The boys cross country team ended their season Saturday with a top 10 finish in the division 2, all-state meet, placing ninth out of 23 teams.

While coach Joe Schroeder said the team was looking to do more in the race, he said the boys capped off a strong season well.

“The atmosphere there was really electric,” he said. “Top 10 in the state is still a great accomplishment.”

The Vineyard achieved another top ten finish with the girls team individual qualifier Adrienne Christy who placed 10th overall in the race with a personal-best time of 18:56.

“She ran very well,” Coach Schroeder said.

For the boys team, first across the line was Borja Tolay in 23rd, followed by Daniel Da Silva in 42nd, Jonathan Norton in 74th, Daniel Serpa in 85th, Sam Fetters in 90th, Duncan Brown in 136th and Linus Munn in 178th.

Alexa Schroeder, another individual qualifier for the girls team, finished 117th.

Coach Schroeder said Norton, who has been the team’s top runner in recent weeks, fell back early in the race and wasn’t able to recover, tasking the rest of the team with picking up the slack.

To qualify for all-state, the Vineyarders pulled off a dominant win at the division 2C championships on Nov. 13 at the Gardener Golf Course, where Norton came in first overall with Tolay close behind him in third.

“Obviously the guys are disappointed,” Mr. Schroeder said. “They’ll learn from this.”

The team was missing Zach Utz, a senior who started the season as the team’s top runner but suffered a foot injury a few weeks ago that put him out for the rest of the season.

Despite they boys hoping for more from the state meet, Coach Schroeder said he was filled with pride looking back at the cross country season.

“Super proud of the boys and girls today,” he said. “They did outstanding.”