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EMass cross-country: Wellesley’s Maxwell Hoffman nearly breaks 16-minute mark to highlight Runners of the Week

John Bianchi, Natick — The sophomore delivered a personal best by 26 seconds while finishing tied for third (16:12) during the 10th-ranked Redhawks’ tri-meet split with Wellesley (28-27 loss) and Braintree (19-44 win) on Thursday.

Maxwell Hoffman, Wellesley — After setting a personal best in last week’s season opener, the senior topped that mark by 10 seconds on Thursday, finishing second (16:02) during the No. 4 Raiders’ 27-28 victory over No. 10 Natick and 15-48 win over Braintree.

Addy Hunt, Wilmington — Coming off stellar winter and spring track seasons, the junior shined in her first-ever cross country meet Wednesday, securing first-place (20:00) in a 26-30 victory over Reading.


Elise Kempf, Arlington — The talented senior opened the season by rolling to a dominant 28-second victory (20:06) in No. 6 Arlington’s 15-50 sweep of Watertown on Tuesday.

Lauren Raffetto, Canton — Raffetto did not disappoint in her varsity debut, as the freshman’s winning effort (20:31) was more than 2 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher in Tuesday’s 15-50 victory over Foxborough.

Joseph Ryan, Lexington — The senior notched a personal best in his season debut, earning first place (16:24.0) to lead the Minutemen to a 23-42 win over Melrose on Tuesday.

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