The Middletown boys and Coginchaug girls cross country teams placed first at the 27th annual Going to the Sun Invitational Thursday afternoon at Durham.
The Blue Dragons edged Lyme-Old Lyme, 94-96. Leading the way for Middletown were Ben Lanza (fifth, 16:50.39), Kennie Vaughan, Tyler Mann, Evan Dunn and Ben Carlson.
Hale-Ray, behind Thomas Barlow’s fourth place finish (16:48.80), raced a strong third. Also scoring for the Noises were Matt Tung, Jake Lanning, Ryan Brownell, and Matt McPherson.
Coginchaug senior Christian Alberico was the individual boys winner. Alberico, who also won last week’s Blue Dragon Invitational, placed first with a time of 16:09.89.
Other Top 10 finishers included runner-up Old Lyme’s Ross Golebiewski (16:25.06), Morgan’s Brian Gendron (third, 16:36.03), East Hampton’s Dan Klemonski (sixth, 16:52.97), Portland’s Jon Dolan (seventh, 17:05.79), North Branford’s Bryce Mase (eighth, 17:12.69), Old Lyme’s Thomas Roth (ninth, 17:18.71) and Portland’s David Tracey (10th, 17:21.90).
The host Blue Devils outdistanced runner-up Avon, 63-76, to win the girls race. Coginchuag was led by Samantha Drop (third, 19:24.90), Bailey Thayer, Aubrey Figoras, Allie Alsup and Samantha Vigue.
East Hampton, behind a fourth place performance from Sydney Georgiades (19:41.47), placed third. Also scoring for the Bellringers were Kate Rivard-Lentz, McKenzie Boyce, Madison Roberts, and Erin Provost.
Parish Hill sophomore Sabrina Chesters (18:56.94) was the individual girls winner.
Other Top 10 finishers included runner-up Avon’s Molly Hamel (19:00.68), Portland’s Brooke Townsend (fifth, 20:01.69), East Catholic’s Emma Dolen (sixth, 20:02.73), Old Saybrook’s Mahlah Givehand (seventh, 20:16.28), East Hampton’s Everest Peacock (eighth, 20:33.23), Avon’s Ryley Higgins (ninth, 20:38.63) and Old
Lyme’s Mae Lucey (10th, 20:45.51).
Haddam-Killingworth 3, Cromwell 2 >> Megan Toman scored two goals to lead the Cougars Thursday night in a Shoreline Conference matchup at Cromwell.
Abby Schultz added a goal and Tevi Ferguson made seven saves for H-K (4-0).
Paige Martin and Taila Naves each had one goal, while Kelsey Corcoran finished with six saves for the Panthers (1-2-2).