Old Colony downed by Diman in cross country

Mar 30, 2021

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Cougars cross country team lost to Diman Regional Vocational Tech High School on March 30, but OC was still happy with the race.

“Obviously Diman won, but we ran our best,” Coach Marcie Gamelin said.

Cross country races are scored like golf, where the lowest score wins. Each runner earns points equal to their position in the race, and the top five runners on each team are counted toward the score.

Old Colony scored 38 points, with runners in fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth place.

Diman took the top four spots, and seventh place.

Diman runner Ezra Cote won the race with a time of 17:45 on Old Colony’s 2.6-mile course.

Old Colony Runners Jacob Patnaude and David Quail raced to the finish line for fourth and fifth place, finishing one second apart with times of 18:45 and 18:46, respectively.

“I thought [David] was on the other team, so I was like ‘Snap, I wanna beat him,’” Patnaude, a sophomore, said after the race.

Quail is a senior, and he said he was happy with how he and his teammate ran.

“I’m very proud of my younger teammate,” he said.

Sarah Mahan and Megan Patnaude, Old Colony’s two female runners, finished the race with times of 30:09 and 38:18, respectively.