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Warrior girls, boys earn cross country sweeps

  • Franklin Tech’s Sohan Tyner, left, runs side-by-side with Mohawk’s Luke Viens, Seth Hoynoski and Zach Coburn during their race Tuesday at Franklin Tech. RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT

  • Franklin Tech’s Sohan Tyner crosses the finish line in first place during the Eagles’ meet against Mohawk, Pioneer and Smith Voke Tuesday in Turners Falls.

  • Mohawk’s Meghan Davis, in front, and Lilly Wells lead the way during a girls’ cross country race Tuesday at Franklin Tech. RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT

  • Mohawk’s Zach Coburn sprints to the finish line during a boys’ cross country race Tuesday at Franklin Tech. ​RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT

  • Mohawk’s Luke Viens finishes up his race during a boys’ cross country meet Tuesday at Franklin Tech. ​RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT

  • Runners from Mohawk, Pioneer, Franklin Tech and Smith Voke at the start of their girls’ cross country race Tuesday at Franklin Tech. ​RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT

  • Mohawk’s Meghan Davis approaches the finish line as she won the individual race in their girls’ cross country meet Tuesday at Franklin Tech. ​RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT

  • Runners from Mohawk, Pioneer, Franklin Tech and Smith Voke at the start of their boys’ cross country race Tuesday at Franklin Tech. ​RECORDER STAFF/MATT BURKHARTT



Recorder Staff
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Meghan Davis, Jackie Wells and Lily Wells finished within nine seconds of each other and finished more than four minutes ahead of anyone else as Mohawk Trail Regional High School cruised to 15-50 wins over Pioneer Valley Regional School and Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School Tuesday afternoon at Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls.

Davis won the 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 46 seconds in what is thought to be a course record, although no official numbers were available at press time. 

Jackie Wells came in second in 19:52, and Lily Wells took third in 19:55. 

The Warriors (6-0 overall) actually took the top eight spots on the day. Tyler Rice finished fourth on the day in 24:25, and Clarissa Pollard was fifth in 24:27. Carli Cusimano took sixth in 24:43, Riley Hayward was seventh in 24:55, and Erika Looman was eighth in 25:01.

Chloe Cutting finished ninth overall for the Panthers with a time of 25:62.

Frontier 19, St. Mary 44 — Greyson Young ran away from the pack en route to a victory on Tuesday afternoon and Frontier Regional School defeated St. Mary’s Parish School, 19-44, in a Pioneer North Division girls’ meet at Stanley Park in Westfield.

Young won the 3.1-mile race in 23:48 to top St. Mary runner Ally Rougement, who finished second in 24:16. Frontier then took the next six spots to finish the win. Skyler Dennie was third for the Red Hawks in 25:01, and Olivia Warren was fourth in 25:04. Lia Vichi was fifth in 25:06, Emily Laus took sixth in 25:18, Kensington Young finished seventh in 25:41, and Adrienne Josephs was eighth in 26:33.

Skyler Rose came in 10th for Frontier in 27:50.

Greenfield 20, Pope Francis 36

Greenfield 20, Southwick 37 — Greenfield High School placed three of the first four runners on Tuesday afternoon and went on to defeat both Pope Francis High School (20-36) and Southwick-Tolland Regional High School (20-37) in independent girls’ cross country action at Highland Park in Greenfield.

Amy O’Sullivan won the 3.1-mile excursion in 22:16 and was followed by teammate Jamie Day in second in 22:43. After Haley Sullivan got in for Pope Francis with a third-place time of 22:57, Jenna Silk came back for the Green Wave with a fourth-place time of 23:22. Greenfield’s Sarah O’Sullivan finished seventh in 25:22.

Greenfield moved to 7-0 on the season and is still on pace to meet Mohawk for the league crown later in the season.

Boys’ meets

Mohawk 22, FC Tech 36

Mohawk 15, Pioneer 50

Mohawk 20, Smith Voke 35

FC Tech 23, Pioneer 32

Smith Voke 28, FC Tech 31 — Mohawk placed four of the top six finishers on Tuesday afternoon and defeated three teams during a quad meet at Franklin Tech.

The Warriors beat the host Eagles (22-36), as well as Pioneer (15-50) and Smith Voke (20-35). Franklin Tech went on to finish 1-2 on the day with a 28-31 loss to Smith Voke, and a 23-32 win over Pioneer. The Panthers went 0-2 and did not score against Smith Voke.

Sohan Tyner covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:22 to give Franklin Tech the individual victory, but Mohawk’s Luke Viens came in second in 18:51. Robert Stark of Smith Voke was third in 18:56, but Mohawk came back with the next three runners, helping give the Warriors a huge lead. Zach Coburn was fourth in 19:25, Seth Hoynoski was fifth in 19:45, and Brian Allen was sixth in 20:40.

Franklin Tech got the next two finishers as Scott Martin was seventh in 20:44, and Martin Given was eighth in 21:08, but Guy Rice-Lesure was 10th overall for Mohawk in 21:22.

Frontier 17, St. Mary 46 — Carsten Carey, Alex Sharp and Brandyn Robinson were first, second and third on Tuesday and Frontier defeated St. Mary’s, 17-46, in a Pioneer North boys’ cross country meet at Stanley Park.

Carey won the 3.1-mile race in 17:51 and was followed by teammates Sharp (18:22) and Robinson (19:15).

St. Mary’s Joe Walz came in fourth in 19:28, and Frontier took the next six spots. Dan Dejnak was fifth in 19:54, Aaron Dorshow was sixth in 20:15, and Jake Meier was seventh in 20:24. Ewan Bennett took eighth in 20:30, Thomas Lyons was ninth in 20:32, and Andy Paul was 10th in 21:01. 

Greenfield 27, Pope Francis 28

Greenfield 21, Southwick 40 — Greenfield used its depth to sweep a tri-meet on Tuesday as it edged Pope Francis (27-28) and Southwick (21-40) at Highland Park.

Pope Francis got off to a fast start as Tim Sears (19:13) and Matt Ashe (19:35) came in first and second, but the Green Wave came right back with the next two finishers in Isaiah Morrison (19:49) and Tyssen LaBombard (19:51). After a pair of Southwick runners took fifth and sixth, Greenfield placed two more runners in Henry Howe (20:16) and Matteo Velez (20:37) in seventh and eighth. 

Mahar 27, Granby 31 — Ash Shaw and Andrew Hill came in first and second on Tuesday and Mahar Regional School defeated Granby High School, 27-31, in an independent boys’ cross country meet in Granby.

Shaw came in first in 20:29 and Hill was right behind in 20:36 to get the Senators off to a quick start. Granby would place back-to-back runners in third and fourth, but Mahar came back with four straight runners to win the race. Thor Mead finished fifth in 21:40, Aaron Hendry took sixth in 22:07, Edward Bennington took seventh in 22:11, and Seth Mitchell was eighth in 22:12.