Hopkinton 6th, John Stark 11th
Key players: Hopkinton – Shepyrd Murdough (12th, 17:01), Theodore Mollano (19th, 17:29), Michael Eggers-Emerson (26th, 17:41), Nick Simpkins (37th, 18:07), Parker Wuellenweber (40th, 18:15); John Stark – Jack Hagan (23rd, 17:33), Reece Montague (49th, 18:53), Jack Barnes (59th, 19:34), Marcus McFall (67th, 20:25), Devin Patterson (72nd, 21:12)
Highlights: The Hawks had some breakout performances in a sixth-place finish at the Pelham Invitational run at Nashua South High School. Hopkinton’s 134 points were just shy of D-III title contender Campbell’s 130. Windham’s Rohan Rai won the 5K in 15:47 to lead Windham (59 points) to the team title out of 12 teams from all three NHIAA divisions. Souhegan (90), Sanborn (102) and Nashua South (107) rounded out the top four. John Stark scored 270 points to finish 11th, but topped D-I Spaulding (321).
Coach’s quote: “More PRs for the boys today with three boys in the 17s and Shepyrd just short of breaking 17.” – Hopkinton’s Rob Rothe