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H.S. cross country roundup: East Lyme boys sweep quad

Published September 18. 2013 4:00AM
Dana Jensen/The Day
Max Armstrong, left, leads a 1-2-3 finish by Ledyard runners during Tuesday's sweep of Fitch and New London at Haley Farm State Park in Groton. Bryce Hedman, right, finished second and Aaron Norcia was third.

East Lyme - Andrew Handfield and Noah Hallisey finished 1-2 to help the East Lyme High School boys' cross country team sweep a quad-meet Tuesday on its home course at Rocky Neck State Park.

Handfield finished the 5K course in 18 minutes, 5 seconds and Hallisey followed in 18:21 for East Lyme (5-0), which defeated Stonington (26-29), Killingly (19-38) and Tourtellotte (15-50).

Frank Sternberg finished third for Stonington, which beat Killingly (15-46) in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division and Tourtellotte (15-48). Stonington is 4-1, 3-0.

In other meets:

• Max Armstrong, Bryce Hedman and Aaron Norcia finished 1-2-3 for Ledyard in a tri-meet sweep of Fitch (19-36) and New London (17-46) in the ECC Large Division. Fitch also topped New London 20-43. Armstrong's winning time over the 3.1-mile course was 18:01. Xavier Jones was fourth for New London and Cam Wilhelm was fifth for Fitch.

• Lucas Medling placed second (18:09) as Griswold beat Wheeler (23-36) and Windham (22-43) in the ECC Small. Wheeler also beat Windham (21-38). Troy Stefanski was third (18:35), Max Reck fourth (18:45) and Billy Grigg ninth (20:08) for Wheeler (3-1, 1-2). Windham's Jesus Osova won the race (18:00).

• Montville's Dan Linkinhoker was the overall winner, finishing in 17:42 as the Indians beat Lyman Memorial (26-29) and lost to ECC Medium foe Bacon Academy (23-37) and St. Bernard (24-37). Kevin Fitzgerald was sixth in 19:31 for Montville (1-4, 0-3). James Rose was the top finisher for St. Bernard (4-2, 2-0), placing third in 17:53, and Nick Kane was seventh in 19:36. St. Bernard also beat ECC Small opponent Lyman (19-43) and lost to Bacon (26-30).

• Norwich Tech's Adam Pelletier set a Mohegan Park course record for a Constitution State Conference meet, winning the 3.1-mile race in 18:20 in a 17-41 victory over Grasso Tech. Mike Froscello (19:02) and Carl Feder-Craney (19:34) took second and third, respectively, for the Warriors (2-0, 2-0). Mack Foster was the top runner for Grasso Tech (0-2, 0-2), placing fifth in 21:35.

Girls

• Ellen Arvidson took third in 22:23, leading St. Bernard past Montville (17-46) and ECC Small Division foe Lyman Memorial (25-32). Heather Wallace was sixth (22:48) for St. Bernard (4-1, 2-0), which lost to Bacon Academy (24-31). Suzie Fitzgerald was the top finisher for Montville, placing 10th in 23:38. The Indians (0-5, 0-3) also lost to Lyman (18-38) and ECC Medium foe Bacon (16-46).

• East Lyme improved to 3-2 by sweeping a quad-meet at home. Kirsten Thompson was the overall winner (15:51) and teammate Lily Whittaker finished third (17:24) for the Vikings, who beat Stonington (21-39), Killingly (24-36) and Tourtellotte (15-50). Stonington, which beat Tourtellotte (15-50) and Killingly (26-33) in the ECC Medium, was led by Anna Bornstein (fourth) and Antonia Reynolds (fifth). The Bears are 4-1, 3-0.

• Kelsey Melinosky placed third overall in 22:27, leading Wheeler past Windham 15-50 in the ECC Small. Wheeler lost to Griswold 19-42. Wheeler's Lea Janz was sixth in 24:06 while Lizzy O'Gara (10th, 25:28), Kallee Lewis (12th, 26:31) and Ziwei Zheng (31:39) also competed.

• Meaghan Covey finished first in 26:00, pacing Grasso Tech past Norwich Tech 24-32 in the CSC. Jennifer Martin was fourth (29:52) for Grasso (1-1, 1-1). Kat Bauman was second (27:48) and April Sanborn third (28:06) for Norwich Tech (1-1, 1-1).

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