Published October 23, 2019


LYNNFIELD — The cross-country teams cruised past Manchester-Essex, but were clipped by Newburyport during a tri-meet on Oct. 16.

The girls’ team (1-6) earned its first victory of the season after defeating Manchester-Essex 19-42. The girls’ team fell 15-48 to Newburyport. The lowest score in cross-country wins.

Senior captain Elizabeth St. Andre finished sixth during the meet (20:48). Senior captain Cass Shone was 13th overall (21:27). Freshman Bianca Guarracino finished 15th during the meet (21:31).

Sophomore Kayleigh Weeks placed 17th during the meet (21:48). Freshman Bella George finished 19th overall (22:00).

THE CROSS-COUNTRY TEAMS honored five seniors and their parents on Senior Day on Oct. 16. Front row, from left, captain Sarah Deschenes, captain Cassidy Shone and captain Elizabeth St. Andre. Back row, from left, Dianne Deschenes, Alanna Shone, Charlene St. Andre, senior captain Sam Pifko, Mary Pifko, senior Pat Walsh and Theresa Walsh. (Dan Tomasello Photo)

Boys’ results

The boys’ cross-country team (3-4) defeated Manchester-Essex 24-32, but succumbed 19-44 to Newburyport.

Senior Pat Walsh set a new Lynnfield course record after finishing third during the tri-meet (15:41).

“This is a huge accomplishment for a runner in his first year of cross-country,” said Pioneers head coach Joe DiBiase. “Pentucket’s Eric MacDonald set the 15:25 course record in 2012.”

Junior Mike Madden finished 12th overall during the meet (16:56). Junior Mike Dreher was 15th overall (17:04). Freshman John McKrell finished 17th during the meet (17:06). Senior captain Sam Pifko was 18th overall (17:07).

Captain John Astrofsky did not compete in the meet due to a leg injury, but DiBiase hopes he will be back in action for Cape Ann League Meet on Saturday, Oct. 26.