RUNNERS OF THE YEAR
Division 1: Marshfield
Hubbard was runner-up at both the Brown Invitational (15:21) and All-Division 1 State race (15:42). The senior was fourth (15:49) as the top Massachusetts representative at the Northeast Regional Championships, qualifying for Nationals.
Division 2: Pembroke
The reigning Globe 2010 Division 2 co-Runner of the Year outdid himself, winning the Division 4 EMass race (15:50) to help the Titans earn the title. He also won in the Division 2 All-State race, where Pembroke was runner-up to Bishop Feehan.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Division 1: Brookline
Glennon-coached teams have a habit of winning big in the postseason, and 2011 was no exception. This year’s squad finished 11-0 and rode its tremendous depth to wins at the EMass Division 1 meet and the All-Division 1 State meet.
John Di Comandrea
Division 2: Wakefield
Di Comandrea, affectionately known as ”Deke”, ended his coaching career on a high note as he led his team to a Middlesex League title and a fourth-place finish in the Division 4 meet. DiComandrea has coached for 45 years.
The Middlesex League All-Star took third place in the Division 1 EMass race, and finished 10th in the Division 1 All-State race. Adams is a National Honor Society member and runs indoor and outdoor track for the Minutemen.
King Philip, senior
Allen had a strong cross-country debut this season, winning the EMass Division 3 title in a time of 15:57. He was the Hockomock MVP and earned a bid to the Nationals in San Diego with his 16:03 time at Northeast Regionals.
Oliver Ames, senior
The four-time Hockomock All-Star finished his high school career by finishing second at the league championship meet, fourth in the EMass Division 3 race, and 11th at All-States. He is considering West Point and the US Naval Academy.
Christensen finished the Franklin Park course in a blistering 15:46 to win the Division 1 EMass race. The three-time Northeastern Conference MVP finished fourth in the Division 1 All-State race after posting a 15:49 time.
Groleau set a Framingham record this season, running his 2.95-mile home course in 14:47. In addition to being undefeated in dual meets, he finished sixth in the EMass Division 1 race, and ninth (16:04) at the Division 1 All-State meet.
McConville was undefeated in the Patriot League this season, and beat the field at the Catholic Memorial Invitational with a time of 16:04. He was third in Division 4 at the EMass race in a time of 15:54 and fourth at the All-State meet (15:52).
O’Donnell was named Merrimack Valley Conference Runner of the Year after winning the conference title. He finished fourth at the EMass Division 1 meet, and eighth at the Division 1 All-State meet in a school record time of 15:58.31.
Robertson was undefeated in the Middlesex League, helping the Warriors to the league title. He took first place at the Bay State Invitational, and was runner-up at the EMass Division 4 meet and the Division 2 All-State meet (15:44).
Sisay won the McIntyre Twilight meet and was the only runner to finish the course in under 16 minutes. He also helped Brookline to both the EMass Division 1 and All-Division 1 State titles. He was 10th at the All-State meet.
Stafford played a big role in Pembroke’s strong 2011 season, finishing fourth at the EMass Division 4 meet (16:08) to help the Titans to the team title. He was fifth at the All-Division 2 State meet (15:56), where the Titans were runners-up.
The winner of the Dual County League meet, Sullivan beat the field by 20 seconds and was named the DCL Runner of the Year. He was runner-up at the Division 1 EMass meet and was sixth in Division 1 at the All-State meet.
Thomas won the Division 2 race at the EMass tournament in 16:20, and shaved four seconds off his time the following week to take 14th in the Division 1 All-State race. He was runner-up at the Amherst Invitational (15:49) earlier this season.
Atlantic Coast - Dennis-Yarmouth: Keith Barnatchez, Colin Merrill, Sean Nee. Falmouth: Jake Barry. Marshfield: Joel Hubbard, Kevin Thomas. Nauset: Andrew Herwig. Plymouth North: Cody Farragher. Plymouth South: Max Bassett. Sandwich: David Allen, Henery Daniles-Koch, Paul David Gannett, David Regan, James Wegman
Bay State - Brookline: Matt Goroff, Grigoriy Gressel, Aaron Klein, Mark Perry, Chernet Sisay, Tharindu Weersinghe. Framingham: Ben Groleau. Natick: Chris Saccardo. Needham: Tommy Kelley. Newton North: Justin Keefe, Gabe Montague. Walpole: Chris Conley, Justin Connolly, Zach Ganshirt. Wellesley: James Eisenstein. Weymouth: Kurt Joyce, Nolan Parsley
Big Three - Brockton: John Burns, Jacob Hume, Laban Mohammed. Durfee: Nyrel Stroup, Chris Witty. New Bedford: Andrew Gonsalves, Paolo Tavares
Cape Ann - North Andover: Alex Sullivan and Greg MacArthur; Newburyport: Keith Conway, Chris Suprin, Nicholas Carleo, Joe Santo; Masconomet: Marco Caserta, James Polakiewicz, Jake Moorman; Triton: Cam Loughlin.
Dual County - Acton-Boxborough: Matt Bullock, Tim Cox, Dom DeFuria, Gabe Kline, Bashir Siddique, James Sullivan, Sam Toulman. Bedford: Sam Bradford. Boston Latin: Mike Ward. Concord-Carlisle: Seamus Lawler, Brian Rich, Russell Walton. Lincoln-Sudbury: Mathew Barnes, Conor Daley, Eli Hoenig, Gregory Holdman, Mathew O’Brien, Michael Quint. Newton South: Allen Shiu. Westford: Andre La Croix, Patrick Turpin. Weston: Mathew Herzig
Eastern Athletic - Bishop Feehan: John Dean, Henry Dodge, Evan Granfield, Richard Moschella, Michael Wood. Coyle Cassidy: Daniel Mcsolla. Martha’s Vineyard: Jeremy Alley-Tarter, Cooper Chapman, Kyle Joba-Wood, Michael Schroeder
Greater Boston - Cambridge: Niko Emack-Bazelais, Michael Scarlett, Will Suslovic. Malden: Danny Gould, Allan La, Yusuf Mohamed, Berhanu Tsige, William Wong. Medford: Brian Bourne. Somerville: Andryc Evich, Brian Martinez
Hockomock - Foxborough: Brendan Sullivan. King Philip: Chris Allen, Owen Gonser. Mansfield: Dan Caughey, Zach Frazier, Kham Halevdeth, Brendan McCarthy, Dave Morrill, Mitch Negus. North Attleborough: Mike Curley. Oliver Ames: Drew Beck, Andrew Kerester, Jim Sullivan. Stoughton: Nick Green
Mayflower - Bishop Connolly: Ian Chaney. Diman: Tevin Cintron, Chris Lotz, Matt Moussamih. Norfolk Aggie: Chris Brandon, Phillip Jewers, Jake MacVarish. Old Colony: Ryan Stopka. Sacred Heart (Kingston): Sam Boyles. Tri-County: Andrew Kerr, Tom Wheatry. West Bridgewater: Adam Petti, Joey Souza, Brandon Sullivan
Merrimack Valley - Andover: Ryan Cooney, Michael Maldari. Central Catholic: Tim Allen. Chelmsford: Robert Massey. Lowell: Alexis Andujar, Patrick Coppinger, Michael Kalenoski, Nicholas McArdle, Nathan McCarthy, Riccardo Torres. Methuen: Mike O’Donnell, Lucas Parsons. Tewksbury: Brian Amaral
Middlesex (Large) - Arlington: Dan MacDonald-Meeter, Quentin Stipp. Belmont: Paul Green. Lexington: Nathaniel Adams, Felix Cancre, Felix Chung, Andrew Swanson. Reading: Bill Tucker. Winchester: Brendan Creane, Lucas Phillips. Woburn: Dylan Crowley
Middlesex (Small) - Burlington: Paul Hogan, David Taranto. Melrose: Christian Gentile. Wakefield: James Bridges, Marc Bucchieri, Jared Gellar, Aaron Lucci, Stephen Robertson, Stephen Robinson. Watertown: Alec Holland. Wilmington: Erik Alatalo, Steve Halas
Northeastern - Lynn Classical: Perry Raymond. Lynn English: Chris Birotte, Matt Blaney, Alexander Bonitto, Tyler Comer, Ri Yan. Peabody: Nicholas Christensen. Revere: Brian Collins, John DelloRusso, Michael Fitzpatrick, Kristi Nushi, Rawlings Toglan. Salem: Aiden Scrimgeour. Saugus: Evan Covell, Nick Monaco. Winthrop: Josh Babb
Old Colony - Barnstable: Tom Cunningham, Luke Vicente. Bridgewater-Raynham: Ed Hall, James MacArthur, Rob Nee. Dartmouth: Logan Patenaude. Taunton: Damian Collins, Colby Correira, Jason Henrich, Cory Price, Jake Rogers
Patriot - Hingham: Michael McConville, Nick Nielsen. Middleborough: Tene Paquin. Pembroke: Pat Cunningham, Wesley Gallagher, Christian Stafford, John Valeri, Joe Vercollone. Scituate: Jake Reynolds. Silver Lake: Jim Nickerson, Derik Noland. Whitman-Hanson: Patrick Mulrey, Michael Reamer, Patrick Ryan
South Shore - Abington: Kevin Bunszell, Bobby Derbes, Ben Rangel, Brendan Whalen. Carver: Dan Flockton. East Bridgewater: Zack Fournier, Nick Frazier, Brendan Gareri, Patrick Hachey, Tanner Picklus. Harwich: Jack McMurrer, Ryan Richer. Norwell: Tommy Hynes, Tom Vafiades, Oliver Wallace, Owen Wiggins. Rockland: Andrew Raftery.
Tri-Valley - Dover-Sherborn: Teddy Mosher. Hopkinton: Pat Levenson. Medfield: Greg Lyons, Jack Moses, Ian Robertson, Sean Robertson. Norton: William Sullivan. Westwood: Greg Campion, Luke Devin, Bobby McLaughlin, Matt Reissfelder, Jim Terzian
HOW WE PICKED THE TEAM
The All-Scholastic cross-country team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues.