FRAMINGHAM – The Marian High boys cross country team kicked off its season with a quad meet at St. Joseph High School Tuesday.
The Mustangs defeated host St. Joe’s 26-32. Marian High also defeated Matignon High 20-40, but lost to Lowell Catholic by just one point – 28-27.
“A good start for a very raw and young team,” said head coach Chris Collins.
Juniors Eric Zhang and Tony He finished in 20:54 minutes on the 3-mile course.
Freshman Dartagnan Rupert finished less than one second behind at 20:55 minutes.
Other top runners for the Mustangs were:
- Freshman Lucas Paixao at 21:02 minutes
- Junior Howard Yang at 21:46
- Freshman Isaac Terrell at 23:30
Sophomore Jordan Perry had a superb start before being withdrawn by Coach Collins, due a knee issue.
“He likely would have made the difference versus Lowell Catholic,” said Collins.
The Mustangs start the season with a 2-1 record.
Next up for the Mustangs is a road meet against Archbishop Williams on Tuesday, Sept. 26.