HS cross country: PVCICS sweeps Easthampton behind record times

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  • Easthampton cross country coach Lisa Ritchie does a happy dance for sophomore Brooke Bongiovanni, left, and senior Waverly Kane-Long after their strong efforts in a dual meet against Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School junior Odin Moore, left, and senior Hunter Palm, center, lead the field from start to finish in the Dragons’ dual meet against Easthampton at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday. Moore set a course record. Visit gazettenet.com for more photos. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School senior Arden Clarke-DeGrenier finishes first in the Dragons’ dual meet against Easthampton at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday. Clarke-DeGrenier set a course record. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School senior Arden Clarke-DeGrenier finishes first in the Dragons' dual meet against Easthampton at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton sophomore Brooke Bongiovanni smiles at her coach as she crosses the finish line first for the Eagles, second overall, in a dual meet against visiting Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton sophomore Brooke Bongiovanni smiles at her coach as she crosses the finish line first for the Eagles, second overall, in a dual meet against visiting Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School girls team cheers on sixth grader Grafton Tolopko during the boys race against Easthampton at Nonotuck Park on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 10/20/2020 9:04:32 PM

The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School cross country program swept Easthampton and set two course records at Nonotuck Park, Tuesday.

Arden Clark-DeGrenier led the visiting Dragons to a 25-30 victory with a record time of 23 minutes, 32 seconds on the 3-mile course in the girls race.

Ava Crowley was third (25:05) and Eliza Cormier was fourth (25:12) for the Dragons. Isla Salus (eighth, 26:05) and Ada Nystrom (ninth, 26:49) rounded out the victory.

Brooke Bongiovanni was second in 24:39 for Easthampton. Waverly Kane-Long (fifth, 25:18) was the first of three straight Eagles across the line. Summer Collins (25:54) and Lauren Counter (26:03) followed. Amelie Fisher was 10th (27:00).

Odin Moore led PVCICS to an 18-39 win with a boys record time of 17:34. The Dragons took the next three spots with Hunter Palm 918:41), Kyan Frantz (19:50) and Leo Gomez-Thomas (20:15). Grafton Tolopko (22:37) was eighth.

Gianni Soucy was fifth (21:36) with Leverett Horrigan (21:53) and Jonah Slaghekke (22:09) sixth and seventh, respectively. Zak Oulbeid (ninth, 23:46) and James Aquino (12th, 24:49) closed it out for Easthampton.

Boys Cross country

Northampton 20, West Springfield 43 — Northampton’s Nate Jones finished second (18:27) behind West Side’s Declan Morgan (17:48) and led a string of Blue Devils across the finish line at Community Gardens (3.1 miles).

Jon Lischetti, Max Schneider, Tor Olsson, Riley Cole and Lars Sippel finished third through seventh, respectively, for Hamp. All five finished in 18:44.

Gateway Regional 17, St. Mary 34 — Dave Vasilchenko set a course record in 15:30 on the Gators’ temporary 2.4-mile course at Huntington school.

Patrick Millin was second (15:59) and Dan McKellick finished third (17:17). Jesse Balboni (18:41) and Matt Small (18:45) were fifth and sixth, respectively.

Monson 27, Belchertown 28 — Brandon Adamson was third overall in 18:20 as the Orioles were edged on the road.

Ethan Andrews (18:40) was fourth on the 2.75-mile course, Matthew Stelmokas (19:07) was fifth and Nicholas Rivers (19:28) seventh.

Frontier Regional 15, Hopkins Academy 50 — Dan Fellows led a top-five sweep as the Red Hawks cruised on their 2.72-mile course in South Deerfield.

Fellows finished in 17:32 and was followed by Aleks Carey (17:33), Jack Carey (18:03), Aden Gray (18:05) and Amory Maxey (18:20).

Cade Lanzafame was ninth in 19:20 for the Golden Hawks. Teddy Cyr was 11th (19:37), while Matthew Ginsburg (17th, 20:35), Zach Locher (20th, 21:24) and Jackson Graham (23rd, 25:23) followed behind.

Westfield Tech 15, Smith Vocational 50 — Ariel Ginsberg finished sixth overall in 19:34 on the 2.5-mile course and Trevont’e Moore was ninth (20:48), but the Vikings fell at home.

Hampshire Regional 15, Agawam 50 — The Raiders took the first five spots on the 2.82-mile course at School Street Park in Agawam.

Nitesh Roncone was first (16:27) and was followed by Jeff Fish (16:34), Jadyn Kopie (16:52), Gulian Marconi (16:56) and Evan Coltman (17:19).

Girls cross country

Northampton 15, West Springfield 50 — The Blue Devils swept the top 10 on their 3.1-mile course at Community Gardens.

Abby Andrews (21:59) led the way, with Lily Shimpach (22:05), Adele Jordan (22:18), Sarah Amzil (22:22) and Naomi Andrew (22:25) right behind.

Belchertown 25, Monson 30 — Rebecca Patel was second overall (24:12) and the first of three straight Orioles (1-1), who won on the road.

Natalie Shaw (24:25) was third on the 2.75-mile course and Kami Wlodyka (25:15) was fourth. Kasey Gibbons (seventh, 26:55) and Abigail Potter (ninth, 27:21) closed out the win.

Gateway Regional 20, St. Mary 35 — Alexandra Henrichon was first overall in 19:10 on the 2.4-mile course in Huntington for the Gators.

Sawyer Wilkinson (20:39) was second, while Katelyn Maynard (21:07) and Mia Gozgit (21:19) were fourth and fifth, respectively. Morgan Chaffee (22:28) finished eighth.

Frontier Regional 19, Hopkins Academy 42 — The Red Hawks took five of the first six places en route to the win on their 2.72-mile course in South Deerfield.

Angelina Egland was first in 19:02. Abigail Howard was third (20:02) and within the next 10 seconds were Olivia Deane (fourth, 20:03), Leah Gump (fifth, 20:10) and Ayla Starr (sixth, 20:12).

Sylvie DiBartolomeo (19:17) was second for the Golden Hawks, while Caprial DiBartolomeo (eighth, 21:20) and Aurora Donta-Venmen (ninth, 21:31) broke into the top 10.

Jayce Lanzafame (21st, 25:34) and Alexis Selig (22nd, 25:46) closed out Hopkins’ top five.

Hampshire Regional 24, Agawam 37 — Sylvia Mahon-Moore was second in 19:33, while Sicily Chase (20:12) and Delaney Marek (21:21) were fourth and fifth as the Raiders won on the 2.82-mile course at School Street Park in Agawam.

Madeline Jenkins (21:27) and Katie Shallcross (21:28) were sixth and seventh.




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