Talk about a youth movement.
In the fall of 1995, six of the seven Advance All Stars selected in women’s cross country were subclasses, including four juniors and two sophomores.
Tottenville, meanwhile, not only won the Staten Island and City PSAL Championships that season, but also had an underclass squad to boot.
Unsurprisingly, the Pirates boasted three of the seven All Stars selected that year.
Think you know who took center stage in women’s cross country 25 years ago?
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Debbie Beatty, Catholic Moore
The junior made the biggest improvement on the island in 1995 when she placed fifth in the competition for the CHSAA section title and 11th in the city intersection of the CHSAA. Additionally, she set a 16:59 record at Van Cortlandt Park.
Beatty was a consistent performer who finished in the top 15 in all but two competitions.
Anna Caccavo, Catholic Moore
The junior provided a spark as a leader with a nice 1-2 punch for the Mavericks.
She was fourth at the Island and CHSAA Sectional Championships, 10th at the CHSAA intersections (16:41) and 12th at the CHSAA City Championship.
Caccavo also finished in the Top 10 in seven major competitions.
Marci Calano, Notre-Dame Academy
The junior was not only a 1995 All-Star recipient, but also the CHSAA section finalist with a time of 16:38.
Calano was also seventh in the CHSAA competition (16:36) and eighth in the CHSAA intersections (16:34).
She boasted a 16:33 record at Van Cortlandt Park and finished in the top 10 in five major competitions.
Kerice Klammer, Tottenville
The little sophomore finished third at the PEI Championship and ninth at the PSAL City Championships.
Klammer was a consistent scorer for the city champion Pirates and clocked a best time of 16:50 at Van Cortlandt Park.
She finished in the top 10 in four major competitions.
Karin Petersen, Tottenville
Petersen was not only an All Star repeat in 1995, but the Island Champion led her team to Island and City PSAL titles.
She won the Island PSAL title and the Suffern Invitational and was a finalist in the city’s PSAL title competition and Wizard Invitational. Additionally, she beat 4:00 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park and fourth at the Fordham Invitational (3:59 p.m.).
Petersen has finished in the top 10 in eight major competitions this season.
Victoria Robinson, Curtis
Robinson finished second at the Islander Championship and the PSAL Island Championship.
She placed fifth in the city’s PSAL title competition and ran a time of 16:58 at the Fordham Invitational.
Additionally, Robinson finished in the top 10 in five major competitions.
Krista Stock, Tottenville
The sophomore, who was at her best in championship competitions in 1995, took fifth place at the Wizard Invitational and sixth at the Islander Championship competition.
Stock ran 16:59 at the Fordham Invitational and finished in the top 10 in four major competitions.