League & Conference Championships Occupied Weekend

There was plenty of action on the trails this weekend with the league championships continuing on Friday and Saturday.

Franklin Park was the site of Friday’s Dual County League Championships. Westford Academy swept the individual titles in the girls’ and boys’ competition of the Thorpe race with Abigail Hennessey (19 minutes, 02.4 seconds) and Jack Graffeo (15:54.8) the respective winners. In the Foley race it was Bedford’s Samantha Sheehan (20:19.5) and Boston Latin’s Colin Fisher (16:18.5) that were the first to cross the line. As for teams, it was Boston Latin (Foley) and Newton South (Thorpe) for boys and Bedford (Foley) and Acton Boxborough (Thorpe) for girls.)

The South Shore League Championships were also held on Friday with schools making their way to Wrentham. Norwell’s Thomas Corbet led the Clippers to the team title by covering the 5K course in 16:08.6. The Clippersl scored a low 33 points to earn the hardware. Abington’s Selena Wood captured the girls’ crown, posting a time of 20:25.3. Norwell made it two-for-two for the day by also winning the team crown here.

Just like she’s been doing all season long, Greta Hammer was at her best against some tough competition at Saturday’s Bay State Conference Championship in Wrentham. She led three runners under 19 minutes with a dominating 18:18.6 clocking, 20 seconds ahead of Weymouth’s Gracie Richard (second, 18:39.6). Brookline’s Lucia Werner was third in 18:55.4. Weymouth continued its superlative season by topping the field in the team standings. Newton North’s Gabriel Grove went 15:47.8 to strike it rich in the boys’ race. Brookline was a two-point victor over Wellesley for the teams, scoring 39 points.

IIn addition to the BSC meet,Wrentham was site of multiple championships on Saturday.

Pentcucket’s Kaylie Dalgar (19:18.4) and Manchester Essex’s Michal Mohoric (16:22.3) took individual honors in the respective girls’ and boys’ races at the Cape Ann League Championships. Newburyport (girls) and Hamilton Wenham (boys) were the team champions.

Oliver Ames’ star harriers’ Brendan Thomas (15:59.8) and Katie Sobieraj (18:27.7) broke the tape in the respective boys’ and girls’ races at the Hockomock League Championships. For teams, it was Sharon (boys) and Oliver Ames (girls) that solidified the crowns.

West Bridgewater’s Ella Dunbury clocked 19:35.8 to win the girls’ race at the South Coast Conference Championships, while Apponequet was first among teams. Old Rochester proved victorious for individuals and teams in the boys’ race. Tyler Young took top honors with his time of 16:51.7.

In Hingham, Pembroke was dominant in the boys’ race at the Patriot League Championships on Saturday. The Titans swept the top five positions to score the minimum 15 points. Michael Madden was the winner with a time of 16:38.77. On the girls’ side, it was all Marshfield with Eleanor Angeles Whitfield grabbing the individual title with a quick 18:28.06. The Rams scored just 24 points to bring home the team title.

Carmen Luisi went sub-18 for the second time this season to lead Holliston to the girls’ crown at the Tri Valley League Championships in Norwood. Luisi was timed in a triumphant 17:48.3. Teammate Maggie Kuchman was mere strides away from breaking 18 minutes, taking second at 18:00.3. Holliston posted a two-point victory over Hopkinton in the boys’ race. Norton’s Andrew McConnell claimed individual honors with a 15:45.8 clocking.

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