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Avon runners capture a pair of CCC Central White divisional crowns

CP canterbury a, graphicMANCHESTER, October 19 – The Avon High boys and girls cross country teams each captured the CCC Central White division championship for the second straight year on Wednesday with top 10 finishes at the Central Connecticut Conference championships at Wickham Park.

Both Falcon teams went 5-0 in the dual meet portion of the season and were each the top team in the CCC Central White division to capture the title. Teams earn one point for each dual meet win in the division and one point for each win over a divisional opponent.

The Avon girls, ranked No. 9 in the most recent state coaches poll, were led by Emily Foley, who was 15th overall in 21:15. Rachel Martin was 20th in 21:25 followed by Christina Martin in 33rd place in 21:56. All three earned All-Conference honors.

The Falcons finished sixth overall in the CCC behind No. 4 Glastonbury (52 points), which placed three runners in the top 10. The Tomahawks outdistanced No. 2 Tolland (121), Simsbury (151) and No. 11 E.O. Smith (161).

In the CCC Central White race, Avon had five runners in the top 10 to roll to a 27-65 win over Farmington.

The Avon boys finished eighth overall in the CCC race, led by Zach Bortoff, who was 20th with a time of 17:39. Jack Stokesbury (38, 18:12) and Jonathan Hernandez (44, 18:20) each finished in the top 50.

In the CCC Central White race, Avon had five of the top seven finishers with Bortoff, Stokesbury and Hernandez in the top three spots. Bortoff, Stokesbury, Hernandez, Jack Schmittlein and Andrew Mascoli each earned All-Conference honors. The Falcons easily outlasted Northwest Catholic, 19-50.

CCC Championships
At Manchester
BOYS
Team results (top 10): 1. Hall 60, 2. East Catholic 95, 3. Tolland 100, 4. Glastonbury 113, 5. Manchester 140, 6. Middletown 191, 7. Southington 205, 8. Avon 251, 9. E.O. Smith 258, 10. Simsbury 328. Teams finishing the race: 31
Individual results: 1. Joe Pearl, Manchester, 16:34.9 for 3.1 miles at Wickham Park, 2. Trey Cormier, Hall, 16:58.4, 3. Josh Bedard, Tolland, 17:00.5, 4. Chris Reeves, Glastonbury, 17:01.8, 5. Miller Anderson, Hall, 17:04.6, 6. Evan Kennedy, East Catholic 17:05.7, 7. Heath Olivieri, East Catholic 17:13.7, 8. Solomon Davis, Simsbury, 17:20.0, 9. Cooper Shifrin, East Catholic, 17:21, 10. Killian McNamee, Tolland, 17:26
Avon results: 20. Zach Bortoff 17:39.7, 38. Jack Stokesbury 18:12.3, 44. Jonathan Hernandez 18:20.9, 73. Jack Schmittlein 19:01.1, 76. Andrew Mascoli 19:04.3, 126. Ian Albreski 20:09, 136. John Hagan 20:22

CCC Central White
Team results – 1. Avon 19, 2. Northwest Catholic 50, 3. Farmington 81, 4. Windsor 84
Individual results: 1. Bortoff 17:39.7, 2. Stokesbury 18:12.3, 3. Hernandez 18:20, 4. Sean McCarty, Windsor, 18:27.4, 5. Brian Watterson, NWC, 18:45, 6. Schmittlein 19:01, 7. Mascoli, 19:04, 8. Jeremy Rivera, Bulkeley, 19:06, 9. Michael Stamm, NWC, 19:31, 10. Eric Wiegmann, Farmington 19:34

GIRLS
Team results (top 10): 1. Glastonbury 52, 2. Tolland 121, 3. Simsbury 151, 4. E.O. Smith 161, 5. RHAM 195, 6. Avon 206, 7. South Windsor 210, 8. Southington 25, 9. Berlin 274, 10. Conard 289. Teams finishing the race 24.
Individual results: 1. Katherine DeLoreto, Tolland, 19:09.1 for 3.1 miles at Wickham Park; 2. Haley Collins, Tolland, 19:28.6, 3. Maeve Daily, Simsbury, 20:03.2, 4. Gwendolyn Geisler, Conard, 20:09, 5. Michaela Caron, Tolland, 20:37, 6. Erin McGill, Glastonbury, 20:39, 7. Brittany Anderson, Glastonbury, 20:43.2, 8. Sydney Nash, Enfield, 20:43.8, 9. Gaelyn Kattman, Glastonbury 20:52, 10. Elizabeth Rose, EO Smith 20:58
Avon results: 15. Emily Foley 21:15, 20. Rachel Martin, 21:25, 33. Christina Martin 21:56, 67. Rhiannon Richmond 23:05, 71. Sara Leavens 23:12, 88. Christine Oberhausen 23:48, 97. Ashley Martin 23:59

CCC Central White
Team results: 1. Avon 27, 2. Farmington 65, 3. Northwest Catholic 66, 4. Windsor 80
Individual results: 1. Kathryn Shea, NWC 21:15.5, 2. Emily Foley, 21:15.5, 3. Rachel Martin 21:25, 4. Rebecca Samuel, Windsor 21:54, 5. Christina Martin 21:56, 6. Kaitlyn Kijak, Windsor, 22:40, 7. Julia Furmanek, Farmington 22:59, 8. Rhiannon Richmond 23:05, 9. Sara Leavens 23:12, 10. Christine Oberhausen 23:48

2016 CCC Championship results

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