Local Roundup: North Middlesex Girls Win Mid-Wach Title
FITCHBURG -- The North Middlesex Regional girls’ won the Mid-Wach C cross country team title at Wednesday’s race at Hollis Hills Farm, while the Lunenburg girls also enjoyed a solid performance, finishing second as a team in Mid-Wach D.
North Middlesex won the girls’ team title with 26 points on the 5k course, led by a second-place individual finish by Morgan Nesbit (20:56). Tyngsboro’s Sophia Campbell won the race in 20:43. After the Patriots, Tyngsboro placed second as a team with 46 points, followed by Quabbin (90), Oakmont Regional (92) and Hudson (93).
Other top runners for North Middlesex were Lindsay Swartz (4th), Riley Maskalenko (5th), Sophia D’Ambrosia (7th) and Annalieses Henneberg (8th). Leading the way for Oakmont were Fiona Picone (3rd, 21:02), Delaney Collins (12th), Isabella Allen (22nd) and Emma Tabor (30th).
For the Mid-Wach C boys, Tyngsboro won the team title with 45 points, followed by Quabbin (51), Oakmont (58), North Middlesex (99) and Hudson (104). Tyngsboro’s Nick Tassinari won the race in 18:18.
Top runners for Oakmont were Logan Tamulan (7th, 18:39), Sean Kelly (10th), Connor Lordan (12th), Tim Marsh (13th) and Adam Wong (16th). North Middlesex was led by Roman DiLorenzo (6th, 18:36), Edward McCarthy (18th), Mark McGinness (19th) and Max Kowalski (31st).
The Lunenburg girls led all locals in Mid-Wach D with a second-place team finish with 48 points, trailing only Littleton (16). Bromfield (68) was third, Murdock (103) finished fourth and Gardner (144) was fifth. Littleton’s Sarah Roffman won the individual title in 18:58.
Lauren Long (5th, 20:45) and Abby Rodriquenz (7th, 21:24) led Lunenburg, with teammates Gabriella Maia, Ava Pilon and Grace Roy placing 11th through 13th, respectively.
On the boys’ side, Bromfield won the team title with 47 points, followed by Littleton (54), Gardner (63), Murdock (83) and Lunenburg (111). Bromfield’s Will Squire (17:31) placed first individually.
Gardner was led by a second-place individual finish by senior Cameron Davis (18:07), while Hunter Graves (6th), Jack McDermott (10th) and Tyler Pratt (22nd) also ran hard.
For Lunenburg, Mike Alleva placed third in 18:24, followed by teammates Benjamin Sweet (20th), Christopher Roy (26th), Evan DiGeronimo (36th) and Caleb Anderson (37th).
Ayer Shirley (38 points) won the girls’ Mid-Wach E title, followed by Maynard (43), Tahanto (64) and Narragansett (91). Narragansett’s Kyle Marion won the individual title in 20:59.
Narragansett’s Hunter Marion was first across the line in the boys’ race with a time of 17:21. Tahanto won the boys’ team title with 37 points, followed by Narragansett (39), Ayer Shirley (53) and Myanard (93).
Hollis Hills Farm, in Fitchburg, will host the remaining Mid-Wach championship races on Thursday. The Mid-Wach B boys and girls will set out at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively, while the Mid-Wach A boys leave the starting line at 4 p.m., followed by the girls at 4:30 p.m.
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Trailing 1-0 in the Central Mass. Division 1 first-round contest, North Middlesex tied it in the second half when Shelley Lielasus sent a shot into the back of the cage. However, the eighth-seeded Patriots (10-5-4) were eliminated in Townsend when No. 9 NDA-Worcester (7-7-5) scored with 3:53 remaining on a shot by Molly Vinton.
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