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|Busy week for runners|
|Monday, 20 October 2008 00:00|
Both Dragon cross-country teams tuned up for this past weekendâ€™s Catholic Memorial Invitational by easily beating Rockland last Tuesday on the road in Patriot League action.
The boys swept the top five spots and finished as a team in their 15-40 win over the Bulldogs, whileÂ Robin Rader took first in the girlsâ€™ race in 18:51, followed by Anne Steele (2nd), Lauren Bittrich (3rd), Maddie McKenzie (6th) and Casey Ducinski (7th) in a 19-36 win.
On Saturday the boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams ran in Division II at the 49th Catholic Memorial Invitational 5K held at Franklin Park.
The boysÂ were paced by sophomore Jonathan McKinleyâ€™s 13th-place finish in 16:44 that led a Duxbury contingent that finished fifth out of 14 teams. Mark Brust (25/17:42), Greg Bray (33/18:05), Paul Dacey (42/18:31), Billy Jewell (43/18:40), Jason Angell (44/18:42) and John Hemingway (20:23) completed the Dragoon scoring. Senior Omar Aden from Charlestown won the race in 16:09.
In the girlsâ€™ varsity race, Emily Jones from Bromfield led from start to finish in a time of 17:49, knocking a full minute of the previous record and easily beating second-place finisher Lindsay Walsh of Swampscott (19:00).
Duxbury was lead by Liz Doherty (61/23:45), who finished ahead of teammates McKenzie (68/24:07), Ducinski (69/24:09), Amy Laputz (93/25:14), Annie Gates (110/26:47) and Emily Palestis (125/27:52), all of who contributed to the Lady Dragonsâ€™ 14th-place finish.
Anne Lawrence of Newton South won the freshman girlsâ€™ 3K race in 12:23, while the Duxbury competitors were led by Julia Avernaâ€™s 52nd-place finish in 14:58. Other Lady Dragon racers included Sandi Scanlon (67/15:25), Caroline Manning (70/15:32) and Nicole Hanratha (82/16:06).