“That’s my favorite season because you don’t have to worry about the weather,” she said. “I think I’ll move back down to the mile this year, and hopefully all that hard work from the cross country season will pay off.”
Dartmouth rested some of its top runners including Abbey D’Agostino, who beat out 359 runners at the Paul Short Invitational, winning by 24 seconds (19:58) and was named Big Green Female Athlete of the Week.
Sophomore Alison Lanois, a former Hamilton-Wenham star, led the Big Green to a third place finish overall at the NE championship. Lanois was 22nd overall in 17:53 and second fastest for her team.
In the latest Mile Split Massachusetts Coaches Poll for cross country the Peabody girls were ranked No. 1 in the state, and HW was close behind in 4th place. For the boys, St. John’s Prep was 11th and Masconomet came in at 23rd.
Jean DePlacido is a part-time writer and columnist for The Salem News. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.