EAST LYME — Stonington High's Ryan Gruczka finished second as the Bears opened the season with a win and two losses in an ECC boys cross country quad meet on Tuesday.
Grucka finished with a time of 17:21 on the 3.1-mile course.
Stonington defeated Windham, 15-50, but lost to East Lyme, 19-44, and Woodstock, 20-43.
Other scorers for the Bears were Chris O'Dell (26th, 22:22), Emerson Baltrukonis (29th, 22:57), Matthew Goulart (39th, 25:29) and Anthony Marchigiano (46th, 31:06).
Stonington next competes on Tuesday at Haley Farm State Park in Groton with Fitch, NFA and St. Bernard at 4:30 p.m.
— Keith Kimberlin