Moskowitz is tops in D-II cross country

Eli Moskowitz, of Souhegan High School, finished first Saturday in the Division II boys cross country championship, held at Derryfield Park in Manchester. A senior, Moskowitz, finished in 15 minutes, 58.2 seconds, ahead of Lebanon’s Josh Fontaine (16:17.1).

Madeleine Hunt, of Souhegan, was the top local finisher in the girls race, coming in fifth.

Coe-Brown (22 points) won its fifth straight girls title in dominating fashion, as its top five finished second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh. Oyster River’s Maegan Doody came in first and Hunt was fifth, the only spots in the top seven not taken by Coe-Brown.

The Coe-Brown boys (61) took four of the top 15 spots and had all five scorers place in the top 17 to win the boys title. Goffstown was second with 138 points and Portsmouth third (148). Oyster River and Windham rounded out the top five for the boys.

Souhegan came in seventh as Moskowitz improved on his second-place finish in last year’s division race by taking first and cutting almost seven seconds off his time. The Sabers’ Garrett Earley was 34th and Ben Platt was 38th.

Hollis Brookline finished 12th as a team, with Cameron Jackson leading the way at 24th, while Milford finished 17th, led by Jake Ricca, who came in 51st.

For the girls, Oyster River was second with 87 points and Souhegan came in third with 92, while Hanover and Windham rounded out the top five.

Shannon Earley and Elise Lambert took 17th and 18th, respectively, for Souhegan while Hannah Gillis came in 21st and Kate Bermingham was 31st.

HB (205) came in sixth, with Sarah Cramton finishing ninth. Milford was 11th overall, led by Kaela Greska, who finished 37th.

In D-II, the top six teams and the first 25 runners in both boys and girls move on to MOCs.