The following recap is provided by Holliston High School Track Coach Michael Kelley.
Freshman Katie Salley finished third in a time of 18:13 on the home 2.85 mile course as Holliston (2-3) lost to defending Division 6 Eastern Mass champion Dover-Sherborn, 22-35.
Salley only lost to defending league champion Lee Milne and track star Olivia Cannon for the Raiders.
Following closely behind her was senior Jill Rosati, who ran a personal best time of 18:32 to take fifth place. Fellow senior Anna Mannello came in sixth in 19:00, and sophomore Virginia Hanstad was ninth in 19:26. Rounding out the scoring was senior Kaylee Kozubal, who made her season debut in 12th place (20:42) after returning from an early season injury.
With their top four runners within 1:13, and Salley and Rosati's time among the top 8 in the team's 35-year history on the home course, the Panthers have seen their average per mile times drop considerably since last month.
Up next Wednesday is undefeated Medfield at home. Each of the Panthers' losses have come against teams ranked in the top 20 of the state, according to the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association polls.