To say that Conor Murphy has picked it up a notch this season after a stellar freshman campaign would be an understatement to the highest degree.
The Classical sophomore, currently ranked No. 1 in the state, clocked his second straight sub 16-minute clocking for the 5K distance. Murphy's latest effort occurred on Saturday at the Brown Northeast Invitational. Competing in the Championship boys' race, Murphy finished seventh overall with a personal best of 15:38.20. His time beats his previous best of 15:51.12, set two weeks ago when he placed fourth overall at the Maine Festival of Champions.
Andrew McClure of Burrillviille placed among the top 25, taking 24th overall in 16:08.48.
Barrington's Eliot Laidlaw placed seventh overall in the Varsity Division 2 race with a 15:55.27 clocking, the second fastest time for RI at the meet.
In the girls' Championship race, Barrington's Katie Zitzmann was the top Rhode Island finisher. She was 15th overall in 18:42.45. Zitzmann's Eagles' teammate Caroline Livingston was 20th (18:52.76) and Cumberland's Grace Henson was 22nd overall (19:00.82).
Lincoln High was a strong fifth overall in the boys' Varsity Division 1 race. The Lions, who compiled 200 points, had their top five runners crack 18 minutes. Leading the way was Evan Thompson (21st, 16:52.78) and Nicholas Gaitanis (26th, 16:59.87).
Bay View took home a second-place plaque in the girls' Division 1 race. Emma Shaw was the first across the line for the Bengals, placing 13th overall in 19:40.78. Ciara Cruz was 15th in 19:49.52.
The Ocean State claimed the individual titles in both freshmen events. The Prout School's Evan Reynolds won the boys' race with a time of 13:24 for the 4K distance. Cumberland's Olivia Belt took the girls' race, breaking the tape in 15:30.
- 5,000 Meter Run - Ronald Kigen (St. Benedict's Prep) 15:21.47; Kal Lewis (Shelter Island) 15:27.24; Ben Woodward (Highland Reg HS) 15:36.68; Nicholas Muellers (Smithtown West) 16:21.00; Forest Mackenzie (Concord High School) 15:29.10; Dan Gizzo (Seton Hall Prep) 15:36.81; Nick Mcnamee (Plymouth North High School) 15:37.45; Eben Bragg(Concord High School) 16:23.00; Isaiah Claiborne (Northport) 15:32.06; Jacob Winslow (Exeter High School) 15:38.65; Michael DiDonato (Seton Hall Prep) 15:57.26; Alex Duncan(Concord High School) 16:28.00; Evan Tanguay (Coe Brown Academy) 15:32.37; Steven Fiumefreddo (Indian Hills HS) 15:47.10; Nolan Orr (Seton Hall Prep) 15:57.70; Eli Boesch Dining (Concord High School) 15:34.62; Jason Windvogel (Oliver Ames High School) 15:49.77; Joshua Green (Shelter Island) 16:02.39; Gustavo Morastitla (Southampton) 15:37.79; Chris Leymeister (Indian Hills HS) 15:51.72; Jonah Gorevic (Hackley School) 16:03.42; Conor Murphy (Classical High School) 15:38.20; Eliot Laidlaw (Barrington High School) 15:55.27; Jack Rosencrans (North Shore) 16:09.22; Jeron Jordan (St. Benedict's Prep) 15:41.37; John Mariano (Xaverian Brothers High School) 15:56.40; Bobby Carew (Milton High School) 16:29.73; Dan O'Connor (Northport) 15:42.66; Bobby Oehrlein (Indian Hills HS) 15:59.60; Nick Cipolla (Smithtown West) 15:50.47; Robert Becker (Kingston) 16:00.34; Nicholas DeFelice (Smithtown West) 15:51.34; Bryan Ryder (Plymouth North High School) 16:00.82; Alfred Chawonza (St. Benedict's Prep) 15:52.52; Zane Reservitz (Oliver Ames High School) 16:01.14; Spencer Oliver (Concord High School) 15:52.93; Spenser Sawyer (Windham High School) 16:05.20; Benjamin Gordon Sniffen (Northampton High School) 15:54.67; James Loeffel (Archbishop Molloy) 16:07.90; Steven Spreizer (Smithtown West) 15:55.14; Yarayah Hawkins (Highland Reg HS) 16:10.02; Matt O'brien (Concord High School) 15:55.88; Michael Silveri (Eastport-South Manor) 16:10.24; William Heenan (Londonderry High School) 15:56.15; Richard Pleasants (Half Hollow Hills East (HHH)) 16:19.88; Thomas Fodor (Northport) 15:56.50; Colin Donnelly (Winnacunnet High School) 16:22.10; Elijah Claiborne (Northport) 16:01.77; John Ostling (Archbishop Molloy) 16:22.44; Myles Carrico (Oyster River High School) 16:02.11; Ryan Carrick (Riverhead) 16:23.15; Sean Ryan (Northport) 16:04.26; Johan Cruz Hernandez (Holyoke High School) 16:23.76; Phillip Hempstead (Northampton High School) 16:04.53; Justin Kennedy (Holyoke High School) 16:25.07; Andrew O'brien (Oyster River High School) 16:07.28; Dylan Raimondi (Xaverian Brothers High School) 16:25.33; Andrew Mcclure (Burrillville High School) 16:08.48; David Cook (Concord High School) 16:12.77; John Cuff (Smithtown West) 16:14.08; Jeffrey Allen(Campbell High School) 16:16.08; Joe O'rourke (Classical High School) 16:16.29; Brayden Kearns (Concord High School) 16:17.95; Alex Martin (Smithtown West) 16:19.41; Ryan Young (Londonderry High School) 16:20.61; Owen Fleischer (Oyster River High School) 16:21.05; Luke Tkaczyk (Coe Brown Academy) 16:21.69; Ryan Devine (Concord High School) 16:23.61; (Smithtown West) 16:23.93; Max Stenslie (Oyster River High School) 16:25.62; Wyatt Mackey (Coe Brown Academy) 16:26.03; Jake Donnelly (Londonderry High School) 16:26.96; Lewis Ngwenya (St. Benedict's Prep) 16:28.01; David Cabello (Smithtown West) 16:28.29; Nathan Seeley (Londonderry High School) 16:29.13;
- 4000 Meter Run - Olivia Belt (Cumberland) 15:30.00;
- 5,000 Meter Run - Jacqueline Gaughan (Exeter High School) 16:48.29; Corinne Barney (Indian Hills HS) 17:48.91; Lauryn Heskin (Marymount School) 18:25.36; Elise Maddalone(Shenendehowa) 19:32.00; Bridget Mitchell (Milton High School) 17:32.67; Roshni Singh (Bay Shore) 17:54.93; Julia Larson (Convent of the Sacred Heart) 18:43.94; Mckenzie Ryan(Shenendehowa) 19:39.00; Hannah Reale (Shenendehowa) 17:34.84; Madeline Barney (Indian Hills HS) 18:20.57; Sophie Campbell (Tyngsborough High School) 19:01.34; Sophia Jacobs-Tow (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 17:42.05; Tara Hauff (West Babylon) 18:31.76; Lindsey Gallagher (Shelter Island) 19:04.54; Cali Coffin (Nashua South High School) 17:49.57; Carly Rinko (Bedford High School) 18:41.99; Nicole Schneider (North Shore) 19:09.04; Olivia Lomascolo (Shenendehowa) 18:00.52; Kathryn Tenney (Colonie) 18:48.47; Caroline Stevenson (Hackley School) 19:10.29; Addison Cox (Coe Brown Academy) 18:06.43; Josephine Critchley (West Babylon) 18:49.93; Fiona Haegeland (Cold Spring Harbor) 19:14.04; Caroline Towle (Bishop Guertin High School) 18:07.24; Bailey Carillo (Merrimack High School) 18:50.61; Sophie Rosencrans (North Shore) 19:20.17; Meghan Cross(Pinkerton Academy ) 18:08.32; Kalin Gregoire (Londonderry High School) 18:51.24; Eve Spencer (Hackley School) 19:36.80; Hannah Belleville (Shenendehowa) 18:08.83; Elizabeth Marshall (Plymouth North High School) 18:56.12; Julia Hopley (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 19:38.28; Charlotte Hartman (Shenendehowa) 18:09.78; Cassandra Shore(Eastport-South Manor) 18:59.41; Zada Forde (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 19:39.66; Elise O'leary (Milton High School) 18:15.05; Hannah Heller (West Babylon) 19:00.62; Isabella Tarbet (East Hampton) 19:40.06; Sierra Dinneen (Notre Dame Academy) 18:17.63; Sydney Carpenter (Bay Shore) 19:06.59; Emma Shaw (St Mary Academy-Bay View High School) 19:40.78; Keiana Mitchell (Notre Dame Academy) 18:32.36; Danelle Rose (Miller Place) 19:07.28; Kate Zitzmann (Barrington High School) 18:42.45; Christina Yakaboski(Riverhead) 19:11.50; Haley Schmitt (Bishop Guertin High School) 18:46.85; Katie Iocca (Connetquot) 19:19.88; Danielle Slavin (Oyster River High School) 18:47.63; Elizabeth Peckham (Oliver Ames High School) 19:26.54; Giavanna Comerford (Notre Dame Academy) 18:48.86; Catherine Surian (Bay Shore) 19:26.99; Kate Messer (Bishop Guertin High School) 18:52.32; Cassidy Williams (McKee/Staten Island Tech (MSIT)) 19:28.40; Caroline Livingston (Barrington High School) 18:52.76; Grace Corbett (Merrimack High School) 19:29.98; Abigail O'connor (Coe Brown Academy) 18:56.68; Arianna Braccio (Nashua North High School) 19:31.84; Grace Henson (Cumberland) 19:00.82; Caitlin Boufford(Londonderry High School) 19:33.57; Eleanor Mcdonough (Coe Brown Academy) 19:01.36; Megan Kielbasa (Riverhead) 19:34.93; Ella Affanato (Milton High School) 19:03.57; Jordan Vaillancourt (Pinkerton Academy ) 19:04.44; Lindsey Field (Notre Dame Academy) 19:05.03; Maison D'amelio (Pinkerton Academy ) 19:07.19; Olivia Lenk (Oyster River High School) 19:08.03; Luccabella Hotaling (Shenendehowa) 19:08.60; Allison Kelley (Exeter High School) 19:10.34; Jade Dennis (Shenendehowa) 19:13.48; Ciara April (Pinkerton Academy ) 19:15.23; Sophie Sullivan (Oyster River High School) 19:16.11; (Milton High School) 19:17.95; Britney Johnson (Pinkerton Academy ) 19:22.14; Jade Dennis (Shenendehowa) 19:25.08; Stephanie Chun (Barrington High School) 19:25.65; Lydia Mathson (Nashua South High School) 19:26.46; Jaimee Conmy (Nashua South High School) 19:35.46; Maya Krishnan (Nashua South High School) 19:39.67; Jacqueline Thompson (Notre Dame Academy) 19:42.91;