Nifty 50: MA State X-C Champions Since 1968!

Runners prepare for the start of the Division 2 boys' race at the 2015 State Meet.

In its long history, the state has produced its share of runners that have gone on to greatness at the national and world level.. For example, in 1975 we saw future Boston and New York City Marathon winner Alberto Salazar, a Wayland High senior, claim the individual title. The current Nike Oregon coach would also win at the 1978 NCAA cross-country title. During the 1975 HS season, another soon-to-be world-class talent Lynn Jennings of Bromfield would claim her first of three straight state crowns. Jennings would later win three consecutive World Cross-Country titles from 1990-92, her last coming at Franklin Park, the site of so much of her high school success. She would also claim a bronze medal for 10,000 meter at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain in 1992.

Below we have a list of all the teams and individuals that have captured glory on cross-country's biggest stage in the last 50 years.

Massachusetts High School Cross Country State Meet

YEAR   INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION                      TEAM CHAMPION

1968 - DAN MOYNIHAN (MALDEN CATHOLIC)           FOXBORO

1969 - CHARLES MAGUIRE (FOXBORO)                B.C. HIGH

1970 - JAMES KENT (LAWRENCE)                    BROCKTON

1971 - RICK BOURIE (SPRINGFIELD CATHEDRAL)      SPRING CATHEDRAL-B
       KATHY WHITCOMB (SOMERVILLE)              FALMOUTH-G

1972 - STETSON ARNOLD (SOUTHWICK)               WAKEFIELD-B
       CLAUDIA GRAHAM (MELROSE)                 FALMOUTH-G

1973 - STETSON ARNOLD (SOUTHWICK)               SPRINGFIELD CATHEDRAL-B
       CHRISTINE BOUCHER (BISHOP STANG)         FALMOUTH-G

1974 - DAN DILLON (CHICOPEE COMP)               DENNIS YARMOUTH-B
       DEBBIE MUELLER (BELLINGHAM)              FALMOUTH-G

1975 - ALBERTO SALAZAR (WAYLAND)                DENNIS-YARMOUTH-B
       LYNN JENNINGS (BROMFIELD)                FALMOUTH-G

1976 - BRIAN DILLON (CHICOPEE COMP)             GARDNER-B
       LYNN JENNINGS (BROMFIELD)                MOHAWK TRAIL-G

1977 - JEFF CULINANE (BELLERICA)                SALEM-B
       LYNN JENNINGS (BROMFIELD)                FALMOUTH-G

1978 - FERNANDO BRAZ (PEABODY)                  NEWTON NORTH-B
       LESLIE WELCH (PEABODY)                   PEABODY-G

1979 - FERNANDO BRAZ (PEABODY)                  NARRAGANSETT-B
       LESLIE WELCH (PEABODY)                   WEYMOUTH SOUTH-G

1980 - MIKE FLYNN (WOBURN)                      SPRINGFIELD CATHEDRAL-B
       LESLIE WELCH (PEABODY)                   BISHOP FENWICK-G

1981 - Franklin Park 11/21
       CHRIS GORMAN (WEYMOUTH)                  NEWTON NORTH 112 - B
       * Budgets cut "official" state meet,
       Boys event was conducted Nov 21 as a state "invitational" by Coaches Assn

1982 - GARY CROWLEY (SEEKONK)                   CATHOLIC MEMORIAL-B
       THAYER PLANTE (CAMBRIDGE)                NORTH QUINCY-G

1983 - BARRY SIRCHIS (WINCHESTER)               NARRAGANSETT-B
       KELLY MADDEN (ST. CLAIRE)                NOTRE DAME (Hingham)-G

1984 - GEORGE GRANT (CATHOLIC MEMORIAL)         XAVERIAN-B
       KELLY MADDEN (ST. CLAIRE)                NOTRE DAME (Hingham)-G

1985 - BILL CROWLEY (SEEKONK)                   FALMOUTH-B
       CHRISTINE CROWLEY (WELLESLEY)            NOTRE DAME(H)-G

1986 - SCOTT CODY (CAMBRIDGE R&L)               CAMBRIDGE R&L-B
       KRISTIN SEABURY (STONEHAM)               NOTRE DAME (Hingham)-G

1987 - SCOTT CODY (CAMBRIDGE R&L)               BISHOP FEEHAN-B
       HEATHER GRIMSHAW (SEEKONK)               PITTSFIELD-G

1988 - JOHN FINN (CATHOLIC MEMORIAL)            CHELMSFORD-B
       CARY HOLLINSHEAD (DIGHTON-REHOBOTH)      MOHAWK TRAIL-G

1989 - CHAD NUNNERY (MT. GREYLOCK)              DENNIS-YARMOUTH-B
       LEANNE BURKE (RANDOLPH)                  FITCHBURG-G

1990 - CHRIS GEORGULES (ST.JOHNS-Shrewsbry)     DENNIS-YARMOUTH-Boys Div 1
       DARIN SHEARER (HAMILTON-WENHAM)          WESTON- Boys Div 2
       LEANNE BURKE (RANDOLPH)                  DURFEE-Girls Div 1
       CARY HOLLINSHEAD (DIGHTON-REHOBOTH)      MT.GREYLOCK-Girls Div 2

1991 - JESSE CODY (CAMBRIDGE R&L)               CAMBRIDGE R&L-Boys Div 1
       DARIN SHEARER (HAMILTON-WENHAM)          WALPOLE-Boys Div 2
       MAURA McDONALD (GREENFIELD)              AMHERST-Girls Div 1
       CARY HOLLINSHEAD (DIGHTON-REHOBOTH)      MOHAWK TRAIL-Girls Div 2

1992 - JESSE CODY (CAMBRIDGE R&L)               ST.JOHNS (Danvers)-Boys Div 1
       MATT BEHL (SOUTHWICK)                    WALPOLE-Boys Div 2
       MARY COBB (PITTSFIELD)                   NASHOBA-Girls Div 1
       JOANNA VELTRI (BROMFIELD)                MT.GREYLOCK-Girls Div 2

1993 - SETH WILLIAMS (PLYMOUTH)                 PLYMOUTH-Boys Div 1
       DEREK SMITH (DUXBURY)                    BISHOP FEEHAN-Boys Div 2
       AMIEE LANGEVIN (TANTASQUA)               NEWTON SOUTH-Girls Div 1
       CLAIRE KELLEY (WALPOLE)                  MT.GREYLOCK-Girls Div 2

1994 - SETH WILLIAMS (PLYMOUTH SOUTH)           GLOUCESTER-Boys Div 1
       DEREK SMITH (DUXBURY)                    BISHOP FEEHAN-Boys Div 2
       MARY COBB (PITTSFIELD)                   NEWTON NORTH-Girls Div 1
       TARYN KENNEY (KING PHILLIP)              MT.GREYLOCK-Girls Div 2

1995 - COREY RICCI-MUNN (GLOUCESTER)            GLOUCESTER-Boys Div 1
       KEVIN MYLES (BISHOP FEEHAN)              NARRAGANSETT-Boys Div 2
       MONIQUE BURLINGTON (CHICOPEE)            NEWTON NORTH-Girls Div 1
       ERIN DROMGOOLE (MILLBURY)                NEWBURYPORT-Girls Div 2

1996 - Northfield Mountain
       JONATHON RILEY (BROOKLINE)               GLOUCESTER-Boys Div 1
       PAUL ABBRUZZESE (HOPEDALE)               NARRAGANSETT-Boys Div 2
       MILLIE CRISOSTOMO (MILFORD)              NEWTON NORTH-Girls Div 1
       ERIN DROMGOOLE (MILLBURY)                MILTON-Girls Div 2

1997 - Gardner Golf Course
       ABDIRIZAK MOHAMUD (BOSTON ENGLISH)       GLOUCESTER-Boys Div 1
       FRANKLIN SANCHEZ (LYNN TECH)             OLIVER AMES-Boys Div 2
       LAUREN MATTHEWS (BROOKLINE)              BROOKLINE-Girls Div 1
       SHALENE FLANAGAN (MARBLEHEAD)            NEWBURYPORT-Girls Div 2

1998 - Franklin Park
       TRISTAN COLANGELO (GLOUCESTER)           GLOUCESTER-Boys Div 1
       ANDY POWELL (OLIVER AMES)                OLIVER AMES-Boys Div 2
       JESSICA PARROTT (WESTFORD ACADEMY)       AMHERST-Girls Div 1
       SHALENE FLANAGAN (MARBLEHEAD)            MILTON-Girls Div 2

1999 - Northfield Mountain
       TRISTAN COLANGELO (GLOUCESTER)           GLOUCESTER-Boys Div 1
       NEAL GRAVES (MOHAWK REGIONAL)            MOHAWK REGIONAL-Boys Div 2
       KATE POLIZZOTTO (NASHOBA)                BARNSTABLE-Girls Div 1
       SHALENE FLANAGAN (MARBLEHEAD)            HAMILTON-WENHAM-Girls Div 2

2000 - Tufts Farm, Grafton MA
       JOSH PALAZOLA (GLOUCESTER)               ST.JOHN'S PREP (Danvers)-Boys Div 1
       NEAL GRAVES (MOHAWK REGIONAL)            MOHAWK REGIONAL-Boys Div 2
       NATASHA ROETTER (LEXINGTON)              AMHERST-Girls Div 1
       MOLLY LANDRETH (NEWBURYPORT)             HAMILTON-WENHAM-Girls Div 2

2001 - Tufts Farm, Grafton MA
       OWEN WASHBURN (AMHERST-PELHAM)           AMHERST-PELHAM 44 - Boys Div 1
       ANDREW PITTS (SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND)         EAST BRIDGEWATER 45 - Boys Div 2
       NATASHA ROETTER (LEXINGTON)              LEXINGTON 77 - Girls Div 1
       ARI LAMBIE (BROMFIELD)                   NEWBURYPORT 99 - Girls Div 2

2002 - Franklin Park
       VICTOR GRAS (BELMONT)                    WACHUSETT REGIONAL 84 - Boys Div 1
       SEAN QUIGLEY (ABP.WILLIAMS)              EAST BRIDGEWATER 57 - Boys Div 2
       SARA POWELL (OLIVER AMES)                AMHERST-PELHAM 58 - Girls Div 1
       ARI LAMBIE (BROMFIELD)                   BROMFIELD 85 - Girls Div 2

2003 - Northfield Mountain
       VICTOR GRAS (BELMONT)                    ST.JOHN'S PREP (Danvers) 112 - Boys Div 1
       NICK PARKER (BROMFIELD)                  BISHOP FEEHAN 83 - Boys Div 2
       LINDSEY DONALDSON (LINCOLN/SUDBURY)      AMHERST-PELHAM 39 - Girls Div 1
       KATHRYN MARVEL (HAMPSHIRE REG)           BISHOP FEEHAN 90 - Girls Div 2

2004 - Gardner Municipal Golf Course
       CHRIS BARNICLE (NEWTON NORTH)            NEWTON NORTH 62 - Boys Div 1
       ZACH HINE (SOUTH HADLEY)                 MANSFIELD 65 - Boys Div 2
       JESSICA BARTON (NEWTON NORTH)            AMHERST-PELHAM 73 - Girls Div 1
       ALEXANDRIA KRIEG (WELLESLEY)             WELLESLEY 37 - Girls Div 2

2005 - Franklin Park
       MARK AMIRAULT (XAVERIAN)                 BROCKTON 58 - Boys Div 1
       THOMPSON OGILVIE (HOPEDALE)              HOPEDALE 71 - Boys Div 2
       KIRSTEN KASPER (NORTH ANDOVER)           AMHERST-PELHAM 85 - Girls Div 1
       KEELEY MAGUIRE (TRITON)                  BROMFIELD 67 - Girls Div 2

2006 - Northfield Mountain
       RYAN COLLINS (MANSFIELD)                 BROCKTON 100 - Boys Div 1
       GABE PACIONE (HAMILTON WENHAM)           SWAMPSCOTT 81 - Boys Div 2
       JESSICA BARTON (NEWTON NORTH)            DENNIS-YARMOUTH 56 - Girls Div 1
       EMILY JONES (BROMFIELD)                  BROMFIELD 76 - Girls Div 2

2007 - Gardner Municipal Golf Course 11/17
       ROBERT GIBSON (BROOKLINE)                BROOKLINE 25 - Boys Div 1
       GABE PACIONE (HAMILTON WENHAM)           HOPEDALE 107 - Boys Div 2
       KIRSTEN KASPER (NORTH ANDOVER)           LINCOLN-SUDBURY 48 - Girls Div 1
       EMILY JONES (BROMFIELD)                  BROMFIELD 67 - Girls Div 2

2008 - Franklin Park 11/15
       AHMED ALI (BOSTON (Charlestown))         MANSFIELD 85 - Boys Div 1
       MIKE MOVERMAN (OLIVER AMES)              BISHOP FEEHAN 104 - Boys Div 2
       KIRSTEN KASPER (NORTH ANDOVER)           NEWTON SOUTH 35 - Girls Div 1
       EMILY JONES (BROMFIELD)                  HAMILTON-WENHAM 53 - Girls Div 2

2009 - Northfield Mountain 11/21
       PATRICK McGOWAN (MANSFIELD)              MANSFIELD 133 - Boys Div 1
       ARLEIGH McRAE (WHITINSVILLE CHRSTN)      PEMBROKE 37 - Boys Div 2
       ANDREA KEKLAK (LINCOLN-SUDBURY)          LINCOLN-SUDBURY 52 - Girls Div 1
       ALANNA PORETTA (PENTUCKET)               BISHOP FEEHAN 45 - Girls Div 2

2010 - Gardner Golf Course 11/20
       JOHN MURRAY (SHREWSBURY)                 BROOKLINE 116 - Boys  Div 1
       WESLEY GALLAGHER (PEMBROKE)              PEMBROKE 35 - Boys Div 2
       ANDREA KEKLAK (LINCOLN-SUDBURY)          WEYMOUTH 92 - Girls Div 1
       VIVIANA HANLEY (BISHOP FEEHAN)           BISHOP FEEHAN 61 - Girls Div 2

2011 - Franklin Park 11/19
       JONATHAN GREEN (ST.JOHN'S)               BROOKLINE 110 - Boys Div 1
       WESLEY GALLAGHER (PEMBROKE)              BISHOP FEEHAN 59 - Boys Div 2
       CATARINA ROCHA (PEABODY)                 WHITMAN-HANSON 93 - Girls Div 1
       JORDAN O'DEA (DENNIS-YARMOUTH)           BISHOP FEEHAN 63 - Girls Div 2

2012 - Northfield Mountain 11/17
       JONATHAN GREEN (ST.JOHN'S)               LOWELL 96        - Boys Div 1
       SCOTT CARPENTER (LENOX)                  PEMBROKE 46      - Boys Div 2
       CATARINA ROCHA (PEABODY)                 PEABODY 108      - Girls Div 1
       ABBEY McNULTY (BP.FEEHAN)                BISHOP FEEHAN 73 - Girls Div 2

2013 - Gardner Golf Course 11/16
       Gabe Montague (Newton North)             Mansfield 106 - Boys  Div 1
       Nick Carleo (Newburyport)                Pembroke 49 - Boys Div 2
       Kaley Richards (Lowell)                  Needham 83 - Girls Div 1
       Olivia Lantz (Manchester Essex)          Hamilton-Wenham 56 - Girls Div 2

2014 - Franklin Park, Boston  11/15
       Quinn Cooney (Chelmsford)                Lowell 98 - Boys Div 1
       Nick Carleo (Newburyport)                Hopedale 125 - Boys Div 2 (tiebreaker)
       Kaley Richards (Lowell)                  Needham 58 - Girls Div 1
       Erin Dietz (Bedford)                     Hamilton-Wenham 94 - Girls Div 2

2015 - Stanley Park, Westfield  11/21
	   Thomas D'Anieri (Wellesley)              Lowell 64 - Boys Div 1
	   Andrew Ernst (Marblehead)                Marblehead 51 - Boys Div 2
	   Ariel Keklak (Lincoln-Sudbury)           Needham 116 - Girls Div 1
	   Sarah Edwards (Bellingham)               Milton 58 - Girls Div 2

2016 - Gardner Golf Course 11/19 (New course)
       Marcello Rocha (Peabody)                 Wellesley 76 - Boys  Div 1
       Jack Carleo (Newburyport)                Hopedale 89- Boys Div 2
       Grace Connolly (Natick)                  Lexington 87 - Girls Div 1
       Bridget Mitchell (Milton)                Milton 48 - Girls Div 2






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