The Arlington High School cross country teams will be taking a week off from competition, but will keep practicing for what’s ahead.
The Arlington boys are the state’s top-ranked Class A team after winning three consecutive invitationals, including Saturday’s McQuaid Invitational near Rochester that featured 245 programs, 25 from outside New York State.
Admirals coach Steve Arnett called Saturday’s performance possibly the program’s best in his tenure at the school.
Sibby Hanson placed first for a third consecutive invitational race, crossing the finish line in the 3-mile race in 14 minutes, 39 seconds. Aaron Ryley followed in 13th place for the Admirals.
In the girls race, Arlington’s Bella Burda finished in second and teammate Delphi Cleaveland finished fifth .
Arnett said the team will not compete this week in a dual meet or invitational.
Instead, the first half of the season will be assessed and preparations for the second half will be done.
The Admirals will next see action on Oct. 9 at Bowdoin Park for the league championship before heading to Saratoga Springs for the Burnt Hills Invitational on Oct. 13.