Posts nine point triumph to secure second in M.L. Freedom division
Published in the October 21, 2015 edition
WAKEFIELD — Even though the Warrior boys’ cross country team didn’t win the league title, finishing in second place in the Middlesex League Freedom division isn’t too shabby.
Wakefield posted a 25-34 victory over Watertown yesterday afternoon in the league finale at the Beasley Track and Field Course at Wakefield Memorial High School to finish with a 4-1 record in the division.
The boys faced off against a few strong runners from Watertown but was able to use their depth again to come away with a victory. Watertown took the first two spots but then the Warriors secured the next five places.
Senior Alec Rodgers had the best time of his high school career on his last time running at home. Rodgers clocked in at 16:23.
Sophomore Matt Greatorex placed fourth overall with a 21 second personal best while breaking the sophomore course record. Greatorex ran a time of 16:33.
Richie Custodio, a senior, placed fifth with a time of 16:59.
Senior Chris Skeldon was sixth with a time of 17:00.
Jack Stevens, a junior, was seventh overall in a time of 17:07.
Watertown’s third runner took eighth place followed by Wakefield in the next 13 spots.
Tommy Lucey, a sophomore, placed ninth in a time of 17:19.
Adam D’Ambrosio placed 10th and continued his much improved season with another personal best time of 17:34 to cap off his last chance at home as a senior.
“It’s good to see so many improvements from top to bottom,” said Coach Perry Pappas. “The past few workouts have gone very well and the boys are at their strongest going into the postseason.”
Wakefield also had some good performances from its JV runners as well.
Also running for the Warriors were Tyler Whipple (17:36), Robert Shaw (17:38), Jackson Kehoe (17:59), Shahnawaz Anwar (18:07), Mike Frezza (18:18), Rohan Singhvi (18:20), Ty Collins (18:23), Derryn Langlois (18:48), Justin McGonagle (18:49), Tom Harrington (18:51), Casey Brackett (18:58), Alex Guerriero (19:11), James Connors (19:21), Ryan Smith (19:28), Riley Brackett (19:32), Derrick Scheeler (19:41), Max Hinchey (19:51), Ryan Donald (20:20), Nolan Curran (20:25), Sam Morey (20:27), David Lee (20:30), Chris Beaudoin (21:02), Adam Chanley (21:05), David Holman, Cal Sylvia (23:59), Jack Matuszewski and Brian McGonagle.
The Warriors head to the Twilight Invitational this Saturday on Cape Cod to compete against some of the best teams in the state. After that Wakefield will take on Lexington in a crossover meet against the M.L. Liberty division power on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Course in Lexington.