Running with the River Hawks

Keene High’s Jake Velazquez, the top boys’ cross country runner in the state, officially signed with UMass-Lowell this week in a ceremony at Keene High School. Velazquez won both the Division I state meet and the Meet of Champions this fall on consecutive weekends in Manchester and Nashua. He also finished seventh in the New England Interscholastic Cross Country Championship at Wickham Park in Manchester, Conn. The River Hawks are a Division I university that competes in the America East Conference.