The Marblehead High boys cross-country team finished third in the annual Northeastern Conference Championship Meet at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester on Oct. 28.
“It was a great team race up front between Danvers, Beverly and us,” said coach Brian Heenan. “Danvers and Beverly ran really well to take the top two spots, but our boys also ran well. However, we could not match the team performances of both Danvers and Beverly on this day. We beat both teams during the regular season.”
“But Isaac Gross won the race with a time of 15:29, and in doing so he continued a phenomenal senior campaign to earn NEC MVP and all-star honors,” added Heenan. “His teammates — Nate Assa (15:50, third) and Will Cerrutti (16:04, sixth) — also earned All-Conference all-star honors with their top 8 finishes.
“Henrik Adams, Will Cruikshank, Jonah Potach and Ryan Blestowe also did a good job for us in the NEC meet.”
During the JV NEC meet race, Will Cronin (18:15, sixth) and Xavier Grazado (18:27, seventh) led the way for Marblehead with top 10 finishes.
The Marblehead boys are now getting ready for the Division 2A state qualifying meet this Saturday (Nov. 11) in Wrentham.