NEW CANAAN — It was a Ridgefield sweep Thursday afternoon at the FCIAC Cross Country at Waveny Park. Led by Trevor Hopper’s first place finish in the boys’ 5K race (15:15) the Tigers captured first place as team with 27 points. The Darien boys finished in second place with 59 points, while Staples was third (91).
On the girls’ side, Ridgefield won its third straight title scoring 52 points, edging out Staples (57) in a close finish. Wilton took third with 74 points.
Individually for the girls, Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi set a course record (4K) with a time of 13:29. Westhill’s Claire Howlett was second (13:41), while Fairfield Warde’s Cate Allen was third (14:33).
Darien’s Alex Osteberg was second (15:18) and Will Bordash was third (15:52).