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Valley Tech Cross Country Running Strong

Caitlin Forgit thinks her team is going to raise an eyebrow or two before the season ends. The Blackstone Valley Tech cross country coach leads a boys team that is 6-1 on the season and has been getting better week to week.
"We have been getting stronger and I think teams are going to be surprised at how we run," she said. "We have the league meet coming up at the end of the month and the lofty goal is to win."
Forgit said she would be happy with a top-three showing by her boys, but given the Beavers rattled off four straight wins coming into this week, that might be setting the bar too conservatively. Sophomore Zack Bergeron continues to lead the pack as the squad's top runner.
"His training is going well, he has not faced much competition in the league," Forgit said. "When we face Parker Charter, he will be going against some fast runners, but I think he could do well based on his workouts and races. I think he could qualify for the states if everything keeps going the way it is going. He has that potential."
After Bergeron, the Beavers feature a deep roster of runners without much difference between them. The result is both good balance and a strong competition in practices and meets. Senior Tyler Church and juniors Ken Tubman, Liam Mahoney, and Erik Martus have all been consistent performers. 
"It's been good to watch them doing their long runs and workouts together," Forgit said. "And really pushing each other during the races."
Junior Thales DeSouza has also been a pleasant surprise for Forgit's team. After switching to cross country from soccer, he has broken into the deep roster's top seven. "It has been really special to watch," Forgit said.
The girls have been lead by sophomore Molly O'Mera, and have had to deal with both injuries and Colonial Athletic League that does not have a deep stable of competition. BVT is just 1-2 due to the fact that most of the other teams in the league can't field enough girls to have a meet. After O'Mera, Emily Donnelly, Emily Weagle, Taylor Bruni, and Alexandra Valoras have all been contributors. "It's an interesting league with the lack of teams," Forgit said.
BVT does have nine girls, enough to field a complete lineup. In the meets where the other team doesn't have enough to compete against the Beavers, Forgit offers a simple piece of advice to her runners: just race the boys.
"I tell them to pretend they are girls and go after them," she said. "I remember being like that in high school myself. You have to have that mentality to go after the next runner either they are male or female and just race your hardest."




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