A big congrats to my nephew, Christopher Estrella, and his UMLowell xc teammates for winning the NCAA D2 XC East Region Championships at Franklin Park yesterday. It was Christopher's first 10k ever and he banged out a 32:09, good for 5th man on the team and 19th overall. His former Lowell High teammate, Jeff Veiga, led Lowell as he hammered out an impressive win in a blistering 30:08. Four of Lowell's top 5 were Merrimack Valley Conference high schoolers. With the win, the RiverHawks are headed to Louisville, KY for the NCAA D2 XC Championships on December 4th.