Photo: Senior Leah Brams (left) on her way to first against Woburn.
It took nearly a month before Belmont High’s Harriers got to take a spin around the Clay Pit Pond course, but it was well worth it as a senior-led Girls’ Cross Country squad and a team-focused Boys’ team took victories over Middlesex League rivals Woburn on a warm, humid Wednesday, Sept. 31.
Leading the girls’ was its outstanding four-year starter senior Leah Brams who remains undefeated on her home course, winning in what for her is a pedestrian 20 minute and one-second romp around the 3.1-mile route.
Following close behind in second was junior Sara Naumann in 20.35. Scoring valuable points for the varsity were freshman Audrey Christo in 5th (21:28), steady senior point magnet Sophia Klimasmith (21:37) in 6th and another fleet freshman, Eleanor Amer, in 7th (22:08).
Belmont finished with 21 points vs. 36 for Woburn.
The Boys’ were not looking to set records but race for the points, which they did quite effectively as the Marauders finished 2nd through 5th to seal a 22 to 33 victory.
Senior Mike Ferrante (17 minutes and 47 seconds), sophomore Cal Perkins (17:52), sophomore Zach Tseng (18:15) and junior Manion Wilder (18:23). Finishing up the Marauders’ scoring was senior Ian Bowe in eighth (19:01).
The next meet for the teams is against always strong Lexington on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m.