With all the meets that happened this past weekend, we certainly can’t ignore the performance of Boston College High. The Eagles, along with a few other MA schools, were at historic Van Cortlandt Park for the annual Manhattan College XC Invitational.
In the featured Eastern States Championships, a race that attracts some of the region’s best each and every year, BC High was fifth overall among the 26 teams that toed the line with 216 points.
The Eagles’ top three runners broke 13 minutes for the 2.5-mile course. Chris Larnard led the way by finishing sixth overall with a time of 12 minutes, 33.50 seconds. Teammates John Wilson (15th, 12:52.10) and Shamus Larnard (23rd, 12:58.40) also went sub-13 on the challenging terrain of Van Cortlandt. BC currently ranks No. 3 in the BSR/HOKA Power Rankings.
Cambridge Rindge & Latin and the Boston Latin School also competed in the Eastern States’ race. CB&L, No. 5 in the BSR/HOKA Power Rankings, was 12th overall with 303 points. Paulino Guevara joined the sub-13 club, placing 16th overall in 12:53.40. Gael Medina (41st, 13:14.80) and Daniel Bronstein (57th, 13:27.50) were the next two finishers for CB&L.
Boston Latin was 13th in the race with 306 points. Colin Fisher was the first across the line for the Wolfpack. He was 40th overall in 13:14.50. Fisher was followed by teammates Bilal Elhaji (65th, 13:32.80) and Ethan Anderson (66th, 13:33.10.
How about the performance of Aoife Shovlin? In the Eastern State Championship girls’ race, the CB&L junior was ninth overall with an impressive 14:59 clocking.
The future certainly looks bright for St. John’s Prep. The Eagles dominated the Freshmen A race at Manhattan, scoring just 22 points. Finishing second was La Salle Academy (RI) with 75 points. SJP had all five scoring runners in the top 12, highlighted by a 1-2-3 finish by Mateo DeOrio (8:00.70, 1.5 miles), Leopold Seltenrich (8:02.70). and Colton Hayhurst (8:31.90). Henry McDonnell (seventh, 8:38.50) and Mike Taranto (12th, 8:45.80) completed the scoring.