Cross Country Starts Strong

Joshua Dubreuil ‘20
EE Senior Sports Editor

Captain Jackie Zhang leads the Cross Country team to victory.

The Trumbull Eagles Cross Country team is on to a terrific start to the season with a strong starting record. After their first away meet at Fairfield Warde High School against the Warde Mustangs, the St. Joseph’s Cadets, and the Greenwich Cardinals, the Eagles currently have a record of 9-3, and the future is only looking brighter.

During the race, the varsity runners had to run a 5000m race (approximately 3.1 miles). Trumbull’s top finisher was Senior Cyrus Asgari, who came in 3rd place out of 62 total runners. Asgari finished with a time of 17:26.31, and had a few words to say about the team: “Our key to success was having a well rounded effort from the entire varsity team. We were in the middle of a rough period of training and racing but needed to stay in a warrior mindset with a unified team effort.”

Right behind Asgari, Sophomore Varujan Edwards and Junior Joseph Gregory finished with times of 17:32.15 and 17:48.63.
Junior Devin Ferraria, placing 6th in the meet for Trumbull with a time of 18:36.10, also had something to say about the team: “The Eagles have been working tremendously hard since June,” said Ferrari, “The top seven have shown amazing improvements throughout the summer. We have definitely bonded as a team and I am excited to see what the future has in store for us.”

The Cross Country team also has two managers this year, Sophomores Caroline Ryan, and Kat Lima-Galazka.

Caroline Ryan also wanted to make a comment on the team’s efforts: “After watching the guys work so hard at practice everyday, it’s really nice to see that all of that work paid off. It makes me feel proud to be their manager.”

The Eagle’s next cross country meet will be a home meet at Trumbull High, on Monday, October 7th.

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