Meyer leads Darien cross country at FCIAC championships

Cam Meyer delivered a stellar performance and took fifth place during the FCIAC girls cross country championships in New Canaan’s Waveny Park on Wednesday.

Meyer, a junior, finished the 4,000-meter course in 14:54 while earning a place on the All-Conference first team. She was one of five runners to break 15 minutes.

Darien senior Avery Johnson was 23rd and sophomore Alison Meyers was 24th, as both finished in 16:06. They earned All-FCIAC second team honors.

The Wave scored 196 points and finished in sixth place in the 14-school competition. Ridgefield won the FCIAC title with 60 points, followed closely by New Canaan with 63. while Wilton (101), Greenwich (102), and Trumbull (106) rounded out the top five.

Also running for Darien were senior Ella Bates (84th, 18:13), sophomore Bronwyn Fitzgerald (86th, 18:21), juniior Elizabeth Gonnella (90th, 18:30) and sophomore Sasha Teresko (91st, 18:36).

In the boys 5K race, senior Thomas Skelton led the Blue Wave with a 22nd-place finish in 16:36. Senior Nick Yoo followed in 26th place with a time of 16:50.

Both Skelton and Yoo earned All-FCIAC second team honors.

Following those top two runners were juniors Thomas Aponte (50th, 18:01) and Pasquale Hoffman (56th, 18:08), sophomore Owen Gluck (62nd, 18:25), senior Jason Rideout (18:41) and junior Aven Mallie (70th, 18:47).

As a team, Darien scored 206 points and finished seventh.; @dstewartsports