Cross Country - Varsity
vs. Avon Old Farms
|Date:||September 22, 2018|
|Score:||TP 19 - Salisbury 39, TP 39 Avon 20|
On a crisp, overcast Saturday afternoon, the Pride Harriers opened the 2018 season with a tri meet against host Salisbury and Avon. After three weeks of training the team was looking forward to an opportunity to compete. Captain Nick Grande led the way for the Pride with a 2nd place finish, Junior Sam Fechner finished 6th and Sophomores Jack Long and Jimmy Nolan finished 10th and 11th respectively. New comer Toby Berner finished as the fifth man and was 14th overall. Sam Stone and Ben Yoon rounded out the top 7. Once the scores were tabulated, TP defeated Salisbury, but lost to Avon.
Tommy Li, Andrew Zhang, Tom Zhao, Tucker Kellogg, David Poulos, Brian Poulos, and Rodger Ecker worked hard and turned in strong performances. For many of these runners this was their first race. Kevin Li, Tim Wang, Henry Daniel, Tian Yu, Thomas Fears, James Wang Ledi Wang and Scott Lai worked hard and finished their first cross country race.
The coaches were pleased with the effort of the team and look forward to watching this group continue to develop. The team next races at Taft on 9/29.