Local roundup: East Lyme's Anthony places fifth at State Open
Manchester — East Lyme senior Luke Anthony capped an outstanding cross country career on Friday by finishing fifth in the State Open boys' championship race at Wickham Park.
Anthony, who won the Class MM individual title on Monday in 15 minutes, 59 seconds, ran the 5K course 10 seconds faster for a personal best 15:49 on Friday, qualifying for the New England Championships on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Thetford Academy in Vermont.
East Lyme, the only local team to qualify for the Open, finished 11th with 283 points with Brendan Fant the next Viking to cross the finish line in 17:10.
Ridgefield won the team title with 82 points (Xavier was second with 110), while twin brothers Gavin and Callum Sherry of Conard finished 1-2 in 15:16 and 15:22, respectively.
New Milford won the State Open girls' team championship with 94 points (Glastonbury was second with 124) and Somers senior Rachel St. Germain cruised to the individual title in 18:02.
Bacon Academy senior Jordan Malloy, a two-time Eastern Connecticut Conference champion who placed third in the Class M championship on Monday, was the top local finisher in 57th place (20:30).
• Quarterback Nate Hynes threw a pair of touchdown passes and rushed for two more TDs as Waterford rolled to a 55-14 win over Bacon Academy in an ECC Division II game. Hynes threw TD passes to Mason Concascia and Kevin Kilcomons for the Lancers (3-5, 3-2) while Jordan Elci, Dom Hedge and Devin Powers had rushing touchdowns and Ayden Bousquet return a kickoff for another score. Bacon is 0-7, 0-4.
• Second-seeded Wesleyan cruised to a 3-0 victory over No. 7 Connecticut College in the New England Small Conference Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Game scores were 25-20, 25-12 and 25-20.
The Camels, who finish 9-11, were led by freshman Julia Dailey with 16 digs, junior Christina Leduc with five kills and 13 digs and sophomore Natasha Shrivastava with 20 assists and six digs. Avery Light, Conn's only senior, ended her career with four kills and three blocks.
• Top-seeded Conn College, ranked sixth in the latest Division III national poll, is hosting the semifinals and championship match of the NESCAC tournament for the first time in program history this weekend at Harkness Field.
The Camels (13-3) will face No. 7 Colby (7-7-2) in the second semifinal on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. No. 3 Tufts (11-1-3) plays No. 4 Middlebury (10-3-3) in the opening semifinal at 11 a.m., and the winners will advance to Sunday's noon final, where the NESCAC champion will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament.
Conn defeated Colby 1-0 back on Sept. 19. The Camels have won five straight matches and 10 of their last 11.
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