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HK Cross Country Boys & Girls Start Dual Meet Season 5-0

Submitted by Matt Diglio.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the HK Boys and Girls Cross Country teams opened their dual meet season as they traveled to Totoket Park in North Branford to compete in the Shoreline Large School League Meet against Morgan, Coginchaug, Cromwell, Valley and North Branford. Both the Boys and Girls teams defeated all of the other teams and came away with five victories on the afternoon to start their dual meet season with a 5-0 record.

A pack of Cougars leading the race: Andrew Meredith, Conor McCabe, Jonah Spector, Dan Schumann, Michael Callis and Cameron Garrelts

A pack of Cougars leading the race: Andrew Meredith, Conor McCabe, Jonah Spector, Dan Schumann, Michael Callis and Cameron Garrelts

The boys beat Valley 15-49, beat Cromwell 15-49, beat Morgan 15-48, beat Coginchaug 20-39 and defeated North Branford 15-48. The Cougars ran the race as a pack and finished all together in the smae time of 18:51 to place 2nd-7th in the race to easily outdistance themselves from the other teams.  Leading the way for HK were sophomores Michael Callis, Andrew Meredith, Dan Schumann, Conor McCabe, Jonah Spector and senior Cameron Garrelts.

The H-K girls at the start of the race

The H-K girls at the start of the race

The girls team beat Cromwell 17-46, beat North Branford 15-50, beat Morgan 15-50, and beat Valley 15-50 and defeated Coginchaug 22-39. The girls team was by a trio of girls: senior Maddie Brandon 2nd (20:47), senior Mary Coletti 3rd (20:51) and sophomore Kelsey D’Amico 4th (20:53).  Behind them was sophomore Lexie Bouthiliier 7th (21:35), snior Erica Allen 8th (22:06), junior Lizzie Early 15th (22:12), senior Annelise Walsh 10th (22:23) and sophomore Grace Lindell 11th (22:40).

The cross country team will next be in action on Saturday at the Woods Trail Run in Thetford, VT.
Photos courtesy of Sean Walsh.
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