The Mascenic Cross Country Teams capped off their seasons in fine fashion over the previous weekends at the Divisional, State and New England championships. The women’s team saw strong performances and even a personal best for Victoria Bostwick on the State course at Derryfield Park, even though it runs up the back side of MacIntyre Ski Area and is one of the toughest in the state.
The men's squad finished 4th out of the 36 teams that competed in Division 3, even though more than 70% of the squad are first time HS cross country athletes. Tim Fafard won the State title and was followed by Avery Traffie with a 9th place finish giving Mascenic two runners in the top ten.
The men’s finish earned them a spot in the next week's Meet of Champions that hqe the best teams and individuals compete at Mines Falls Park in Nashua. The team ran well again, finishing 16th, the second best Division 3 team. Tim nearly pulled off the upset by forcing the pace from the front and barely losing in a shoot out with the returning champion Jeremy Brassard of Coe Brown. Each of the runners ran personal bests to end the season.
The top 25 individuals and top six teams competed the following weekend at the New England Championships back at Derryfield Park in Manchester. Once again Tim stepped up, finishing 14th overall, the second NH runner. Tim finished 46th last year at New England's, then held in Cumberland, Maine.
With team roster numbers up three times over last year's team count, we now begin our quest for the top spot at the Division 3 State Championship next year. As one of the top returning teams and the only one in the top ten not losing any runners, the Vikings are aiming for the top position. Can they do it? We’ll have to wait and see until next year.
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