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HHS cross country teams qualify for D1 all-state meet

by | Nov 15, 2022 | Sports

HHS boys cross country

The boys team shows off some hardware after winning the Tri-Valley League Showcase Meet on Oct. 22.

The Hopkinton High School boys and girls cross country teams both finished fourth at the Division 1B meet Friday in Wrentham, earning spots in this Saturday’s Division 1 all-state meet in Devens.

Sophomore Elyse Srodowa finished second overall in the girls 5K race in 18 minutes, 25 seconds, holding the lead until the final stretch. She was 30th last year. Autumn Tumbleton finished 10th (18:51).

Craig Salois (12th in 16:17), Lex Kaye (19th in 16:29) and Ben Scott (23rd in 16:35) were the top finishers for the boys, who earned automatic qualification to the all-state meet for only the second time in program history, according to coach Laura McKenzie.

Coach Laura McKenzie credited senior captains Salois, Kaye and Wyatt Ruff (30th in 16:44) for setting the tone all season.

“Without their dedication, hard work and leadership, qualifying would not have been possible,” McKenzie said. “They are the heart and soul of our team.”

The boys were coming off a first-place finish in the Tri-Valley League Showcase Meet on Oct. 22.

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