Wraps: Boys’ cross country shows dedication, running skills

The Newtonite

by Isatou Marenah
Boys’ cross country, 9-2, lost only to Walpole and Brookline, the defending State Champion.
At the start of the season, the team had high hopes for the postseason and later on made it to the Division I State Meet.
There, the team placed seventh, two spots away from qualifying for All-States.
“Like any other sport, some obstacles got in the way, like various minor injuries, which made it hard to pull together in the end,” said senior Justin Keefe, a captain with senior David Buzby
“I have plenty of faith in them next year, though—they are young and have a lot of room for improvement,” he added.
Coach Jim Blackburn said, “Our runners were extremely dedicated. It was a great group of runners.”
Senior Justin Keefe and sophomore Gabe Montague were named Bay State Conference all-stars.
Next year’s captains will be juniors David Demarest and Jonny Long.