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Lynn Woods Cross Country sees largest turnout of the year

The Lynn Woods Summer Cross Country Series saw its largest turnout of the year so far Wednesday night, as 270 runners participated across the three races.

In the 1.54-mile kids race, Lynn’s Eamonn McHale took the top spot with a time of 10:41. He was followed closely by Swampscott’s Liam Powell in second place (10:45). Lynnfield’s Iain McCarthy finished in third place (13:48), while Lynn’s Cierra Johnson (14:19) and Swampscott’s Tobias Faeskorn (14:32) finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

In the 2.45-mile race down the Steel Goat Path, Michael Mansfield of Saugus was the top finisher with a time of 16:43. Another Saugus native, Dillon Duval, finished in second place (17:17), while a pair of Lynners, Michael Carroll (17:25) and Adnan Jalal (17:43) finished in third and fourth place, respectively. Marblehead’s Sarah Bitterman (18:00) rounded out the top five.

And in the 5.5-mile race, dubbed “Tour de Lynn Woods,” Lynn’s Matt Viega finished in first place with a time of 41:29. Jacob Johns of North Andover finished in second place (42:43) and Chelsea’s Jose LeClerc finished just one second behind him in third place (42:44). Adam Cook of Melrose (42:53) and Junior Mejia of Lynn (43:10) finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

The Lynn Woods Summer Cross Country Series will continue every Wednesday until September 26.

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