For this article, we are taking each of Massachusetts' 10 Divisions and scoring their top 5 runners - as if they were a team. This will tell us how the top runners in each division rank against one another.
Articles with King Philip Regional High School
Check out which Eastern Division 2 boys are leading the charge heading into the 2019 Cross Country season.
Check out the top returning boys runners for each Cross Country Event.
By taking the top performer in each event from the 2019 Outdoor Track season, MileSplit has created the All-MileSplit Mass Boys First Team.
Our preview concludes with a rundown of the rising dominance in MA distance runners, including Ryan Oosting and Grace Connolly, looking to bring home NBNI hardware back to the Bay State!
Check out the current top times in the state of Massachusetts for the boys one mile run as of February 25th.
Mah, Sessa sisters dominate varsity events.
After waging a battle with Pembroke's Christian Stafford at last week's Twilight Invitational to win in a sprint finish, King Philip's Owen Gonser wasn't about to let anyone sit on his shoulder and relax in Saturday's Hockomock League Cross Country Championships.
On a crisp, sunny morning at Borderland State Park, the Mansfield boys and the Oliver Ames girls earned team championships at the annual Hockomock League Cross Country Championships. Owen Gonser and Abbie Seaberg, both from King Philip (KP), both took home individual titles.
Owen Gonser and Abby Seaberg were the first to finish for the King Philip Regional High boys' and girls' cross country teams in the Warriors' Hockomock League dual meet with Mansfield Tuesday. However, a half-dozen Hornet boys' runners came across the line as a pack to claim the next six spots behind Gonser as Mansfield (4-0) claimed a 20-43 victory and no less than a share of the Kelley-Rex Division title.
Hingham’s Julie McConville found the limelight to her liking at Saturday night’s enormously popular MSTCA Twilight Cross Country Invitational. McConville shook Bishop Feehan’s Abbey McNulty by the mile mark in the small school division and it was a clear route to the finish over the fast, 3.1-mile Barnstable Fairgrounds layout. Her blazing 17:30.6 finish put her well ahead of Tyngsboro runner-up Kerri Keohane (18:06.03) and Renee Caps of Narragansett (18:18.04). McNulty finished fourth in 18:22.11 and Hopkinton’s Shelby Aarden rounded out a solid top five with an 18:34.13. The races were held under the lights on the fairground layout and attracted more than 2,700 harriers from Massachusetts
Greensboro, NC is a long way from TF Green, Manchester, Logan, and Bradley International Airports, the most likely beginning points for the Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut contingents that headed down to New Balance Nationals to run this weekend. The distance didn’t seem to deter any of them from traveling, competing, and then dominating. For a part of the country that makes up a small fraction of its population, the damage it did was significant. Here are just some of the highlights from those states’ athletes that made the journey and competed in the championship events.
The Boston Globe has selected the annual Indoor Track & Field All Scholastics team. Read about the accomplishments of both the athletes and coaches from this past winter season. (via www.boston.com)
The MileSplitMass database continues to grow as we track performances from around the state. Check back each week to view the updated list.
For the first time in over a decade, the King Philip High boys' track team has tasted victory over Hockomock League rival Mansfield. (via www.thesunchronicle.com)
It has been an exciting week for Chris Allen. On Sunday, the King Philip senior returned from the Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego where he finished 24th, then on Thursday he received his acceptance letter from Harvard. Allen made his decision to run for the Crimson earlier than most, and MileSplitMass had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about it.
Very few states can brag about having three athletes compete at the Foot Locker National Championships in one year. In fact, only Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, and Texas can make claim to the accomplishment in 2011. When compared based on population, the feat is even more pronounced, and the quality of Massachusetts distance running was truly on display Saturday in San Diego. Jonathan Green (St. John’s High School Shrewsbury), Chris Allen (King Philip High School), and Joel Hubbard (Marshfield High School) represented their state with pride as the three made their first trip across the country to compete in the prestigious individual competition.
The Hockomock League is one of the most competitive in the state and what happens at their league championships has massive implications for the Eastern Massachusetts Championships. It was an impressive day of races with more depth on display than expected. Both varsity race videos are posted.
The variables going into Saturday’s championship are plentiful, and that’s what makes this sport so exciting. The only way to determine a champion is to race, and the Hockomock League Championships should be one of the best in the state.
Bishop Feehan and Brookline were locked in a heavyweight fight at the MSTCA Twilight, while St. John's rolled to a relatively easy victory at Wachusett.
41 of the 80 state ranked teams are scheduled to compete at the Bay State Invitational.
Check for the latest scores and highlights each week as we gather information from around the state.
Chris Allen has only run two cross country races in his lifetime. So how does somebody with such little experience get recognized as one of the best cross country runners in the state?
We continue the series with Massachusetts' top runners including defending state champion Wes Gallagher (Pembroke, photo above left), Foot Locker Nationals finalist Catarina Rocha (Peabody, photo above right), Josh Lampron (Mansfield), Chris Allen (King Philip), Marika Crowe (Lincoln-Sudbury) and Annika Gompers (Gann Academy).
Multi event athletes rule the class of 2012. (Photo by John Keklak)
Several of Massachusetts' elite traveled to the fabled venue of Franklin Field for the Penn Relays. (Photo by C. Stone)