Lenox Girls, Mount Greylock Boys Post Cross Country Wins
LENOX, Mass. -- Freshman Ellen Huth led three Lenox Millionaires in the top five on Wednesday as the hosts edged Mount Greylock, 26-29, in a battle of Western Mass cross country title hopefuls.
In the season’s second boys race at Lenox Memorial, Mike Goretti and Peter LaRochelle led Monument Mountain to a 27-28 win over Lenox.
Lenox’s girls picked up three wins on the day, beating Monument Mountain and Mount Everett along with the Mounties.
The defending sectional champions from Lenox placed five runners in the top 12 with Huth (20:42) leading the way in second place. Maggie Sorrentino, Marion Huth, Ava Bachman and Tate Morrison rounded out the scoring for Lenox.
Mount Greylock was led by freshman Jacqueline Wells (21:26) in fourth place and eighth-graders Josephine Smith and Katherine Swann in sixth and seventh, respectively. Hazel Scullin and Margo Smith placed seventh and eighth for Mount Greylock.
Monument Mountain’s Grace Phair took first place overall with a time of 20:09, but the Spartans went 1-2 on the day, falling to Lenox and Mount Greylock while beating Mount Everett, which was led by Carly Duval (27:17), who placed 40th.
Lee’s girls defeated Mount Everett behind Olivia Johnson, who placed 44th in 27:35.
Mount Greylock’s boys went 2-0 in dual matches after four Mounties crossed the line ahead of the field.
Senior Sam Culver led the way with a time of 17:35. He was followed by teammates Jesse Seid, Owen Brandriss and Josh Cheung. Mount Greylock’s Jacob Fink rounded out his team’s scoring with a seventh-place finish.
Goretti (19:03) and LaRochelle broke up Mount Greylock’s run at the top of the leaderboard by placing fifth and sixth, respectively. Also scoring for the Spartans were Andrew McCarthy, John Broderick and Caleb Pollard.
Lenox was led by Ryan Silverstein, who placed eighth in 19:14. Lee’s Sebastian Dowd-Smith was 11th in 19:52, and Mount Everett’s Cole Duval was 12th in 19:57.
Boys team scores: Lee 23, Mount Everett 33; Monument Mountain 27, Lenox 28; Monument Mountain 19, Mount Everett 42; Mount Greylock 15, Lenox 45; Mount Greylock 17, Monument Mountain 40.
Girls team scores: Lee 15, Mount Everett 50; Lenox 21, Monument Mountain 35; Monument Mountain 15, Mount Everett 50; Lenox 26, Mount Greylock 29; Mount Greylock 20, Monument Mountain 41.