Bedford High School cross-country teams were well represented in Saturday’s annual Frank Kelley Invitational Meet in Wrentham. And rising above all of the solid performances was Jonny Garraway’s victory in the boys’ ninth– and tenth-grade race.
Garraway finished ahead of 119 other runners from dozens of schools with a time of 9 minutes, 57 seconds, in the 3.5-kilometer course.
Carter Rauch finished 11th among the freshmen and sophomores, 50 seconds behind his winning teammate. Also competing for BHS were Oren Brosgol, Anthony O’Brien and Lucas Morvillo. In each contest, the top 25 runners in each race won medals.
Three Bedford girls finished in the top 15 among 83 runners in the juniors’ and seniors’ race. Twins Coco (10th place) and Lulu Steele (11th) were separated by one second, and Maddie O’Neil (15th) was about 20 seconds behind. Martha Hyde also competed.
Among the 90 junior and senior boys, Bedford’s Aidan McCarthy covered the 3.5 kilometers in 10 minutes, 55 seconds for 13th place. Lucas Guerrero (11:12) came in 20th and Josh Garraway (11:19) 24th. Other runners were Jay Schwartz, Kirk Haskell, Peter Benson, and James Marino.
Thirteen Bedford freshmen and sophomores were among the 107 girls competing at the invitational, and they were paced by Farrah Scott in 16th place with a time of 12:56. Grace Liu was seven seconds behind her teammate, coming in 16th, and Anna McEachern was 25th with a time of 13:11.
The other Bedford runners in grades 9 and 10 were Samantha Sheahan, Kaylyn Sethakosee, Elena Protasowicki,, Vivian Liu, Josie Donnelly, Alison Miller, Madeleine Ota, Riya Methratta, Anna Massaro, Michele Wong, Julia Ke, Becca Kohler, and Iris Lin.
Both varsity teams also have had success in dual meets so far this season. Coach Joel Hebert’s girls have had two convincing wins: 22-39 against Wayland and a 15-50 shutout vs. Waltham, led by co-winners Coco and Lulu Steele.
Coach Richard Donnelly’s boys team nipped Wayland 27-29 in a race won by Jonny Garraway, then bowed to Waltham, 24-32.
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