Posts Tagged ‘ cross country ’

A hop, a skip, and a jump: Officials add some fun twists to the 2015 Sloper Relays

October 2, 2015
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Adam Theriault splashes through the mud pit.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered to run in teams of two or four athletes in the fifth annual Sloper Relays…

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City of Brotherly Love: Knights score well at Philadelphia meet

September 24, 2015
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The Lady Knights pose with their trophies and medals after a second place performance at the Briarwood Invitational Meet in Philadelphia.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight cross country teams competed at the Briarwood Invitational at the historical Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia, Penn. on Saturday, Sept. 19. “We got a chance to run the course the night prior,” said Southington coach Dan Dachelet. “It was a good thing we did. When we turned the corner…

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Looking to build on last year: Cross country had stellar year in 2014

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The girl’s cross country team is coming off of a stellar 2014 season with a record of 11-3 (11-3 in the CCC West). The team finished fifth overall (second in the West Division) at the CCC Championship Meet, finishing four in the top 50. At the Class LL State Meet,…

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They’re young but deep: Southington harriers coming into their own

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s cross country team may be young coming into the 2015 season, but they are deep. Depth is the word that came to the second year coach’s mind when he stepped back with his arms folded for a moment, observing his boys pacing in packs around Hubbard Park in Meriden,…

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Southington Fall Sports Schedules

August 26, 2015
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The fall season is upon us. Southington High School will kick off the 2015-16 school year on Friday, Sept. 11 with football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, and girls volleyball. Girls swimming will dive into competition on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Boys and girls cross country will burst from the starting gates on Saturday, Sept. 19.…

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Class LL Championship; Garrison advances; Injured girls fall short of open

October 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
Catherin Myers leads a pack of girls out of the woods at the 1-mile mark.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight’s No. 2 runner was perched on crutches at the finish line as her teammates navigated the 5K course at Wickham Park. Southington’s top runner was beginning to fade into the pack. One varsity runner learned about her start just a few days before the race. All of…

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Taming the conference; Girls finish 2nd in CCC West; Boys place 4th

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sean Garrison leads a pack of runners at Wickham Park during the CCC Championship meet on Oct. 16.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer The pain was etched across her face as Gabi Napoli clawed her way toward the finish line. Southington’s frontrunner, Lauren Perkowski, was still in her sights, and the junior runner hobbled up the final hill in hot pursuit. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, fallen runners littered the Wickham Park course when…

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Girls win Nonnewaug; SHS Cross Country is finding its stride

October 9, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Perkowski (20:06.72) charged into the top five at the Nonnewaug Invitational Meet. Gabi Napoli (20:36.07) broke into the top 10, and Catherine Myers (20:51.97) finished 14th, but that was expected. On Friday, Oct. 5, Coach Dan Dachelet expected his top three runners to compete against the top girls at…

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Sloper Relays; Fundraiser event has swelled into a cross country festival

October 2, 2014
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By John Goralski
Varsity runners sprint across the main field at the start of the Sloper Relays. This year’s event welcomed runners from 11 high schools and five middle schools.

By John Goralski Sports Writer An inflatable arch marked the finish line. Streamers traced the course at YMCA Camp Sloper, and throngs of fans chased the pack as it criss-crossed the Southington park. For four years, the annual Sloper Relays has been a welcomed break from the rigors of the varsity season. This year, it…

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Stratton Brook Invitational; Girls place 3 runner in top 25; boys place 2 in top 30

September 26, 2014
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By John Goralski
Gabi Napoli crosses the bridge in the second mile of the Stratton Brook Invitational. Napoli (20th) was one of 3 Lady Knights in the top 25.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Dan Dachelet double checked the numbers and trotted up to the Southington tent with a broad grin. He called out to a varsity girl lounging on a blanket, and she turned to face her cross country coach. “We finished fourth,” he cheered. “We beat Simsbury and Hall.” The runner looked…

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