Moore breaks his own record
Grandby Frontier at FCTS girsl start
FCTS Aaron Moore, teh eventual winner, leads the pack into the woods in Montague.
Granby Frontier at FCTS boys start
Winner Aaron Moore of FCTS
Caitlin Burnett winner winner Frontier
Girls enter the woods with Frontier leading
Aaron Moore set a new course record for Franklin County Technical School but Frontier Regional School had six runners among the top eight to sweep a PVIAC North boys’ cross country tri-meet Tuesday in Turners Falls.
Frontier earned a 23-38 win over Franklin Tech, and drilled Granby High School, 15-50. Tech earned a split on the day with a 17-41 win over Granby.
This is the first season that Tech is hosting meets and Moore broke his own record in the second home meet of the season, touring the 2.9-mile course in 17 minutes, 27 seconds to best his previous record by well over a minute. Teammate Jared Brown finished fourth overall in 19:06. The two Eagles were the only runners among the first eight across the finish line who did not have Frontier listed across the front of their jerseys.
Colin Lacey came in second overall to lead Frontier in 17:58, while Orlando Wildman-Hanlon took third in 18:14. Tre Roy took fifth overall in 19:08, while Pat Thompson took sixth with the same time. Brandyn Robinson was one second back in seventh and Aidan Waldron took eighth in 19:39.
The Eagles had the final two runners in the top 10. Nick Waterman came in ninth in 19:54, and Alex Giurgiu placed 10th in 19:59.
Cathedral 27, Greenfield 30 — Greenfield High School came up a field goal short Tuesday.
The Green Wave boys’ cross country team narrowly missed knocking off Cathedral High School in a 27-30 independent boys’ loss at Highland Park in Greenfield.
Greenfield finished with six runners inside the Top 10 but Cathedral had three of the top four to push the Panthers to victory. Bill Brunton won the meet for Cathedral in 18:05, while Greenfield’s Will Borcy was five seconds back in second. Cathedral placed the next two runners, Brendan Markey (19:35) and Tim Sears (19:39). Kodey LaBombard came in fifth for the Green Wave (4-1) in 20:57, and Sam Guiod took sixth in 21:02. Greenfield also had the eighth through 10th runners: Mike Aras (21:23), Nick Brandl (21:31) and Scott Grote (22:02).
“It was actually quite nice,” Greenfield coach Stu Elliot said of the performance against one of top teams in western Mass. “We have a lot of people running places they haven’t been before, but we’re starting to establish a varsity.”
Mahar 26, McCann Tech 30 — Zabien Shaw got a little lost in North Adams Tuesday but it didn’t stop him from winning.
The Mahar Regional School front-runner had to slow down and wait for teammate Pat Richard to get back on track on the foreign course at McCann Technical High School, but he still went on to win and help the Senators to a 26-30 victory over the Hornets in a North Division meet.
Shaw finished the 2.8-mile course in 17:17 despite having to wait for Richard, who ran a solid race himself to place second in 17:37. McCann Tech came back with Justin Schneider (17:38) and Lucas Yelle (18:36) placing third and fourth, but Mahar’s Dan Bergman took fifth in 19:44, and Andrew Hill came in seventh in 20:39 to give the Senators a large lead. Edward Bennington clinched the win for Mahar with a 11th-place finish in 22:55.
Palmer 21, Pioneer 34
Pioneer 22, Renaissance 34 — Palmer High School took the top three spots and knocked off Pioneer Valley Regional School, 21-34, in an independent boys’ cross country meet Tuesday in Northfield.
Pioneer earned a split on the day with a 22-34 victory over Renaissance School.
Jordan Cutting was the top Panther runner with a fourth-place finish overall on the 2.79-mile course in 18 minutes flat. Seamus Garland was right behind him in 18:08. Danny Horvath placed seventh in 18:38.
Catholic 28, Mohawk 29
Central 27, Mohawk 30 — Mohawk came close to puling off a pair of wins with just four runners but eventually fell to Holyoke Catholic High School (28-29) and Central High School (27-30) in a boys’ cross country action Tuesday at Forest Park in Springfield.
Josh Rode led the Warriors with a fourth-place finish in 19:15 on the 3.1-mile course. Zach Coburn placed sixth in 19:57, Luke Viens was seventh in 20:04, and Tom Damery took eighth in 20:33.
Mohawk 21, Catholic 36
Mohawk 15, Central 48 — Natasha Olanyk earned the individual victory and Mohawk had four runners in the top six as it bested Holyoke Catholic (21-36) and Central (15-48) in girls’ cross country action Tuesday at Forest Park.
Olanyk covered the 3.1 miles in 21:02, followed by teammate Lilly Wells in 21:09.
Maddie Boucias finished fifth in 21:57, Abbi Yezierski took sixth in 22:14, Lucy Carr came in seventh in 22:19 and Allison Lull took ninth in 24:10 for the Warriors.
Frontier 18, Granby 41 — Caitlin Burnett continued her early-season dominance for Frontier as she came in first in 20:26 and the Red Hawks knocked off Granby, 18-41, in a North girls’ cross country meet Tuesday in Turners Falls.
Burnett was followed by teammate Mairead Ferry, who came in second in 20:50. Franklin Tech, which does not score as a team because it does not have enough runners, had Clarisse Hutchinson place third overall in 20:55. Granby’s Casey Imelio took fourth in 21:28, and Frontier went on to dominate the next five spots. Savannah Emery (22:22) took fifth, Jackie Spencer (22:49) placed sixth, Grayson Young (22:51) collected seventh, Chloe Nunn (23:46) took eighth, and Olivia Warren (24:02) placed ninth.
Pioneer 16, Palmer 43
Pioneer 15, Renaissance 50 — Pioneer placed the first four runners and swept an independent tri-meet Tuesday afternoon in Northfield.
Natalie Hale finished the 2.79-mile course in 19:18 to help the Panthers to a 16-43 win over Palmer and a 15-50 win over Renaissance. Audrey Corrigan came in second in 20:17, Mary White took third in 21:49 and Amelia Smiaroski came in fourth in 22:00. Pioneer’s Lena Carr took sixth in 22:33, while teammates Madeline LaValley (23:15) and Katlyn Grover (23:44) came in ninth and 10th overall.
Pioneer is now 3-2 on the season.
Cathedral 23, Greenfield 33 — Jenna Silk earned her first career varsity win Tuesday but Greenfield suffered a 23-33 loss to Cathedral in an independent girls’ meet in Greenfield.
Silk finished the 3.1-mile course in 24:13 to earn her first win. Cathedral had the next four runners in Nora Markey (24:47), Lena Lark (24:57), Morgan Charette (25:03), and Molly Sullivan (25:09). Greenfield came back to place the next three runners and keep things close. Claire Abelson took sixth overall in 25:34, Amelia Simmonds took seventh in 24:35, and Jaime Day placed eighth in 29:24.