Warrior girls’ administer clean sweep
Natasha Olanyk led a pack of five straight Mohawk Trail Regional High School finishers to help the Warriors sweep an independent girls’ cross-country dual-meet Tuesday afternoon in Buckland.
Mohawk defeated Gateway Regional High School, 15-45, and knocked off Putnam Vocational High School, 15-49.
Olanyk won the 2.55-mile race in a time of 17 minutes, 42 seconds. She was followed by four of her teammates. Abbie Yezierski took second place in 18:50, Maddie Boucias placed third in 19:06, Lucy Carr came in fourth in 19:22, and Allison Lull placed fifth in 20:10. Hailey Glier came in eighth for Mohawk in a time of 21:59.
Frontier 15, Renaissance 50 — Frontier Regional School placed the first eight runners and scored nine of the top 10 during a 15-50 independent victory over Renaissance School Tuesday in South Deerfield.
Caitlin Burnett continued to win races, placing first in the 2.75-mile race in 18:19. Mairead Ferry came in behind Burnett in 19:28, while Savannah Emery took third in 19:52. Greyson Young followed in fourth in 19:56, Chloe Nunn took fifth in 20:17, and Jackie Spencer came in sixth in 20:42. Fiona Ferry placed seventh in 21:16, Olivia Warren took eighth, and Emily Wood came in 10th in 23:11.
Greenfield 22, McCann 34
Greenfield 19, Sci-Tech 37 — Four of the top five runners belonged to Greenfield High School and the Green Wave swept a dual-meet over McCann Technical High School (22-34) and Springfield School of Science & Technology (19-37) Tuesday in North Adams.
Jenna Silk won her second straight race for Greenfield, completing the 2.8-mile course in 22:04. Zoe Loughman came in second for McCann in 22:22 and was followed by three of her teammates. Claire Abelson came in third in 23:50, Amelia Simmonds took fourth in 25:04, and Jamie Day placed fifth in 26:01.
Pioneer 24, Chicopee 31 — Audrey Corrigan and Natalie Hale won a close race Tuesday as Pioneer Valley Regional School edged Chicopee High School, 24-31, in an independent meet in Northfield.
Corrigan and Hale found themselves in a battle against Chicopee’s Isabell Lauren, but the two Panther runners prevailed, giving Pioneer an early advantage. Corrigan won the 2.79-mile race in 19:57, while Hale was three second back at 20 minutes flat. Lauren was one second behind Hale to take third. Shannon McAndrew came in fourth for the Pacers, and again Pioneer won by a slim margin to earn the fifth and sixth spots. Sarah Kaczenski was the fifth fastest runner (21:53), while Mary White was two seconds back in 21:55. That put both runners just ahead of Chicopee’s Autumn Reis, who came in seventh in 21:57. Lena Carr was the final runner to score for the Panthers with a 10th-place finish in 23:35.
Greenfield 21, McCann 40
Greenfield 15, Sci-Tech 50 — Will Borcy won by more than a minute and Greenfield had eight runners among the top 10 to sweep an independent boys’ dual-meet Tuesday in North Adams.
The Green Wave defeated McCann Tech (21-40) and Sci-Tech (15-50). Borcy came in at 16:58 to win the 2.8-mile race and finish well ahead of McCann’s Justin Schneider, who finished second in 18:03. Greenfield’s Mike Aras was third in 18:45. Isaiah Morrison was fourth in 18:50. Nick Brandl placed sixth in 19:26, Sam Guiod took seventh at 19:54, David Giurgiu was eighth in 19:59, Kodey LaBombard placed ninth in 20:07, and Tyssen LaBombard netted 10th in 20:13.
FC Tech 17, Commerce 46 — Aaron Moore finished first and Franklin County Technical School drilled High School of Commerce, 17-46, Tuesday in an independent boys’ meet in Turners Falls.
Moore won the 2.9-mile race in 17:49, followed by teammates Jared Brown took, who second in 19:02, and Alex Giurgiu, who came in third at 19:57. Tyler Millane came in fifth for the Eagles in 20:35, and Riley Palmer rounded out the scoring in sixth (20:58). Nick Waterman came in seventh in 21:00, Clarisse Hutchinson took eighth in 21:38, and Max Pellerin had a personal-best time of 22:19 for ninth.
Frontier 15, Renaissance 50 — Frontier placed the first eight runners Tuesday en route to a 15-50 win over Renaissance in an independent boys’ meet Tuesday in South Deerfield.
Colin Lacey won the 2.75-mile event in 16:02 and was followed by Orlando Wildman-Hanlon (16:15), Aidan Waldron (16:56), Tre Roy (17:01) and Brandyn Robinson (17:07) to round out the top five. Ewan Bennett (17:17) came in sixth for Frontier, Patrick Thompson (17:33) took seventh, and Aaron Dorshow (17:34) took eighth.
Mahar 26, St. Mary 29
Sabis 29, Mahar 30 — Zabien Shaw captured first place in a time of 17:37 to help Mahar Regional School to a 26-29 win over St. Mary High School in a boys’ cross country dual-meet Tuesday in Westfield.
The Senators lost to Sabis International Charter School, 29-30.
Shaw helped the Senators improve to 3-1 in the North Division with the win over St. Mary; he was followed by teammate Patrick Richard, who took second in the 3.1-mile course in 18:31. Dan Bergman came in fifth overall in 20:01.
Chicopee 23, Pioneer 33 — Chicopee claimed the top three spots and took a 23-33 independent boys’ win over Pioneer Tuesday in Northfield.
Tyler Sturdivent won the event in 16:58 for the Pacers, followed by Derek Dobosz and Alan Stevens. Seamus Garland was the first Panther runner to cross the finish line in fourth place in 17:44, while Jordan Cutting took fifth in 17:55. Chicopee took the sixth spot but Pioneer went on to take the next four positions behind Danny Horvath (18:42), Malcolm Crosby (19:48), Ben Potee-Martin (20:19) and James Wheeler (20:26), finishing seventh through 10th.
Gateway 28, Mohawk 29
Putnam 28, Mohawk 29 — Mohawk placed four runners in the top 10 but couldn’t find a fifth runner to help the team overtake both Gateway and Putnam as the Warriors dropped a 28-29 decision to both schools during an independent boys’ meet Tuesday in Buckland.
Chris Canechak won the meet for Gateway in 15:42. Mohawk’s Josh Rode came in second in 16:01, and the Warriors also captured the sixth, seventh and ninth spots on the day. Zach Coburn took sixth in 16:34, Luke Viens came in seventh in 16:46, and Tom Damery took ninth in 17:29.