Rams challenged at CCCs

By MICHAEL LETENDRE
STAFF WRITER
MANCHESTER – The annual CCC cross country championship tilt has become a staple event for the girls team from Bristol Central.
Having another great season, the Rams were sternly challenged at the meet on Wednesday, October 15 from the course at Wickham Park in Manchester.
But this time around, Berlin came through with a huge win, defeating Central and won the event – and the CCC South championship – by a 19-41 tally over the Rams.
The Redcoats, led by Michele Grieco (21:40.20), took the meet while three of her teammates took the next three spots at the event in a top-four clean sweep.  
Central came in second as the CCC South runner-up while Middletown earned a third place finish with 77 points.
Hannah Jones led Central with a fifth place showing in 22:40 while Haley Knox also did well, taking sixth in 22:53.78.
And teammate Angela Barton was right behind in seventh (22:57.64) while Amber Skinzera (23:34.85) earned the tenth slot in the race.
Central’s Ashley Cummings took 13th place to round out the top five for the Rams.
After the Blue Dragons’ third place tally, Bristol Eastern finished in fourth with 85 points.
The Lancers ran well in a very crowded field and once again, Emily Baranowski was the outfit’s top runner.
Baranowski finished the fray in 14th place (24:15.26) in the CCC South race.  
Also for the Lancers, Ciera Thurston zipped up 15th place (24:49.27), Jillian LeBeau finished in 17th (25:10.89) and Nina Pasqua took 18th (25:14.95).
Eastern’s Tejal Monteiro (24th, 26:42.87) also did well for the Lancers.
Plainville’s Somer Abdelsame (25:34.94) made a 19th place finish at the meet but the Blue Devils did not score as a squad.

CCC CONFERENCE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS – October 15, 2014
at Wickham Park, Manchester
CCC SOUTH RESULTS
Place  TmPl No. Name  School  Finish Pace
1 1 8 Michelle Grieco Berlin  21:40.20 6:59
2 2 11 Taylor Lupini Berlin  21:54.38 7:04
3 3 7 Lisa Grieco Berlin  22:13.09 7:10
4 4 15 Lauren Roe Berlin  22:21.16 7:12
5 5 65 Hannah Jones Bristol Central 22:40.61 7:18
6 6 66 Haley Knox Bristol Central 22:53.78 7:23
7 7 62 Angela Barton Bristol Central 22:57.64 7:24
8 8 515 Ashley Comeau Middletown  23:18.67 7:31
9 9 13 Kristen Madeia Berlin  23:20.56 7:31
10 10 69 Amber Skinzera Bristol Central 23:34.85 7:36
11 11 524 Courtney Pusz Middletown  23:35.80 7:36
12 12 14 Madison Marolda Berlin  24:01.74 7:45
13 13 63 Ashley Cummings Bristol Central 24:11.99 7:48
14 14 92 Emily Baranowski Bristol Eastern 24:15.26 7:49
15 15 103 Ciera Thurston Bristol Eastern 24:49.27 8:00
16 16 519 Alexis Guitard Middletown  24:49.51 8:00
17 17 98 Jillian LeBeau Bristol Eastern 25:10.89 8:07
18 18 100 Nina Pasqua Bristol Eastern 25:14.95 8:08
19 664  Somer Abdelsame Plainville  25:34.94 8:15
20 19 633 Melony Edwards Orville H. Platt 25:51.87 8:20
21 20 518 Alexa Gonzalez Middletown  26:15.75 8:28
22 669  Maddie Ware Plainville  26:26.69 8:31
23 668  Elizabeth Tata Plainville  26:33.01 8:33
24 21 99 Tejal Monteiro Bristol Eastern 26:42.87 8:36
25 22 526 Katie Tetrault Middletown  26:45.90 8:37
26 23 67 Christi Peabody Bristol Central 26:51.01 8:39
27 24 643 Shelby Williams Orville H. Platt 27:16.14 8:47
28 25 96 Emily Deloge Bristol Eastern 27:47.28 8:57
29 26 523 Jackie Pawlak Middletown  27:55.66 9:00
30 27 68 Gabby Raymond Bristol Central 28:20.28 9:08
31 28 525 Janna Spada Middletown  28:47.47 9:17
32 29 638 Pamela Karabeiniko Orville H. Platt 29:33.32 9:31
33 30 636 Breana Karabeiniko Orville H. Platt 30:41.44 9:53
34 31 101 Maggie Santacroce Bristol Eastern 30:45.41 9:54
35 32 637 Caroline Karabeini Orville H. Platt 36:41.00  11:49

PHOTOS by JOHN GORALSKI

At the CCC conference cross country championships, Bristol Eastern’s Billy King, left, and Justin Seamour work through the course at Wickham Park.

At the CCC conference cross country championships, Bristol Eastern’s Billy King, left, and Justin Seamour work through the course at Wickham Park.

Bristol Central’s Hannah Jones works the course in the annual CCC cross country championship at Wickham Park.

Bristol Central’s Hannah Jones works the course in the annual CCC cross country championship at Wickham Park.