Coaches Corner: Marsha Turek, Danbury

Marsha Turek Danbury Girls Cross Country  Years as head coach: 15 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Head coach XC at Newtown High 1999-2003; Assistant coach XC Danbury 2004; Head coach track and field at Newtown High 1999-2004. Full-time profession: Teacher, Chemistry 1998-2016; Baking and Pastry, Child Development and Parenting (2016-2020). From the coach: “I … Read more

Coaches Corner: Art Brown, New Canaan

Art Brown New Canaan Girls Cross Country Years as head coach: 11 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Currently assistant coach for New Canaan girls indoor and outdoor track and field; Previously a track and field coach at Stamford and Rippowam High Schools. Full-time profession: Social Studies Teacher (Retired) From the coach: “I am presently … Read more

Coaches Corner: Patrick Bradley, Brien McMahon

Patrick Bradley Brien McMahon Boys and girls cross country (5 years), boys indoor track and field (11 years), boys outdoor track and field (11 years)   Years as head coach: 13 years Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys freshman football (8 Years) Full-time profession: Social Studies Teacher at Brien McMahon From the coach: “I am … Read more

Coaches Corner: Laddie Lawrence, Staples

Laddie Lawrence Staples Boys cross country, boys indoor track and field, and boys outdoor track and field Years as head coach: Cross country – 49; Indoor track and field – 51; Outdoor track and field – 44 Other sports you have coached or are currently coaching: Girls cross country and girls indoor track and field … Read more

Coaches Corner: Jim Gerweck, Wilton

Jim Gerweck Wilton Boys Track and Field Years as head coach: On and off – almost 40 years Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys cross country and indoor track, and a few years of field hockey and girls lacrosse Full-time profession: Journalist, graphic designer, running event organizer. From the coach: “Everything touches on running … Read more

FCIAC teams captured five state championships during fall season

It is an annual occurrence during the fall season. Just as one can be sure that the leaves will change color and eventually fall off of the trees during late October and early November, one can also be sure that the FCIAC will have much success and collect several state championships during the fall season’s … Read more

Cross Country: Noble’s performance highlights great postseason for FCIAC runners

MANCHESTER – Greenwich’s Mari Noble may still be a junior but she has already secured her status as being among the best female distance runners in FCIAC history. Noble has had quite the run of postseason success to confirm that. She was the individual champion at the CIAC State Open Girls Cross Country Championships and … Read more

2019 All-FCIAC Girls Cross Country Awards

First Team Mari Noble, Greenwich Mairead Clas, Darien Tess Pisanelli, Ridgefield Daniella Grullon Pena, Danbury Alessandra Zaffina, Trumbull Katherine Rector, Ridgefield Emily Alexandru, Trumbull Molly Murphy, New Canaan Sarah Johnson, Danbury Abigail Hart, Fairfield Warde Elizabeth Jasminski, Ridgefield Tori Greenberg, Staples Emily Mrakovcic, Wilton Charlotte Moody, Darien Anna Keeley, Fairfield Ludlowe Second Team Kali Holden, … Read more

Greenwich’s Mari Noble, New Canaan girls run to state titles

MANCHESTER – Greenwich junior Mari Noble defended her state Class LL individual championship while New Canaan won the CIAC Class L Girls Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26, to highlight the many accomplishments of FCIAC runners and teams during the series of a dozen state class championship meets at Wickham Park. New Canaan’s championship … Read more

State championship highlights special season for New Canaan girls cross country team, coach Brown

Art Brown’s coaching career stretches back nearly 40 years, and includes indoor track and cross country state championships during his days at Stamford and Rippowam high schools. It’s been a storied career to date, but after his New Canaan girls cross country team claimed the Class L crown on Saturday in Manchester’s Wickham Park, Brown … Read more