What's Happening So Far At League Meets?

The rain put a damper on some of the meets scheduled during the first three days of our league championships, but it didn't effect a multitude of Bay Staters from making a strong impact out on the trails. 

Here's a quick recap of what's happened so far. 

In the no-surprise department, St. John Prep's Tristan Shelgren established a new meet record at the Catholic Conference Championships. Shelgren won the race by nearly a minute, covering the five-kilometer course at Franklin Park in a time of 15 minutes, 42 seconds.. Xaverian Brothers' John Mariano was second at 16:39. Teammate Dylan Raimondi was third in 16:43. As a team, St. John Prep had all five of its scoring runners among the top 10 to beat second-place Xaverian Brothers, 31-46. Boston College High's Marcus Lespasio (fourth, 16:47) and St. John's Derek Walsh (fifth, 16:54) and Jack Dwortz (sixth, 16:59) cracked 17 minutes.

In another runaway victory, Arlington Catholic's Sean Kay took individual honors at the Catholic Central Championships on Thursday. Kay won the race by a minute with his time of 17:03.  Arlington Catholic took the team prize, too. The Cougars defeated runner-up Bishop Fenwick, 43-55. 

Stephanie Casaletto led Austin Prep to the girls' title, breaking the tape in 19:23, a whopping 1:41 ahead of her closest pursuer. Austin Prep beat Bishop Fenwick by a slim 42-45 margin.

The Parker Charter Essential School boys swept the top six placements in the Colonial Athletic League Championships to easily bring home the team plaque. Sydney Korhonen won the race with a time of 16:07.99. Parker Charter also claimed the girls' title with Phoebe Von Conta crossing the line first in 20:46.48. 

MIlbury's Vincent Didomenica held off Oxford's Jared Orrell to take gold in the Merrimack Valley Conference Championships. Didomenica was timed in 16:02.70 to Orrell's 16:04.30 effort.  With all five of its varsity runners among the top 10, Uxbridge beat Millbury, 33-59, for the team crown. Freshmen Stephen Sanches (16:35) and junior Ryan Semle (16:42.70) went 3-4 to lead the Spartans.

Uxbridge also won the girls' title, but it did it based on a sixth-runner tiebreaker. The Spartans were deadlocked at 59 with Grafton with their five varsity harriers. Abigail Hamilton of Grafton won the race with a time of 18:48.8. Finishing second was promising seventh-grader Emma Ronan of Northbridge, who finished with a very fast time of 18:54.1.

It was a clean sweep for Concord-Carlisle at the Dual Valley Conference Championships.  Newton South's Caroline Barry was first in the girls' race with a time of 18:59.60, while Lincoln-Sudbury's Sophi Defreitas was second in 19:25.20. The C-C girls took the next five placements to claim the No. 1 slot. Sarah Reichheld led the charge, finishing third in 19:48.90.

Westford Academy's Jason Dolan captured the boys' race, running 16:17.90. Concord-Carlisle's Zander Kessler was second in 16:21.70.

DCL Cross Country Championships

Franklin Park  Boston, MA 
Oct 27, 2017
555 Total Performances

Southern Worcester County League Championships

Memorial Beach Park  Webster, MA 
Oct 27, 2017
137 Total Performances

Colonial Athletic League Championship

Coggshell Park  Fitburg, MA 
Oct 26, 2017
224 Total Performances

Catholic Conference Championships

Franklin Park  Boston, MA 
Oct 25, 2017
202 Total Performances

Catholic Central League Cross Country Championships

Franklin Park  Boston, MA 
Oct 26, 2017
146 Total Performances

Old Colony League Championships

Dartmouth Middle School  Dartmouth, MA 
Oct 25, 2017
48 Total Performances

Mid-Wach AB JV races

Wachusett Regional High School  Holden, MA 
Oct 27, 2017