GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Sophomore Anne Johnston paced the runner-up Wave at the Class L meet at Wickham Park in Manchester on Saturday.
Darien girls cross country scored 92 points, beaten out for first by Wilton with 83.
Third was Pomperaug with 103 points.
Johnston finished in 19:46, 10 seconds out of first place, taken by season-long nemesis Cate Allen of Fairfield Warde.
Next for Darien was Grace Loh in fifth in 20:03.
Ellen Bauer was 16th in 20:51, Sarah Colon 26th in 21:17, Katie Farren 42nd in 20:02, Sophie Long 43rd in 22:04.
Said coach Steve Norris: “Difficult to loose to Wilton after having beaten them in the dual meet and in the FCIAC meet.
“Nevertheless we are state runners up.”
Johnston and Loh are all-state, while Bauer ran her best race ever, Norris says.