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Mystic Valley cross country competes in State Qualifier

Posted by boston.com  November 13, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School:

The Mystic Valley Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams participated in the State Qualifier Meet in Wrentham, MA on November 9th. The girls' finished 17th out of 26 teams in their division while the boys' finished 24th out of 34 teams.

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The girls race was again highlighted by junior Vanessa LoChirco [left] (25th out of 190 runners; 20:41.6). She missed qualifying for All-State as an individual by only 2 places. She was followed by sophomore Karina Hanson (22:09), senior Elise Sheehan (23:21), junior Ava Asai-Sarris (25:48), and sophomore Helen Chan (28:34). 

The boys' team was led by senior Jonathan Powers [right]
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 (79th out of 232 runners; 18:54.7). He was followed by sophomore Sean Flanagan (19:56), junior Charif Elmoussaoui (20:11), junior Tyler Cronin (20:47), junior Kevin McGovern (20:49), sophomore Vincent Tham (21:25), and junior Jordan Tirrell (21:52). 

Juniors Patrick McPherson (injury), Chris Le (alternate), and Richie Nguyen (alternate) were also in attendance to support the team but did not participate in the race. 

After the races, coach, Jon Bush said “I'm sad to see the end of another long and rewarding cross country season. Our athletes should look back on this season with pride for all of their individual and team accomplishments. The girls' team won their division while the boys' went 4-1. I want to give special recognition to our two seniors Jonathan Powers and Elise Sheehan for all of their leadership and effort over the past years. They both represent the best in what we look for in student athletes and their presence will be missed in future seasons.”

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