Hyde Boys Cross Country @ Portsmouth Abbey Invitational
The Hyde Boys Cross Country team traveled to Portsmouth Abbey School for a beautiful afternoon of Cross Country running. The sun was shining and the rolling green hills of Abbey’s XC course were an excellent venue for a race. In all, five boys’ teams, and a total of 68 runners, competed in this annual season opener which hosts some solid competition. As always it was a great meet to see what we were working with and how we would stack up to a few of our major competitors from the SENE.
With Senior Nick Dresch running 18:48, and taking the lead for Hyde, as well as taking 1st place overall, our performance was even better than expected. Brendan Murray ’13, and Zack Cerame ’12, worked the course together pushing each other to 6th and 7th place finishes respectively and times of 20:15 and 20:18. Marcos Mercado ’13 had an excellent race to start the season finishing in 12th place with a time of 20:55. Kevin McMorrow ‘12 closed out our scoring five with a 15th place finish in 21:05. Giving the Hyde Boy’s XC team a finishing score of 41 and 1st place as a team. While the scoring for this opener is unofficial our closest competitors would have been Providence Country Day with 45, Portsmouth Abbey with 71, Marianapolis with 88 and Rocky Hill with 186 in a lowest score wins competition.
Our 6th and 7th runners, Matt Wysocki ’13 and Cosmo Hu ‘12 did an excellent job of displacing runners from other teams and raising their scores. They finished 22nd and 26th overall with times of 22:41 and 23:13. Other impressive efforts included Tony Shao ‘13 who ran a fearless race in 25:13 and Danny Shaw-Vicente ’15 who toughed out the course in 27:55 and impressed us with his effort and his positive attitude.
All around we couldn’t have asked for a better day, and it was great to see this group of young men come together as team and get off on such a positive note this early in the season. Congratulations gentleman on a job well done. Next Wednesday will bring us to PCD on their home course and more of our competition from the SENE. Wish them luck!