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Cross Country Teams Head Into SWC Championships On Winning Note

Published: October 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Girls' cross country team members take off at the start of the final race of the regular season. (Brandy Jacobs photo)
Girls' cross country team members take off at the start of the final race of the regular season. (Brandy Jacobs photo)
Ryan Escoda led the boys and finished second. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Ryan Escoda led the boys and finished second. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Emily Tressler won the race in a time of 19:51. (Brandy Jacobs photo)
Emily Tressler won the race in a time of 19:51. (Brandy Jacobs photo)
Newtown High School's cross country teams swept the competition in an October 10 home meet, on the Fairfield Hills trails adjacent to Reed School. This was the team's final meet before the October 18 South-West Conference championships.

The girls' squad defeated Weston 18-39, New Milford 20-39, and Bunnell of Stratford 15-50.

Emily Tressler won the race in a time of 19:51, and Lu Hage was runner-up in 20:44. Other top Nighthawk results are as follows: 4. Hallie Filan 20:55, 5. Cate Norton 21:29, 11. Gloria Rowley 22:18, 13. Eirenie Athanasoulis 22:29, 14. Courtney Henchcliffe 22:31.

The boys beat Weston 14-38, New Milford 25-30, and Bunnell 15-50 and clinched the South-West Conference's Colonial Division championship.

Ryan Escoda had Newtown's fastest time, and was second in 16:44. Nick Jacobs placed third in 16:56, and Joel Duval was fifth in 17:13. Other top NHS runners are as follows: 8. Max Bloomquist 17:30, 11. Jack Kuligowski 17:52, 15. Christian Lestik 18:23, 16. Josh Bent 18:29, 17. Alex Wong 18:29.

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Newtown Day, October 6
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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