Athlete of the Week: Tolland’s Ackerley

It was a spectacular week for the Tolland girls cross country team, as the talented group of runners captured the Class M and State Open title within the space of seven days.

Three of the top five Tolland finishers crossed the finish line in the top 15 during Friday’s State Open, led by Courtney Ackerley  whose time of 19:17 netted her 9th place and a trip to New Englands.

“It has been amazing,” the junior said. “I can’t describe the feeling. It is just great. My goal was to get top 10. I wasn’t sure because of the weather and everything, but I went out and had fun and did the best I could do, and I met my goal.”

Ackerley has been an anchor on the team all season long, and well look to keep her good times rolling in Manchester, New Hampshire Saturday.

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