Girls XC Finishes 5th at All-State Meet

Even more so than last week, the fall sports season at Old Rochester Regional High School is officially winding down. As football had a bye week to prepare for their Thanksgiving Day showdown with Apponequet, the only team still left competing was Girls’ Cross Country, which raced in the Division 2 All-State Meet at Stanley Park in Westfield where they took fifth place.

GirlsCross Country: The Lady Bulldogs returned to Stanley Park in Westfield for the All-State Meet this week, coming off their incredible victory at last week’s D-5 State Meet in Wrentham. They had run this course back in October for the Bay State Invitational, where they fared quite well. In Saturday’s race, three of the team’s seven runners – senior captain Nina Bourgeois, sophomore Madisen Martin, and sophomore Madeline Scheub – ran career bests as coach Cindy Tilden’s team came in fifth overall. The team was led by Bourgeois (19:39), Martin (19:50), senior Madeline Meyer (20:00), Scheub (20:09), and junior Riley Shaughnessy (20:29). They were followed by junior Avery Nugent (21:08), and senior Emily Josephson (22:23). The girls’ season will continue as they head to the Nike Northeast Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 28. Participation in that meet will be a first for the ORR Girls’ Cross Country program, which represents how far they’ve come and just how much they’ve achieved in this incredible season. They will be joined by standout freshman Adam Sylvia of the boys’ team, who will be competing as an individual at the Thanksgiving weekend meet.

Below are the overall fall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of November 22.

Boys’ Cross Country: (6-1-0)(6-1-0); Girls’ Cross Country: (7-0-0)(7-0-0); Golf: (17-1-0)(16-0-0); Football: (4-6-0)(4-4-0); Volleyball: (13-11-0)(8-9-0); Field Hockey: (9-7-4)(8-2-4); Boys’ Soccer: (9-11-2)(8-8-2); Girls’ Soccer: (10-9-2)(9-6-1).

By Patrick Briand


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