FARMINGTON, Sept. 21 – Avon sophomore Jack Martin set a new course record winning the Large Division race at the eighth annual Winding Trails Invitational on Saturday. Martin helped the Avon High boys cross country team finish second behind Glastonbury, 60-100. East Lyme was third with 113 points.
Martin finished the 3.1-mile course in a record time of 15:46, beating Glastonbury’s Jacob Smith, who was second in 15:59. Daniel Carvalho (13, 17:03), Tyler Hinrichs (22, 17:15) and Jevonte Eaves (29, 17:33) each finished in the top 30. David Parry (35, 17:54) and Lucas Hester (36, 17:58) also ran for the Falcons.
There were more than 100 runners in the race.
Canton’s Julia Caputo won the Small Division girls race with a winning time of 19:19, beating Ellington’s Kathryn Bonanno with a time of 19:30. The only other top 25 runner from the area was Maeve Balavender (23, 22:37).
Canton finished ninth with 241 points while Granby was eleventh with 267.
In the girls Large Division race, Avon’s Rhiannon Richmond finished second with a time of 19:14. New Milford’s Claire Daniels won the race with a time of 18:56.
Avon’s Gabrielle Richmond was eleventh with a time of 20:31 while teammate Maureen Ek was 12th with a time of 20:34. The Falcons finished sixth. New Canaan beat Glastonbury, 62-76 to win the race.
In the boys Small Division race, Granby was led by David Hitchinger who finished 25th with a time of 17:44. Canton was led by senior Matt Barton (46, 18:32). Granby finished seventh while Canton took tenth.