Warriors have good performances in Div. 4 Meet
Published in the November 17, 2015 edition.
WRENTHAM — The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ cross country team had a quite a season winning the Middlesex League Freedom division championship for
a fifth straight year. However the Warriors’ hopes of clinching a berth in the All-State Meet will have to wait until next fall.
The Warriors ran well on Saturday in the Div. 4 Eastern Mass. Championships, but didn’t advance as a team nor did they have any individuals qualify for next weekend’s meet.
“I was very happy with the team this season. We are a young team and my hope for next year is that the girls will be more experienced to execute better in a big meet,” said Coach Karen Barrett. “As a team we worked really hard. I honestly think we were capable of finishing much higher in the meet yesterday (Saturday).”
Jordan Stackhouse, a junior, ran a great race finishing 29th out of 160 runners. She had a time of 20:37.19.
Freshman Amanda Westlake was second for the team and 75th overall. She had a strong race and will be a force to be reckoned with next year said Barrett. Westlake ran time of 21:56.10.
Gillian Russell, a sophomore, was third for the Warriors followed by junior Abby Harrington and senior Sara Custodio. Russell finished in 77th place at 21:58.88. Harrington and Custodio placed 82nd and 87th with times of 22:11.76 and 22:26.94.
Reilly McNamara, a senior, finished off her cross country career with her best run of the season finishing sixth for the team and 89th overall at 22:28.76.
Cassie Lucci was Wakefield’s seventh runner. The junior came in 117th overall as she clocked in at 23:28.13.
Wakefield finished 12th in the team scoring with 346 points. The Warriors did beat out M.L. Freedom division rivals Melrose, Wilmington and Burlington in the team scoring.
“We have a lot of returners next year and if the girls continue to train hard, we should be very competitive in 2016,” said Barrett.