|Girls leaders just before the 1 mile mark.|
|Margie Cullen sprinting to win!|
While the boys' team didn't make quite the waves that the girls did, they still put up a very solid showing despite running without three of their top seven and utilizing a conservative team approach. Team records in the Bay State Conference are decided during the regular season dual meets. Thus the conference meet serves as little more than an exhibition with potential bragging rights going to any team that avenges a regular season loss. The NHS boys hope to qualify for the All-State Championships held in three weeks at Northfield Mountain but before that goal becomes a reality, there are several hurdles they need to get over between now and then including getting healthy.
|The boys run relaxed.|
|Haley Filippine leads teammates Alex Clifford and Emily Wills.|
In the boys' JV 5k, Drew Khalaj competed well finishing 4th overall in a personal best time of 17:26. Finishing behind Khalaj but still garnering top twenty honors were Jack Strollo, Cal Fleming, Nathan Maynard and Derek Howes. In the girls' JV race, Haley Rayment ran straight to the front of the pack while teammate Haley Filippine took a more cautious approach. In the end, both athletes prevailed with Filippine finishing in 9th and Rayment taking 12th.
Full results can be found at: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/12/ma/Oct27_BaySta_set1.shtml.
Next up for the Rockets is the MSTCA Coaches Invitational at the Developmental Center in Wrentham. The meet is Saturday November 3rd and is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m.
|A victorious girls' team poses for the paparazzi.|
|Photos courtesy of Kim Benner and Ken Horton.|