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October 17, 2012

Catching Up With: Masco's Jake Moorman

JAKE MOORMAN

Age: 17

High school: Masconomet

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Cross Country

Position: Co-Captain

It’s getting colder here on the North Shore, does that bother you when you run? Not really. It actually tends to help sometimes in getting out the humidity. It helps us, but it’s a bittersweet kind of thing.

Masco wrapped up its regular season on Monday with a 9-1 record. What’s been the team’s secret to success? It’s really just hard work and devotion to the sport. Everyone is always there at practice and everyone is willing to participate in the workouts and push as hard as they can go.

This weekend three Chieftains, including yourself, crossed the finish line together in first place. Is that something you guys have done a lot this year? Yeah. We always work together during races. For some we won’t be able to because of the tougher competition, but for the most part we’re at the skill level where we can finish at roughly the same time.

Personally, how would you rank your performance this season? There were a couple meets that I knew I could see improvements from last year. Against Hamilton-Wenham I ran my best home time and I also ran my fastest 5K time (also this year) so I know I’ve improved over last year.

That time put you tied for fourth all-time for the home course record. Was that your best run in high school? I’d say that is probably the one that stands out most as far as it’s easier to compare times on the home course in order to see improvement.

How does it feel to be in the Masco record books? It’s a great feeling obviously. I know my hard work paid off and I

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