Sure, coaches Doyle, Brennan, and Lourenco would have loved to have taken home another New England crown, which would have been the program's third in a row and fourth in the last five years. Consider, however, all that this year's cross country team has accomplished:
*the Freshman runners markedly improved their times between the beginning of the season in the Injury Fund competition and the state championships, more so than any other
team in the field
*after having taken the state title five years in a row, this group of Hawks' runners wasn't given much of a chance to repeat; they responded by winning the program's sixth state
championship in a row, the first Rhode Island high school program to turn that trick
*senior standout and all-state runner Colin Tierney was the individual champion at the state ccompetition and the tenth runner in school history to accomplish the feat
*and, yesterday, the Hawks finished third at the New England championships, with Colin
placing fifth overall and junior Michael Potter taking 20th. The effort at the meet and
throughout the season was tremendous from all our runners.
Great effort today and all season from @BHHSXCTF. Third place as a team at New England meet. Congrats… http://t.co/rkraJEBDHf
— Bishop Hendricken (@HendrickenHawks) November 9, 2013
So, with the fall season and cross country in the books, it's on to indoor track...
...and The Network will be there with continued coverage.