Wave boys hold off Mahar, 28-30
Greenfield High School mounted a huge comeback to remain unbeaten in the PVIAC North on the season.
Mahar Regional School had three of the first four runners across the finish line on Tuesday but Greenfield came back to place the next four runners and hold off the upstart Senators for a 28-30 boys’ cross country victory in Northfield.
The meet was hosted by Pioneer Valley Regional School, which lost to both teams. The Green Wave (8-1 overall, 5-0 North) earned a sweep on the day with a 22-35 victory, while Mahar (4-3, 3-2) earned a split with a 26-31 victory.
Zabian Shaw won the 2.79-mile race in 15 minutes, 43 seconds for the first Senator finisher. Greenfield’s Will Borcy came in second at 16:19, but he was followed by a pair of Mahar runners in Pat Richard (16:51) and Dan Bergman (17:27). That gave the Senators a large lead but the gap between Bergman and the next Mahar runner was too large to hold off a contingent of Green Wave runners, which flooded the back end of the top 10.
Pioneer’s Seamus Garland came in fifth overall at 17:28, while Greenfield’s Isaiah Morrison came in sixth in 17:52. Pioneer’s Jordan Cutting finished seventh at 18:00, and Greenfield placed the next three runners to complete its five scorers, as Sam Guiod (18:11), Mike Ara (18:14) and Kodey LaBombard (18:19) rounded out the top 10.
Mohawk 22, Granby 30 — Mohawk Trail Regional High School captured the top four spots Tuesday to knock off Granby High School, 22-30, in a North Division boys’ meet in Granby.
The 3.1-mile race was won by Mohawk’s Josh Rode in 19:51. He was followed closely behind by three teammates. Luke Viens took second in 20:12, Zach Coburn placed third in 20:13, and Tom Damery came in fourth in 20:26. Granby placed the next six runners to round out the top 10.
Frontier 27, Monson 30
Frontier 27, Palmer 32 — Frontier Regional School used its depth to earn a sweep of Monson High School (27-30) and Palmer High School (27-32) in PVIAC North boys’ cross country action on Tuesday in South Deerfield.
Palmer’s Henry Domnarski finished first in the 2.75-mile race, finishing in 15:14.
Colin Lacey took second in 15:45, Orlando Wildman-Hanlon was fourth in 15:55 and Aidan Waldron placed 10th for the Red Hawks, who clinched both wins by taking spots 11-15.
FC Tech 25, McCann 31 — Aaron Moore raced to the individual win to help Franklin County Technical School outlast McCann Technical School, 25-31, in a PVIAC North boys’ cross country meet Tuesday in North Adams.
Moore finished in a time of 17:38 on the 2.8-mile course. Jarod Brown took fourth for the Eagles in 18:19, while Nick Waterman completed the top five was fifth in 19:25.
Other Franklin Tech runners in the top 10 were Alex Burgiel in sixth (19:30), Riley Palmer in ninth (20:03) and Tyler Millane in 10th (20:03).
• Franklin Tech couldn’t field a girls’ team and lost to McCann, 15-50, but the Eagles’ Clarisse Hutchinson won the individual race in 20:57.
Pioneer 19, Greenfield 40 — Natalie Hale broke her own school record during Pioneer’s 19-40 North Division girls’ cross country win over Greenfield Tuesday afternoon in Northfield.
The junior completed Pioneer’s 2.79-mile course in 19:03, breaking a previous record that she set during her freshman year. Teammate Audrey Corrigan came in second at 19:35.
Greenfield’s Jenna Silk placed third overall in 19:46, rounding out the top three runners, who finished well out in front of the pack. Pioneer’s Mary White (21:39) and Sarah Kaczenski (22:00) took fourth and fifth overall, while Greenfield’s Claire Abelson came in sixth in 22:17. Pioneer’s Amelia Smiaroski (22:31) and Lena Carr (22:54) took seventh and eighth, while Greenfield’s Jamie Day (23:29) and Amelia Simons (23:30) rounded out the top 10.
Mohawk 17, Granby 39 — Natasha Olanyk set a new girls’ course record in Granby and Mohawk knocked off the host Rams, 17-39, in a North girls’ meet Tuesday.
Olanyk completed the 3.1-mile course in 21:20 to beat former Granby standout Abigail Imelio’s 2010 record of 21:38. Two of Olanyk’s teammates nearly beat the record themselves on the day, as Maddie Boucias took second in 21:44, and Abbie Yezierski came in third at 21:45.
Mohawk’s Lucy Carr came in fifth in 23:54, Amy Funk took sixth in 25:22, and Halley Glier placed 10th in 26:33.
Frontier 21, Monson 40
Frontier 15, Palmer 50 — Frontier cruised to a pair of independent girls’ cross country wins over Monson (21-40) and Palmer (15-50) on Tuesday in South Deerfield.
Monson’s Katherine Wright won the 2.75-mile race in 17:13. Frontier then took the next four places, as Caitlin Burnett was second in 17:53, Mairead Ferry came in third in 19:05, Savannah finished fourth in 19:15, and Greyson Young wound up fifth in 19:16. Other top-10 finishers for the Red Hawks (8-0) included Chloe Nunn in seventh (19:55), Jackie Spencer in eighth (20:07) and Fiona Ferry in ninth (20:40).