Although the Revere High girls cross country team dropped its opening meet of the season last week to perennial Northeastern Conference power Beverly, 15-50, RHS head coach Katie Sinnott saw a lot of positive aspects for her squad that should bode well for the coming season.
“This year is a rebuilding year for the program after a strong group of senior girls graduated in the spring,” said Sinnott. “Beverly is a very strong competitor and a team that always is in contention for the league title, so although the overall result was a shut out loss, there were some positive highlights.”
Freshman Nikki Nelson finished first for the Lady Patriots with a 10th place overall finish in a time of 21:52. “Nikki looked strong and is a great addition to the team,” said Sinnott.
Caitlyn Caramello, 14th overall in 22:26, and Maggie DiPlatzi, 17th overall in 23:42, were the next revere girls to come across the finish line. “Both Caitlyn and Maggie continue to run well for our team,” noted Sinnott.
Senior captains Kassandra Digitale, 19th overall in 25:00, and Jessica Loeser, 21st overall in 25:25, rounded out the top five for the Lady Pats.
Also competing for Revere were Emily DeVeau, 25th overall in 26:31, and Yulia Santa, 28th overall in 27:52.
Sinnott and her crew took on Peabody yesterday (Tuesday) and will host Winthrop next Tuesday.