SIMSBURY - Bristol Centralâ€™s boys cross country team placed third in the large varsity division with 55 points, while its girls squad was seventh with 155 points in Saturdayâ€™s Stratton Brook Invitational.
Top boys finishers included: Mark Petrosky (2nd, 17:18), Ben Stafford (5th, 18:21), Jose Ramirez (9th, 18:33), Leo Kavanaugh (18th, 19:01), Austin Freve (21st, 19:18) and Chris Roy (26th, 19:42).
â€śWe had a strong showing today against tough Simsbury and Staples teams. The boys continue to train hard and look better every week,â€ť head coach Tamara Stafford-Kirk reported.
Top finishers among the girls were Natalia Popielarz (7th, 21:37), Katie Funk (33rd, 24:43), Mia Clement (36th, 25:10), Marisa Heller (43rd, 25:41) and Bella Crandall (45th, 25:55).
â€śIâ€™m really proud of my girls team. Our numbers are on the lower side this year, but Iâ€™ve got a quality group of girls out and they are off to a strong start,â€ť Stafford-Kirk reported.