For the boys, it was their ninth consecutive league championship and 27th out of 31 seasons. The Pirates finished with 38 team points to edge second place Tappan Zee, which had 43.
Pearl River senior Brian Cook finished first overall with a time of 15:20.55. Tappan Zee junior Luke Gavigan was second in 15:38.95, but the Pirates had four runners in the top nine, including Michael Mahoney fifth, Brandon Ilie seventh and Dom Fortino ninth.
The Pearl River girls also beat out Tappan Zee for the title. The Pirates streak of league titles that went back to 1979 had been snapped by Nanuet last season, but they won by a wide margin Tuesday with 20 points to the Dutchies' 52.
Pearl River placed four runners in the top five and six in the top eight. Senior Kelly Hayes was first overall in 17:35.77, followed by teammates Emma Haley third, Kaitlyn Harding fourth, Catherine Rayward fifth, Ailish Durcan seventh and Erin Clinton eighth. Tappan Zee senior Erin Jaskot finished second overall.
The League 4A championships were also run at Bear Mountain Tuesday. Even combined with the Class A schools, Pearl River would have won the team championship and Hayes would have taken first overall. Cook was also the top runner of the day on the boys side, though North Rockland would have edged out the competition with A and B teams combined.
The Pearl River Boys are currently the top-ranked team in the state in Class B, with Tappan Zee third. The Pearl River girls are ranked fifth. The teams will be back at Bear Mountain for the Rockland County Championships Oct. 24. The Section 1 Championships will be run at Bowdoin Park Nov. 1.
League 4B Cross Country Championships
Boys Team Results
- Pearl River 38
- Tappan Zee 43
- Nanuet 62
- Nyack 78
- Albertus Magnus 154
- Brian Cook, PR, 15:20.55
- Luke Gavigan, TZ, 15:38.95
- Liam Burke, TZ, 10:00.40
- Kyle Chesterman, Na, 16:04.53
- Michael Mahoney, PR, 16:11.47
- David Gates, Ny, 16:14.71
- Brandon Ilie, PR, 16:27.01
- James Camillieri, Na, 16:33.94
- Domenic Fortino, PR, 16:39.35
- Jemar Ortega, Ny, 16:41.97
- Flannan Hehir, TZ, 16:42.74
- Pat Flanagan, TZ, 16:45.29
- Ryan Brennan, Na, 16:45.88
- Navneet Vishwanathan, Na, 16:48.88
- Reuben Mulholland, TZ, 16:55.75
Girls Team Results
- Pearl River 20
- Tappan Zee 52
- Nanuet 66
- Nyack 125
- Albertus Magnus 131
- Kelly Hayes, PR, 17:35.77
- Erin Jaskot, TZ, 18:02.33
- Emma Haley, PR, 18:38.65
- Kaitlyn Harding, PR, 18:52.47
- Catherine Rayward, PR, 18:54.74
- Kassidy Ayres, TZ, 18:58.74
- Ailish Durcan, PR, 19:03.29
- Erin Clinton, PR, 19:07.37
- Mary Kate O'Meara, Na, 19:12.12
- Jesse McCarthy, PR, 19:23.32
- Lauren Fernandez, Na, 19:26.57
- Laura Cooper, PR, 19:27.84
- Brooke Madry, Na, 19:29.71
- Deidre Rizzo, TZ, 19:31.02
- Ann McCormack, PR, 19:35.21