From a PMS Boosters press release:
The Piedmont Middle School cross country team concluded its season with league championship meets this past week. The PMS 6th grade boys and girls cross country teams both won league championship titles on Monday, November 5th at Kennedy Grove Regional Park. This was the first time in the history of the team that this has occurred. The girls team placed five runners in the top ten and their point total of 30 (low score wins in cross country) was also the lowest score of any PMS cross country team in championship competition. The top runner for the team as she has been all season was Erin Hong in 2nd place. The other top ten finishers were Ella Jeffries in 5th place, Elie Cole in 6th, Laila Adarkar in 7th and Naomi Hollinger in 10th place.
On the 6th grade boys side, it was a very close race in deciding the winner, and one place in the standings made the difference. Piedmont with 56 points won by 1 point, the slimmest of margins. Two PMS 6th grade boys placed in the top 10 in their race. They were Lorand Cheng in 4th place and Henry Cooper in 10th place. Also scoring for the team was Dylan Thayer in 12th place, Josh Rogers in 14th, and Kevin Judd in 16th.
The 7 & 8th grade meet was on November 8th at the same location. The PMS 7 & 8th grade girls were the defending league champions and repeated as winners, another first for the team to have back to-back champions. The top runner for the team was Skyler Liu in 2nd place and in 9th place was Ellie Coleman. The other top finishers for the team were Leah Kochendoerfer, Isa Harrison, and Ava Podell.
On the 7 & 8th grade boys side, while they competed gamely they couldn't quite match the success of the other Piedmont teams, coming in 4th place overall. The first finisher for PMS was Daniel Jones in 15th place. The other team scorers were Blake Gruendl, Joseph Chu, Kyle Mortimer and Nick Loduca. There were also JV races that took place and winning the girls JV race was Eleanor Brown with Kayla Lim 2nd. On the JV boys side, Toby Fischer was 5th and Sam White was 6th.