Seven Calvert Students Complete 40-Mile Hike, Clara Dawn ’20 Sets New Record

Seven Calvert students and one alumna completed a 40-mile trek from Sparks, Maryland, to York, Pennsylvania, Saturday as part of an annual hike hosted by Boy Scout Troop 35.
The 40-mile journey, which saw nine Calvert students participate and seven finish the distance, followed the NCR trail over the Pennsylvania line and continued into York before ending at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution baseball team. Typically held in April, the 56-year-old tradition was pushed to October 3 this year due to COVID-19, but the change did not deter its dedicated athletes.
Recent graduate Clara Dawn ’20 completed the hike in just 6 hours and 42 minutes, setting a record for the all-time fastest girls finish. Behind her came sister Julianne Dawn ’23, who finished in 9 hours and 3 minutes, and Eighth Grader Michael Edwards, who clocked in at 9 hours and 13 minutes. 
Davis Dawn ’26 and Caitlyn Dawn ’28, the race’s youngest finishers, completed the distance in 9 hours and 57 minutes and 10 hours and 55 minutes, respectively. Tenth Ager Virginia Borg and Seventh Ager Elise Borg finished the hike in 10 hours and 44 minutes and 11 hours and 34 minutes, respectively, while Caroline Berney ’26 completed her first 40 miler in 13 hours and 4 minutes.
Seventh Ager Carter Berney and Fifth Ager Caroline Borg also participated, completing 17 and 25 impressive miles.
Congratulations to all on their amazing achievement!
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.