Wildcat Girls Finish Close Second in D3 MIAA XC State Championships

The Weston High School Girls Cross Country (XC) team finished their season a close runner-up in the Division III MIAA Cross Country State Championship in Wrentham. In fact, there could hardly be a closer finish in team scoring–Mt. Greylock ended up winning by one second.

The Owl caught up with long-time cross country coach, John Monz, this morning:

“It was an incredibly close meet. If it were scored as a dual meet, counting the Weston and Mt. Greylock runners only, we would win by a point. If you add up the times of each team’s top 5 scoring runners, you get a one-second difference (1 hour 39 minutes 54 seconds to 1:39:55). So it was a fine performance, incredibly close.”

Top 5 finishers for Weston were junior Olivia Jackson, senior Julie Hohenberg, freshman Alessandra Gavris, sophomore Sloan Hinton, and sophomore Claire Schiller. The sixth and seventh runners were sophomore Erin Huang and freshman Gabriela Friel. Editorial comment: I like our chances for next year, with only one senior graduating, Actually I like our chances anyway–go ‘Cats.

This concludes the cross-country season for the runners, though the Owl hopes we’ll see them all flying down the indoor and outdoor tracks shortly.

John Monz summed it up like this: “The team has been terrific all year, they work together beautifully, and it has been a pleasure to coach them.”

Congratulations to Weston’s Girls Cross Country team! You rocked it!

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