GHS cross country could be dominant

The Tomahawks girls cross country squad has not lost a regular season meet in a while, looking to continue to dominate the CCC after going 17-0 last year.

We have a good group of returning athletes who take a lot of pride in what they are doing,” head coach Brian Collins said. “There are some good new additions to the team that could have an impact on our season. Not only are the returning athletes good runners but they are good leaders for the new runners.”

Five girls will act as captains in 2013, Kristen Arborio, Cami Santor, Kaitlyn Hebert, Nicole Gerardin and Allie McArdle.

After a productive off-season, Collins expects the team to pick up right where it left off last year.

“The biggest key was for the athletes to do their summer training and come into the season in good shape,” he said. “This was done. We need to be focused each day, give the best effort possible each practice, keep a positive mindset and stay healthy. This should help us to have a successful season.”

Glastonbury Boys Cross Country

Led by sophomore Randy Neish, who has quickly developed into one of the state’s top runners, the Tomahawks boys cross country team combines youth and veteran leadership, with senior Tom Chamberlain looking to bounce back after an off year.

Chamberlain’s co-captains, Ivan Ramos-King, Michael McCarthy and Spencer Hurley are also talented runners, and helped the team to a 13-1 record in duals last year.

“We could have 10 runners competing for the varsity slots,” head coach Howie Breinan said. “Besides the above mentioned, we have freshman Chris Dancy, sophomore Ryan Leahy, junior Justin Damone, and seniors Liam Dorris, Jeff Brown and Matt Silas who may contend for spots. Randy Neish is a solid #1, a good bet to make all-state as a sophomore. It is difficult to gauge what to expect from this team. I am set for a wild ride.”

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