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Ridgefield crowned twice at FCIAC XC finals; DeBalsi, Hopper claim titles and records

Ridgefield’s Trevor Hopper and Darien’s Alex Ostberg race through the Waveny Park trails during Thursday’s FCIAC cross country championships. (Dave Stewart/Hersam Acorn Newspapers Photo)

2013 FCIAC Cross Country Championships

Thursday, Oct. 17, at Waveny Park, New Canaan

Boys Team ScoresClick here for complete results

1. Ridgefield – 27

2. Darien – 59

3. Staples – 91

4. Danbury – 99

5. Fairfield-Warde – 174

6. New Canaan – 222

7. Greenwich – 224

8. Norwalk – 270

9. Trumbull – 274

10. Wilton – 278

11. Stamford – 289

12. Fairfield-Ludlowe – 327

13. St. Joseph – 355

14. Brien McMahon – 370

15. Westhill – 432

16. Bassick – 488

17. Harding – 507

Incomplete Teams: Trinity Catholic, Bridgeport Central

 

All-FCIAC First Team, Boys Cross Country (5K race)

Old Course Record: 15:23, Henry Wynne, Staples, 2012

1. Trevor Hopper (Sr, Rfd) – 15:15 *Course Record

2. Alex Ostberg (Jr, Dar) – 15:18

3. Will Bordash (Sr, Rfd) – 15:52

4. Eric Van der Els (Soph, BM) – 15:53

5. Austin Gilbert (Jr, Rfd) – 16:04

6. Oliver Hickson (Jr, Stap) – 16:09

7. Corey Mullins (Jr, Dan) – 16:10

8. Kristian Sogaard (Jr, Rfd) – 16:11

9. Armstrong Noonan (Soph, Dar) – 16:13

10. Gabe Altopp (Soph, Rfd) – 16:15

11. Colten Appleby (Sr, Dar) – 16:18

12. Aidan Fiol (Sr, FW) – 16:19

13. Peter Elkind (Sr, Stap) – 16:20

14. Ryan Ansel (Jr, Dan) – 16:23

15. Chase Gornbein (Soph, Stap) – 16:26

 

Girls Team Scores – Click here for complete results

1. Ridgefield – 52

2. Staples – 57

3. Wilton – 74

4. Fairfield-Warde – 91

5. Darien – 105

6. New Canaan – 173

7. Trumbull – 221

8. Greenwich – 231

9. Danbury – 249

10. Fairfield-Ludlowe – 253

11. Norwalk – 340

12. Stamford – 350

13. St. Joseph – 406

14. Harding – 445

Incomplete Teams: Westhill, Brien McMahon

 

Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi leads the race during the early going, with Westhill’s Claire Howlett close behind. The pair took the top two spots, with DeBalsi winning and Howlett finishing second. (Dave Stewart/Hersam Acorn Newspapers Photo)

All-FCIAC First Team, Girls Cross Country (4K race)

Old Course Record: 14:03, Meg Ryan, Warde, 2009

1. Hannah DeBalsi (Soph, Stap) – 13:29 *Course Record

2. Claire Howlett (Sr, WH) – 13:41

3. Cate Allen (Sr, FW) – 14:33

4. Laura Hergenrother (Sr, Rfd) – 14:37

5. Sarah Healy (Sr, Wilt) – 14:45

6. Erica Hefnaway (Jr, Stap) – 14:48

7. Anne Johnston (Jr, Dar) – 14:53

8. Mary Lynch (Soph, Wilton) – 15:12

9. Kristin Burnham (Jr, BM) – 15:16

10. Hannah Fleming (Jr, Rfd) – 15:26

11. Sarah Mickool (Sr, Rfd) – 15:31

12. Elisabeth French (Jr, Stap) – 15:31

13. Melissa Budicini (Sr, Rfd) – 15:33

14. Olivia Bernadini (Fr, Wilt) – 15:38

15. Amy Wyle (Soph, Grn) – 15:42