GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Anne Johnston’s piling up records like an old time stereo turntable dropping stacks of wax.
Darien High’s sophomore girls cross country front-runner has set new times, half the time she’s been out on the course, it seems, this season.
And Johnston did it again leading the Wave up to 13-1 on the season at Greenwich Tuesday. The Wave beat Greenwich 24-32, Staples 24-31, New Canaan 20-35 and Brien McMahon 18-44.
“We beat good teams without three of our top six runners,” said Darien coach Steve Norris. “Anne Johnston broke Caroline McDonough’s course record of 15:32 set four years ago.”
Johnston’s time: 15:24 for first place.
Former Wave champ McDonough has been a standout runner for Columbia’s Lions womens’ cross country and track since she started several years back.
“Anne stays undefeated in the FCIAC,” Norris added. “Her 10 second margin over freshman Hannah Debalsi of Staples was her narrowest victory this year.
“Seniors Sarah Colon, Ellen Bauer, and Sophie Long ran strong races to assure the victory.”
Injuries prevented Grace Loh, Elisabeth Lowe and Katie Farren from running.
Colon was third in 16:27, Bauer sixth in 16:48, Long ninth in 17:29.
The next and final league quad meet is Oct. 9 at Danbury vs. the hosts, Trumbull and Norwalk.