For the third straight year, Monsignor Farrell won the NYC Mayor's Cup, as junior Daniel Galford crossed the finish line first for the Lions. Led by Galford's time of 13:05.24, the Lions placed five runners in the top 10 during the race at Van Cortlandt Park. Collegiate and Bronx Science finished second and third, respectively.
The impressive showing bodes well for the Lions, who have their eyes set on becoming the first New York City squad to qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon. The Staten Island squad is also looking to improve upon its 28th-place finish at last year's Federation meet while besting St. Anthony's for its first CHSAA Intersectional title since 1994.
Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.