The highlight of Carleo’s season to date came September 18 when he broke a 23-year-old Maudslay State Park course record. By finishing in 14:59. Carleo crushed the previous mark of 15:12, set by Hamilton-Wenham standout Darin Shearer in 1990.
Along with the 43-1 record against CAL opponents, this year’s seniors have won four straight CAL titles and three consecutive EMass. Divisional titles.
“They’ve been a product of the success over the years,” Hennigar said. “They were young kids when Greg Englehart, Chris Suprin and Keith Conway were the leaders. They learned a lot from them. This year, it was their turn, and they assumed that role and worked hard all summer. If you can get a culture going, it feeds off itself.”
Englehart and Newfell are coming off the best races of their respective lives at the Division 5 Championships.
“Tim had the best race of his life, and Tyler was exceptional,” Hennigar said. “Those seniors were huge difference-makers.”
The Amesbury boys and girls teams will also both compete in the Division 2 All-State Championships. It marks the first time in school history both the Amesbury boys and girls qualified for the All-State meet during the same season.
Off for a final run What: The Division 2 All-State Cross-Country Championships Where: Gardner Municipal Golf Course When: Today, 11 Which teams: Newburyport boys, Amesbury boys, Amesbury girls