Cross Country Wins Back-to-Back Championships


Gator Staff

Varsity Cross Country won its second consecutive Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL) Championship yesterday at Gann Academy in Waltham, Mass.

The Gators earned a decisive victory over the 9 other MBIL schools, including chief rivals Gann Academy and Cambridge School of Weston. Senior A.J. Naddaff lead the Gators, coming in at third-place out of over 130 runners, and cementing for himself a top-finisher medal. Senior Kyle Anderson, who hadn’t run for close to three weeks due to injury, dug deep and gave everything he had to cross the finish line in fifth-place. Eighth-grader Liam Conklin capped-off a hugely impressive season by coming in at ninth-place, followed neck-and-neck by junior Nate Friedman. Rounding out the top-five Gator finishers, senior David Labossiere earned the 18th-spot, with several other Gator runners nipping on his heels.

Also of note, eighth-grader Sophia Gomez was the first female Gator to medal in the MBIL championship, earning a top-3 female spot.

2014 MBIL Championship Scores

1. Brimmer and May 45 points
2. Gann 73 points
3. CSW 79 points
4. Boston Trinity 85 points
5. Waring 119 points
6. BUA 129 points
7. CH-CH 171 points
8. Commonwealth 195 points
9. Newman 275 points
10. CCA No team score

In cross country, the top-five runners for each team are added for a total team score. The team with the lowest score wins.