Holy Cross High School had the honor of hosting the 4th Annual Chris Corbett 5K on Saturday, April 6th. Proceeds from the race benefited the Christopher D. Corbett Memorial Fund in memory of Mr. Corbett '93, a Waterbury Police Department Deputy Chief. The Memorial Fund provides scholarships to students attending Greater Waterbury parochial schools.
This year was particularly special for the Crusaders because faculty member, Andy Shea '06 finished the race in first place with a time of 18:02 and current student, Alyssa Hebb '21 was the second overall female finisher.
"I didn't expect this win," said Mr. Shea. "It felt great to win a race. It hasn't happened in a while. It was an awesome day overall. It was great to see people cheering us on. I also want to congratulate Alyssa. She's so talented in so many sports. I was very impressed by her."
Running in the race was a full circle moment for Andy. It brought him back to when he ran at Holy Cross as a student. "These are the roads I ran back then," he said. "This is where I fell in love with running."
"We are so proud of Alyssa and Andy's accomplishments," said Megan Dwyer '05, Director of Student Activities. "They worked really hard as did all of our students who participated in the race. I also want to thank and acknowledge all of our students who volunteered this year. Many of them came out to help."