Over the last two weeks since the last TWTW/TWTB, CT teams have been battling on many fronts, including the huge Manhattan Invite at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx where Trumbull's Kali Holden (above, at left) finished an impressive 12th in the premier Eastern States race to lead her team to 7th in the race and 20th of all the teams in the Manhattan merge.
Altogether seven teams from CT were racing at Manhattan, and on the boys' side Xavier and Amity finished 10th and 16th respectively in the Eastern States race as the X-man came in one place ahead of Xavier NY with a nice 158.8 speed rating and the Spartans finished with a 145.0 SR. Over in the F race, Danbury was 8th with a 145.4 SR and Trumbull was 11th at a 143.0 SR. Also in the running for CT's smaller privates were Greens Farms with a 114.0 SR and Brunswick at a 52.0 SR. Leading the CT guys was Xavier's Eamon Burke with a 15th in the ES race at a 178 SR. Other to runners from the ES and F races included Danbury's Devon Rosemark (166), Amity's Mason Beaudette (165), Trumbull's Mohammed Abunar (163), Amity's Parker Paragas,and Xavier's Alexander Ushchak (161).
Besides Holden and Trrumbull (86.4) in Eastern States for the girls, Convent of the Sacred Heart-Greenwich (50.2 SR) and Greens Farms (23.2) also were in action. Holden posted a big 113 SR for her run and teammate Evelyn Marchand got a 95 SR for a 33rd in ES.
Other assorted invites and other meets over the last two weeks include the following.
- Nonnewaug 10/1. On the boys side, the top three teams were Lewis Mills 46 on a tie-breaker, Hale-Ray 46, and East Hampton 70, with Sean Kennedy-Wonneburger of Hale-Ray winning by 9 seconds over Justin Cascio of Lewis Mills. On the girls side, it was East Hampton 37, Lewis Mills 81, Litchfield 82, and Holy Cross 86, with East Hampton's Kaylee Gravel holding a 1 minute lead over Immaculate's Payton Mozelak and Lewis Mills' Ginny Mullen.
- Harry Geraghty (South Windsor)10/1. On the boys side it was Glastonbury 36, Hall 62, EO Smith 79, with Glaston bury's Joseph Accurso beating out Bristol Central's Francis Porrini by 28 seconds. On the girls side, EO Smith dominated with a perfect 15 score and Gabriella Hernandez and Elizabeth Bigelow ran under 21 minutes at the top.
- SCC Division Championships (Guilford) 10/2. The boys division team winners included Guilford (Hammonasset), Shelton (Housatonic), Wilber Cross (Oronque), and Xavier (Quinnipiac), while in the merge the top two teams were Xavier at 66 and Guilford 78. Nikita Omelchenko of Wilbur Cross had the top time at 15:16 and Xavier's Eamon Burke was next best at 15:57. On the girls side, the team division winners included Guilford (Hammonasset), Cheshire (Housatonic), Wilbur Cross (Oronque), and Sacred Heart (Quinnipiac). Wilbur Cross's Anna Omelchenko had the top time at 18:51 and Cheshire's Alexa Ciccone was close behind at 18:54.
- Woods Trail (Thetford VT) 10/2. On the New England Championship course, two smaller boys teams went up with Portland finishing 16th and Canton in 31st, and Portland's Owen Delisle posted a 153 SR in 32nd while Canton's Jack Dendinger was at a 152 SR in 40th. The bigger action occurred on the girls side as New Milford captured the championship with at a 107 SR while Glastonbury took 2nd at a 99.4 SR, while Portland was 26th at a 41.2 SR and RHAM was 30th at 36.4. Among the top runners were Claire Daniels of New Milford in 1st at a 130 SR, NM's Sydney Kelleher 2nd at 126 SR, Glastonbury's Jacqueline Izzo in 8th at 112 SR, NM's Madeline Sweeney 14th at 106 SR, and Glastonbury's Jacqueline Dudus 17th at a 104 SR and Ava Gattinella 18th at 103 SR.
- Brewster Bear (NY) 10/2. The Pomperaug boys were 4th in Race 1 with a 138.0 SR, while Immaculate was 9th at 129.4, and New Fairfield was also in at 97.4 SR. The top two guys from Pomperaug were Andrew Clark in 17th at 144 SR and Owen Martin in 18th at 143 SR, while Immaculate's Seamus Reidy was 11th with a 156 SR. On the girls side, New Fairfield was 5th with a 41.0 SR and Immaculate 9th at 24.0 SR, while Pomperaug was a no-score. The top three CT runners included NF's Hayley Greco in 12th with an 83 SR, Pomperaug's Sophia Olivia in 13th with an 82 SR, and Immaculate's Kayla Ondy in 15th at 78 SR.
- Neubauer Invite (Wallingford) 10/5. Boys Top Teams: 1. Portland 41, 2. Foran 85, 3. Coginchaug 107, 4. Sheehan 112, 5. East Hampton 115. Girls Top Teams: 1. Portland 66, 2. East Hampton 80, 3. Jonathon Law 113, 4. Mercy 116, 5. Coginchaug 117
- Wickham Park (Manchester) 10/9. Teams from around New England attended Wickham Park. Boys and girls were sorted into three sized classes this year. Note that the girls Medium and Small races got messed up in the results and we have tried to interpret as best we can.
Boys Large. Teams: 1. North Kingstown 86 (159 SR), 2. Hall 104 (157 SR), 3. Concord Carlisle 130 (156 SR), 4. Staples 157 (152 SR), 5. Simsbury 186 (150 SR). Individuals: 1. Michael Bohlke (Newington) 183, 2. Nikita Omelchenko (Wilbur Cross) 175, 3. Zachary Hooper (Concord Carlisle) 174, 4. Jackson Borge (North Kingstown) 172, 5. Sean Barkasy (Manchester) 170.
Boys Medium. Teams: 1. Avon 68 (159 SR), 2. Daniel Hand 125 (150 SR), 3. Smithfield 126 (149 SR), 4. East Lyme 201 (145 SR).Individuals: 1. Luke Anthony (East Lyme) 180, 2. Jack Martin (Avon) 175, 3. Luke Stoeffler (Tolland) 174, 4. Carbver Morgan (Avon) 167, 5. Griffin Mandirola (Suffield) 166.
Boys Small. Teams: 1. Hale-Ray 71 (143 SR), 2. Immaculate 88 (134 SR), 3. Griswold 108 (132 SR), 4. Granby 159 (119 SR), 5. Somers 184 (115 SR). Individuals: 1. Sean Kennedy-Wonneberger (Hale-Ray) 170, 2. Michael Kraszewski (Hale-Ray) 156, 3. Ryan Gruczka (Stonington) 154, 4. Michael Strain (Griswold) 154, 5. Owen Delisle (Portland) 152
Girls Large. Teams: 1. Glastonbury 81 (102 SR), 2. North Kingstown 109 (97 SR), 3. Souhegan 152 (91 SR), 4. Hall 189 (84 SR), 5. EO Smith 196 (78 SR). Individuals: 1. Rachel St. Germain (Somers) 137, 2. Meg Madison (Winsor) 120, 3. Brooke Shields (Glastonbury) 120, 4. Chloe Trudell (Souhegan) 119, 5. Rory Sullivan (North Kingstown) 117.
Girls Medium. Teams: 1. East Lyme NA (64 SR), 2. 2. Woodstock Academy NA (59 SR), 3. Tolland NR (65 SR), 4. Sacred Heart NA (59 SR) 5. Berlin NA (56 SR). Individuals: 1. Peyton Bornstein (Tolland) 110, 2. Emily Bridges (Suffield) 109, 3. Jordan Malloy (Bacon Academy) 108, 4. Lindsey Arends (Woodstock Academy) 103, 5. Kristina Ponzio (Sacred Heart) 100.
Girls Small. Teams: 1. Bolton 76 (59 SR), 2. Newton Country Day 78 (63 SR), 3. Portland 122 (43 SR), 4. Old Saybrook 144 (37 SR), 5. Immaculate 153 (35 SR). Individuals: 1. Megan Minicucci (Bolton) 103, 2. Abby Souza (NCD) 100, 3. Julia Cresotti (NCD) 94, 4. Kayla Ondy (Immaculate) 91, 5. Emmy Belvin (Mt. Saint Charles) 82.
Recent Invites from MileSplit Results
What's On The Horizon
duals have been going full throttle around CT as we head toward post season. And yes there was a Mega meet down by the east shore leading up to Shoreline, but the conference meets are the big ones on tap going ahead. The sizzlers coming up in the next two weeks include: