Posts Tagged ‘ cross country ’

Four horsemen capture the title at Sloper Relays

September 28, 2016
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Some runners dress in costume, above, as the Knights take a break from the dual meet season to compete for cookies at the Sloper Relays.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner and Shane Leone and Mark and Tom Murdy led all runners by finishing first overall and first in the Four Boys Division with a time of 31:49 as the four horsemen galloped to victory at the Sloper Relays on Friday. Southington’s cross country teams welcomed about 1,047 middle and…

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Cross country teams split with Warriors at home opener

September 22, 2016
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Mark Murdy puts some distance between himself and the pack during a duel meet against Hall at YMCA Camp Sloper.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER There were no personal bests recorded through the humid, 80 degree dual meet, but Southington runners graced the top of the podium in both races when the Knights split with Hall at YMCA Camp Sloper on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Isabella Scalise (22:53) paced the Lady Knights to a comfortable 22-38…

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Harriers score a pair of top 10 runners at Martha’s Vineyard

September 15, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington experienced the first round of out-of-state competition over the weekend as the cross country program traveled to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in Edgartown, Mass. for the 10th annual Martha’s Vineyard High School Cross Country Invitational. Southington coach Dan Dachelet said that Saturday, Sept. 10 made for a…

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Stepping up for the state open: Cross Country teams are poised for a postseason sequel

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 campaign was a memorable year for Southington’s cross country program, marking the first time that both the boys and girls teams qualified for the state open in the same season. It marked the first time this millennium that either team qualified for the final state competition. The Lady…

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Knights are still going: Cross country teams compete at Nike nationals

December 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Members of the Southington Blue Knights cross country team traveled to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 28 to compete against some of the best runners in the northeast at the 2015 Nike Cross Country Nationals Northeast Regional. States represented at the meet included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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Knights advance to Open: Girls and boys teams qualify for the state meet

November 4, 2015
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Gabi Napoli set the pace with a 16th place finish at the Class LL race in Manchester on Oct. 31. The race marked the first time that Southington girls advanced to the state open as a team.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner Leone was trailing behind a pack of runners as he made his way up the hill to the home stretch of the race. He saw the spectators leaning over the fence, cheering the runners on. He also saw his teammates and coach cheering him on. “I saw his eyes as…

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The postseason begins: Garrison sets the pace; runners surge into the CCC

October 29, 2015
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Adam Theriault charges up the hill toward the finish line at Wickham Park in Manchester during the CCC Championship boys race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The herd stampeded through a small opening of a gate into the fields like raging bulls in rush hour traffic, kicking up dust and scattering it throughout the air. A vast sea of spectators leaned over the fences with anticipation to see what color jersey came around the bend first. On…

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Cross country shuts out New Britain, Hartford Public in dual meet finale

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys teamed defeated the Golden Hurricanes 15-50 and they also defeated the Owls by the same score. For the Knights, the regular season dual meet finale served more as a workout than any sort of challenge. Twenty-two Southing-ton runners finished the race before New Britain’s frontrunner, and 25 Knights finished…

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Harriers get their first taste of Wickham Park: Knights sweep Simsbury; score well at Wickham Invite

October 14, 2015
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Sean Garrison pushes for the finish line at the 2015 Wickham Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Over the hills and through the open fields and woodlands of the 250 acre Manchester park, the boys and girls cross country teams got a preview to the postseason at the annual Wickham Invitational at Saturday, Oct. 10. It was the first chance to run the course at Wickham Park, which…

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Knights keep step with CCC

October 8, 2015
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Sean Garrison leads the pack during a race against Conard and Hall at the West Hartford reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys and girls cross country teams competed against Conard and Hall in the cold rain at the West Hartford Reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2. The boys team defeated Conard 18-44, but tied Hall 29-29. However, Hall received the win, due to the faster time of their sixth runner. Sean Garrison…

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