All-Berkshire boys cross country team

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All-Berkshire team

CONNOR MEEHAN

JUNIOR, DRURY

The Drury runner was near the front of the pack all season as he raced against other top runners in the county. Meehan was the Blue Devils' No. 1 runner throughout the season.

The junior's best finish was one of his last finishes, as he finished second at the Western Mass. Division II championships, running the Stanley Park course in 16:28. He finished third at the Berkshire County Championships (17:28), and 51st at the state championships (16:50).

JARED HALEY

SENIOR, HOOSAC VALLEY

The Hurricane senior was the No. 1 runner for the team throughout the season, winning one race in the regular season to cap his cross country career.

In the postseason, Haley finished fourth at the Berkshire County Championships (17:47) before finishing 10th at Western Mass. (17:14), the fifth-best finish for Berkshire County runners at the sectional meet. The following week at the state championships, Haley finished 84th overall (17:13).

SAM HARDING

SENIOR, LEE

Harding was out in front all season for the Wildcats, consistently placing in or near the top 10 in the regular season.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Harding finished sixth overall (17:53) to secure an individual spot at the Western Mass. meet. At Stanley Park, Harding finished 15th (17:28). Harding returned the next week for the state championships, where he finished 112th in D-II in a time of 17:29.

CONNOR MCNINCH

SENIOR, LENOX

McNinch finished out his career with the Millionaires as one of the top two Lenox runners. While McNinch couldn't lead the Millionaires to another team finish in the postseason races, McNinch did compete in both the Western Mass. and state championships in his sixth year on the team.

At the Berkshire County Championships, McNinch finished 11th (18:17), just finishing behind teammate Ralph Bruno. He was the lone Millionaire to finish at Western Mass, finishing 18th overall (17:36), and at the state meet McNinch finished in 128th (17:40).

RALPH BRUNO

SENIOR, LENOX

A six-year senior runner for Lenox, Bruno accomplished a great personal goal when he won his first-ever meet at Lenox's second home race of the season. A mainstay of the program, Bruno helped bridge the gap between the experienced sides of old and the new wave of Lenox runners.

Bruno finished 10th at the Berkshire County Championships, running the course in 18:17. Bruno competed at Western Mass. as an individual, but did not finish the race after stopping due to injury.

EVAN ARTHUR

JUNIOR, MOUNT GREYLOCK

Watching Arthur run this season, it'd be hard to tell he was a rookie on the racing scene. The Greylock junior was the No. 2 finisher for the Mounties all season — and No. 2 overall in every league race he ran in — to help Greylock to another Western Mass. championship.

Arthur finished second at the Berkshire County Championships (17:05), fourth at the Western Mass. Division II championships (16:39), then 29th at the state championships. He knocked nine seconds off his course time between the Western Mass. and state meets at Stanley Park, finishing in 16:30 to help Greylock finish fourth as a team.

OWEN BRANDRISS

SOPHOMORE, MOUNT GREYLOCK

Mount Greylock's No. 3 runner through most of the season, Brandriss led a strong pack of Mountie runners in every meet. The sophomore kept the pace up for Greylock's No. 3-7 runners, and despite a fall at the Western Mass. meet that kept him from placing for Greylock, Brandriss was a key cog in the team's championship run.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Brandriss finished ninth (18:12). After the fall at Western Mass., Brandriss rebounded at the state championships as Greylock's fourth finisher (17:17) in Division II, helping the Mounties to finish fourth as a team.

CAMERON CASTONGUAY

JUNIOR, MOUNT GREYLOCK

A first-year runner for Mount Greylock, Castonguay made an immediate impact as a junior. Castonguay started the year out as Greylock's No. 5 runner, but as the season went on he continued moving up and up the leaderboard.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Castonguay finished seventh (17:56), fourth for the Mounties, then he went to the Western Mass. Division II race and finished eighth overall (17:12) and third for the Mounties. At the state championships, Castonguay was Greylock's third-best runner, running in 17:06 to finish 72nd.

SAM CULVER

SOPHOMORE, MOUNT GREYLOCK

Culver was one of four Mount Greylock runners to make up the final three scoring spots for the team, and the sophomore had his moments to contribute for the Western Mass. champions.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Culver finished eighth (18:03). Culver stepped up at the Western Mass. meet and finished fourth for the Mounties — ninth overall (17:12) — as the team won another sectional title. At the state meet, Culver finished seventh for the Mounties.

JACOB FINK

FRESHMAN, MOUNT GREYLOCK

Another consistent runner for Mount Greylock, Fink proved that the Mounties have a bright future ahead. A top five placer for Greylock, Fink ran with the pack for Greylock to help the team excel.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Fink finished fifth overall (17:49), then at the Western Mass. Division II race Fink finished 13th overall (17:20) and was Greylock's fifth placer on the championship-winning team. At States, Fink was Greylock's fifth runner across the line (17:20).

TOMMY KIRBY

SENIOR, MOUNT GREYLOCK

The All-Berkshire MVP, Kirby had a phenomenal season for Mount Greylock as they won the Western Mass. Division II title. Kirby finished first in every league race he participated in this season, cementing his spot on top of Berkshire County.

Kirby won the Berkshire County Championship (16:36) and the Western Mass. Division II title (15:53). He finished second at the state championships in D-II, running a time of 15:40.

JESSE SEID

FRESHMAN, MOUNT GREYLOCK

On any other team in the county, Seid would have been a place-finisher. As it was, the freshman ran a solid season for Mount Greylock as the No. 7 runner, providing further depth for the loaded Mounties. Throughout the season, Seid finished higher than many of the other top runners across the county.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Seid finished 12th overall (18:20) to earn his spot on the All-Berkshire team. Seid also ran at the Western Mass. Division II meet, where he finished 21st overall (17:42), and at the state championships, where he finished as the sixth-best Greylock runner (17:34) .

NOAH CASINO

SENIOR, PITTSFIELD

The No. 1 runner for the Generals this season, the senior was a steady runner throughout the season.

Casino ran himself onto the All-Berkshire list by finishing 13th at the Berkshire County Championships (18:23). Casino then went on to the Western Mass. meet, and was the top Pittsfield finisher, coming across the line in 31st (17:32) in the Division I meet.

GREG FOURNIER

JUNIOR, PITTSFIELD

Fournier had a steady season for the Generals, running in the team's top three throughout the season. A junior, Fournier finished 14th overall at the Berkshire County Championships (18:29), then finished 42nd (17:43) at the Western Mass. Division I meet.

KEVIN RAYNOR

SENIOR, PITTSFIELD

Raynor came in as a senior having not placed for Pittsfield the season before. In his final campaign, Raynor broke out as a consistent top three finisher for the Generals, then finished in the last spot on the All-Berkshire team.

At the Berkshire County Championships he finished 15th (18:32), then at the Western Mass. Division I meet he finished 39th overall (17:42).


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