STONINGTON — Stonington High’s girls’ cross country team opened the season with a sweep of an ECC Medium Division meet on Tuesday.
Elise Huysman was the Bears’ top finisher, helping them to a 19-42 win over Montville and a 22-33 victory over Waterford. Stonington hosted the meet and Waterford downed Montville 19-39 in the other result.
The tri-meet was the first action of the season for all three teams.
Huysman finished the 3.1-mile course in 23 minutes flat which put the sophomore in second place overall.
Waterford’s Jeannette Mourney won the race with a time of 22:47.
After Montville’s Suzie Fitzgerald finished in third, Stonington claimed the next three spots in the race. Sophomore Anna Bornstein placed fourth in 23:15, junior Antonia Reynolds was fifth in 23:40 and junior Caralyn Granato took sixth in 24:08.
Stonington’s fifth scorer was sophomore Serena Monteiro who placed ninth in 25:04.
Stonington’s next race is this weekend when the Bears compete in Saturday’s Windham Invitational at 9:30 a.m.
STONINGTON — The Bears got past Montville 24-38 and cruised by Waterford 17-46 in Tuesday’s ECC Medium Division meet.
The Bears put seven runners among the top 10 with Henry Kaczman’s second place finish leading the locals.
Kaczman finished in 18 minutes and 49 seconds with Montville’s Dan Linkenhoker winning the race in 17:44. The course was 3.1 miles long.
Stonington’s Jacob Aubrecht placed third in 19:06.
The other Stonington scorers were Sean Crowley who placed fifth overall in 19:23, Frank Sternberg who was seventh in 19:24, and Will Robinson who placed eighth in 19:37.
Waterford downed Montville 28-31 in the other result. Tuesday’s meet was the season-opener for all three teams.
Stonington’s next action is on Saturday at the Windham Invitational. The Bears run at 9:30 a.m.
LEDYARD — Former Stonington High All-State player Jennifer Sullivan’s debut as a varsity coach was a successful one as Ledyard blanked the Bears in the season opener for both teams.
Ledyard moved to the ECC-Large this season after posting an 8-7-1 overall record and a 6-4 ECC-Medium record last season.
Stonington won the ECC-Medium at 9-1 last season, beating the Colonels by 3-0 and 5-0 scores. The Bears remain in the Medium this season.
Ledyard scored a goal in each 40-minute half.
Ledyard outshot Stonington 9-7. The Colonels scored on a deflection off a Bear fullback’s head and on a breakaway, according to longtime Stonington coach Dave Walsh. Names were not available.
Gabi Hoops made five saves for the Bears, who play at ECC-Large Fitch 3:45 p.m. Friday in an out of division game.