Boys Cross Country
by The Milton Measure on Friday, November 11th, 2011
Last Friday, Milton Academy’s Boy’s Cross Country team traveled to Brooks to compete in their biggest meet so far, the ISL Championships. Going in with a record of 7-8, the Mustangs were expecting an 8th place finish, and after a remarkable regular season, Middlesex was expected to win.
Although the sun was shining, the conditions were cold and wet, which made for a slightly slower race. As Teddy Nwachuku (II) puts it, “The course was completely torn up because around 700 runners competed over the course of the day.” Many runners were also surprised how hilly the course was.
In the Boy’s Varsity category, sixteen teams and 112 total runners competed. Milton Academy had some remarkable performances. Benjamin Bosworth (II) finished with an outstanding 8th overall, and Adam Rochelle (II) was right behind him, finishing in 12th. Another notable finish came from freshman star Russell Clarida, coming in 34th.
Eli Broderick (III), says, “Russell is a great guy to have on the team. Because he’s a freshman, not a lot of teams know about him, so I guess he’s our secret weapon.” Staging a minor upset, St. Marks won the entire meet.
Milton Academy exceeded expectations, finishing in 7th; however, several team members were unhappy with the way they ran, which, Teddy Nwachuku (II) said, “Is just making us hungrier for New Englands.”
The Boy’s Cross-Country New England Championships is taking place this coming weekend. Emotional leader and quasi-captain Walton Lee (I) plans to get the team amped up before the meet. “The pain of running only lasts 3.1 miles, but the pain of regret lasts for a lifetime,” says Lee, as he mentally prepares for the biggest race of the season.
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