Arlington's McDonald-Meteer Wins Division 3 Race at Eastern Massachusetts Championships

The Spy Ponders finished fourth as a team to qualify for this weekend's MIAA All State Meet at Northfield Mountain.

Arlington High senior Daniel McDonald-Meteer won the Division 3 race at the Eastern Massachusetts Cross Country Championships Saturday and teammate Antonio Xelhoa was fifth, as the Spy Ponders took fourth to qualify for this weekend’s MIAA All State Meet at Northfield Mountain as a team.

McDonald-Meteer ran the 5-kilometer course at the Wrentham Development Center in 15 minutes, 46 seconds (5:05-mile pace), five seconds faster than King Philip’s Owen Gonser, who finished second.

Xelhoa, also a senior, crossed the line in 16:16. Senior Kirby Stoff was next for the Spy Ponders in 25th, 16:58, and senior Matt O’Rourke and junior Gabe Putham rounded out Arlington’s scoring runners in 54th and 71st, respectively, 17:36 and 17:55.

Freshman Andrew Peterson (89th, 18:09) and senior Bart Buurman (105th, 18:24) also ran with the varsity team.

Complete Results

Doyle Also Moving On

Arlington High senior Claire Doyle will be joining the boys’ team at Northfield Mountain, as she finished 15th in the Division 3 girls’ race to qualify for the MIAA All State Meet as an individual.

Doyle covered the course in 19:38, or 6:20-mile pace. The Spy Ponders placed 16th.

The girls’ squad:

15. Claire Doyle, 19:38
71. Caitlin Pigott, 21:37
76. Josie Jacob-Dolan, 21:44
91. Kira Fullerton, 22:14
114. Courtney Kelly, 22:56

Arlington Catholic Girls, Connors Advance from Division 5 Race

The Arlington Catholic girls’ team, led by senior Janelle Solviletti, finished fourth in the Division 5 race to advance to the MIAA All State Meet as a team, while Kevin Connors was 10th in the boys’ race to qualify as an individual.

The girls’ squad:

5. Janelle Solviletti, 19:09
18. Hannah Kirby, 20:23
33. Kaitlin McCauley, 20:45
36. Kathleen McLaughlin, 20:48
84. Olivia Stewart, 22:20
107. Lauren O’Neill, 23:00
115. Olivia Liberti, 23:16

The boys’ squad:

10. Kevin Connors, 16:45
123. Sebastien Bissereth, 19:17
124. Allen Judd, 19:21
154. Nick Canniff, 19:54
159. Mike Venditti, 19:57
191. Mike Kuman, 20:56


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