The 5-foot-7, 120-pound junior took bronze at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this past season, clocking a time of 15:16.6 to earn First Team All-America honors. Gavenas, who took second at the NEPSTA Championships with a personal-best time of 15:06.0, placed seventh in the featured Eastern States Championships at the Manhattan Invitational. He also took fourth at the Foot Locker Northeast Regionals in 15:07.0.
Gavenas has maintained a B-plus average in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
A Barbara Landis Chase CAMD Scholar at his school, Gavenas founded Lunar Plexi, an organization geared toward high schoolers that undertakes various environmental projects inspired by distance running. He has volunteered locally as a member of the Mass Audubon Society, serves as a campus tour guide and donates his time on behalf of the Memorial Hall Library.