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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

What's his secret?

MEDFIELD

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(Michael Kraemer with his team zooming by, Globe Staff Photo by Bill Polo)

With a large roster and a coach who emphasizes a team-oriented approach, the Medfield High School cross-country squad has achieved a remarkable record: four straight undefeated seasons in league meet competition.

The team clinched its fourth consecutive regular season perfect record last week (Oct. 24) with a narrow victory over perennial powerhouse Hopkinton that lifted it to 7-0 against Tri-Valley League rivals.

The Warriors finished a close second to Holliston at the league championship meet Monday, competing without their top runner, Dan O’Connell, who sat out to rest an injured knee. But the team remains a contender in the state championship races that will cap off the season.

Medfield’s consistent success is often attributed to an all-for-one, one-for-all approach emphasized by coach Michael Kraemer.

Read more about the Medfield cross country team in tomorrow's Globe West.

-- Charlie Russo

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