This weekend’s slate is a little scarce for Rhode Island athletes with Friday’s Blackstone Valley Invitational the lone meet on the schedule. Cumberland will be defending its title on both the boys’ and girls’ side. The meet features teams from the northern area of the state, such as Lincoln, Burrillville, St. Raphael Academy, Woonsocket, Davies Tech and Shea.
We highlight the best girls performances by the Future Stars of the sport nationally from the first month of the high school country season. Presented by Hoka One One.
Slowly but surely cross country action in Massachusetts and the rest of New England is heating up. Even though it’s still early and quite a few squads are resting top runners, there were plenty of exciting races throughout this past weekend. At the heart of all of this weekend’s actions was the UMASS Minuteman Invitational. Boston College, University of Vermont, University of Maine, UCONN, Sacred Heart, and Amherst College converged on Saturday at the challenging bucolic course nestled in the UMass Amherst campus. For a few teams this was their first showing of the year and a chance to shake off some of the summer rust. Though for everyone it served as an opportunity to have some fun at a quicker pace and shorter distance (Men 6k, Women 5k).
In last year's Northern Division standings, Scituate High finished second behind unbeaten Cumberland with a record of 10-1. Finishing fourth was Mount St. Charles at 8-3. On Wednesday, the two league rivals with clash at Manning Field along with North Providence and Davies Tech. In this week's Virtual Meet, MileSplit RI matched up the Spartans with the Mounties. With most of its talented underclassmen returning, Scituate gets the nod in this one with a convincing 17-point victory. Complete results of the Virtual Meet are available to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, just $4 per month with a yearly subscription.
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Former Hendricken star Colin Tierney, a freshman at Columbia University, has strong debut in his first meet as a collegian.
The second annual Twilight X-C Relays were held on Wednesday night at Tucker Field with about 250 runners taking part in the nightime event. Here's what we consider among the top 10 pics, courtesy of photographer Raphael Bieber.
The league season kicks off this weekend with a combined 24 girls' and boys' meets taking place throughout the state. Monday occupies most of that chunk with 20 multi-meets.
Arianna Colella, a 2009 grad of Cranston West, ready to guide girls' program
In this week's Virtual Meet we matched the Southern Division's Chariho Regional against Northern Division rival Smithfield. Based on results from this past Saturday's Injury Fund Carnival, the Chargers are a seven-point victor over the Sentinels. Complete results of the Virtual Meet are available to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, just $4 per month with a yearly subscription.
East Greenwich and Smithfield hold seven of the first 10 spots among Class B athletes. Avenger tandem Alec Gannon, a junior, and Noah Barreto, a senior, lead the way.
The second annual Twilight X-C Relays on Wednesday night accomplished its goal once again of providing a competitive and fun event for high school runners.
Narragansett junior Marissa McPhillips and Burrillville senior Betsy Dumais are 1-2 in the rankings for Class C athletes. Both had sub 20-minute clockings at Injury Fund Carnival this past Saturday.
More than 250 athletes from throughout the state competed on Wednesday night at MileSplit RI's Twllight X-C Relays at Tucker Field. Thanks to photographer Raphael Bieber for catching all the action. Here's a sampling of his work. We'll have more photos and a story of this unique event soon.
Promising star Ellie Lawler of South Kingstown is atop the list for Class B athletes after her second-place performance on Saturday. The freshman was just 17 second behind two-time defending state titlist Emma McMillan of Barrington in the Hindley Race. She was timed in 19:34.11.
MileSplit RI's Twilight X-C Relays are here! We are excited about our second annual event on Wednesday night at Cumberland High’s Tucker Field. If you haven’t registered yet for this unique meet, which features a series of 3x1 mile relays under the lights, the deadline has been lifted and there is still time to enter. We are also still searching for middle schools to kick off our event at 5 p.m. Any high school or junior high programs out there that are interested, let us now by sending an email to Steve at email@example.com or calling 401-480-2401.
Check out how our former high school stars are doing at the collegiate level. Providence College is certainly benefitting from three of our own, Liam Hillery (Smithfield), Brian Doyle (Hendricken) and Trevor Crawley (Cumberland).
Classical High junior Joe Murphy leads the list of top returning Class B athletes. Murphy recorded a personal best time of 16 minutes, 36.38 seconds to finish second in the Copland Race at Saturday's Injury Fund Carnival. Portsmouth freshman Ezra Leary was second at 17:46.93.
La Salle boys and girls, Hendricken boys post perfect 15s. Two-time defending girls' state champion a convincing winner in Hindley Race
La Salle Academy teammates Sheridan Wilbur, Eliza Rego and Karina Tavares occupy the top spots, courtesy of their 1-2-3 finish in the Sullivan Race at Saturday's Injury Fund Carnival.
La Salle Academy, a team that MileSplit placed at No. 7 in its pre-season national rankings for boys, showcased its exceptional talent for the first time this fall at Saturday's Injury Fund Cross-Country Carnival. The Rams did not disappoint. Sophomore D.J. Principe captured individual honors and 10 more of his teammates followed him across the line as La Salle won the meet-opening Ray Treacy Race with a convincing 15-54 decision over second-place Smithfield. Principe established a course record with a fast, early-season clocking of 15 minutes, 27.51 seconds. Junior Jack Salisbury was second with a time of 15:42.39 for the five-kilometer course at Burrillville Middle School. In the preceding Sullivan Race, the La Salle girls also dominated with a 15-56 win over runner-up Smithfield. The Rams were led by senior Sheridan Wilbur and junior Eliza Rego, who claimed the top two spots. Wilbur was timed in 18:22.06 with Rego coming in at 18:22.48.
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