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November 30, 2013

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

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Liam Kimball

Timberlane Sophomore

Breakout season for youngest of four children of former Timberlane great Mark Kimball. Finished seventh at Division 1 meet with personal-best 16:37 on 5K Derryfield course. Finished 25th at Meet of Champions to become first Timberlane boy to qualify for the New England Meet since 1999. Finished 16th in rugged Brown Invitational. Named to New Hampshire All-Division 1 team.

Parent states his case

When Phil Parent didn’t even make the Pinkerton cross country team as a freshman and sophomore, he assumed an “I’ll show you” attitude.

That is exactly what he did.

After a so-so junior campaign, Parent came on like gangbusters this year.

Parent began the year by placing first at the Mount Washington Invitational and he just kept getting better and better. He also won the Nashua South Invitational and took an eighth in the Manchester Invitational Elite division with a fine 16:11 clocking for 5K at Derryfield Park.

Despite a back ailment, he led the Astros to the Division 1 state title with a gutty ninth-place finish. Then he placed seventh at the Meet of Champions in 16:06 and completed his season on a high note with a 16:10 personal-best time at Derryfield, good for 31st at New Englands.

He will be missed for more than his considerable running talents.

“He was an absolute pleasure to have on the team,” said Astros coach Mike Clark. “He had a sense of humor that brought many a laugh to the team. Every day he would sport a different look with his sunglass wear.”

Honorable Mention All-Stars

Andover — Max Galat, Sr.; Alex Bensley, Jr.; Rob Perry, Sr.

Brooks — Joe St. Cyr, Sr.

Central Catholic — Mark Brooks, Sr.; Andrew Devaney, Sr.

Georgetown — Tom Mulligan, Sr.; Casey Reale, Jr.

Greater Lawrence — Miguel Cumba, Jr.; Dylan Colon, Soph.

Haverhill — Chris White, Jr.; Juan Lopez, Sr.; Alex Zylkuski, Sr.

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