The top 21 sophomore girls XC performers in the nation from the last 4 weeks!
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Here are the Top 250 girls times from the All State Championships this past weekend at Franklin Park in boston.
NXN Midwest & Northwest, Ostrander races for first time since early October, suprise Michiganders go big!
Here are the top 250 Boys All State Meet Boys times from Franklin Park last weekend.
Check out the photo galleries and videos from the MIAA All State Finals.
Bedford's Erin Dietz always has a half smile on her face when she's running, giving the impression that what she's doing isn't difficult but a whole lof of fun. That smile broadened a whole lot more after the Div. 2 All-State raceon Saturday. Coming off her third consecutive Div. 5 EMass win, Dietz shook defending Div. 2 champion Olivia Lantz of Manchester Essex after passing 2 miles and lengthened her gap on the way to a dominant win in 18:19. Lantz held on to second in 18:43 and Ipswich's Emily Demarco rounded out the top three in 18:59.
Nick Carleo made it clear in the week leading up to Saturday's All-State meet that he was perfectly willing to back off the pace if he was feeling less than 100% or sluggish on Franklin Park's 3.1-mile course.
It’s never easy to defend a state title. Throw in the fact that things aren’t going quite as well during the course of the season and the ability to win becomes even tougher. Needham High had a number of its runner bitten by the injury bug this fall, leaving head coach Cara Van Cott and her staff a little skeptical about the possibility of repeating as champions. But that all changed last weekend when the Rockets handily defeated Lincoln Sudbury by 42 points to win their second straight Division 2 crown at the Eastern Massachusetts Championship.
With an 800-meter best of less than two minutes, Joe Grider considers himself more a track than cross-country runner. “I run on my toes,” said the Hopedale High senior. “Running 3.1 miles all out, all that impact goes to my knees. It’s tough for me.”
The All State finals are complete and Milesplitmass has plenty of photos, videos, and articles coming your way in the next 24 hours. Here is a recap of todays action at Franklin Park.
Here is all the information you should need for the All State meet at in Boston. It should be a great day of X-C at the historic Franklin Park.
For Newburyport’s Nick Carleo, this fall has been all about the last few weeks of November. He had little concern for competing at major invitationals or glitzy twilight meets that most runners live for throughout the fall. Even last weekend at Eastern Mass. Championships, Carleo was reserved and felt no need to extend himself beyond simply winning the race.
Nestled in the southern corner of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood is a place of legend and lore. It’s a place that prides itself as home to a cross country course that has seen thousands of runners traverse its paths and woods over the course of a century.
One week after a dominating victory in the Division 5 race of the MIAA Eastern State Championships, Carleo will be running his final high school race on Massachusetts’ soil this Saturday. He’ll be looking to defend his Div. 2 crown at the MIAA All State Finals at Franklin Park.
Judging by our virtual meet, it looks as if the Champion will not be from Eastern Mass for the first time since 2007. Hopedale was our Champion back then and it looks like they could possibly take home the 2014 trophy as well.
The Milesplitmass database has the Red Raiders of Lowell as our champions this coming saturday. This is the virtual world and not our prediction here at the Milesplit offices. This should be a battle of the powerhouses as teams like Cambridge, Mansfield, Northhampton, and Peabody are looking to prove our database wrong.
It looks as if our database is picking Needham to land on top and will succesfully defend the title, but who will walk away with the runnerup trophy .....L-S, Feehan, or Lexington? This is still only a virtual meet and we will see how the real race plays out tomorrow at Franklin Park.
Is Hamilton Wenham a sure bet to win D2? The girls from Lenox Memorial will certainly make them earn it. The virtual meet is slightly skewed with the very fast , confidence building, Brown Invitational times in the mix. Look for the Millionaires (yes that is the school nickname) to give H-W girls a run for their money.
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Here are the merged division 2 Eastern Mass results for the girls small school division.
As state meets come to a close the Sacony Flo50 Rankings continue to heat up!
Is this the week a new #1 is crowned?
Here is the list of 250 large school boys merged together from Wrentham.
Ariel Keklak leads all runners with the fastest time of the day at wrentham. Milesplitmass has merged all the large school divisions together. Let us know if your team is missing.
NXN Regionals have begun, super fast state meets, off the wall 8th graders, and... another deadly debut!
Here is the list of 250 small school boys merged together.
A perspective often excluded from cross country recaps is that of the high school spectator. Crowds comprised of parents, siblings, students and local fans are what fill once-deserted, postseason golf courses and parks with energy, life and expectations. After runners are dropped off at buses in the early hours of race day, spectators dress in their spirited colors and pack the car, armed with directions to the course of the day.
The 2014 Eastern Massachusetts Cross Country Championships are over and done with, and Milesplitmass captured all 12 races on video. Milesplit Insiders are able to watch all videos and view all photos all year long.
Many dream of having yesterday’s conditions for a championship race. The air was crisp, sun was warm and all were prepared for the task that lay ahead. Despite those countless miles, gut wrenching hills, and mind numbing workouts in the prior months, seasons tend to come down to one or two races in November. That’s where many runners found themselves yesterday as they stood on the starting line of the Western Mass Championship at Northfield Mountain.
Nick Carleo walked through the finish chute, his face serene, the only sign that he had exerted himself was the beads of sweat that collected on his forehead. With just two or possibly three races left on the schedule this fall, it's inevitable that the Newburyport speedster will have to go all out in at least one of them. That next gear is what separates Carleo from the rest of the elite cross country runners in Massachusetts
GARDNER — It was another cross-country conquest at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course for Blue Raider Nation Saturday. For the fifth straight year and the eighth time in the last decade, the Hopedale Blue Raider boys won the Central Mass. Division 2 championship. Hopedale, with 62 points, was followed by Whitinsville Christian (78) and Parker Charter (158).
WRENTHAM — Nauset senior Coralea Geraniotis said she was willing to do anything to help her team become the first in program history to compete in the MIAA All-State cross-country meet. For the Warriors captain, “anything” meant winning the girls’ Division 4 race at Saturday’s Eastern Mass. Divisional Championships at the Wrentham Developmental Center. Her top finish lead Nauset to the team title and a guaranteed spot in next weekend’s All-State meet.
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- Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships
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- USATF National Junior Olympics XC Championships
- Joe Luongo to Harvard University
- Brooke Nadeau to University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Kaleigh Hughes to Villanova University
- Jackson Gallagher to University of Massachusetts at Lowell
- Connor Donovan to Northeastern University
- David Lockhart to Stonehill College
- Mackenzie Gray to Harvard University
- Tucker Mcninch to Northeastern University
- Scott Mccluskey to Northeastern University
- Sophie Gorton to Merrimack College