Shrewsbury Boys Cross Country Places 3rd At State Meet

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Shrewsbury's Dan Wentworth raced to an eighth-place overall finish Saturday.
Shrewsbury's Dan Wentworth raced to an eighth-place overall finish Saturday. Photo Credit: Jim Smith

SHREWSBURY, Mass. ‒ Shrewsbury High School’s boys varsity cross country team finished a solid third Saturday at the Division 1 state championship meet.

The Colonials defeated about a dozen more highly favored teams, including St. John’s, Wachusett, Newton North and Cambridge, according to head coach Jim Smith.

Smith singled out the “amazing” run of Dan Wentworth, who finished eighth overall and led Shrewsbury to its  third-place finish. Shrewsbury hasn’t done so well in 50 years of competition, Smith said.

“Following in a 25-second pack were Tyler O'Keefe, Jake Starvaski, then Dan Mortimer and Jack Southard and Will Shipman,” Smith said in a written statement. “Senior CJ Williams ran a respectable time as well in his last high school cross country race ever. Congratulations to the whole team for supporting them down the stretch.”

The Lowell Red Raiders captured their first title Saturday with 96 points. Westfield came in second with 149, followed by Shrewsbury with 175.

Overall fastest at the meet was St. John’s senior Jon Green, who finished in a record 15:29.7.

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