WRENTHAM – Lucia Werner packed the miles in for 4 years and has skilled with expertise that features the good Camille Jordan and believes it’s her time to shine.
The Brookline Warrior senior greater than proved her case when gained her first-ever main race, defeating a ‘who’s who’ of Massachusetts cross nation runners. Werner surged throughout the end line to seize the championship race at Saturday’s Frank Kelley Large School Invitational on the Wrentham Developmental Center.
Werner was tucked in a 12-runner pack via the mile and was nonetheless there with the whittled-to-six cluster at two miles earlier than making an enormous transfer with 400 meters left to cross Holliston’s Maggie Kuchman and take the 5K race in 18 minutes, 21.9 seconds. Kuchman completed properly to take second in 18:26.3 and defending Div. 1 All-State champion Aoife Shovlin of Weymouth clinched the bronze medal in 18:34.1.
“I’ve never won an invitational so I wanted to lay low so the other girls didn’t know I was in the mix,” stated Werner. “I’ve gone through all the ups and downs and I knew I was ready for this. I’ve put in a lot of miles and it’s time to make an impact.”
Devin Moreau of Greater Lowell led 4 runners underneath 16 minutes as he ran to a private better of 15:27.7 to seize the championship race. Paulino Guevara Mateo of Cambridge had a giant day in taking second in 15:41.6 and Groton-Dunstable’s Neil Aradhya clinched third in 15:42.5. Jacob Bronstein of Cambridge additionally dipped underneath 16 with fourth place in 15:52.8.
“I felt comfortable through the mile (4:56) and took the lead just beforetwo miles,” stated Moreau. “I did a lot of miles over the summer and now I’m ready to run with anyone.”
Weymouth’s Gracie Richard led the Wildcats to a 1-2-3 end within the junior/senior race in 11:03.9 and teammate Leah Glavin took the sophomore division in 11:54.7. Isabella Galusha and Kate Carnes completed second and third to Richard in 11:08.1 and 11:19.8, respectively.
“I feel like I’m fit this year than I was last year at this time,” stated Richard.
Beverly’s Jason Provost was clocked in 9:55.6 for the win within the sophomore race, edging Central Catholic’s Geremia Ortega Jr. (10:00.4) and teammate Charles Bossler (10:15.5). Beverly went 1-2 within the junior/senior race as Riley McGoldrick captured the gold medal in 9:40.5. Calvin Barrett was second in 9:50.9.
Isabella Miller of Central Catholic gained the freshman race comfortably in 11:55.4. Weymouth had one other sturdy efficiency, this one coming from Natalie McInnis, who was second in 12:08.5. Peabody’s Ella Braz took third in 12:15.9. Saint John’s Prep teammates Mateo Deorio and Leo Seltenrich battled to the end within the freshman race with Deorio coming away with the gold, 10:01.9 to 10:03. Patrick Geagan of Weymouth completed sturdy in 10:13.5.