Cross Country Team
1970 Division III State Champions
The Stoneham High Cross Country and Track teams of
1970-1971 dominated the span of three athletic seasons like no team
before or since.
Beginning in the fall under new coach Alain Rocher, the Cross Country
team lost its first match at Wakefield, but in what mightíve proved to
be an omen, Tom Hayes set a new course record.
Hayes would not lose a league race all year and in the process set a
Stoneham or visitorís course record seven times.
In their second meet, Stoneham swept 1-2-3-4 with Alan Clark, Bob
Viola, Tom Deyak and Jerry Stevenson following behind Hayes.
Hayes would go on to win the Middlesex League meet wand the Harriers
wound up winning the Division III Title.