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|Regular season over for X-C team|
|Monday, 27 October 2008 00:00|
The Duxbury cross-country teams finished up their Patriot League schedules at Randolph HS last Tuesday in preparation for yesterdayâ€™s Patriot League championships. The boysâ€™ team (8-2) finished in a three-way tie with Pembroke and Hingham for second place during the regular season, while powerhouse Whitman-Hanson cruised to a perfect 10-0 record.
The boys finished the season with a 20-35 win over Randolph, as Jonathan McKinley won in a time of 15:15, followed by Billy Jewel (2nd/15:18), Mark Brust (4th/15:53), Paul Dacey (6th/15:55) and Greg Bray (7th/15:56).Â Randolphâ€™s Gerard McDonald finished third (15:21) and teammate Devlin Crawford was fifth (15:54).
The girls also had a successful final league meet with a sweep of Randolph 15-45. Robin Radar paced the girls in 18:48, with Anne Steele (2nd/19:55) Lauren Bittrich (3rd/20:02), Maddie MacKenzie (4th/20:46) and Liz Doherty (5th/20:55) right behind.Â The win put the girls at the .500 mark with a 5-5 record.
The team will now get ready for the MIAA Division III Championships on November 8 at Franklin Park in Boston. A top-five finish will send the Dragons into the State Championships at the same venue.
â€œWe have a good shot at sneaking into the top five,â€ said Duxbury boysâ€™ coach Mark Dunn. â€œThere are two or three teams that are a notch ahead of us like Bishop Feehan, Oliver Ames, and Wellesley. But weâ€™re a little thin and we need our top five guys to run well if we want to make the cut.â€