Varsity Cross Country runner

October 27, 2022

Wyatt Powers Sets 5K School Record



The Fall 2022 Cross Country season saw many highlights, among them being Wyatt Powers ’26 setting a personal record for himself and breaking a school record for fastest 5K run. At an Oct. 18 race, he finished the 3.1-mile run in just 19 minutes and 4 seconds, taking first place for boys in that meet. Earlier in October, Powers finished second in an ISAL meet and, later in the month, he finished in the top ten of boys runners at the ISAL Varsity Cross Country Championship.


Powers started running in 7th Grade with his father, but this is his first year running competitively. He said he enjoys running and that it is fun to “go far distances and get my energy out.”


He added, “being able to win that race and set my personal record and the school record felt really good.”


Head Track Coach James Clifford ’99 described Powers as a natural runner who approaches each meet with a strategic objective on how to capitalize his talents.


“He is an intelligent runner and studies the courses ahead of time to maximize gain,” Clifford said. “With him as an addition to our team, it has created an inspiring atmosphere for all.”