On Thursday, the Darien Girls Cross Country team ran at Todd’s Point located in Greenwich after originally planning on running in Trumbull. The day’s conditions were idealistic for the team (no sun and slightly chilly) which helped their chances at securing a win against the other competitors.
The race saw new changes to the course, adding in a new element to the results. The Girls Varsity course was extended to 3 miles with an elimination of a part of the course that went over sand, and the Girls JV race course also eliminated the sand part.
“I think the majority are working really well, I think that there are definitely individuals who have more potential.” Senior Nina Rodriguez said. “Overall, I think that varsity did really well yesterday and many JV runners had an amazing performance as well.”
The winner of the girls JV race was, well um, me (kind of by accident though because I had been sick for a week and needed to gradually get back to the Varsity level). The Girls Varsity race also saw an amazing performance by Mairead Clas, who came in third place with a time of 19:26:17.
The Girls Cross Country’s next race will be on Tuesday, October 2nd, at New Canaan at 4:15 p.m. where they will be going against Wilton and Fairfield Warde.
The Girls Cross Country team is off to a great start with amazing performances by Mairead Clas, and with a few more meets coming up they will be well ready for FCIACS on October 14th.