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Northfield Mountain Top 100 Times (updated) Oct 22, 2012

Last year Nate Kraft , former Northhampton H. S. coach and current Clark University Cross-Country coach, compiled this amazing list of the Top 100 Times on the present Northfield Mountain course.

Weekend Roundup: Brown, Bay State Invitational Take Center Stage Oct 21, 2012

Every three years, when the All State Meet heads West to Northfield, the MSTCA puts on an invite there to get runners accustomed to the steep climb of the early portion of the race. Some simply put their head down and find a way through the hills, while others would prefer hiring a Sherpa, viewing the steep ascent as more of a death march than a cross country race.

Top Runners Tackle The Mountain Oct 21, 2012

The Northfield Mountain course in Western Massachusetts has always been an intimidating track and its now legendary lore has athletes itching to get a personal feel of the hellacious incline.The bring-the-runners-to-their-knees nature of the mountain has also caused coaches to pause and reflect on its ruthlessness. Plymouth North coach John Laverty once said the opening incline reaches into the heavens and athletes could touch God at the top. Long-time Notre Dame of Hingham coach Rick Kates doesn’t see the layout quite as majestic, deeming it Satan’s Playground. How it’s viewed, and by who, really doesn’t matter in the big picture of a cross country season. What’s important is that the mountain is the site of this year’s state championships and Saturday’s Bay State Invitational was a prime opportunity for harriers to get an up-close-and-personal view of the challenging layout.

The Z-Cap: Weekend Video Recap # 4 Oct 23, 2012

The Multi-talented Coach "Z" brings us into his home via Google Hangout as he recaps all the action of both the Bay State and Brown Invitationals.

Bay State XC Invite DII Boys Varsity Race at Northfield Mountain Oct 29, 2012

3.1M hilly, tough course 75 degrees, cloudy, very wet footing, light windLink to full results: http://www.mstca.org/Fall_Season/Fall%202012/D%202%20Boys%20Bay%20State.htm 1 Carleo, Nick Newburyport 16:20.4 1 2 Hogan, Paul Burlington 16:23.3 3 Wiggins, Owen Norwell 16:47.5 4 Grandfield, Evan Bishop Feehan 16:56.7 2 5 Hanley, Mike Bishop Feehan 16:59.1 3 6 Santo, Joe Newburyport 17:11.5 4 7 Koeman, Jamison Whitinsville 17:15.0 5 8 Gillis, Matt Hamilton-Wenham 17:15.4 6 9 Levenson, Patrick Hopkinton 17:17.7 7 10 Bradford, Sam Bedford 17:18.8 8 11 Gentile, Christian Melrose 17:20.9 12 Doran, Matt Hopedale 17:21.8 9 13 Maurais, Paul Hopedale 17:24.6 10 14 Schroeder, Michael Marthas Vineyard 17:32.8 11 15 Ernst, AJ Marblehead 17:34.1 12 16 Rolfe, Zach Parker Chart 17:38.0 13 17 Dodge, Henry Bishop Feehan 17:40.4 14 18 Orlando, Chris Newburyport 17:43.5 15 19 Paine, CJ Whitinsville 17:47.7 16 20 Alley-Tarter, Jeremy Marthas Vineyard 17:49.5 17 21 Merrill, Colin Dennis-Yarmouth 17:50.5 18 22 Capps, Joe Narragansett 17:51.2 23 Conway, Alex Bishop Feehan 17:53.9 19 24 Blatchford, Jack Hamilton-Wenham 17:54.2 20 25 Borodenko, Yaroslav Hopedale 17:56.5 21 26 Park, Evan Hopkinton 17:58.8 22 27 Allara, Michael Hamilton-Wenham 17:59.6 23 28 Powers, Kevin Saugus 18:01.8 29 Tandy, Anthony Hopedale 18:02.4 24 30 Branch, Corey Hopkinton 18:04.6 25 31 Molvar, Joseph Newburyport 18:05.5 26 32 Gordon, Ben Cardinal Spellman 18:05.8 33 Barnatchez, Keith Dennis-Yarmouth 18:09.0 27 34 Brookhouse, Nathan Whitinsville 18:10.6 28 35 Chapman, Cooper Marthas Vineyard 18:11.9 29 36 Dean, Connor Bishop Feehan 18:12.3 30 37 Scala, Stephen Bishop Feehan 18:12.6 31 38 Salit, Matt Seekonk 18:16.8 32 39 Petti, Adam West Bridgewater 18:17.2 33 1 Bishop Feehan 68 2 3 14 19 30 31 41 Total Time: 1:27:42.40 Average: 17:32.48 2 Newburyport 88 1 4 15 26 42 59 83 Total Time: 1:27:52.10 Average: 17:34.42 3 Hopedale 117 9 10 21 24 53 57 82 Total Time: 1:29:30.20 Average: 17:54.04 4 Marthas Vineyard 132 11 17 29 36 39 55 63 Total Time: 1:30:25.11 Average: 18:05.02 5 Marblehead 172 12 34 37 40 49 58 65 Total Time: 1:31:26.90 Average: 18:17.38

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