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Cheshire High School boys' cross country earned seventh (218 points) in the State Open at Wickham Park in Manchester. Junior Russell Adam (22nd, 16:42) took All-State and qualified for the New England Championship, both for the first time. Junior Mark Fusco was 42nd (17:05). Senior captains Lucas Marcouiller (73rd, 17:28) and Ben Kaplan (109th, 17:48), along with classmate Trey Phillips (55th, 17:14), are graduating seniors. Juniors Steve Caldwell (123rd, 17:59) and Ryan Shalagan (163rd, 18:50) also competed.
Head Coach Jim Bennett coached his final meet after 15 seasons. Fairfield Prep senior Christian Alvarado tipped Ridgefield senior Trevor Hopper for first place at 15:31. Ridgefield was first (58) as a team.
Junior Natalie Wickenheisser came in 92nd (21:13) in the girls' race. Staples sophomore Hannah Debalsi was the champion (17:44). Tolland claimed the championship (74).