Pentucket Cross Country Divisionals

(Photo Source: Kate Conover)

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Kate Conover and Thomas Sunkenberg

On November 13, 2022, both girls and boys cross country teams traveled to Stanley Park, Westfield, for the divisional race.  


Ever since the CAL Championship race, the Pentucket Girls Cross Country team has been preparing for the Divisionals race at Stanley Park. Although the conditions of the divisional race included mud, rain, and freezing cold temperatures, the girls team came ready to compete. In order for the girls to qualify for All-States, they had to place in the top seven as a team. 

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The girls race started at 10AM with twenty different teams on the starting line. 

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Shortly after the gun went off, Pentucket had good placement with Junior, Kaylie Dalgar leading and teammates Senior Audrey Conover and Senior Libby Murphy close behind. 

With less than a half mile to go towards the finish, Dalgar came running out of the woods in fourth place with elite speed.

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Sprinting towards the finish, Dalgar placed fourth with a time of 18:59.40, beating Newburyport rivals Hailey LaRosa and Abby Kelly.

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Next for Pentucket came Conover, placing 19th with a time of 20:20.06

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Pentucket’s third runner, Murphy, crossed the finish line with the time of 20:43.80, 28th place overall.

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Senior Diana Williamson and Freshman, Sophia Clemente secured spots four and five for Pentucket. 

Diana Williamson (Photo Source: Kate Conover)

Williamson finished 68th  overall with a time of 22:27.80.

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And Clemente finished 77th overall with a time of 22:52.07. 

To wrap up the Pentucket girls team, seniors, Sage Smith and Marissa Dewey finished within seconds of each other. Smith came in at place 95th with a time of 23:59.12. And Dewey finished place 96th with a time of 24:01.38. 

Sage Smith
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Marissa Dewey
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Girls Results

To qualify for All-States, the girls would have to place in the top seven as a team. Just barely making the cut, the Pentucket girls cross country team placed seventh to advance them to the All-State race. 

Divisional Race Team placements: 

  1. Holliston: Total points: 51
  2. Medfield: Total points: 93
  3. Newburyport: Total points: 132
  4. Old Rochester Regional: Total points: 134
  5. Bedford: Total points: 145
  6. Wilmington: Total points: 151
  7. Pentucket: Total points: 188

The girls’ team will go on to compete at All-States on November 19, 2022 taking place at Willard Field in Fort Devens. 



The Pentucket Boys Cross Country team going into the race were preparing to run a close pack together to achieve fast times. The team ran well at the recent CAL Championship race, and going into the divisionals race everyone had high expectations for fast times. A team qualification for All-States was unlikely, however, Senior Seamus Burke attempted to qualify individually. For the majority of the seniors, Divisionals would be their last race.  

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Divisions 2B had a field of strong teams. Teams such as The race started off with Burke leading the pack for Pentucket. Running a first mile of 5:20. The rest of the pack would come in at 5:35. Holliston, Newburyport, and Wayland all displayed strong talent. 


The race was going to be muddy, wet, and fast. Throughout the race, a multitude of runners would slip and fall in the mud pits.

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Burke would lead Pentucket for the whole race.

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Burke finished his race with a time of 17:25 and finished in 27th place overall.

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Jack Fahey on the right
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Senior Jack Fahey finished with a time of 18:19 and came in second for Pentucket. This performance was outstanding. Fahey ran a personal best time by nearly 30 seconds. 





Senior, Braeden Roche (top) ran 18:38 and finished 3rd for Pentucket and Senior Thomas Sunkenberg (bottom) ran 18:41 and finished 4th Pentucket.

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Thomas Sukenberg
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Senior Jacob Zylinski finished 5th for Pentucket with a time of 19:01.

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Junior, Logan Durocher ran 19:06 and finished 6th for Pentucket, and Sophomore Colby Eckholt ran 19:09 and finished 7th for Pentucket.

Logan Durocher
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Colby Eckholt
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Boys Results 

The boys ran a great race to secure 13th in the division out of 25 teams. Unfortunately the team didn’t qualify to move on to All-States, however, Burke individually qualified to move on. Overall, the boys scored 372 points and everyone ran their hearts out. 

Personal Bests 

Jack Fahey- 18:19 

Braeden Roche- 18:38