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    Sunday, December 04, 2022

    H.S. cross country roundup: Griswold boys remain undefeated

    Griswold – Michael Strain finished first overall in 15 minutes, 53 seconds Tuesday, keeping the Griswold High School boys’ cross country team undefeated with a 21-34 win over Ledyard in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II meet.

    Lucas Strain was second overall and Jacob Strain fourth for Griswold (6-0, 3-0).

    Hayden Barber was third overall for Ledyard (3-3,1-1).

    In other meets:

    • Dylan Horkey, Jack Breher and Nicholas James finished second through fourth respectively as Montville defeated Stonington 22-39 in ECC Div. III. Montville is 3-1, 3-0). Ryan Gruczka (16:20) finished first overall for Stonington (0-5, 0-3).

    • Winner Brendan Reas finished in 18:53 leading Bacon Academy past Killingly 17-45 in ECC Div. III. Carson Brown and Ryan Moores were second and third respectively for the Bobcats (5-1, 2-1).

    • Tyler Collins finished seventh overall and was Grasso Tech’s top finisher in a 15-50 loss to Ellis Tech in the Connecticut Technical Conference.

    Girls

    • Winner Maya Suarez (20:37) helped Montville defeated Stonington 26-29 in ECC Div. III. Jaisey Galvin and Sage Gressly also finished in the top five for Montville (3-1, 3-0). Peyton Vanderstreet finished second overall for the Bears (2-2, 1-1).

    • New London freshman Olivia Crane-Benjamin finished second in a race against Plainfield, Putnam and Tourtellotte. None of the four teams have five runners to team scores were not kept. Crane-Benjamin’s time was 27:10. Isabella Cribby of Plainfield won with a time of 26:37.

    • Tess Matthieu (21:38) finished first overall as Bacon Academy defeated Killingly 19-32 in ECC Div. II. Emma Cote, Melinda McKenzie and Catie Field all finished in the top five for Bacon (4-2, 1-2).

    • St. Bernard beat Wheeler, 25-30, in an ECC Division IV meet. The Saints are 2-2, 1-1. Kaitlyn Kumpf (22:15) and Lucy Smith (24:15) finished first and second, respectively for Wheeler (2-3, 2-1). Also, Carissa Browne was fifth (26:33), Rose Tardiff ninth (29:55) and Kiara Korten 10th (30:02).

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