action:article | category:SPORTS21 | adString:SPORTS21 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » High School Sports

October 07. 2013 7:57PM

Manchester City Cross Country Championships set for today

Manchester Central runners Emily Harris and Abe Gagnon are favored to win their respective races in the annual Manchester City Cross Country Championships today at Derryfield Park.

Seen as a tune-up for the upcoming NHIAA Division Meets on Oct. 26 in Manchester, the city meet will commence at 4 p.m. with the girls’ race, followed by the boys’ race at 4:40 p.m.

“The boys’ team race might be decided by one or two points between Memorial and Central,” said Central coach Coby Jacobus. “It’s that close.”

West coach Leo Ducharme said the Central girls will be tough to beat.

“They have depth,” said Ducharme. “The Memorial boys have depth, which could be the difference. But Central has two top runners that could decide the outcome as well. It’ll be fun to watch.”

Gagnon, of Hooksett, who is home-schooled, is one of the top 10 runners in the state. He ran a 16:27 time in the recent Manchester Invitational Large Schools race.

“He has very good race awareness,” said Jacobus. “He has the ability to remain patient before making his move. Abe should win this race by 20 seconds, we hope.”

Gagnon and teammate freshman Carl Harris figure to battle Memorial junior Davis Clark and junior Brett Hoerner for the top spot.

Ducharme said West will be led by sophomore Ehsun Farooq and senior Chaim Tendler. Senior Byrne Cronin of Trinity ran a good race in the Manchester Invitational Small Schools race.

The Manchester Central girls’ team placed 13th overall in the Manchester Invitational behind junior Emily Harris and junior Jen Murphy. Sophomore Meagan Nault of Memorial, freshman Eireann Kolden of Trinity and West juniors Brittney Bolduc and Vanessa Avard are among the top runners.

For the second straight season, Alvirne of Hudson will participate in the meet. “Their scores won’t count, but they wanted to take advantage of running on the course before the division meets,” said Ducharme.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk, right, tangles with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask in the first period of Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals hockey playoff series in this 2013 file photo.

NH-based insurer sues NHL to limit its defense in players concussion lawsuits

A's claim former Fisher Cat Marcus Walden

Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

Kevin Davis, CEO and president of Bauer Performance Sports, displays Bauer Hockey's latest innovation in hockey skates — the Vapor APX 2 with easily changeable skate blades in this 2013 file photo.

Exeter-based Bauer continues to expand beyond hockey with $330M purchase of baseball firm Easton-Bell

Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

New owners for Waukewan Golf Club

Matches announced for USA v. Cuba clash at Rockingham Park this weekend

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Baumann throws out the first pitch prior to the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park last year.

Service's creed on display in support of airman affected by Boston bombing

40-year-old Manchester mechanical engineer wins MMA decision

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

USA Knockouts Tamed in Cuba

U.S., Cuba boxers clash in Havana, U.S. bouts set for Rockingham Park in Salem

Lee USA Speedway opens season April 13

Newmarket woman plans world-record cross-country run for charity

CHIP KELLY

Is Chip Kelly racist?

World Series of Boxing event moved to Rockingham Park - USA vs. Cuba

Manchester man in top 30 candidates for Padres public address announcer

NH man helps MLB players deal with stresses on, off the field

Review of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

New Hampshire Motor Speedway may run Sprint Cup race in 2015 under the lights

How Boston lost the Patriots and 'New England' grabbed the NFL's 'Gold Standard'

Twin State Speedway gets new manager

Yale promotes former UNH coach to offensive coordinator

Bulldogs sign UNH's Nick Sorkin

Flyers Notes: Flyers sign speedy New Hampshire forward

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!