Rams by the Numbers: New Canaan cross country, Virginia diving, and Boston College football

New Canaan senior co-captain Andrew Malling, shown in action during a cross country meet in Waveny Park, was second at the Winding Trails Invitational in Farmington in September. — Dave Stewart photo
The FCIAC cross country championships are racing to New Canaan and in this week’s Rams by the Numbers, we’ll give you some details about the event, as well as take a look at what the Rams’ boys and girls teams have been up to.
From cross country, we’ll head to college to touch base with a few former Ram stars who are competing in diving, football and volleyball.
Date of the annual FCIAC cross country championships in Waveny Park. This Thursday date is updated from the original scheduled Wednesday start, as the meet was pushed back a day due to wet course conditions at Waveny. The postponement will give the course and extra day to dry out if there are no further storms between now and the meet. The day will include boys and girls freshman, junior varsity and varsity races and features many of the top runners in the state. The meet begins with freshman races at 2:15 p.m., with the main events to follow: Boys varsity 5K at 2:50, and girls varsity 4K at 3:20. Times are approximate.
Place finish for the New Canaan boys cross country team in the Varsity II race at the Brewster Bear Invitational on Saturday. The Rams had 10 runners compete at the race, with six of those being sophomores. New Canaan was 10-5 in dual meets this season.
Time for New Canaan boys cross country senior co-captain Andrew Malling at the Brewster Bear Invitational on Saturday. Malling covered the 5K course in 16:05.03, which was good for sixth place. Junior Ryan Lytle (16:48.7) was 20th, and sophomore Allessandro Malagoli (16:51.4) was 23rd.
Record of the New Canaan girls cross country team, a mark which gives them the FCIAC’s Eastern Division championship. The Rams swept three opponents during a dual meet race last Friday, beating Darien, Warde and Wilton in Waveny Park. That race had originally been scheduled for last Tuesday, but was postponed due to the storms which hit the area. The Rams then sealed up the division title by going 2-1 in Ridgefield on Tuesday.
University of Virginia’s three-meter diving record, held by New Canaan’s Kylie Towbin, now a senior with the Cavaliers. She set that mark, as well as the UVA’s platform diving record of 297.85, during her junior season. Towbin is also second all-time on the Cavaliers’ 1-meter board with a score of 307.58. Virginia opened the 2018-19 season with a 178-112 win over Penn State on Saturday, with Towbin finishing second at 3 meters (281.48) and third at 1 meter (238.43).
Career interceptions for Boston College senior Zach Allen, who had a pick during the Eagles’ football game at North Carolina State on Saturday. Allen ended a drive by the Wolfpack, intercepting a pass at the one-yard line and returning it six yards. He also had six tackles in the game, but unfortunately, Boston College fell 28-23. The Eagles are 4-2 and will host Louisville in their Homecoming game at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13.
Record of the Washington and Lee women’s volleyball team, which features former Ram star Carson Allsteadt on the roster. Allsteadt, a freshman outside hitter, has played in seven matches and 14 sets for the Generals, collecting 7 kills, 5 digs, and 6 blocks. The Generals opening the season with four losses, but have since won 11 of 15 matches.
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The FCIAC field hockey tournament by the numbers
Friday October 26, 2018

New Canaan senior co-captain Celia Sokolowski. — Dave Stewart photo Eight teams will begin their quest for the 2018 FCIAC field hockey championship today, as the quarterfinal round gets underway at 3:30 p.m., Friday. Here’s a look at some stats on the eight playoff teams, as well as how they fared this season against their […]

Darien snaps New Canaan volleyball’s win streak
Tuesday October 16, 2018

New Canaan senior Josie Matyszewski keeps the ball in play during the Rams’ match against Darien on Monday in the NCHS gym. — Dave Stewart photo So much had been going right for the New Canaan volleyball team lately that it was a bit strange seeing them on the losing end of a 3-0 match […]

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Charlton nets six as New Canaan girls lacrosse reigns in rain against Longmeadow
Sunday April 21, 2019

New Canaan’s Natalie Lopez (23) knocks the ball away from Henna Brennan (2) of Longmeadow, Mass., as New Canaan’s Kaleigh Harden (6) also defends during Saturday’s girls lacrosse game at Dunning Field. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media The New Canaan Rams and Longmeadow Lancers of Massachusetts have developed quite a long-distance rivalry over the years. […]

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