FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- Coach Tracy England was very pleased with her Harmon School cross country runners, as the girls placed first and the boys were fourth in the Berkshire Earlybird meet on Aug. 24 in Burton.
"It was a fantastic start to the season," said England. "I could not be happier. The runners are hard working, and the returning eighth-graders have been doing a wonderful job leading the new seventh-graders at practice."
Seventh-grade Liz Keller led the girls with a second-place overall finish in 14:12.53.
Also earning points were Gena Leib, fifth in 14:42.87; Lauren Sapochetti, seventh in 15:17.76; Maddie Schmitt, 10th in 15:22.81; Carly Obly, 11th in 15:25.58; Marissa Sesny, 13th in 15:28.69; and Natalie Girolamo, 15th in 15:30.3.
Eighth-grader Jack Behringerr led the boys, placing 19th overall in 13:52.49, followed by Max Miotke, 21st in 13:57.47; Jack Sovich, 22nd in 14:01.68; Tyler Liston, 42nd in 14:55.33; Michael Gosnell, 45th in 15:0.05; Ryan Fritinger, 52nd in 15:20.44; and Kyle Ruehr, 60th in 15:31.09.
"Keller and Behringer logged many summer miles with their fathers and it is paying off," said England. "I cannot wait to see what these two amazing teams do in our eight remaining meets."
Girls who finished out of the points list were Brynn Sesny, 16th; Courtney Long, 22nd; Whitney Lieberth, 23rd; Shayla Sellers, 26th; Adrienne Crasi, 29th; Nicole Doemling, 31st, Olivia Cymanski, 35th; Julia Brezovec, 36th; Sami Richards, 46th; Katie Phillips, 57th; and Karson Taylor, 102nd.
Boys who finished out of the points list were Zach Goldstein, 64th; Zach Thomas, 84th; Carter MIley, 93rd; Ethan Ellis, 95th; Michael Kaplan, 97th; Kameron Fry, 102nd; and Cade Phillips, 103rd.