Published in the October 31, 2018 edition

WOBURN — The boys’ cross country team continues to perform in big races, setting the stage for a repeat performance at the Division 3 Eastern Massachusetts State Championship to be held a week from Saturday.

The Warriors raced to a third place finish at the Middlesex League 12 Championship on Monday at the Woburn Country Club.

Arlington came away with an upset victory over Lexington, currently ranked 3rd in Massachusetts. Both Arlington and Lexington could very well be ranked in the top 5 when the next rankings come out this week.

The individual winner was 2017 National 5K Champion Ryan Oosting. He finished the new 5K course in a blazing 14:52.

THE WARRIORS ran well at the Middlesex League Meet in Woburn on Monday as they continue to prepare for the rest of the postseason. (Courtesy Photo)

The Warriors continue to close the gap between their first and fifth runners as they have got it down to 51 seconds. The small gap is the recipe to a championship as the fifth runner is just as important as the first.

Matt Roberto was the first Warrior to cross the finish line placing 6th in an impressive time of 16:03. He will be the 2nd returner next year.

Rohan Singhvi was shortly behind, placing 7th in a time of 16:12. Casey Brackett was 18th in 16:34. Billy Stevens placed 20th to get the last medal in a time of 16:40. Tanner Jellison completed the scoring for the Warriors placing 24th in 16:54. Trevor Zupan finished in 40th in 17:28. Jonathan D’Ambrosio was 50th in 17:59.

The Warriors also had a nice showing the JV race. Derryn Langlois placed 15th in 18:03. Jimmy Crump (18:22) placed 23rd. Brendan Vacca (18:24) placed 25th. Zack Jellison (18:25) placed 26th. Jack Callahan (18:36) placed 33rd. Steven Robinson (18:40) placed 36th. Cory Sample (18:40) placed 37th. The rest of the Warriors racing were, Aaron Canestaro (19:15), Colin Rudy (19:21), Andrew Russell (19:23), Dylan Fahey (20:05), Ian Schermerhorn (20:11) , Andrew Roos (20:13), Alex Skeldon (20:13), Thomas Harrington (20:27), Jack Tomsyck (20:46), David Schurter (20:55), Lucas Smith (21:26), Dan King (21:32), Andrew Rosenberg (21:38), and Noah Brennan (21:59).

The freshman team have had just enough freshman to score as a team all season, and they have showed a lot of potential along the way. The boys finished 3rd of the 12 Middlesex teams that raced the 3K course. Michael Roberto placed 7th in a time of 10:36 Thomas Dowd was 22nd in a time of 11:07. Ajay Haridasse was 27th in a time of 11:13. James Christie placed 30th in 11:23. Sean Russell placed 35th in a time of 11:35.