The Woodbridge Running Company CT Cross Country Coaches' Poll was released yesterday. To check out the complete poll, go to www.ctxcpoll.com.
With the season at the halfway point, CT Milesplit has broken down the why these teams deserve their rankings. Four of the top boys and two of the top girls teams will compete at the Wickham Invitational this Saturday. CT Milesplit will be there will coverage.
1. Staples Defeats Danbury 23-38 in a dual meet. Finished 3rd at Bowdoin XC Classic in NY and won at Stratton Brook.
2. Hall Took 5th at Bowdoin Classic and won Windham. Competing at Wickham.
3. Xavier Finished 5th at Bowdoin without their #1 Robbie Cozean who is now healthy. Competing at Wickham.
4. Fairfield Warde Took 9th at Bowdoin Classic. Crushed sectioned B teams at Suffern Invite.
5. Amity Won Wilton Invite and took 6th at Ocean Invite. Competing at Saint Anthony this weekend.
6. Haddam-Killingworth Won at Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational in New Jersey. Won section B at Suffern Invite and took 5th at Ocean State.
7. Danbury Lost to #1 ranked Staples where they didn't run 3 of their top 7. Competing at St. Anthony's this weekend.
8. Fairfield Prep Finished 3rd at Wilton, but defeated Amity in a dual meet. Will compete at Thetford Invite this weekend.
9. Tolland Won the Division 1 race at Ocean State, competing at Wickham.
10. Immaculate Won Nonnewaug Invite over Cheshire and New Milford. Undefeated in SWC. Wickham seeded races this weekend.
1. Glastonbury Won Maine Festival of Champions and 4th at Ocean State. Competing at Wickham.
2. Pomperaug Won Wilton Invite 3 weeks ago, no other Invites on schedule. Will face Immaculate next week.
3. Immaculate Wins big at Nonnewaug Invitational. Wickham this weekend.
4. Ridgefield Beats #5 Greenwich on a 28-28 tiebreaker, but lost to Ludlow yesterday. No invites scheduled.
5. Greenwich Lost to Ridgefield on a tie breaker, but beat Ludlow 26-29. Finished as 3rd CT at Wilton Invite while missing 2 of their top 5.
6. E.O. Smith Won Windham Invite and finished 2nd at Ocean State Varsity 2 race.
7. Haddam-Killingworth Wins Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational in New Jersey. 2nd at Suffern Invite, NY
8. Avon Won Winding Trails and CT River Valley Invites. 3rd at Haddad- Windham.
9. Danbury Defeated Ridgefield two weeks ago, won Amherst Invitational, MA. Will compete at St. Anthony's, NY this weekend.
10. Guilford 2nd CT team at Wilton Invite ahead of Ludlowe and Greenwich.