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Darien Boys Cross Country Starts Strong

DARIEN, Conn. – The Darien High School boys cross country team earned its first victory of the season, decisively winning its first dual meet held Tuesday at Trumbull High School.  The Blue wave topped Trumbull High School (16-45), and Bridgeport’s Bassick High School (16-50). The team’s record now stands at 2-0.

Winning the varsity race in 16:09 was a ‘pack’ of four Darien varsity runners:  co-captains Charlie Baird, Michael Coe and Michael Johnston, and Alex Ostberg.  Marshall Huffman finished sixth overall and fifth for the Blue Wave in 16:29.  Also scoring points for Darien were Peter Kreuch and Brian Davey, who finished eighthand ninth, crossing the line in 16:48 and 16:52 respectively.  Co-captain Eli Converse  finished 10th in 16:59.

DHS head coach Tyson Kaczmarek said, “It was a nice to start to the season, but we have work to do.”

"We had a very promising first meet,” observed co-captain Eli Converse.  “We executed our strategy well, and the guys really stepped up.”

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