Atlantic Coast League


#1

Thread for the ACL this fall.

Quick preview, no particular order.

Sandwich: Allen,Regan, and Gannett all sub 17 a year ago. Lots of depth and the favorite at this point.

Dennis-Yarmouth: Nee (1:58 )and soph barnatchz (16:40 5k this summer) will lead this group. Will be looking for others to step up and fill in the next 3 spots.

Marshfield: Hubbard and Thomas up front. Soph Tautiva(4:47) could be a solid 3rd man. Next few spots up in the air.

Plymouth-North: Farragher looks to be the top returner leading a young team after losing Gordon and Lapsely to graduation.

Plymouth-South: Another young team returning with a soph that ran 10:45 in the two mile last spring.

Falmouth: Lost a lot of seniors, but have a soph that ran a 4:45 mile as a freshman last spring.

Nauset: I believe they return Herwig.

Any thoughts on the season or anything to add?


#2

Colin Merrill should be in their top 3:cool:

D4 Meet 2010 running 2nd man
31 31 36 COLIN MERRILL SO Dennis-Yarmouth 17:27 5:37
Spring 2011 10:22


#3

Not sure how I forgot him. Gives them a solid top 3.


#4

Wow - Keith Barnatchez ran a 18:33.00 in the 5000m at Massachusetts (MIAA) Eastern Div. Cross Country Championships, placing 71st last November, any idea how he was able to drop close to 2 minutes in 7-8 months? He did run a 4:55 mile in the spring, but 16:40 for a 15 year kid is really good.


#5

He did run a 4:55 mile in the spring, but 16:40 for a 15 year kid is really good.

That 5k he ran was real short, like 2.9 or something. He did run a 17:14 3-miler though, if he keeps up his training he could be well under 18 by seasons end to round out the top 3.


#6

looking for sandwich to make a push at All States this year. They return many runners, and while they may not have a “stud” they make up for it in depth


#7

props to Marshfield and sandwich for being ranked…well deserved!

any news on possible merger with ocl?


#8

PLYMOUTH NORTH GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
vs. Dennis-Yarmouth @ PCIS; 2.65 miles
Course record: 15:56: Jordan O’Dea, DY ‘13
Gorgeous fall day, mild, 60’s

  1.     Jordan O’Dea                          DY                  16:28
    
  2.     Jess Currier                              DY                  16:39
    
  3.     NICOLE BOROFSKI          NORTH       16:45PR, school record, #1 jr.
    
  4.     Mary Stafford                         DY                  17:45
    
  5.     Ashynde Xiarhos                    DY                  18:17
    
  6.     Shelma Pierre                          DY                  18:37
    
  7.     Lee Drown                              DY                  18:46
    
  8.     ALLISON GORDON           NORTH         19:18PR, #7 fr.   :D:D:D
    
  9.     EMILY CLELAND             NORTH         19:28
    
  10.   CHAELA HOOD                  NORTH         19:31PR, #10 fr.
    
  11.   Emma Harney                         DY                  19:42
    
  12.   MARGOT HOAGLAND    NORTH         19:51PR, #14 fr.
    
  13.   Kegan Colmer                         DY                  20:36
    
  14.   Meghan McLeod                    DY                  20:57
    
  15.   CHELSEA WILLIS             NORTH         21:18
    
  16.   EMMA BOWMAN              NORTH         21:37
    
  17.   CORI ENOS                          NORTH         22:01PR
    
  18.   Megan Mitchell                       DY                  22:30
    
  19.   LIBBY BRIGIDA                NORTH         22:40
    
  20.   Shelby Darrah                         DY                  22:52
    
  21.   Bridget Dunbar                       DY                  22:53
    
  22.   ERICA BURKE                   NORTH         22:59
    
  23.   Emalee Peterson                      DY                  23:18
    
  24.   Stevana Pierre                         DY                  23:35
    

NORTH 42
DY 18

PN frosh run #7, #10 and #14 frosh times ever on the home course, also ran without their 2 runner today, who is also a frosh (owns the number #2 best frosh time and #19 all time)


#9

PLYMOUTH NORTH BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
vs. Dennis-Yarmouth @ PCIS, 2.65 miles

October 18, 2011

  1. Colin Merrill DY 14:34
  2. Sean Nee DY 14:39
  3. CODY FARRAGHER NORTH 14:43PR, #8 jr., #42 all-time
  4. Keith Barnatchez DY 15:03
  5. ALEK ANDREWS NORTH 15:39PR, #12 so.
  6. KEVIN McNEELY NORTH 15:47
  7. RILEY WOOLSON NORTH 16:34PR
  8. NATE SHANNON NORTH 16:41PR, #14 fr.
  9. NICK CAMPANALE NORTH 16:46PR
  10. Kenny Dorr DY 16:55
  11. Sawyer Jones DY 17:02
  12. Andrew Perrino DY 17:02
  13. John L’Hommedia DY 17:07
  14. BRENDAN WHITE NORTH 17:17
  15. Zack Brown DY 17:28

DY:28
PN:29

PN close to upsetting the 10th ranked team in d2…were they running full strength?


#10

The ACL seems like a lonely place huh thejoseph haha. I feel for ya!


#11

haha trying to spark some discussion…obviously it is not the BSL thread. Maybe it will change next year…i heard we are getting some additions…


#12

yes, so I heard. And yes I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy going immediately to tracktalk during my prep period and seeing half a page of new posts on the BSL thread!


#13

Yes they were, they have a real solid top 3 but the drop off is not a good sign of things to come. They have a really young team this year. I’d say Merrill has the best shot at qualifying for All-States, followed by Nee and Barnatchez, but the whole team qualifying? Not sure that’s happening as much as I’d like to see it.


#14

yet another reason why i say rankings dont mean squat. 10th seems wayyyyyy too high.

both teams are quite young I have noticed, but PN returns all of their top 7 next year…very excited to see what happens.


#15

I know I’m a bit late on this, but I noticed that no one else has commented on it. Obviously, there’s not going to be a full merger with the OCL. Taunton will be joining the Hockomock league. I’ve heard that Barnstable, B-R, and Darmouth might be joining the ACL, but it’s all up in the air. Taunton to the Hock is a definite though.


#16

good to know, did not hear you guys were leaving. does that leave any OCL teams left? I am all for an addition 3 teams, the comp in the ACL will benefit, as it has fallen off in the recent years.


#17

Well, once we leave, Barnstable, B-R, and Dartmouth will still be in the OCL until they’re accepted into another league.


#18

My bet is for Sandwich to win the championship with DY closely behind, Marshfield has a strong punch of Hubbard-Thomas but drops off tremendously after that. Won’t be strong enough to repeat


#19

agreed. Look for DY girls to repeat as well. improvement of Currier is very impressive. kudos to DY, should be a great 1-2 punch next year.

Individual guys: Hubbard/Thomas is a lock

Dave Allen should be able to grab third.

after that, my guess is Merril/Nee/Barry?/Farragher/Sandwich for miles…


#20

D-y wasn’t at full strength, missing the fourth guy who is usually in the middle of the top3 and next pack