Connor Nisbet of Wilmington Friends School navigated a newly-designed Brandywine Creek State Park course in the fastest time of all Delaware runners, crossing the wire at 16:50 at the Salesianum Invitational on Saturday.
“Brandywine Creek is always a difficult course,” said Nisbet his run. “I knew there would be a lot of good schools here today, and because I hadn’t run Brandywine yet this year, I really just tried to stay in the lead through Maintenance Hill and see how the race went from there.”
Casey Conboy of Pittsburgh’s Baldwin High School posted a 16:32 in the large school race, followed closely by George Steinhoff of Salesianum at 16:53. Naomi Bowser of Smyrna was Delaware’s fastest girl, finishing in 19:48. Salesianum took team honors on the boy’s side, with North Penn bringing home the girl’s team title.
More than 1000 runners from dozens of schools from all three Delaware counties, four states and Washington, DC, participated in Saturday’s cross country meet, which is considered the most beautiful but difficult course in the region.