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November 30, 2013

Boys Cross Country All-Stars: Astros Parent enjoyed breakout campaign

Name School Yr.

Yosvaldy Tejeda Gr. Lawrence Jr.

Damon Kilgore Londonderry Sr.

Jeff Reddy Methuen Soph.

Martin Conrad North Andover Jr.

*Phil Parent Pinkerton Sr.

Tom Hanlon Pinkerton Soph.

Liam Kimball Timberlane Soph.

* Eagle-Tribune MVP

Yosvaldy Tejeda

Greater Lawrence Junior

Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Commonwealth Conference champion. Undefeated in CAC meets for second straight year. Won State Voke Meet with 16:37 for 5K at Wrentham. Broke his own home course record (15:58, 3.06 miles). Finished 6th in EMass. Division 4 meet to become first Reggie in 25 years to qualify for All-State. Led Reggies to 9-1 record and CAC meet title. Avid boxer.

Damon Kilgore

Londonderry Senior

Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Finished 14th in Manchester Invitational Elite Division with a 16:22 at 5K Derryfield Park. Came in 11th at Division 1 meet and 16th at Meet of Champions. Has top time indoors of 9:16 for 3K, 4:34.55 for 1,600 meters. Won Lundgren 5K race last summer. Won student art contest in Boston as junior. Youth leader at Londonderry Christian church.

Jeff Reddy

Methuen Sophomore

Made dramatic jump from promising freshman year. Won six dual meets. All-MVC. Placed ninth in EMass. Division 1 meet in 16:16 at Wrentham’s 5K course. Placed 27th at Division 1 All-States (15:16.33, 2.9 miles). One of five talented running siblings whose names all begin with J. His brother Jared was Eagle-Tribune MVP in 2009 while Justin runs at UMass Lowell.

Martin Conrad

North Andover Junior

Transfer from Pennsylvania made immediate impact. Got stronger with every meet. Finished sixth in MVC with 5K time of 16:37 and also took sixth at Battle of the Border meet. Finished fourth at State Coaches Meet. Came in ninth at EMass Division 2 meet with fine 16:02 for 5K. Moved to United States from Germany at age 6. Bilingual. Avid snowboarder. Team MVP.

Tom Hanlon

Pinkerton Sophomore

Area’s surprise of the year. Went from JV runner to No. 2 man for Division 1 champs. Started year by running impressive 16:49 at 5K Manchester Invitational. Placed 12th at Division 1 meet in 16:44 and 18th at Meet of Champions. “He was Mr. Consistency which is pretty good for a sophomore,” said coach Mike Clark. Brother Patrick runs in 8th grade and father runs half-marathons.

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