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James Piccirilli, Emily Koufos stand out at the 2016 MIAA all-state cross-country meet

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Watertown High senior James Piccirilli (left) and junior Emily Koufos pose at the Division 2 MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner.

Watertown High senior James Piccirilli (left) and junior Emily Koufos pose at the Division 2 MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner.

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn

Watertown High senior James Piccirilli (left) and junior Emily Koufos pose at the Division 2 MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner.

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Two members of the Watertown High School cross-country team excelled at the 2016 MIAA Division 2 state championships on Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner.

Raiders junior Emily Koufos finished 12th (out of 172 runners) in girls’ all-state race. She finished the 5K course in 19 minutes 48 seconds.

Later, in Division 2 boys’ all-state race, Raiders senior James Piccirilli finished eighth (out of 174 runners) with a time of 16:51.

Watertown High senior James Piccirilli (left) and junior Emily Koufos (right) pose with Raiders coach Tom Wittenhagen at the Division 2 MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner.

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn
Watertown High senior James Piccirilli (left) and junior Emily Koufos (right) pose with Raiders coach Tom Wittenhagen at the Division 2 MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner.

Watertown High junior Emily Koufos accepts her medal after finishing 12th in the Division 2 girls' MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. She finished the 5K course in 19 minutes 48 seconds.

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn
Watertown High junior Emily Koufos accepts her medal after finishing 12th in the Division 2 girls’ MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. She finished the 5K course in 19 minutes 48 seconds.

Watertown High senior James Piccirilli competes in the MIAA state Division 2 cross-country championships on Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. Piccirilli finished the 5K course in eighth place in 16 minutes 51 seconds.

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn
Watertown High senior James Piccirilli competes in the MIAA state Division 2 cross-country championships on Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. Piccirilli finished the 5K course in eighth place in 16 minutes 51 seconds.

Watertown High senior James Piccirilli accepts his medal after finishing eighth in the MIAA state Division 2 cross-country championships on Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. Piccirilli finished the 5K course in 16 minutes 51 seconds.

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn
Watertown High senior James Piccirilli accepts his medal after finishing eighth in the MIAA state Division 2 cross-country championships on Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. Piccirilli finished the 5K course in 16 minutes 51 seconds.

Watertown High junior Emily Koufos competes in the Division 2 girls' MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. She finished the 5K course in 19 minutes 48 seconds, good for 12th place.

Raider Times photo / Courtesy Anita Meiklejohn
Watertown High junior Emily Koufos competes in the Division 2 girls’ MIAA all-state cross-country meet Nov. 19, 2016, in Gardner. She finished the 5K course in 19 minutes 48 seconds, good for 12th place.

 

–Nov. 21, 2016–

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