Nationally ranked heading into the Foot Locker Northeast Regional in New York City, Tessa Barrett had few external forces to move her along during a thus-far undefeated 2013 harrier campaign.
On Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park, 10th was as good as first for those in the championship races of the Foot Locker Northeast Regional, with trips to the National Final in San Diego awaiting those finishers.
Bishop Feehan senior and Cumberland native Abbie McNulty earned a ticket to the Nike Cross-Country Nationals on Saturday by placing second in the Northeast Regionals at Wappingers Falls, N.Y. McNulty, who had a three-second lead at the halfway mark, finished the five-kilometer course at Bowdoin Park in 18 minutes, 3.5 seconds. Courtney Smith, a senior from Unionville (Penn.), won the race with a time of 17:58.59.
Olivia Lantz finished up her rookie cross country season with an exclamation mark and now she's already looking ahead to next fall on the trails. Lantz finally went up against the rock-solid competition she's yearned for all season and the junior harrier proved once again she backs down from no one. The Div. 2 State champion in her first autumn on the trails, Lantz bulled her way down Broadway over the final 800 meters to finish a strong 12th in 18 minutes, 14.7 seconds on the 3.1-mile layout at yesterday's Foot Locker Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships at frigid Van Cortlandt Park. Lantz, who will be looking to improved on her 4:58 personal best in the mile this winter, was just eight seconds out of 10th place and a trip to the national finals, Dec. 14 at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
This workout of the week was filmed and edited by two Newton North runners Jared Freedman and Carter Harrison. They captured teammates Gabe Montague and Mike Schlichting last week as they prepared for tomorrows Footlocker Cross Country Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. They truly captured two very dedicated and hard working athletes in action as they cranked out 800 after 800 on the track. The Newton North superstars will be looking to earn a trip to the finals in San Diego by finishing in the Top 10. We would like to thank both Jared and Carter for a job well done !
On the race's return to Van Cortlandt Park, seven of the ten qualifiers in 2012 were underclassmen, a theme that is starting to become commonplace at the Northeast Regional Championship. Though six of these seven (more on that in a sec) will be favorites to repeat, these girls know that returning to the Foot Locker finals may be harder this year than in the previous year, as more talent enters the meet and shows no fear in challenging the veterans. (via MileSplit)
With a certain runner from Newark, N.J., now competing in (and winning) national collegiate championships, Saturday's Foot Locker Northeast race can be summed up in two words - wide open.
MileSplit HQ - It's nationals season for the folks of the Northeast. Perspectives have changed from trying to beat out the best of the state, to competing with the best of the best. Teams and athletes have two options for those who wish to extend their season. To oversimplify, the Nike Cross Regionals are for teams looking to continue, and the Foot Locker Regional is for the individual. There is some slight variation in these perspectives, but more on that later. Because of scheduling, it is either one or the other. Both events have some of the region top talent, and our full Foot Locker preview will be out on later today. Also of note, teams are not allowed to use their school names, so club names are required. We added them in under their school names below, for easier digestion of the information.
On the race's return to Van Cortlandt Park, seven of the ten qualifiers in 2012 were underclassmen, a theme that is starting to become commonplace at the Northeast Regional Championship. Though six of these seven (more on that in a sec) will be favorites to repeat, these girls know that returning to the Foot Locker finals may be harder this year than in the previous year, as more talent enters the meet and shows no fear in challenging the veterans.
MileSplit HQ - It's nationals season for the folks of the Northeast. Perspectives have changed from trying to beat out the best of the state, to competing with the best of the best. Teams and athletes have two options for those who wish to extend their season. To oversimplify, the Nike Cross Regionals are for teams looking to continue, and the Foot Locker Regional is for the individual. There is some slight variation in these perspectives, but more on that later. Because of scheduling, it is either one or the other. Both events have some of the region top talent, and our full Foot Locker preview will be out on later today. (via MileSplit)
Here is the NXN Northeast Regional Girls List for this saturday in New York.
The list is out for the NXN Northeast Regional Championships this weekend in New York.
See how your Massachusetts Alumni Made out on the biggest stage of the season.
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November 16, 2013 @ Gardner Municipal Golf Course in Gardner, MA (via MileSplit)
November 16, 2013 @ Gardner Municipal Golf Course in Gardner, MA (via MileSplit)
How did the Massachusetts Alumni make out in all the Regional Championships ? Find out in the Alumni Report !!
With his eyes squarely on the prize, the finish line of Saturday's MIAA Division 2 All-State race, Newburyport High junior Nick Carleo just kept pushing. Carleo’s only concern charging up the final uphill climb at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course was where is Paul Hogan? After taking the lead over the Burlington senior around the two-mile mark, he was waiting for Hogan to make that one last move, that one last surge to the finish.
The universal understanding in Massachusetts running circles was that the only way Bishop Feehan's Abbie Nulty wouldn't win the Div. 1 All-State race was by some bizarre force of nature. Instead, it was a fast early that got the better of the Stanford-bound starlet. Last year's Div. 1 state champion tore through the first mile in just over 5 minutes on the deceivingly tough, revamped 2.9-mile track at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course. By the time McNulty approached the 2-mile mark her legs were starting to buckle and she collapsed with exhaustion.
Thanks to Newtonsportsphotography for capturing these photos of all our champions. Here are our Division 2 Champions !
Catalina Dominick was pretty certain Saturday's Div. 2 All-State race would come down to her and Manchester Essex's Olivia Lantz in the closing stages on the 2.9-mile Gardner Municipal Golf Course layout. So when Dominick and Lantz started to press over the final 800 meters, the Danvers standout knew that Lantz's 4:58-mile speed could present a problem. "We both started kicking with 800 to go, but she didn't really take off until 300 to go," said Dominick. "That was the hardest I kicked all season."
Thanks to Newtonsportsphotography for capturing these photos of all our champions. Here are our Division 1 Champions 1
Saturday at the MIAA All State Finals was different. Saturday it was a little more difficult.The end result of the Division I girls’ race on the hilly terrain of the Gardner Municipal Golf Course was a triumphant one for a young and talented sophomore from Lowell High named Kaley Richards.But the most surprising storyline was the runner that never made it to the finish line. Feehan’s Abbie McNulty, the clear-cut favorite to snare the individual crown, was at her customary front-runner position before collapsing around the two-mile mark, apparently due to a lightning-fast pace that her legs simply couldn’t handle anymore. After about five minutes lying on the ground where she was catered to immediately, the senior was transported to an ambulance near the Shamrocks’ team area to receive further medical attention.
Todays All State Finals offered some very dramatic results, we will be bringing you as much Photo's, video's, stats, and Articles as we can.
Miaa All State Finals Meet Information Page
Norris said the outpouring of support for the Danvers High community was overwhelming. "There was just an outpouring from all the other schools and people in the town," said Norris. "The kids said how unbelievable it was the way people cared about them. Running in the race became less of an individual thing and more we want to do it for Danvers." And now, races don't feel quite as hard to Northeast Conference champion. "I think of her and it makes me feel grateful," she said. "I think of her before all my races, she was very supportive. We (the team) talked about it a lot. We want to leave everything on the course. We don't want to finish and have any regrets." Dominick's electrifying victory seemed unlikely seven months earlier.
“She has been a beautiful athlete to watch grow up over the years,” L’Homme said. “Since her freshman year, she has been a model of consistency. She has just improved every single year. Her leadership on the team is outstanding and that has grown also. She has really matured as an athlete and as a person. It’s been awesome.”
Last week, Coach Infascelli put on his Milesplitmass hat and travelled from the Cape Cod to the Northern most part of the State to film the Workout of the Week with the Division 1 State Champions of Lowell High. The video was filmed prior to last weekends Championship run, as the Red Raiders did a tempo run on a local golf course in preparation for the rolling hills of Gardner. Will Lowell High School repeat as All State Champions this weekend ? ........Never underestimate a "Heart of a Champion" !
GARDNER -- The North Middlesex Regional cross country coaches will tell you they knew they had a special runner in their arsenal the minute Chris Skelly joined the team. Now a junior, Skelly finally reached his pinnacle after climbing the ranks in Central Mass. throughout his high school career. Skelly edged out some tremendous competition from St. John's and Nashoba Regional to claim his first district crown, winning the Division 1 meet by slightly more than 13 seconds on a 2.85 trail Saturday morning at Gardner Municipal Golf Course.
Here are the Top 50 Times Central Mass State meet Times, which happen to be the Top 50 New Gardner course times as well.
Steve Infascelli and Owen Wiggins worked hard last weekend to capture all the great races and interviews. Another great video production job by Coach Infascelli.
- Meet Comment: Taunton vs. Coyle & Cassidy 2009
- Northeast Previews
- Article Comment: All State Division 1: Rising Star Richards Emerges As Champion !
- Article Comment: A Long Road To The Top For Danvers Dominick
- Article Comment: Stanford Bound McNulty A Model Of Consistency
- Article Comment: MIAA ALL STATE FINALS MEET INFORMATION PAGE !
- Article Comment: Workout Of The Week: "Heart Of A Champion"
- Article Comment: I am the most important person on your team
- Article Comment: Workout of The Week: Will History Repeat Itself !
- Article Comment: EMass Small Schools: Lantz, Dominick, Dietz Crowned Champions !