Cohasset XC Takes on Twilight

Joseph Carroll, Contributor

This past weekend the Cohasset Cross Country Team went to the blazing fast Twilight Invitational in Falmouth and had great success at the meet. This meet is so unique in many ways, with one of them being the fact that the races are at night which is a totally different atmosphere than all of the other races. There is also by far the most people of any other race in the year which makes for a lot of pushing and shoving at the start. In addition the entire time there is music playing and people cheering all around the course which is lit up with Christmas lights. So it’s a really interesting and fast atmosphere for the runners. Of Cohasset’s 20 runners that raced, 15 got Personal Record’s (PR’s). I will go over the times for the varsity level athletes but, I have included the links to the results for all of the runners’ results below.

To start the night off in the JV races was Beck Labash, a varsity athlete who was put in this race to ease his way back into running after some complications and a period of not racing. He had a huge night for himself and ran a 18:32 – a huge two minute PR and a great time for just his first season of racing.

In the Varsity Girls race the girls squad was not 100% as three of the top five girls were out due to personal obligations or sickness. Despite this Leesil Gilbert and Hannah Mattey ran well posting times of 22:18 and 22:36 respectively.

To cap off the night was the Boys Varsity Race where all but one athlete PR’ed. In 9th place overall was Ned Farrington who ran a  16:00.11 on the 3.11 mile (5k) course, beating the previous school record held by Torey Vater by over 50 seconds. Behind him was Joseph Carrol who ran 17:18, Jimmy Grech who ran 17:46, Burke Mattey who ran 18:20, Gunner Nee who ran 19:00 and Sam Kefallinos who ran 20:40.

 

Girls JV:

http://www.mstca.org/Fall_Season/Fall%202019/Girlsd2JVtwi.htm