Lauralton tops Foran, Shelton in cross country

Mimi Coghlan (captain), Grace McCormack, Kelly Dougherty, Kelly Jones, Maggie Willer, Kate Backus (captain), Brooke Jones, Emily Lmaphier, Laurel Micholovich and Carys Cook took the course for Lauralton in its opener.

Mimi Coghlan (captain), Grace McCormack, Kelly Dougherty, Kelly Jones, Maggie Willer, Kate Backus (captain), Brooke Jones, Emily Lmaphier, Laurel Micholovich and Carys Cook took the course for Lauralton in its opener.

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Lauralton Hall’s cross country team defeated Shelton (20-35) and Foran High (26-29) in each squads first meet of the season held at Eisenhower Park on Thursday.

“Sophomore Kelly Jones won the meet in an impressive time of 21:59, and the next fastest runner came across at 23:41, so she won the meet pretty handedly,” Lauralton coach Ellis Gill said. “Carys Cook (24:23), Kate Backus (24:30), and Maggie Willer (24:49) all finished in the top 10 for the varsity race as well.

“To have 4 of your runners finish in the top 10 of a tri-meet is not easy to do. The race with Foran was tight the entire way, and was very enjoyable to see a close finish between the two Milford schools. “

Lauralton will host Platt Tech and Amity next Tuesday at Eisenhower Park.