The 2013 All-Courant high school girls cross country team package:
Courtney Akerley, Tolland, Jr.
Kristen Arborio, Glastonbury, Sr.
Chrissy Bendzinski, RHAM-Hebron, Sr.
Madeleine Brandon, Haddam-Killingworth, So.
Brittney Brown, Windsor, Fr.
Hayley Collins, Tolland, Fr.
Katherine Deloreto, Tolland, Fr.
Liz Fengler, Sheehan-Wallingford, Sr.
Lisa Grieco, Berlin, Fr.
Kathryn Hastings, Glastonbury, So
Haley Hasty, Rockville-Vernon, Jr.
Kaitlyn Hebert, Glastonbury, Jr.
Gaelyn Kattman, Glastonbury, Fr.
Molly Kozlowski, Tolland, Jr.
Liz Lagoy, Conard-West Hartford, Sr.
Sarah Mattison, Simsbury, Sr.
Allison McArdle, Glastonbury, So.
Samantha Nyser, Bolton, Sr.
Catherine Pinson, Granby, Sr.
Kaleigh Roberts, Mercy-Middletown, Sr.
Bridgid Selfors, Mercy, Fr.
Caroline Smith, Simsbury, Sr.
Megan Steinhilber, Tolland, Sr.
Caitlin Swanson, Tolland, So.
Shea Williams, Conard, Sr.
STORY LINES OF THE SEASON
Tolland earned its first State Open title and No. 1 ranking in the New Balance Running Academy CT cross country coaches poll. The Eagles won the CCC and Class M titles after an undefeated regular season. Tolland dominated the class meet, beating second-place Suffield 17-70 for its third straight state title.
Glastonbury won the Class LL championship. The Tomahawks finished second to Ridgefield the previous two seasons, but in 2013 Glastonbury beat the Tigers 51-71.
Mercy-Middletown's Kaleigh Roberts finished fifth in Class L and her Tigers placed second in the class meet. In the State Open, Roberts placed fifth again.
CIAC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
State Open: Team, Tolland; Individual, Hannah Debalsi, Staples-Westport
Class LL: Glastonbury; Debalsi
Class L: Wilton; Cate Allen, Fairfield Warde
Class MM: Branford; Gabrielle Richichi, New Fairfield
Class M: Tolland; Courtney Akerley, Tolland
Class SS: Griswold; Alyssa Brehler, Griswold
Class S: Immaculate-Danbury; Carly Schuyler , Immaculate
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