Published in the October 3, 2018 edition


LYNNFIELD — The cross-country teams competed against Hamilton-Wenham on Sept. 26.

The boys’ team (3-2) defeated the Generals 22-34. The low score in cross-country wins.s

Sophomore John Astrofsky broke the tape first overall (16:45) against the Generals, which was a new personal best.

“It was the best home course time in Lynnfield in many years,” said Pioneers head coach Joe DiBiase.

Senior captain Stephen Dwyer finished second in the meet and also set a personal best (17:25). Sophomore Mike Madden finished fourth overall (17:54).

“Mike continues his breakout season,” said DiBiase.

Senior captain Joe Fabrizio was seventh in the meet (18:14). Senior captain David Blake was eighth overall (18:23).

Junior Sam Pifko finished 10th against Hamilton-Wenham (19:25). Sophomore Jake Soriano was 12th overall (20:05).

Girls’ results 

The girls’ cross-country team fell 39-19 to the Generals.

Senior captain Brie Passatempo was fourth overall (21:30). Senior captain Annie Olsen finished sixth during the meet (21:42). Junior Elizabeth St Andre was seventh overall (21:57).

“All three of those girls ran their best times this season,” said DiBiase.

Cass Shone returned from an injury and secured a 10th place finish (22:32).

“Cass ran a gusty race,” said DiBiase.

Junior Sarah Deschenes finished 12th against the Generals (22:59). Senior Keira Rothwell was 13th overall (23:06).

Frank Kelley Invitational

The cross-country teams competed in the Frank Kelley Invitational in Wrentham on Sept. 29.

Dwyer finished 37th overall in the boys’ 5K (18:55). Blake was 39th (19:05). Pifko finished 58th during the meet (19:51). Fabrizio was 63rd overall (19:56).

Two members of the girls’ team earned medals during the girls’ 5K. Passatempo finished 17th overall (22:38) and St Andre was 20th (22:58). Olsen placed 27th during the 5K (23:16).

Astrofsky finished seventh in the Freshman and Sophomore 3K race (10:46). Madden was 22nd overall (11:14).

“There are over 250 runners in this race,” said DiBiase. “Both boys worked hard to get in the top pack and hang on.”

In the girls’ Freshman and Sophomore 3K, sophomore Jen Miller was 51st overall (14:14). Freshman Julie Seelig finished 54th in the race (14:48).

“There were over 150 runners in this race,” said DiBiase.