The Rams’ Sophie Curcio stays in stride during the FCIAC girls cross country championships on Oct. 18 in Waveny Park. — Dave Stewart photo
Sophie Curcio broke into the top 10 and the Rams received all of their scoring from underclassmen as New Canaan finished seventh in the CIAC Class L girls cross country championship race Friday at Manchester’s Wickham Park.
The Rams, who were fifth at the FCIAC championships a week earlier, scored 159 points in the Class L meet, far outdistancing eighth-place Cheshire’s 244.
EO Smith won the title with 76 points, followed by Guilford (80) and New Milford (83) in the top three. For the FCIAC, Wilton (142) was fourth and Darien (143) was fifth.
All of the CIAC races were held on Friday after being moved ahead one day due to the forecast of stormy weather for Saturday.
Curcio, a junior, had finished 17th in the 4,000-meter FCIAC race, and moved up on the longer, 5,000-meter course used for the Class L race. She finished in 10th place with a time of 20:10.
Sophomore Breanne Shipman also had a strong showing, finishing 26th in 21:14.
Three freshmen followed, as Riley Shipman (21:46) was 36th; Kiera Hynes (22:02) was 43rd; and Abby Cheney (22:04) was 44th. Sophomore Emma Ognibene (22:24) finished 48th.
New Milford freshman Claire Daniels won the race in 18:56, with Guilford senior Meredith Bloss (19:20) in second, and New Milford’s Brooke Morabito (19:29) in third.
CIAC Class L Championship at Wickham Park, Fri., Oct. 26
Team Scores (Top 10)
1 EO Smith 76; 2 Guilford 80; 3 New Milford 83; 4 Wilton 142; 5 Darien 143; 6 Cheshire 145; 7 New Canaan 159; 8 Wilbur Cross 244; 9 Conard 261; 10 Simsbury 286
New Canaan runners (5K course)
10 – Sophie Curcio, 20:10
26 – Breanne Shipman, 21:14
36 – Riley Shipman, 21:46
43 – Kiera Hynes, 22:02
44 – Abby Cheney, 22:04
48 – Emma Ognibene, 22:24
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