Teitler, Clas lead Darien girls at FCIAC XC meet

Darien’s Julianne Teitler races in the FCIAC girls cross country championship in New Canaan’s Waveny Park on Oct. 20.

Darien’s Julianne Teitler races in the FCIAC girls cross country championship in New Canaan’s Waveny Park on Oct. 20.

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Julianne Teitler and Mairead Clas finished in the top 15 to lead Darien to a sixth-place finish in the FCIAC girls cross country championship Wednesday at Waveny Park in New Canaan.

Teitler took seventh place with a time of 15:12 on the 4,000-meter course, with Clas 11th in 15:33. The two seniors earned All-FCIAC first team honors, which go to the top 15 finishers.

The Blue Wave was sixth out of 13 teams, scoring 139 to finish in just behind Trumbull and Staples, each of which scored 134. Ridgefield, which had 54 points, ran away with its second consecutive league title, with Greenwich (102) as the runner-up and New Canaan (103) third.

Darien junior Avery Johnson was 32nd in 16:23, followed by sophomore Cam Meyer in 38th (16:36) and freshman Alison Meyers in 53rd (17:23) to round out the Wave’s scoring.

Senior Hope Johnson was 61st (17:38), freshman Sasha Teresko was 75th (18:17), and senior Lauren Blake was 81st (19:11).

david.stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports