Greenwich High boys, girls cross-country competes in class LL finals

The Greenwich High School boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to New Britain yesterday afternoon for competition in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference class LL championships, held at Wickham Park.

The GHS boys team finished 15th overall 435 points, beating out Shelton High School, who finished 16th overall with 464 points. Big Red was only 25 points away from 14th place Conard High School, who finished with 410.

The FCIAC grabbed the top three spots of the class LL championship, as Ridgefield won the title with 60 points. Danbury High School was second with 104 points and Staples grabbed the bronze with 105 points. Amity took fourth with 147 points and Fairfield Prep rounded out the top five with 148 points.

On the girls side, the Lady Cardinals finished in 13th place overall, grabbing 333 points and beating out Norwich Free Academy, who finished 14th with 357 points. Greenwich was only nine point away from Shelton, who took 12th overall with 324 points.

Overall, Glastonbury High School finished golden for the girls race, taking home 51 points. Ridgefield was silver with 71 points and Conard High School took third with 80 points. Only six points away from Conard was Simsbury in fourth and Staples High School rounded out the top five with 100 points.

For the GHS girls team, Big Red was led by sophomore Amy Wyle, who finished 33rd overall with a time of 20:58. Not far behind was freshman Sarah Callahan, who took 61st overall with a time of 21:50. Coming in third on Greenwich High and 78th overall was junior Jenny Goggin with a time of 22:18. Finishing seven spots later was junior Daryl Kennedy, who crossed the finished line with a time of 22:32.

Cracking the top 100 overall was junior Emma Fountain, as the GHS runner was fifth on the team and 93rd overall with a time of 22:49. Senior Kana Jitsuno ended her race 104th overall with a time of 23:10.

The duo of seniors Spencer Helmrich and Mark Jarombek led the way for the GHS boys team. Helmrich was the team’s fastest male, crossing the finish line 67th overall with a time of 17:57. Right behind Helmrich was Jarombek, who was 68th overall and three seconds behind Helmrich.

Sophomore Andrew Kates was 88th overall and third on Big Red, finishing with a time of 18:16.  Only three places behind was sophomore Thomas Glover, who took home a time of 18:18. Sophomore Sebastian Oe ended his day 130th overall and netted a time of 19:01.


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