Player of the Week: Owen McMorrow, OA Cross-Country

Owen McMorrow
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Oliver Ames senior Owen McMorrow has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 24 through Oct. 31. McMorrow is the eighth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2021-22 school year.

McMorrow pulled away from the field at this weekend’s Hockomock League Cross-County Championships at the Wrentham Development Center. Despite running on a track that was still saturated from the previous day’s rain, McMorrow finished in a time of 16:14.7, which was more than 20 seconds better than second-place finisher Brayden Cali of Taunton. It was also 40 seconds faster than McMorrow’s last league meet at the Wrentham course, where he finished 13thas a sophomore in 2019.

OA coach Kyle Sousa said, “Owen has been training tirelessly all summer and all through the fall, and really for the past four years, but it all came together on Sunday at the Hockomock League Championships. Faced with a tight pack through the first kilometer, Owen pressed the pace in the middle of the race and blew the race wide open. Once he started to open up a gap, he just kept fighting to build a lead. That lead carried him to a huge win, both individually and for the team.”

After helping OA win the Davenport dual meet title, McMorrow’s first-place finish also pushed the Tigers to a three-peat of Hock Championship titles. OA finished just one point above Taunton, which won it’s first Kelley-Rex division title this fall. McMorrow has improved at the league meet every season. He finished 39th as a freshman, 13th as a sophomore, third last season when the event was held at Highland Park, and then finished first in his final league race.

Click here for a photo gallery from the boys meet.

Click here for a photo gallery from the girls meet.

The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Owen McMorrow
Owen McMorrow The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Owen McMorrow The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.