Bob Gardner's Photos
The Northampton boys and girls cross country teams closed out the regular season with a loss to Amherst on Tuesday. Sam Coates-Finke and Eliana Zimmerman were the top finishers for the Blue Devils. Northampton results, pictures and the race video are below. The Blue Devils return to action on Saturday, November 5 at the PVIAC Championships at Stanley Park in Westfield.
Bob Gardner's Photos
In the last home meet of the season, Northampton's cross country teams posted wins over East Longmeadow and Monson. Eliana Zimmerman won the girls race by nearly a minute with the third-fastest time in school history and the junior class record of 20:15. Mariel Lutz posted the third-best freshman time and Becca Coates-Finke ran the ninth-fastest senior time. For the boys, Sam Coates-Finke edged fellow senior Alex Sullivan for the win as both are now tied for the fourth-fastest senior time in school history at 16:42. The freshmen boys also did well as Ben Hill set the class record in 18:07 and Aidan Gilson is now the third-fastest freshman in 18:15. Course records are updated on the Records page of the website. Results, pictures, and the race video are linked below.
Bob Gardner's Pictures
At the Catholic Memorial Invitational held in Boston's Franklin Park, the Northampton boys finished 4th in the Division 2 race while the girls placed 6th. Eliana Zimmerman had the top finish on either team placing 11th. Alex Sullivan and Sam Coates-Finke placed 12th and 13th respectively for the boys. In the freshman race, Ben Hill was 13th and Aidan Gilson 14th. Amelia Gilson was the top freshman girl in 63rd. Pictures and complete Northampton results are linked below.
Ken Wanar's Pictures
The cross country teams sent a limited roster to the Wickham Park Invitational in Connecticut on Saturday. In probably the largest fields the team will see all year, Quinn Doherty led the boys with a 19:15 finish and Joni Sullivan led the girls with a 24:40 finish. Rick George's video and Northampton results are below.
The boys and girls cross country teams defeated Holyoke Catholic and Mohawk on the rainy 2.72 mile course at the Whiting Reservoir on Tuesday. The girls won a close 26-30 decision against Holyoke Catholic thanks to a 2-3-4 finish by Eliana Zimmerman, Mariel Lutz and Mia Toffoli. Zimmerman's time of 17:55 makes her the 47th fastest performer ever on the course and is the fastest time by a Blue Devil. The boys cruised to victory over both teams with Sam Shanky and Alex Sullivan taking the top two spots. Complete Northampton results and