Tuesday, 12/10/13 11:35 AM
There will be a bus to Wheaton at the high school on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 and return at completion of practice.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MANSFIELD'S 2013 MIAA D1 ALL-STATE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS!!!
Saturday November 16, 2013 at Gardner Municipal Golf Course
The Mansfield Boys Cross Country Team completed their successful 2013 campaign by racing to the coveted MIAA D1 Crown. The Hornet harriers had demonstrated potential to race with all the best teams in Division I during the early part of the season by capturing the title at the Ocean State Invitational (Championship Race) in September. The squad followed that with a dominant showing at the Hockomock League Championships (10/26/13) with a low score of 27 points and a collection of times on the Borderland course that rivaled previous great Hornet state championship teams. The team was beginning to feel like a true contender. Two weeks later at the EMass Divisional Championships (11/9/13) the Hornets were once again at the top of the podium with a convincing 45 point advantage over Lincoln-Sudbury, Chelmsford and Wellesley. This past Saturday, on the grueling 2.9 mile layout at Gardner, Mansfield boys proved that they are made of Tough Stuff!! Despite a cautious approach to hill work during the season, the boys grinded out 7 superb placements on the roller-coaster of a course, as the unseasonably warm weather (60's, sunny and dry) and the course itself took it's toll on more than a few athletes.
The Hornets were instructed to establish positions by the first narrowing down at the 400 meter mark into the race. The frontrunning trio of Dan Romano, Mike Duggan and Val Madonna-Lendvai came through the first checkpoint in the top 25 with 4th-man, Andrew Simons following close behind. Alex Robbins. Tyler Risotti and Mike Yang positioned themselves perfectly within the top 70 during the early going. By the time the runners reached the 12th hole (golf course) at the furthest point turnaround, Romano and Duggan had moved into the teens and Val was holding steady in the top 20-24. Simons was gutting it out to maintain his top 50 spot while the threesome of Robbins, Risotti, Yang were working together to ensure a championship 5th-man finish. As the race made it's way down towards the huge crowd of spectators at the 7th/8th hole. The contest looked very tight between St. John's (SJS), Lowell with Mansfield. St. John's looked like a real threat with 3 runners in the top 20 and a 4th man racing near Simons. Lowell had 2 in the top 25 but there was a gap to their 3rd man. However, Lowell's 4th and 5th runners were hanging tough with Robbins, Risotti and Yang. There was 460 meters to go when the race rounded the final hairpin turn up the difficult last fairway. Danny dropped into the low teens (12th) crossing the line 5 places behind Lowell's Johnny Abraham (7th) and two spots ahead of Connor Murphy of St. John's. Mike Duggan determinedly swept in for the last medal position (15th), just ahead of St. John's amazing sophomore duo of Harry Malloy (18th) and Peter Monahan (19th). Senior-captain Val Madonna-Lendvai (22nd) crossed the line eleven seconds behind Romano and the Hornets had three men in along with SJS. Val also managed to accomplish the goal of getting in before Lowell's number 2, Randy Nong (24th). The battle for 4th-man was very close between Mansfield's Simons (42nd) and St. John's third sophomore (!!) Luke Bulger (45th). Lowell's 3rd and 4th men rushed in next in the 56th/62nd spot respectively as scores of runners were crossing the line every second. Senior Alex Robbins (64th) sealed the deal for a Hornet victory as he finished sandwiched between Lowell's 4th (62nd) and 5th (66th) guys. There was just too large a gap to St. John's 5th and final scoring runner (109th) and Lowell was able to overtake SJS for the Runner-up trophy. Team depth has been an important part of the success of this year's squad. This was no different this Saturday. Tyler Risotti and Mike Yang were within 5 seconds of Alex's finish as the threesome pushed each other to the finish line. And, who can forget that, unfortunately, Mansfield's super soph Jack Crawford went down with a last minute injury. He was pulled from the lineup 3 days before the Divisional Championship and Alex Robbins filled his shoes seamlessly.
What a truly remarkable Cinderella season for an outstanding, deserving group of hard-working athletes. Congratulations to all members of the 2013 Boys Cross Country team for pushing each other to the program's third State title in the past 6 years!!
2013 MIAA CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
GARDNER MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE & MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
NO MOUNTAIN BIKES & NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS OF MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR GARDNER MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE DURING THIS EVENT.
Boys' Division 2 - 11:00 a.m.
Boys' Division 1 - 11:40 a.m.
Girls' Division 2 - 12:20 p.m.
Girls' Division 1 - 1:00 p.m.
Parking is available at Mount Wachusett Community College and across the street from the golf course. Vehicles parked along the golf course side of Green St. will be ticketed.
Restrooms are available at Mount Wachusett Community College: portable toilets are available behind the start line.
Emergency medical services will be provided by Woods Ambulance and an Athletic Trainer. Any medical emergency requiring emergency room treatment will be transported to Haywood Hospital one half mile from the race course.
Team registration and packet pick up will begin at 9 a.m. adjacent to the finish area on the course or inside the gymnasium at Mount Wachusett Community College in the event of inclement weather.
Teams setting up tents, E-Z ups etc. will get instructions regarding authorized locations when packets are picked up.
Race results will be posted near the finish line and in the gym at Mount Wachusett approximately 20 minutes after each race. All results will be posted on the M.I.A.A. web site and coolrunning.com later in the day.
Team and individual awards will be presented at 1:45 pm in the Mount Wachusett Community College gymnasium. Awards will be presented to the top 15 individuals in each race as well as to the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division.
Please help us to maintain our excellent relationship with Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner Municipal Golf Course, and the City of Gardner by making sure that your school, team, and fans treat the facilities with respect, clean up after themselves, and obey the regulations on parking and viewing the course.
Please make sure you let your fans know that dogs will not be allowed on the golf course or college campus. Dog, leashed or not, present a significant health and safety issue at this event. Spectators with dogs will be asked to leave immediately.
'For additional coverage please see: ma.milesplit.com
for writeups, complete results, great pictures and a video of the EMass Boys D2 Race at the top of the page (under videos)
Saturday October 26th--Hockomock League Championships at Borderland State Park
Mansfield Boys Cross Country won their 11th straight Hockomock League Championship title with an incredibly low score of 27 points. Oliver Ames HS was the nearest competitor with 86 points for second place. Mansfield had all 5 of their scoring runners in the top 10. The Hornets 6th and 7th runners finished 12th and 20th respectively. Dan Romano, Val Madonna-Lendvai, Mike Duggan, Andrew Simons, Mike Yang and Jack Crawford were all named Hockomock League All-Stars for their outstanding effort.
Saturday November 9th--MIAA Eastern Massachusetts Division 2 Championships at Wrentham
Mansfield Boys Cross Country Team wins their 6th Divisional Championship since 2005!!
The Hornet Harriers ran away from the talented Division 2 field of runners with 61 points defeating the nearest rival (Lincoln-Sudbury) by 45 points!
Mansfield had 5 scorers in the Top 25 and our top 6 finishers ran personal best for the 5K distance. Dan Romano was Mansfield top finisher in 3rd place at 15:42 followed quickly by Mike Duggan (4th in 15:45), Val Madonna-Lendvai (11th in 16:05), Andrew Simons (19th 16:24), Mike Yang (24th 16:32), Alex Robbins (26th 16:33). Tyler Risotti finished 34th as Mansfield 7th Man in 16:50. Having 7 runners under 17 minutes in the same race is a feat never accomplished before by the Hornets.
Teams and individuals may visit the course for a walk-thru on Thursday November 14th after 2pm. The golf course is still in operation- DO NOT VIEW OR WALK OVER THE COURSE ON ANY OTHER DAY.
Mansfield Boys Cross Country won the Ocean State Invitational with Dan Romano coming in 1st place, Val Madonna-Lendvai in 5th and Mike Duggan in 7th. Jack Crawford, Mike Yang, Tyler Risotti and Alex Robbins also contributed to the win. Their record improves to 4-0.
Information from Val Madonna-Lendvai
Reported by Brian Carchedi
On Tuesday September 17th, Boys Cross Country defeated North Attleboro 19-38.
Top Standings: 1. Dan Romano (MAN) 2. Ian Flanagan (NA) 3. Val Madonna-Lendvai (MAN) 4. Mike Duggan (MAN) 5. Jack Crawford (MAN).
The team plays Franklin on Tuesday, September 24th.
Information from Val Madonna-Lendvai
Reported by Brian Carchedi
Boys Track at the Mansfield Clean up
"I just wanted to extend a big "thank you" to the gentlemen who helped us complete our clean up task on West Street Saturday during the Great Mansfield Clean Up. The boys identified themselves as members the track team. They were very helpful and considerate. It is nice to see that the young men of Mansfield volunteer their time to such a noticeable cause. Their help on this section of our clean up route saved us time and more importantly our backs."
Attached is a couple of group pictures we took of them. They were a big help to us and were gentlemen as well a good example of the young people of Mansfield.
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Boston Parts Distribution Center
Congratulations to Coach Collins on your induction into the MSTCA (Massachusetts State Track Coach Association) Hall of Fame.
She has been inducted because of her contributions to the sport of Track and Field. Coach Collins also has a long list of accomplishments here at Mansfield High School. The following is a list of her accomplishments as of 10/01/12:
Cross Country: 51 wins 0 losses! 7 League Championships, 5 E Mass Divisional Championships; 2 All-State D1 Championships.
Indoor Track and Field: 67 wins 5 losses! 10 League Meet Championships, 6 Divisional Championships, 3 All-State Championships
Spring Track and Field: 72 wins 1 loss! 10 League Championships, 4 E Mass Divisional Championships, 2 All State Championships.
Collins coaches Cross Country from 2005 to present, Indoor Track 2002-2003 to present, and Spring Track 2003 - to present
Congratulations Coach Collins!!!
Mansfield completed its undefeated dual meet season with a win over new Hock member Taunton (20-39). Val Madonna-Lendvai and Dan Caughey led the way, followed by Mike Duggan in 4th place, with Dan Romano and Michael Yang completing the scoring as they placed 6th and 7th.
reported by Danny Caughey
The following information is from the Boys Track web site via Daniel Caughey
Mansfield vs Attleboro - 9/11/12
Mansfield started off it's season strong and opened with a (1-0)record, with a dominating performance over Attleboro. Although seceding first place to Attleboro, Mansfield comfortably won the meet by a margin of 20 -39.
Mansfield took control early in the meet, as Val Madonna-Lendval, Mike Duggan and Conor Monks put together a package deal that Ian Flanagan of North Attleboro had to content with through the first loop around the track. Things did not change as the race progressed, as Dan Romano moved into 5th spot againt of George Bradley and Mike Kelleher to solidify a win by the time the group came back from their back woods sojourn. Conor Monks held on to the lead throughout the race until the final 200 meters when he felt a slight pop in his foot and had to ease off the pace, allowing Ian Flanagan to win. Madonna-Lenval, Duggan and Romano came along well to win going away, while Nick Rivard and Mikchael Yang continued to show improvement with their 8th and 9th place finish.Mansfield vs Franklin - 9/24/12
Despite having 3 runners on the sidelines today, the Mansfield Hornets put together an outstanding racing performance in overwhelming a young Franklin cross country team and moving to a (3-0) season record. Val Madonna-Lendvai led the way, followed closely by sophomore, Mike Duggan. Franklin put in one runner, Devon Strok and then Mansfield followed with Mike Yang, who improved his home course time by almost 2 minutes and Ryan Corrigan, who also improved his home course time by about one minute. Nick Rivard finished up the scoring for the Hornets in 7th place, with his 1 minute improvement. Newcomer Andrew Simons improved from a 17th place finish at the Attleboro meet to 10th place overall and a 55 second improvement on his course time.Mansfield vs King Philip - 10/2/12
With just one more dual meet left on the Hornet's schedule, Mansfield improved their record to (4-0) as they ran their final home course race against an outmanned King Philip team. Owen Gonser of King Philip continued his own domination of victories as he ran from the front and won with a very nice 17:19 performance. The next six places were filled by Mansfield with only a 53 second spread between them. Val Madonna-Lendvai continued his leadership role, while Mike Duggan and the very quickly improving Dan Romano came on in quick order. Mike Yang had a much better race for himself as he came in as the fourth Hornet and the recently injured Dan Caughey rounded out the top five as he placed sixth.