Greenwich High fares well at Trumbull X-C Meet


By Paul Silverfarb

The Greenwich High School boy’s and girl’s cross-country teams had some strong performances during Tuesday afternoon’s meet at Trumbull High School.

As a team, the GHS girl’s beat Norwalk 15-50 and finished off Trumbull High School 20-36. The boy’s squad lost a thriller to Norwalk 29-28 and were beaten by Trumbull 50-15.

Nobody had a better day than junior Emily Philippides, as the GHS standout crossed the finish line first overall with a time of 18:29.27. Right on her heels was Trumbull’s Katelynn Romanchick, as senior, as she took home second overall and a time of 18:29.60.

From there it was all Big Red, as Greenwich took four of the next five slots.

Junior Hetty McMillan took home a bronze medal and a time of 18:35.53, while freshman Zoe Harris was fourth with a time of 19:33.10. Rounding out the top five was junior Genevieve DeWinter, who posted a time of 19:38.38.

After Trumbull took sixth overall, it was senior Kristen Lodato that grabbed the seventh spot for GHS, posting a time of 20:11.18.

Another top 10 finish for the Lady Cardinals was sophomore Verna Yin, who ended the day 10th overall with a posted time of 20:20.92.

For the boy’s team, senior Bastian Dequeker took home the top runner for GHS, posting a time of 17:35.53 that was good enough for 16th overall. A few spots away was teammate Alexander Kosyakov, as the sophomore crossed the finish line 21st overall with a time of 18:02.77.

Not to be outdone was junior Gerogios Karakadas, as he ended the day 22nd overall and second on the team with a time of 18:02.97.

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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