Old Goat TC XC Classic opens series
The 2023 USATF-NE Cross Country Grand Prix had an early opening event at the inaugural Old Goat TC XC Classic in Sutton, Mass. 173 harriers traversed loops covering 5km at Waters Farm to gain team and indivdiual points.
Abby Flagg, just 14 years old, led the 59 women's racer home with Nora Blodgett (Gr.Boston TC) 8 seconds back. HFC Striders prevailed over Old Goat TC 62-64 with Battle Road TC third wth 69 points. Liberty AC swept the three masters (W40, W50, W60) team placings.
Though Colin Cernik and Jackson Kelly of Tracksmith Boston Hares went 1-2 individually among 114 men's competitors, Battle Road TC packed 6 into the top 19 places to tally 28 points and take first over the host Old Goat TC (59) among 8 scoring teams. HFC Striders (M40, M50) and Greater Lowell Road Runners (M60) topped masters team scoring.
Series race #2 is the Greater Boston TC Invitational at Great Brook Farm (Calisle MA) on September 10.
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