It was Billerica's second straight top 5 finish in the state meet, and their second-best-ever finish. Billerica Girls Finish Fourth, Lowell Boys 10th At Cross Country State Meet

It was Billerica’s second straight top 5 finish in the state meet, and their second-best-ever finish.

The Billerica girls cross country continued their dominant season by placing two runners in the top 10 en route to an overall fourth place finish at the Division I girls state cross country meet at Gardner Municipal Golf Course.

For the Indians, senior Hannah Doherty — who earlier in the week committed to run next year for UMass Lowell — finished seventh overall with a time of 19:20, followed closely behind by fellow senior Nicole Anderson in ninth at 19:34.

The Billerica seniors have led the team to a 13th, 7th, 3rd and 4th place finish in each of their state meets — the final two being the school’s best ever performance at States.

Billerica girls cross country team.

Makayla Paige of Tewksbury was the other local top 10 finisher, finishing 10th right behind Anderson at 19:35.

Finleigh Simonds of Haverhill finished 16th in 19:49 and “Slap” Mirambeaux of Lowell finished 20th in an even 20:00.

Deirdra Anderson finished 46th, Danielle Sullivan finished 101st and Sidney Diorio finished 104th for Billerica.

Lowell finished 11th overall as a team, with Sarah Ames in 52nd, Erin McCabe 85th, Makaeli Boisvert 87th and Mirra Payson 92nd.

Lowell girls cross country team en route to States.

On the boys side, the top local finisher was Methuen’s Xavier Metevier, who finished 38th. Lowell finished 10th overall, with Nathan Peterson 49th, Kelvin Santana 57th, Joeben Jacobs 71st and Patrick Coughlin 99th.

Tim Wood

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