Warriors blank Wilmington to stay undefeated
Published in the September 30, 2015 edition
WILMINGTON — Even though the runners on the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ cross country team just competed on Saturday at the Frank Kelley Invitational Meet, the Warriors didn’t miss a beat in their Middlesex League Freedom division contest against Wilmington.
Wakefield rolled to its third dual meet victory of the season and second in the league as it blanked the Wildcats, 15-50, at Wilmington High School.
Despite the score, Wakefield had to work hard to earn the shutout.
“It was tough to come back from a hard effort just three days ago but the boys worked hard to position themselves up front,” said Coach Perry Pappas.
Jeremy Keegan, a senior, won the first race of his career with a personal best time of 17:52. Senior Tyler Whipple placed a strong second in 17:56, a personal best. Sophomore Robert Shaw ran well to finish third in 18:11.
Not far behind were senior Richie Custodio, sophomore Matt Greatorex, junior Adam Roberto, senior Alec Rodgers, senior Chris Skeldon, junior Jack Stevens and junior Ryan Sullivan. All seven runners finished with an identical time of 18:16.
Tommy Lucey, a sophomore, ran a time of 18:25 for 11th place. Alex Guerriero, a senior, was 12th in 18:29. Nick McGee, a junior, placed 13th in a time of 18:46. John Stanfield, a junior, placed 14th in a time of 18:59. Jackson Kehoe, a junior, was 15th overall in a time of 19:01.
After Wilmington’s top runner crossed the finish line, senior Adam D’Ambrosio was 17th in a time of 19:16.
The JV race was led by junior Shahnawaz Anwar, who placed first with a time of 18:58. Ty Collins, a junior, was second at 19:14. James Connors, a junior, was third in 19:33.
The rest of the JV runners included Casey Brackett (19:58), Billy Stevens (19:58), Matt Finn (20:03), Riley Brackett (20:35), Joe Boudreau (20:42), Derryn Langlois (20:54), Justin McGonagle (21:02), Ryan Donald (21:13), Tom Harrington (21:20), Nolan Collis (21:28), Max Hinchey (21:55), Derrick Scheeler (22:09), Ryan Smith (22:13), David Lee (22:24), Adam Chanley (22:38), Cal Sylvia (24:50), Chris Beaudoin (26:12), Kevin Lucey (26:16) and Brian McGonagle (31:21).
The Warriors, who are 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the league, will face undefeated Melrose on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in a M.L. Freedom division showdown of unbeaten teams at the Greenwood Park Course.