TUFTS Invite

September 23rd at Tufts Grafton Course

Meet Recap at Bottom of Page

Full Results Men & Women

Men's Score - 2nd with 36 points

3
Harrison
Lakehomer
26:31
4
Daniel
Murner
26:36
5
Tomas
Morrissey
26:45
12
Mike
Harbus
27:12
14
Cooper
Knowlton
27:23
15
Peter
Foote
27:27
18
Robert
Boley
27:34
20
Eric
Holaday
27:38
21
Richard
Wilson
27:46
23
William
Bell
27:58
26
Nathaniel
Freese
28:08
27
Thomas
Anderson
28:16
29
Jimmy
Swanson
28:19
32
John
Babbott
28:41
36
Carlyle
Eubank
28:49
38
Romulo
Cabeza
28:53
45
Kit
Callahan
29:30
46
Stephen 
Grigelevich
29:37
49
Will 
Fairhurst
29:47
50
Eric
Glustrom
29:48
53
Sam
Hayman
30:21
57
Stephen 
Stewart
31:59

Women's Score - 2nd with 34 points

2
Shauneen 
Garrahan
22:13
6
Heather
Wilson
22:54
7
Sophia
Galleher
22:56
9
Elise
Tropiano
23:13
10
Laura
Mortimer
23:32
11
Caitlin
McDermott-Murphy
23:33
14
Rachel
Cameron
23:36
21
Liz
Dalton
23:55
24
Zandra 
Walton
24:13
31
Nicole
Green
25:15
32
Catherine
Knuff
25:16

Meet Recap

Runner of the Meet - Daniel Murner'10 & Rachel Cameron'10 and Sophie Galleher'10

The teams headed to Tufts for a small 5 team meet, and a chance for the women to get a feel for the 6k distance that they will be running in the championship meets later in the season. The men got under way first, and became a battle with Tufts and Bates, as it was impossible to tell who might be winning until the last hundred meters of the race. Despite coming out on the short end of the stick - losing to Tufts by one point and beating Bates by 15 - we got some solid performances, as well as things that we know we will need to work on in the coming weeks. Harrison Lakehomer led the team with his 3rd place finish, as he returned to racing after a week layoff due to a lingering cold that he seemingly affected nearly everyone at some point in the last 2 weeks. First year Daniel Murner improved on his time from last weeks meet - despite the more challenging terrain - and finished 4th, with Tomas Morrissey right on his heels in 5th. Mike Harbus finished 4th for the team, in 12th place, while Cooper Knowlton ran in the Top 5 for the 3rd week in a row, with Peter Foote coming in right after him at 15th. Robert Boley rebounded fm an off-race the week before to finish 7th for the team and close out the scoring. Eric Holaday continues to impress as he nearly matched his 5 mile time from the week before, as did fellow first year runner, Tom Anderson who would finish 11th for the team - with seniors Rich Wilson and Nate Freese in between the two. The guys will be off this weekend from racing, and will look forward to returning to racing at the Open New England's where they will get the chance to se where they stand against their NE foes.

The women were missing a couple of key runners, and when racing against one of the better teams in the country, it is tough to be a little shorthanded. Despite the absence of some of our prominent runners, the team put up a valiant effort in the 5 point loss. Shauneen Garrahan came up a couple of seconds short of the win, but with every race comes knowledge and the experiences will pay off later in the season for her. Heather Wilson finished 6th as she continues to improve, and Sophie Galleher stepped up big time, as she finished 7th, running under 23 minutes in her first crack at the 6k distance. Elise Tropiano grabbed her 3rd Top 10 finish in a row, while Laura Mortimer had a strong race to finish 10th, and 5th for the team. Caitlin Murphy and Rachel Cameron each had strong races as they finished 6th and 7th for the team, while finishing in the Top 15. Liz Dalton dipped under 24 minutes despite feeling the effects of the team plague - which has hopefully now run its course and will not be an issue later in the season - and Nicole Green and Cate Knuff raced strong in their 6k debuts. Like the men, the women will be off this weekend and will look forward to returning in full force at Open New England's in 2 weeks to test their strength against the best of the region.