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Granby, Somers get sweeps as Canton boys and girls drop close decisions

SIMSBURY, October 3 – Granby’s Chris Weber, Luke Jennings and Simon Matthews each finished in the top five as the Granby High boys cross country team picked up victories over Canton, Somers and Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) in North Central Connecticut Conference action on Wednesday at Stratton Brook Park.

Jennings’ two second victory over Andrew Obrzut to finish third and Matthews ability to beat Canton’s Sean Richard by nine seconds to finish fifth enabled the Bears (8-2) to beat Canton, 26-29.

The Warriors, who had five runners in the top 10, beat Somers, 20-37 and HMTCA, 15-50 and improve to 6-4 on the season.

In the girl race, Somers’ Kylie Raymond beat Granby’s Amy Briggs to win the individual race. Raymond’s victory helped Somers (8-1) sweep Canton, Granby and HMTCA. Somers slipped past Canton, 26-29. The Warriors (8-2) beat Granby and HMTCA.

Canton returns to action next Wednesday when they host Ellington, East Granby and Coventry at Stratton Brook Park.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Granby 26, Canton 29
Granby 20, Somers 40
Granby 15, HMTCA 50
Canton 20, Somers 37
Canton 15, HMTCA 50
Somers 15, HMTCA 50
At Simsbury
Individual results – 1. Chris Weber (G) 19:14 for 3.1 miles at Stratton Brook Park, 2. T. Hammond (S) 19:30, 3. Luke Jennings (G) 19:36, 4. Andrew Obrzut (Ca) 19:38, 5. Simon Matthews (G) 19:43; 6. Sean Richard (Ca) 19:52, 7. Matt Barton (Ca) 19:58, 8. Keith Thomas (Ca) 20:08, 9. John Holowesko (Ca) 20:12, 10. Benjamin Goettsche (G) 20:20
Records: Granby 8-2, Canton 6-4, Somers 5-4, HMTCA 1-10

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Somers 26, Canton 30
Somers 21, Granby 36
Somers 15, HMTCA 50
Canton 22, Granby 33
Canton 15, HMTCA 50
Granby 15, HMTCA 50
At Simsbury
Individual results – 1. Kylie Raymond (S) 19:54 for 3.1 miles at Stratton Brook Park, 2. Amy Briggs (G) 22:14, 3. Helena Winkler (Ca) 22:44, 4. T. Pitts (S) 23:28, 5. Jenna Cuniowski (Ca) 23:31, 6. R. St. Germain (S) 23:33, 7. Maeve Balavender (Ca) 24:16, 8. Lila Hunt (Ca) 24:23, 9. S. Uyar (S) 24:24, 10. M. Lindsay (H) 25:42
Records: Canton 8-2, Somers 8-1, Granby 6-4, HMTCA 0-9

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