We hope that everyone enjoyed the Region 1 Jr O experience this past weekend. As always with these events, there are many stories now to be told and remembered. Race day is always chaotic, especially when our Club has so many competing in race after race – we never really have the opportunity to talk with everyone after their races, but we do hope all members walked away glad that they attended – cold & wet, but happy. The conditions were somewhat challenging, but we felt that everyone handled their reactions extremely well. Our performances may have been impacted some, but our competitive spirit definitely was not. The intensity of the competition definitely was not impacted, as there were many exciting and very close races throughout the day, often with 10-12 runners finishing within 1-2 seconds of each other. The density of talent was very obvious, race after race. Thank goodness for chip timing. At Nationals, it’ll be more like 20-30 kids finishing within seconds of each other. The excitement and the intensity never gets old!
Now is the time for members to reflect a bit on what they need to do to improve for next year and what we need to do as a Club to improve next year. We had many members and several teams that came so so close this year – it gives us a clear goal to shoot for. Thanks to all for helping to make this season one of our best ever!! This was our largest XC Program ever, with 120 members, but it became obvious to many as to how further we need to grow if want to compete equally with many of the other Clubs in our Association – many of whom entered 2-3 teams in each race at the NE meet. But we are still the best overall Club as far as being a “team” is concerned - cause we have the best kids and the best parents!! and the best coaches!!!
Our Winter Program starts in 2 weeks and that has also continued to grow – we had to cut off registrations at 220 and have continued to take in several more names each day to be put on a wait list.
Anyone who still needs to pay for entry fees or for our team dinner, please send such along ASAP. Race fees for last week’s NE meet was $6 and yesterday’s fee was $15. Team dinner was $20. The Club covered 20% of the dinner cost and all of the gratuity and all of the race fee service charges. Any fees still owed should be sent to 88 Russell St., Waltham, MA02453.
Below is our race results from yesterday. We qualified 2 teams and 2 individuals. Both of qualifying teams could do well at Nationals, as the teams they were second to are National scoring contenders.
National team qualifying members listed directly below should replied back immediately ONLY if they do NOT plan to attend the National meet. Otherwise, we will assume that you are attending and plan accordingly. National team members must be able to attend practices the next 3 weeks.
Our 11-12 girls’ National team, if they choose to go, will be Clara Lake, Amelia Everett, Ellie Shea, Delaney Woolbert, Serena Caira, Audrey Fitzpatrick, Violet Whitmer, Mirra Payson??, Evie Walton?? (1st alternate).
Our 13-14 girls’ National team, if they choose to go, will be Margo Lewis, Anna Nelson, Shea Brams, Ella Wozek, Angie Zhao, Avery Woolbert, Julia Lenon-Newel and Charlotte Conroy.
Our two individual qualifiers are Brendan Wilder and Sam Burgess.
Practice for National team members will be held tomorrow night and this Wednesday at 6:00 at the indoor track at the Kennedy Middle School (655 Lexington St) –drive to the back of the school building and enter through the two gray doors (marked #9) that are located just to the left of the school’s rear entrance glass doors.
- 34 DECLAN WOOLBERT 7:17
- 61 ANDY PINAULT 9:53
9-10 GIRLS — 6TH PLACE (178 PTS)
- 24 ERIN MORAN 14:21
- 25 ANNA GOLDMUNTZ 14:21
- 35 BRENNA THOMAS 14:45
- 46 AILINN CAPITANI 15:14
- 48 WINTER VETRONE 15:15
- 50 NORA JOYCE 15:02 15:24
9-10 BOYS — 8TH PLACE (206 PTS)
- 62 - 27 DAVIS WOOLBERT 13:30
- 71 – 34 CARSEN VALENTA 13:43
- 77 - 37 OWEN MANCHEK 13:49
- 98 - 52 SYLVAIN MARSOT 14:26
- 103 - 56 DECLAN GRUSKIN 14:41
- 105 - 58 JACKSON CONNORS 14:44
- 123 - 69 COLE DOOLITTLE 15:26
- 134 - 76 TAI VETRONE 16:22
11-12 GIRLS — 2ND PLACE (105 PTS)
- 11 - 8 CLARA LAKE 12:07
- 39 - 17 AMELIA EVERETT 12:39
- 40 - 26 ELLIE SHEA 12:13 12:39
- 56 - 30 DELANEY WOOLBERT 12:56
- 64 - 32 SERENA CAIRA 13:07
- 68 - 34 AUDREY FITZPATRICK 13:09
- 82 - 44 VIOLET WHITMER 13:27
- 63 ASHLEY TAYLOR 15:02
- 13 BRENDAN WILDER 11:27
- 24 SAM BURGESS 11:33
13-14 GIRLS — 2ND PLACE (104 PTS)
- 19 – 14 MARGO LEWIS 16:14
- 26 - 19 PAULINE STEINES 16:24
- 32 – 22 ANNA NELSON 16:30
- 33 – 23 SHEA BRAMS 16:32
- 38 - 26 ELLA WOZEK 16:38
- 40 – 28 ANGIE ZHAO 16:41
- 57 - 42 AVERY WOOLBERT 17:04
- 87 – 57 JULIA LENNON NEWEL 18:26
13-14 BOYS — 7TH PLACE (175 PTS)
- 31 – 20 NICK PORTER 14:37
- 32 – 21 MYLES KIRBY 14:38
- 51 - 37 BAXTER GOWER-HALL 15:08
- 56 – 40 NATE CROKE 15:19
- 70 – 47 LUCAS DALY 15:38
- 73 – 50 AIDAN KIRBY 15:39
- 77 – 54 JOHN JESSIMAN 15:55
- 80 – 57 ALEXANDER WU 16:01