Cross country: Local harriers primed for MIAA All-State Championship

  • Runners take off at the start of a cross country race at Mohawk Trail Regional earlier this season. Local harriers will compete in the MIAA All-State Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Fort Devens. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 11/17/2022 4:36:45 PM

Runners from Mohawk Trail, Frontier and Greenfield are heading to Fort Devens for the MIAA Division 3 Cross Country All-State Championship meet on Saturday.

Both the Warrior boys and girls teams qualified for the state meet at the qualifying meet last Sunday at Gardner Golf Course, with the Mohawk Trail boys taking sixth in the Class 3C race while the girls placed fifth in the Class 3C race. The Frontier girls also qualified as a team, with the Redhawks taking third in the 3B race.

Cayden Beckwith, Tanner Biagini, Leo Boltz, Aidan Gauthier, Vincent Gauthier, Peter Healy, Emmett Johnson, Aymeric Loucka and Chay Mojallali comprise the Warrior boys heading to Fort Devens, with Johnson (sixth), Vincent Gauthier (14th) and Healy (58th) the top three runners at the qualifying meet.

Valerie Bzomowski, Virginia Krezmien, Natalie Lanoue, Katie Osterman, Anya Read and Savannah Simmons are the six Mohawk Trail girls heading to states. Read (23rd), Natalie Lanoue (25th) and Valeri Bzomowski (26th) were the top placers last Sunday.

Leah Gump was the top Frontier placer at the qualifying meet, taking sixth overall. She’ll be joined by Mary Burt, Liv Christensen, Maia Christensen, Sylvie DiBartolomeo, Isabella Graves, Abigail Howard, Sasha Malo, Bianca Peura and Nicole Plasse on Saturday. Howard (14th) and Peura (28th) followed Gump across the finish line at the qualifying meet.

While the Frontier and Greenfield boys teams didn’t qualify for states as a team, both will be represented on Saturday. Redhawk Evan Hedlund placed 17th in the 3B race, and with the top seven teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams making it to states, Hedlund earned an individual spot. Same went for Greenfield’s Jackson Caron, as his 15th-place finish put him in the top 10 for teams that didn’t qualify.

The Div. 3 girls race is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday followed by the boys kicking off at 1:15 p.m. 


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