Youth cross-country team run in Cape meet

From left, Edward Cherry, Charlie Lakis, Coach Reaan Steenkamp, Catherine Cherry, and Henry D'Andrea at the All Cape Cross Country meet on Thursday. — Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Kirk

The Martha’s Vineyard Middle School Cross Country team participated in the All Cape Cross Country meet on Oct. 29, 2015. Approximately 100 boys and 100 girls ran a 1.5-mile course at Mattacheese Middle School in West Yarmouth. Catherine Cherry of Edgartown placed 26th, Charlie Lakis of Oak Bluffs 12th, Edward Cherry of Edgartown 38th, and Henry D’Andrea of Edgartown 39th.

The Middle School Cross Country team is comprised of students from grades six through eight in West Tisbury, Tisbury, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs. Runners meet twice a week for practice drills and a trail run at the high school, from now through the end of November, and have the opportunity to compete in meets off-Island. The coach is Reaan Steenkamp. New runners of all levels are welcome. For more information, email