Warde cross country teams running toward titles
Published 9:29 am, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
GREENWICH — The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams for Fairfield Warde showed they are indeed, primed for the postseason with impressive performances during Tuesday’s meet at Greenwich Point.
The Mustangs boys team posted victories against Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien. The girls squad, meanwhile, defeated Darien.
Warde’s boys team improved to 10-2 on the season and was led by senior William Brisman, who won the race in 15 minutes, 30 seconds.
“We’ve done quite well throughout the season and today we made a good showing,” Brisman said. “We want to win our division in the FCIAC, so this was an important meet. It was a fun course to run on with the sandy areas. Overall, it was a lot of fun.”
“At the very least, we want to finish top three if not higher in the state and top six in New Englands,” Brisman said. “Hopefully, we can make New Englands again.”
On the girls side, Warde beat Darien, 19-42. Greenwich edged Warde, 26-29 and the Mustangs lost a close decision to New Canaan, 27-28. Warde senior Gabi Galletta finished second in 18:31. Greenwich freshman Zoe Harris was the race’s winner in 18:22.
“It was definitely tough keeping up with the girl who finished first, but I’m pretty impressed with my time,” Galletta said. “This was my first time running on the course, so it was new to me. It was beautiful running out near the water, but the sand was difficult. I’ve had some good races the past few weeks.”