9/24 Weekend Recap: It's a Mass sweep at Ocean State



Ocean State Invitational



  • 6 MileSplit National Elite Performances.

  • It was a Massachusetts sweep in the Championship Boys Division as teams from the Bay State took the top three spots.  Bishop Feehan edged St. John's (Shrewsbury) 93-95 to collect the win.  MA#1 Lowell finished third with 98 points.  

  • Jonathan Green (St. John's) was the top Massachusetts finisher, challenging for the win but eventually finishing second to Muad Hrezi of Naugatuck in 15:58.  Lexington's Nathaniel Adams also had an impressive showing, finishing third in 16:01.

  • Bishop Feehan and Hamilton-Wenham delivered on the tight-knit pack race many speculated would take place.  Feehan finished second with 65 points, followed closely by H-W with 78 points.  Abbie McNulty, Katie Powell, and Erin Svensen combined to create a formidable front three for the Shamrocks and made the difference in the Massachusetts match-up.  Wachusett finished 5th with 131 points behind the performances of Colleen Sands (20:30) and Laura Williamson (20:54) who finished 20th and 26th respectively.

  • The Lincoln-Sudbury girls won the Division 2 race with 77 points over Chelmsford (142), and Norwich Free (146).  Christine Davis of Acton-Boxborough finished 3rd in the race with a time of 19:43 and was just one second behind Abby McNulty of Bishop Feehan for the fastest Massachusetts time of the day.

  • Tyngsboro seventh-grader Jaylan Fraser-Mines captured first place in a field of 200 middle schoolers.  Fraser-Mines finished the 1.25 mile course in 7:30.



Amherst Invitational, MA



  • 15 MileSplit National Elite performances

  • Cherenet Sisay and the Brookline Warriors came out firing on all cylinders.  Sisay earned the win, covering the 5,000m course in 15:41 to finish eight seconds ahead of second place Kevin Thomas of Marshfield (15:49).  Jeremy Bennie of Wachusett (15:54), Colin Bennie of Wachusett (15:54), and Mark Perry of Brookline (16:02) completed the top 5 individuals.

  • Brookline crushed the field in the team competition amassing 70 total points; less than half the point total of second place Amherst-Pelham (148 points).  Oliver Ames also finished with 148 points but would end-up in third based on their 6th man.  OA actually had a faster team time than Amherst-Pelham, but was overtaken on depth in the mid-pack.

  • Haverhill put on a display of tremendous team running as they won the varsity girls race with 51 points.  Led by Riley Gilmore (19:48) and Jillian Meserve (19:49) in 6th and 7th overall respectively, Haverhill posted a 38 second 1-5 gap to outmatch the rest of the field.  Needham finished second with 152 points, followed by Notre Dame Hingam in third with 157 points.

  • Camille Blackman of Longmeadow ran away from the field to win the individual title in 18:31.  Jordan O'Dea of Dennis-Yarmouth was the only other athlete in the field to break 19 minutes, as she finished second in 18:56.  Maddie Granger (19:32), Abby Hurd (19:36), and Phoebe Moss (19:40) rounded out the top five.



Bowdoin XC Classic


  • Results


  • Wes Gallagher and the Pembroke boys posted some big performances on a race course that is critical to the goals of the program.  Gallagher finished second overall in 16:22 on what was described as a very muddy and slow day.  The Titans finished third overall as a team (102 points) behind solid performances from sophomores Christian Stafford (16:47) and John Vlaei (16:49).  CBA won the event with 26 points and Don Bosco Prep was second with 72 points.

  • Olivia Brackett sparked Weston to a tremendous day and a very close second place finish to La Salle Academy.  Brackett won the race in 19:53, and the Wildcats posted 66 total points, just eight points away from the win.  Charlotte Walmsley finished 4th (20:14), followed by Abigail Pohl (21:08), Zoe Snow (22:12), Edom Wessenyeleh (23:08).



Manchester Invitational



  • Burnt Hills surprises Champlain Valley to get the win with an impressive point total of 41 points.  Champlain Valley finised second with 57 points, and Bishop Guertin was 7th in the Elite Division with 154 points.  

  • Mike O'Donnell of Methuen finished 6th in the Large School Division; clocking in at 16:31.  Methuen finished 12th out of 31 teams in the division with 293 points.