Gloucester 26 Swampscott 32 (Boys)
The Gloucester boys cross country team moves to 6-0 on the season with a win over Swampscott clinching the NEC Small title in the process. Gloucester can clinch the title outright with a win at Danvers in its final meet and will finish with no less than a first play tie with Swampscott. In the case of a tie Gloucester will win the tie breaker thanks to Wednesday’s head-to-head win.
Swampscott placed the first two runners but Gloucester took the next four places to earn the win. Jacob Holscher, Everest Crawford, Willie Pierce and Noah Mondello finished in third through sixth place respectively while Winslow Powers, Matt Ciaramitaro and John Laurie finished in eight, ninth and 11th place respectively.
Manchester Essex 25 Georgetown 34 (Boys)
The Hornets improve to 4-1 on the season in their first meet since September 19. Georgetown took the first two spots but Manchester Essex placed the next six finishers to pick up the win. The top six Manchester Essex finishers all finished within four seconds of one another.
Nathan Evans led the way with a third place finish and a time of 18:04, just ahead of teammate Cameron Holley who finished fourth with a time of 18:04. Eric Rajunas (18:07), Spencer Feurebach (18:07), Campbell Fackre (18:08) and Eric Fossa (18:08) were the next four finishers.
Manchester Essex 21 Georgetown 40 (Girls)
The Hornets girls pick up their first win of the season with a strong performance against Georgetown.
Fiona Davis won Wednesday’s race with a time of 20:15 followed by Maura McCormick in second (21:24). Lindsey Duff (21:45), Kendall McCormick (22:50), Julia Whitten (23:38) and Holly Fossa (24:05) finished in fifth through eighth place respectively.
Swampscott 22 Gloucester 36
Gloucester falls to 3-3 with the loss on the road. Kacie Quinn led the way for Gloucester with a second place finish followed by Sophie Black, who finished fourth.