FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High boys and girls cross-country teams will both open their season at home on Thursday, September 9 at Farm Pond. Meet starts at 3:45 p.m.
Cross-country is a no cut sport.
This year, there is one head coach for both team Ed Crowley, but there are two assistant coaches.
Cross-Country will have “three coaches instead of two to make it more like the winter and spring track teams,” said Framingham High Athletic Director Paul Spear.
There was no season last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and COVID-19 is still having an impact on this season, but only slightly.
The “harder part was getting information and training plans to rising freshmen,” said Coach Crowley.
“Our returning runners have been very committed and using their training as an outlet,” said Coach Crowley.
There are 8 seniors on the boys cross-country team.
Captains this year are Arnav Singh, Jordan Book, Shand Seiffert, and Ryan Gaglione.
Sam Burgess is the fastest returning Flyer for the boys’ team.
The girls have 6 seniors on the team.
The captains for the 2021 season are Mary Dykeman, Emma Rothwell, Abby DeVeau, and Cindy Zhao
DeVeau is the fastest Flyer for the girls’ team.
“I’m so proud of this team,” said Coach Crowley, who is in his fourth year coaching cross-country. “I can already tell how bittersweet this season will be for the seniors. They’ve dealt with so much of their high school years with atrocious circumstances and have totally come out the other side a much stronger group. They’ve totally inspired me to be the best coach I can be for them.”