Abing and Green Lead XC Grand Prix After 3 Events

IMG_7219.JPGHaley Abing of the Heartbreakers and Nick Green of HFC Striders lead the way with two eventsleft. Abing leads the women after competing in 2 events earning 36 points. She started the season strong with a win at the GBTC XC Festival in Wellesley. From there, she won the Wayland XC Festival. She's followed closely behind by Carline Turner of Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC) with 30 points.

The open women's team are in a tight race, with Western Mass Distance Project and GBTC tied for first place with 12 points. The HFC Striders women's team follows close behind with 10 points.

IMG_7210.JPGOn the men's side, Nick Green and Nate Jenkins are separated by only 2 points in the overall standings. Green placed second in all three of the events in the series so far, giving him a score of 96 points. Jenkins won the GBTC XC Festival, but placed third at the Western Mass Distance Project XC Festival and the Wayland XC Festival. Louis Serafini of the Heartbreakers has only competed in one event, when he won the Western Mass Distance Project XC Festival. He currently has 34 points and is in twelfth place.

The open men's team is also very close after three events. HFC Striders lead the way with 15 points, with Gate City Striders follows in second place with 13 points, and the GBTC men rounding out the top three with 11 points.

With the series still too close to call, the last two events will be the deciding factors in determining the open and team 2017 Grand Prix winners. The next event will be The Hills Are Alive in Stowe, Vermont followed by the conclusion of the series at the 2017 USATF New England Cross Country Championship.