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SCC Shines at New England Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to head coach Chris Stonier and the New England champion Xavier Falcons

The Southern Connecticut Conference was well-represented at the 2017 New England Cross Country Championships, held Nov. 11 in Belfast, Maine.

Xavier, the SCC and State Open champion, won the New England title with 74 points, while Fairfield Prep finished 7th.

Individually, Fairfield Prep senior Drew Thompson, who had won the SCC, Class LL and State Open titles already this fall, added a New England championship to his impressive ledger.  Thompson finished the 3.1 mile race in 15:16, winning the race by nearly 32 seconds.

Drew Thompson (Fairfield Prep) leading the pack at the New Englands on Nov. 11


Cheshire senior Brendan Murray finished third (15:51), while Shelton senior Robert Dillon was sixth (15:54).

Junior Dillon Selfors (12th, 16:02) and senior Owen Curran (13th, 16:02) paced the eventual champion Xavier, who had all five of its scoring runners place in the top 31 of the race, which consisted of 256 runners.

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In the girls race, SCC champion Guilford finished 20th (out of 29 teams).  The Indians were led by Meredith Bloss, who finished 13th with a time of 18:33. 

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