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(H), 08/30/18 AM, Cross Country Practice, GHS-Athletic Lobby. (A), 08/30/ 18 PM, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Meet, Coe-Brown Northwood. a website for the Merrimack Valley high school cross country team of October 29, / Dave Irving · Link To NHXC website "meet hub" with results and race interviews this weekend for the Middle School State XC Championships. . Comprised mostly of local teams with Oyster River randomly thrown. Meet History Page 1 Seacoast Middle School League Cross Country Championships October 14, miles Sagamore 23 22 Hunter Henderson Oyster River 7 24 23 Will Barry Hampton Falls 7.
Only Tanguay has extensive varsity experience.
However, the two freshmen Luke Tkaczyk and Wyatt Mackey, both are surprisingly battle -tested as they were part of the the small school state middle school champs, Nothwood in If healthy, the favorite has to be Starr.
If Allen can hang until the end, he may have the most blistering kick in NH.
Tanguay, who brought Division 1 stud Forest Mackenzie Concord to the brink a couple weeks ago, should factor in the mix as well. Girls Large School 1: NH in this one?? With 12 state ranked teams, and all of them from Vermont and NH, how can you label this as anything else? CVU won that battle, but that was over a flat course. Tristan, perhaps affected a bit more than others by the weather and never a big fan of Derryfield anyhow, was the next MV runner to cross the line.
Another team stalwart, and a great source of humor as well as inspiration, we have been lucky to have had the last four years with Tristan. Wrapping up the day for the girls was MacNeill, over a minute faster than she was over the same course a month ago and showing she deserved to be in the race. Overall, the girls placed 8th, achieving the pre-season goal of a top-ten finish and 6 places higher than a year ago.
The plan was derailed before it began by a lack of summer running, but as the season progressed and runners improved it became apparent that it was still a possibility, though like the girls it would require a hero effort.
Individually, we once again had a favorite in the race, although when you have such a big favorite as David was it gets a little scary as the target on your back grows.2017 Middle School DI Boys Race
No such courtesy next week, please! That was a little scary. Leading from the gun, DRen never was able to pull away, but set just a quick enough pace that no one was able to muster up a kick good enough to steal victory away.
Matt runs well at Mines Falls, so look out! More on these seniors after their final races. Third for MV was our top returning runner, Ethan. Running his usual dependable race and second fastest of the year. Next across was Connor, only 3 seconds off his PR that he set last week.
Connor has really come into his own recently and has seemed like a different runner in practice and racing, full of confidence. He has been a dependable runner over the last 4 years, hopefully running has not seen the last of him!
Thank you to all the volunteers, all ten in the finish line chute, our two official photographers Karen Thurber is responsible for the almost pictures on our website smugmugwhile Brian Reynolds is responsible for the pictures or more on the NHXC website.
A MASSIVE thank you to Sandi Lyle in particular for heading up the food bonanza - lesson learned for me to stake out a line before hand, silly me to think that kids would self-form a line for free food - and the wonderful t-shirts.
There are many shirts still available, if you missed out just let me know!
Bobcat Invitational Recap, Results, Interviews! – New Hampshire Cross Country
With perfect spectator weather and almost perfect running weather, the combined JV race got things going at 3: The largest race of the day with racers, we were well-represented with 9 finishers. Kelly who is actually a senior. He now has the discus tree name after him. Next up was Andrew in a blazing fast time, with David Q not far behind.
Now David was leading the JV crew for a while Next across for MV, and finishing as the 9th! She likely ate the equivalent of an iron skillet today, seems to have worked!
Next across - Mitchell, in a sub performance. Diandra is a rare 7-year veteran of the MVXC program and will be missed - 7 years is a long time!
Thanks for all the miles! Lucas finished in a solid sub time, likely because we hid the free food until after his race.
Little known probable fact is that Lucas may own the team record for Pixie Sticks eaten in a season. Hey, sugar is energy! Wrapping up the running for the Pride was Ashley, who saved her best for the last race of the year.