The CIAC cross country season ended Friday afternoon with the State Open meet, with all of Mondayâ€™s top finishers across all classes racing together in the second meet of the week for state cross country.
Winning the boys race was Gavin Sherry of Conard, clocking a time of 15:16. Callum Sherry of Conard was second at 15:22. Ridgefield was the winner in the team points standings with 82 points combined.
Newingtonâ€™s Michael Bohlke finished fourth in the field, running a time of 15:29. He led all area runners.
The next area runner across was Jake Nafis of Southington, running a time of 17:09 for 52nd in the field. Francis Porrini was close behind Jake Nafis, running a 17:13 for 58th.
Drew Nafis finished in 80th for Southington, clocking in at 17:29. Terryvilleâ€™s Nicholas Fusco was 98th, running a time of 17:42, and St. Paulâ€™s Colin Reilly was 108th at 17:48.
In the girls race Rachel St. Germain of Somers won, running a time of 18:02. The first area runner in the girls race across was Katie Bohlke, who ran a time of 19:33 for 18th overall.
Southingtonâ€™s Jacqueline Izzo was across two seconds later at 19:35, finishing 22nd. Teammate Jessica Lombardo was 38th for Southington, finishing at 20:06. As a team, the Southington girls finished 13th I the field with 345 combined points. The winner, New Milford, scored 94.
The rest of the Blue Knights crossed at 21:43 (Emma Talon, 116th), 22:33 (Ava Egan, 148th), 23:05 (Megan Bissoni, 158th), 24:31 (Claire Tardif, 173rd) and 24:37 (Isabelle Hoffman, 176th).
Terryvilleâ€™s Kaitlin Deforest was 78th in the group at 21:02 and Berlinâ€™s Natalia Kmita finished in 142nd, clocking a time of 22:23.