So for all of you top runners, the next time you head out to practice be sure to thank your 5th man.
Nick Steele had the 3rd fastest time of Saturday at Gardner, check out this complete combined list of CMass boys finishers; Also check out the Worcester T&G coverage.
It appeared he was down and out of contention with less than a kilometer to go on the Gardner Golf Course. Nobody would have blamed him, as it was a cold, windy, and competitive race and a top-5 finish would have still been respectable. Something eventually clicked, though, and a fire to win was lit.
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There won't be any questions about who will win the team race on Saturday. As the season has progressed, St. John's has become stronger each week and now they sit as the #1 team in the state.