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Guilford Girls Cross Country is Class L Runner-up

The Guilford girls’ cross country team finished second at the Class L State Championship at Wickham Park on Oct. 26. Pictured from the Indians are Julia Antony, Gianna Siciliano, Meredith Bloss, Clara Wiesler, Alyssa Lent, Emma Bonz, and Olivia Skapczynski. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

The 2018 SCC champion Guilford girls cross country team, under the direction of head coach Jim Ford, finished in second place as the Class L State Championship on Oct. 26.  The Indians tallied 80 points to finish a close second behind E.O. Smith (76).  SCC members Cheshire (6th) and Wilbur Cross (8th) also placed in the Class L meet. 

SCC champion Meredith Bloss earned runner-up honors for the race by clocking in with a time of 19:20, only finishing behind New Milford’s Claire Daniels (18:56).

Also running for Guilford at states were Clara Wiesler (7th, 20:00) and Gianna Siciliano (12th, 20:37), who both earned All-State honors.   Rounding out Guilford's runners at the state meet were Emma Bonz (28th, 21:27), Olivia Skapczynski (31st, 21:31), Julia Antony (40th, 21:56), and Alyssa Lent (51st, 22:29).

Guilford earned a spot in the State Open, which will be held on Nov. 1 at Wickham Park.

In other state girls meets, Daniel Hand placed 5th in the Class MM meet, while Sheehan was 7th in Class M.

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