishes for the Boys' and Girls' Varsity teams at the NEPSTA championships had been 4th (2017) and 7th (2015), respectively, with the Boys JV team coming in a close second in 2016. Winning all three races in the same year is something truly special and also unprecedented in NEPSTA Div IV.
Saturday the bus was just rolling away from campus when the Sailing Team's last-day-of-the-season away regatta was cancelled by our hosts due to high winds. The Sailors quickly regrouped, and while some chose to spend the day preparing for up-coming exams, the rest suggested venturing off campus anyway.
Working with Mr Catlin, Henry, Rebecca, Cynthia, Francisco, Laura, Ainsley, and Niki crafted a plan to drive to Boston, visit USS Constitution, and have some free time in the Quincy Market / Aquarium area. There was a surprise bonus: we ended our season on the water as we traveled by ferry back to where the bus was parked!
Senior Kyle Greenberg anchored the defense in his last Dublin home game, a 4-2 loss to White Mountain. Falling behind 2-0, Dublin responded with a second-half push eventually tieing the score at 2-2 behind a Kyle Greenberg penalty kick and a Salah Maalim goal. White Mountain regained the lead creating two scramble goals in front of the net to secure the game. White Mountain 4, Dublin 2.
The Dublin School girls soccer team met Stoneleigh Burnham School for the RVAL Championships this Sunday. It was a rematch of last year's final, and another installment in a long running rivalry between these two teams. Dublin dominated the first half with an early goal on a penalty kick by Luna. A second goal followed after an incredible pass across the box from Luna was redirected by Liza’s foot mid air. The second half started with another spectacular goal from Luna who made a Beckham-esque shot to the top right corner 12 minutes in.
On Wednesday, 10/31, the Dublin Cross Country team capped off the RVAL season with another dominant performance at the league championship race hosted by BART, on the slopes of Mt. Greylock in Adams, MA. Dublin finished first as a team in the varsity girls and boys races, as well as in the JV boys race!
While the team is proud of their accomplishments to date, there is certainly a sense of unfinished business as we prepare for the final race of the season, the NEPSTA Championships at Marianapolis in Thompson, CT. Dublin runners will test themselves against the best in New England, facing off against 30+ schools! With the strongest boys and girls teams Dublin has ever seen, it is certain to be an exciting day. Stay tuned!
. Not since the series opener have all 24 teams raced at the same time, and with nearly 400 riders, it was quite an event!
It was a wet and technically challenging course, but despite the conditions, our racers came through with an awesome performance. Abby Ingram, racing in her last race as a Dublin student, had the best race of her career and finished first in the girls B class race, putting her as one of the top girl riders in the series. AJ Lee and Oren Robblee had top 20 finishes in the boys A race, finishing 15th and 18th respectively. Oren ended the season with top freshman honors in the Western Division. Imogen VonMertens earned a podium finish placing 3rd in the girls C race
Dublin finished 6th in the championship and ended the season with a 4th place overall in the Western Division.
It was a great end to a great season, and we thank our senior leaders and captains, AJ Lee, Abbby Ingram and Pete Spang, for all the work they put into helping make the season what it was.