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Sophomores Kelly, Lockhart Pace Stoughton High Cross Country Against Milford

The Stoughton High cross country teams split their first individual league meet of the season, with the girls' team picking up a win against Milford, and with the boys' team falling to the new Hockomock League Davenport Division foe.

The were led by a pair of sophomores Tuesday at Houghton's Pond in the Black Knights' first individual league meet this season.

The Stoughton girls defeated new Hockomock League Davenport Division rival Milford, 19-41, with the lower score prevailing. Stoughton had four of the top five finishers and nine of the top 12.

Sophomore Amy Kelly finished the 5K (3.1-mile) course first in 21:09. It was the second best time for a Stoughton girl at Houghton's Pond since the Black Knights started competing there in 2007.

Kerry O'Neil was second, finishing with a time of 22:21. She was followed by Kelly Barros, who finished fourth in 23:28; Carson McGrath, who finished fifth in 23:42; Shannon Barkey, who finished 7th in 24:19; Katie Daly, who finished 8th in 24:19; and Susanna Noe, who finished 10th in 24:22

Erika Raskind came in 11th (25:31); Julia Bobeck came in 12th (26.26) and Ariene Ohimor came in 18th 32:13.

"Many of these young ladies set new [personal records] and are on their way to having a very good season," girls' coach Bob Clarke said.

On the boys' side, sophomore David Lockhart was Stoughton's top runner, finishing third overall. Milford, however, prevailed, 21-39.

"The Black Knights only had eight runners toe the line, due to injuries but seven of the eight recorded season bests with the eighth runner only 7 seconds off his best," boys' head coach Harvey Blonder said.

Lockhart finished the 5K course in 19:30, the seventh best time for a Stoughton boy at Houghton's Pond since the team began competing there in '07.

"Lockhart was game to challenge Milford as the top three runners all passed the mile in 5:25, however in the end the two rival seniors pulled away," Blonder said.

Alec DeNapoli (19.52) was was the second Stoughton runner to cross the line, finishing in 4th place overall. He recorded the eighth best time for a Stoughton boy on the course.

Jack D'Addieco (21.28), Sean Ellertson (22.44) and Nick Quattrucci (23.31) all had personal bests.

Also competing: Jason Marshall (22.24), Rob Gair (23.29) and Jonathan Oliveira (25.43).

Stoughton is next in action at Foxboro on September 20.

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