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Hamilton-Wenham wins tie breaker in 2014 EMass Division 5 XC over Newburyport

Nick Carleo cruises home with the D5 title by 44 seconds

Nick Carleo cruises home with the D5 title by 44 seconds

(Wrentham MA) Senior Jack Blatchford turned out to be the key runner for Hamilton-Wenham at Saturday’s EMass Division 5 Cross Country Championships.

Jack finished 40th but after the totals of the first five runners for both HW and Newburyport were 72 the cross country tie-breaker kicked in.

What is that tie-breaker, you ask?  The matchup between both teams’ 6th runner.  On this sunny morning it meant that Jack Blatchford’s 40th place finish bested Newburyport’s Jackson Kesley’s 61th place finish and gave the Generals the EMass D5 Boys’ title.

xc A11 D5 Boys initial totalsWhen the results of D5 Boys was first posted at Wrentham they reported that HW had won, 68-69.  They also posted the list of finishers.  Some untrusting soul decided to add up the totals for themselves and realized that the closing totals should have been, 72-72.  Somewhere I recall a math teacher in my past telling me to check my work!

Newburyport’s Nick Carleo departed from the D5 pack in the first 100 yards and ended up with a 44 second lead over Pentucket’s Alex Demeule when the 5K was over.

Nick will be running in the Division 2 championship on Saturday at Franklin Park.  There will be challengers to push him in that event.

Getting back to the tie between HW and Newburyport.  Watch the battle for 4th place between HW senior Mike Allara and Clippers sophomore Jack Carleo down the stretch.  If that battle ends differently the outcome is different.  You have to remember that in team results no one person ever loses it for their team.  Too many other variables that could have changed things…..but it was exciting.  xc A4 D5 battle for 4th Michael Allara (1672) and Jack Carleo (1723)xc A5 Battle 2xc A6 Battle 3xc A7 Battle 4

Hamilton-Wenham swept boys and girls in D5 while another Cape Ann League team (Manchester-Essex) did the same thing in Division 6.  Expect the CAL to do very well in the Division 2 championships.

Official results from XC EMass championships

(This blog is easily edited.  If I have made a mistake (spelin) let me know.)

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Jeanine Zheng

Jeanine Zheng

Pat McCue (223), Patrick Guinee (380), Cameron Holley (381)

Pat McCue (223), Patrick Guinee (380), Cameron Holley (381)

Nick Carleo smiles after race

Nick Carleo smiles after race

Maddie Quigley (Triton) with lead pack

Maddie Quigley (Triton) with lead pack

Peter Conway

Peter Conway

Joe Molvar

Joe Molvar

Emily Weigand (5th in D5)

Emily Weigand (5th in D5)

Vivian Burke (653)

Vivian Burke (653)

Maria Sterling

Maria Sterling

Kristen Mackie (Newburyport) and Bella Doyle (Pentucket)

Kristen Mackie (Newburyport) and Bella Doyle (Pentucket)

Alex Demeule finished 2nd in D5

Alex Demeule finished 2nd in D5

Nick Carleo with big lead at the finish

Nick Carleo with big lead at the finish

Colin Brennan (Triton), Mark Landergan (Newburyport), Drew Capener (Pentucket)

Colin Brennan (Triton), Mark Landergan (Newburyport), Drew Capener (Pentucket)

 

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