Peabody's Marcelo Rocha ran 15:27 to win last year's race, a time that ranks No. 9 on the list.
With the meet taking place a week before the All State Finals, the divisional state championships are rarely shy of top efforts by our Bay State athletes. At the Eastern Division State Meet, former Oliver Ames' standout and current University of Oregon coach Andy Powell owns the fastest time with his winning 14:52.0 at Franklin Park in 1998. Since 1996, 14 runners have averaged five-minute pace at the divisional meet.