One Last Look At The Meet Of Champions

We knew it wouldn’t disappoint. But seriously, does it ever? The Meet of Champions (MOC) at Fort Devens was everything we expected this past weekend for the multitude of runners that poured their hearts out on the grounds of Willard Park. It always great to see the excitement and enthusiasm that these championship meets bring […]

For Brookline Amputee Alaina Bodine, There Are No Limitations

The idea of failure.  Like most runners, that’s what motivates Alaina Bodine to keep going. That’s what motivates her to make it across that finish line each time she races, to continue a long training run with her teammates when her body’s telling her to stop. “If I quit, it’s like putting me a step […]

Reilly Focused On A Strong Finish To His X-C Season (& More)

The cross-country season officially began about two months ago. But for runners like Marcus Reilly, it’s just getting started. Competing in his final season before heading off to Michigan in the fall to run for the Division 1 Wolverines, the Northbridge senior has high hopes for the fall campaign, which includes striking it rich at […]

Nuttycombe Invitational Featured Several Former HS Stars

We all know it’s championship time for high schools in Massachusetts with the league championships already underway and occupying most of Saturday with at least a half dozen meets taking place on the weekend. For collegians, it’s also championship time with the conference meets on the docket this week and the NCAA regional and championship […]

A Few Notes About Twilight Invitational

The Bob Glennon Twilight Invitational always lives up to the hype so, for the most part, expect the expected on Friday and Saturday at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. Here’s a few things that we dug up about the two-day event that should strike some interest. *** The numbers don’t lie In the history of the […]

BSR/HOKA Power Rankings: Girls’ Division 1

Five teams moved up, five moved down in our latest Bay State Running/HOKA Power Rankings, released on Thursday morning. Taking over the No. 1 spot is Oliver Ames. The Tigers, who moved up three spots from No. 4, are a few weeks removed from a strong third-place showing at the Ocean State Invitational. Oliver Ames […]

Popularity Continues To Grow For Vineyard Invite

When he hosted his first invitational cross-country meet back in 2007, it was just one race, an all-girls’ 5K against Notre Dame Academy where he estimates 30 to 40 runners answered the gun.  It’s a little different now for longtime Martha’s Vineyard coach Joe Schroeder, whose annual Vineyard X-C Invitational will be celebrating its 16th […]

X-C Preview: Division 1 Boys’ Capsule

DIVISION 1 BOYS Championships Dates: Nov. 11 – Division State Meets at Gardner Country Club; Gardner; Division 2 at Wrentham Developmental Center, Wrentham; Division 3 at Northfield Mountain. Nov. 18 – Meet of Champions at Willard Field, Devens. Top Teams: Div. 1A – Brookline, Newton South, Acton Boxborough; Cambridge Rindge & Latin; Boston College High. […]

Girls’ X-C Preview: Top Returnees, Nos. 6-10

We asked, and you responded. Just who are the top returning runners that will hit the trails this season? After requesting your help on this site and through our Instagram account, with have compiled a top-10 list with your assistance of the runners we feel will be among our best this fall. To start, we’re […]

NACAC U23 Championships: Shea Secures Second In Costa Rica

She was the youngest in the field by nearly two years. But, as usual, it didn’t matter for Ellie Shea. The 17-year-old junior from Belmont and Emerging Elite still secured a spot high on the podium. San Jose, Costa Rica was the destination for Shea’s latest conquest. Competing in the 1,500-meter run at the NACAC […]