“This was as close as you can get in a cross country race and the girls left it all out there,” Swampscott coach Jeff Bartlett said.
Masconomet wins tri-meet: The Chieftains improve to 8-1 after defeating North Reading (20-41) and Amesbury (22-37. Megan Collins was second overall in a time of 16:50, Kathleen Gillespie finished fourth (18:29) and Abby Greenslade came in sixth (19:01).
Marblehead 17, Winthrop 50: Janaya Randall won the race in a time of 18:55 as the Magicians improve to 4-0 on the season. Lily Roberts (19:09) was second and Sarah Oliver (19:40) came in third.
Pingree splits: The Highlanders (6-3) defeated Beaver Country day (22-39) and Portsmouth Abbey (25-30), before falling to Concord Academy (36-21). Blaire Kaneb (22:12), Ali Knowles (22:20) and Lauren Menzie (22:25) were Pingree’s top finishers.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 21, Minuteman 37: The undefeated Hawks took four of the top five spots as Phil Simonton earned first place. Mike Tilton finished third, Doug Wilson was fourth and Brendan Hurley was fifth for the winners.
Marblehead 15, Winthrop 50: Race winner Chris Rodts finished in 16:25 to help the Magicians remain undefeated at 5-0. Conrad Rousseau was second in 16:46 followed by A.J. Ernst (17:12).
Peabody 16, Beverly 47: The Tanners (6-0) cruised behind race winner Alex Greco (16:54). Marcelo Rocha, Drew Fossa and Ben Braz finished in a pack behind Greco with times of 16:55 and Rich Fournier also ran well with a time of 17:05.
Campbell Wood (16:58), Brian McPherson (17:28) and Mike Scott (18:05) ran strong for Beverly (4-2).
Swampscott 23, Gloucester 32: Matt Mahoney won the race in 14:57 and Bennett Smith (third, 16:14), Robert McLaughlin (fourth, 16:23) and Noah Conti (fifth, 16:23) finished in the top five to make sure Swampscott (5-0) prevailed. Emery Green (17:41), Kyle Waters (18:40) and Alex Balezza (18:51) also ran well for the Big Blue, who face Marblehead for the NEC South title next week.
Hamilton-Wenham wins a pair: Matt Gillis won the race in 16:12 to help the Generals defeat Manchester Essex (26-29) and Lynnfield (15-40). John Blatchford (4th, 16:32), Michael Allara (6th, 16:39), Daniel Allara (7th, 16:50) and Jack Gourdeau (8th, 17:05) also ran well for Hamilton-Wenham (7-2).