’Tis that time of year.
Some of the state’s best cross country runners legged it out under the lights at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in the Bob McIntyre Twilight Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Whitman-Hanson Regional High was well represented.
Adriana Kelly and McKenna McCarthy got it going in the girls’ freshman 2.1-mile race. Kelly finished 13th overall in a field of 184 runners with a time of 13:38, while McCarthy crossed the finish line at 25th with a time of 14:12.
In the boys’ sophomore 5K race, in which 268 athletes participated, W-H’s team of Logan Bourgelas (32nd, 18:19), Alex Kehayias (42nd, 18:54), Gavin McCarthy (53rd, 19:11), Ryan Crowley (57th, 19:15) and Shane Johnson (63rd, 19:22) combined to place nine overall among the 29 teams that entered.
Senior Captain Nathan Tassey ran a 5K personal record of 16:39 in the boys’ varsity race, placing 27th in a field of 365 runners. Senior captain Gordon Johnson finished 123rd at 17:53.
And in the night cap — the girls’ varsity 5K race — W-H senior captain placed 48th out of 287, clocking in at a season-best 20:22