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FORT DEVENS – The MIAA state championship meets were held today, November 19 at Fort Devens.

Framingham High senior Sam Burgess finished second overall in the race. He was the only Flyer to qualify for the meet.

Westford’s Paul Bergeron, a junior, won the race in 15:02.58 minutes.

Burgess crossed the finish line in 15:09.01.

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Burgess was the defending champion, having won the Division 1 meet as a junior.

Framingham did not have enough runners to qualify for the team competition.

But Bay State Conference rival Brookline High won the team competition with 81 points. Westford was second with 120 points.

Bay State Conference’s Newton North Tigers were third overall with 139 points.

Burgess has the best time of the season in Massachusetts in Cross-Country with a 14.38.9 at the MIAA Division 1A Championship. Bergeron set a 14:43.8 mark in the same meet on November 11 for the second best time in the state.

Saturday is the Northeast Regionals.

The Top 10 will qualify for Nationals in San Diego in December.

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Editor’s Note: Old photo of Sam Burgess running

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.