The village of Newark, Newark Central School District and Silver Hill Technology Park recently announced the return of a Newark tradition — cross country.
A cross country meet is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Silver Hill Technology Park, 1000 Technology Parkway, Newark.
The former site of Sarah Coventry and C.H. Stuart was a favorite of cross country runners that brought athletes and spectators from all over Section V territory into the village of Newark.
“Hosting cross country meets at Silver Hill Technology Park using the iconic Sarah Coventry course again is creating a tremendous amount of excitement in the community and throughout the region,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said. “I would like to thank the town and village crews and all of the members of our community who are helping to make this possible.”
“The NCSD Athletic Department is proud to have strong working relationships with the village of Newark, town of Arcadia and Wayne County,” said Chris Corey, director of athletics. “Already having our baseball and softball teams play at Colburn Park and Frey Street are great examples of this partnership. Reopening the legendary Sarah Coventry cross country course is the icing on the cake. We believe in providing the very best experience for our student-athletes, and having our runners compete at Silver Hill Technology Park does just that. We are excited to share the news with other schools across the league, section and state, and invite them to come compete.”
“Sarah Coventry has a unique place in Section V cross country history,” said Joe Contario, NCSD varsity cross country coach. “We are proud to bring back the course for a new generation of runners.”
Call (315) 332-3241 for information.