FARMINGTON, Oct. 13 – The Avon High boys and girls cross country teams are in position to be the first athletic teams at the school to win a Central Connecticut Conference divisional title. Both teams finished the dual meet portion of the CCC schedule undefeated Tuesday with easy wins over Farmington at Winding Trails.
The Avon boys remained unbeaten in the CCC Central White division with a 15-50 win over Farmington while the Avon girls also remained perfect in dual meet competition with a 15-46 decision over the Indians.
Brian Lancaster won the race for Avon, which finished 5-0 overall and 5-0 in the CCC Central White. For the girls, Rachel Martin won the race for the Falcons, who improve to 5-0 and 5-0 CCC Central White.
Teams earn one point for every dual meet win and one point for each divisional opponent they beat the CCC championship meet next Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Wickham Park in Manchester at 3 p.m. The Falcons will be competing against Farmington, Bulkeley, Northwest Catholic, Windsor and Weaver in their race for a division title.
The last time the Avon boys won a league championship in cross country was in 1984 in their final year in the Northwest Conference. The Avon girls have won four of the last six North Central Connecticut Conference titles, including three straight from 2011-13. The Falcons, who have won 59 of their last 60 dual meets back to 2010, are the defending Class MM state champions.
For the Avon girls, ranked No. 7 in the state coaches poll, the real race will be for the overall CCC championship. They will be challenged by No. 1 Tolland and No. 2 Glastonbury. But it will give the Falcons some good competition before the CIAC state championship meets on Oct. 31.
This is Avon’s first year in the Central Connecticut Conference after 30 years in the NCCC.