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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-05-2018

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final mile, senior teammate and eventual state champion Joe dosReis (15:38.26), Bishop Hendricken's Jack McMahon (15:40.54), and North Kingstown's Sam Toolin (15:40.71). While McLoughlin will join his teammates at Saturday's 84th annual meet, Cumberland sophomore Bailee Brown will be running as an independent, thanks to her 24th-place finish of 20:13.74 in the girls' race. She edged the next finisher, Chariho's Anna LaCroix, by 0.17 of a second. The only other runner to place in the top 40 was Cumberland senior Dan Collard in the boys' race, as he finished 34th in a time of 17:15.76. Freshman Henry Dennen also took 48th place in 17:30.88, but the next two CHS runners to cross the fin- ish line were senior Michael Swerdlow, who was 68th in 17:53.12, and freshman Ethan Carpenter, who placed 72nd in 17:56.66. "We had a few goals going in," said first-year boys' coach Kerrie Carpenter. "We met one of them – to obviously do better than last year – and we certainly accomplished that. The second goal was more individually-based, specifi- cally with times and where we were capable of running, and that obviously did not get met." "But one thing's for sure, we're absolutely not afraid of failure," she continued. "We know that will drive us to be better, and we know that's what we're going to need in order to accomplish bigger things. These guys are strong and resilient; we know that we're going to have success and we're going to have fail- ure and we're okay with that. It's not easy, but we take it on." As for the girls' team, only two other runners were able to crack the top 70. Sophomore Olivia Belt, who got off to a strong start, struggled a bit toward the end of her race and ended up in 67th place in 21:52.89, and freshman Chloe Jacinto placed 69th in 21:58.19. "Bailee ran a very good race today," said girls' coach Vanessa Molloy. "Olivia, I'm surprised she finished. At the bottom of the hill, she was as white as a ghost. Today just wasn't her day. But then the other girls all ran true to form. They had great days; it's just that this year, that wasn't good enough." "We're a young team," added Molloy. "We had one junior who was our sixth runner, and our top five scorers were freshmen and sophomores. It's good for the future. They went out there and fought, so I can't ask for anything more." Also running in the girls' race was Blackstone Valley Prep freshman Lucy Noris, who became the first runner in her school's brief history to compete at the state meet. She placed 44th in 21:03.20. "Lucy ran a really brave race," said head coach Tom Leger. "She had a plan and she went out really hard, like she wanted to be in the mix. I think there were a little bit of nerves and jitters, but once she started running, she really stuck to her plan and ran strong, and she almost ran the same time that she ran last week (at the Class C meet). I'm really proud of her. She has a ton of talent and she's really excited about this sport." The Lincoln boys' team, as well as three members of the girls' squad, also competed. The boys, who placed 17th, were led by juniors Nick Gaitanis, who took 49th place in 17:31.45, and Chris Lezon, who was 80th in 18:03.86, while for the girls, sophomore Riley Specht (62nd, 21:35.28), junior Abbey O'Hern (68th, 21:55.16), an freshman Carson Cole (72nd, 22:06.84) finished in the top 75. CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 31 BREEZE PHOTOS BY ERIC BENEVIDES Left, junior NICK GAITANIS was the Lincoln High boys' team top finisher. He placed 49th in a time of 17:31.45. Right, Blackstone Valley Prep freshman LUCY NORIS, left, runs alongside Smithfield junior ASHLYN MAIO in the woods during the first mile of Sunday's girls' race. The first runner in her school's brief history to run in the state meet, Noris placed 44th in a time of 21:03.20. STATE MEET From Page 28 EASTON, Mass. – Lincoln's Camryn Thompson, who is a freshman midfielder/striker on the Stonehill College women's soc- cer team, was one of four players on the Skyhawks who received Northeast-10 Conference honors last Thursday morning for their out- standing seasons. Thompson, who graduated from Lincoln High this past spring after earning multiple First-Team All-State honors with the LHS girls' soccer team, was named the Northeast-10's Rookie of the Year and earned All- Conference Second-Team and All- Rookie Team honors, as she led the offensive attack with 24 points, tying the program's 13-year-old record for points in a rookie season. She also led the team in goals (nine) and was tied for the lead in assists (six). In the Northeast-10, Thompson was ranked fifth in points scored, seventh in goals scored, and tied for seventh in assists. Thompson was also named the Northeast-10's Rookie of the Week once this season during a five-game point streak that saw her tally a total of 11 points. This season's team made its sec- ond appearance in three years in the Northeast-10 Tournament and had one of the best records in program history, a 13-6 overall record (that included a seven-match win streak) and a 10-4 conference mark. Stonehill is also seeded seventh in the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Tournament's East Regional and will face 2nd-seeded Bridgeport University in a first-round match on Friday afternoon at Bridgeport's Knights Field. Lincoln's Thompson receives three NE-10 soccer honors at Stonehill Lincoln's CAMRYN THOMPSON scored nine goals and added eight assists for the Stonehill College women's soc- cer team this season. 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