Farrell ’19 Helps Princeton Secure Men’s XC Championship


The Princeton men’s cross country team won the Ivy League Championship on Saturday, October 30, with former Loomis Chaffee cross country and track & field star Matt Farrell ’19 placing eighth overall and earning a Second-Team All-Ivy league honor.

Princeton finished the race with five runners in the top nine spots, good enough to grant the team its 22nd Ivy League title. The race took place on Princeton’s home course, West Windsor Fields, in Princeton, N.J. Farrell, a sophomore, was the No. 4 runner for Princeton with a time of 23:57.8 for the eight-kilometer course. The All-Ivy honor is the first of his career.

While at Loomis, Farrell was a two-time Foot Locker Nationals qualifier, a Foot Locker All-American as a senior, the national high school No. 1 in the indoor 3000m and 5000m, a four-time Founders League individual champion in cross country, and a three-time Division I New England Prep School Track Association individual champion in cross country.

To read the full story about Princeton’s victory, visit the team page online.