The 2021 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Cross Country team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Photos are Hearst Connecticut Media or submitted. Designed by Pete Paguaga.
Runner of the Year
Stats: Third at the Eastbay Boys Cross Country National Championship (15:17), won New England meet (15:54.79), won State Open (15:16), won Class L championship (15:25).
Honors: Three-time GameTimeCT Runner of the Year, four-time GameTimeCT All-State, four-time All-CCC, CHSCA All-State, three-time All-New England, first team All-American.
Up next: Will run at Stanford.
East Lyme, Senior
Stats: Won ECC meet (16:20), won Class M meet (15:59), fifth at State Open (15:49), fourth at New England (16:18.96), 26th at Eastbay Boys Cross Country National Championship (15:53.7).
Honors: All-ECC, CHSCA All-State, honorable mention All-America.
Up next: Will run at Providence.
Stats: Second at Class LL (16:29), ninth at State Open (16:13), 12th at New England (16:50.45).
Honors: All-CCC, CHSCA All-State.
Stats: Third at CCC Meet (15:45.6), fourth at Class L (16:20), fourth at State Open (15:29), fifth at New England (16:24.02), 24th at Eastbay Boys Cross Country National Championship (15:53.1).
Honors: All-CCC, CHSCA All-State, All-New England, honorable mention All-America.
Off the course: Member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society. Will compete in boys swimming during the winter season.
Up next: Will run cross country and track at George Washington University.
Stats: Won SCC meet (15:35, personal best), third at Class L (16:10), sixth at State Open (15:55), 13th at New England (16:53.69), led team to 13-0 record.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT All-State, Four-time All-SCC, SCC Player of the Year, two-time CHSCA All-State, All New England and All American.
Off the course: Social Studies National Honor Society.
Up next: Will run at Syracuse.
Stats: Won Class SS (17:03), won the Shoreline Conference meet (17:37.30), led Cougars to 15-0 record and team title in Shoreline Conference meet.
Honors: All-Shoreline Conference, CHSCA All-State, two-time New Haven Register All-Area.
Off the course: Volunteers at a local soup kitchen.
Stats: Top Ridgefield finisher at New England meet to lead team to third-place finish (15th overall, 16:55.47), 10th at State Open (16:13), led team to State Open team title (82 points).
Honors: All-FCIAC, CHSCA All-State, All-New England.
Stats: Won Class M (16:41), 20th at New England (17:01.98).
Honors: CHSCA All-State.
Stats: Second at Class MM (16:30), seventh at State Open (16:02), led team to Class MM team title (38 points). Holds school indoor track records in the 1000 meters, 1600, Mile and 3200, and school outdoor records in the 800, 1600 and Mile.
Honors: CHSCA All-State.
Wilbur Cross, Senior
Stats: Fifth at Class LL (16:46), eighth at State Open (16:05), holds the Wilbur Cross course record (16:10).
Honors: CHSCA All-State, SCC Scholar Athlete award.
Off the course: National Honor Society, taking a World Language course at Yale.
Up next: Will run cross country and track at UConn.
Stats: Second at CCC meet (15:35.2), won Class LL (15:51), third at State Open (15:25), second at New England (16:06.12), 13th at Eastbay Boys Cross Country Championship (15:33), two-time Footlocker/Eastbay National Cross Country finalist, three- time Class LL outdoor State Champion (3200 in 2019, 1600 and 3200 in 2021 Outdoor). Two-time New England runner-up (2-mile in 2020 indoor track, 2021 Cross Country).
Honors: Three-time GameTimeCT All-State, Honor roll student in all four years of high school.
Up next: Will run in cross country and track at Northern Arizona University.
Stats: Won CCC meet (15:31.2), second at Class LL (15:38), second at State Open (15:22), third at New England (16:17.49).
Honors: Three-time GameTimeCT All-State, four-time All-CCC, CHSCA All-State, three-time All-New England.
Up next: Will run track and cross country at Stanford.
- Sean Barkasy, Manchester, Sr.
- Mason Beaudette, Amity, Sr.
- Justin Cascio, Lewis Mills, Sr.
- Parker Cook, Old Saybrook, Soph.
- Luke Davis, Simsbury, Soph.
- Sean Kennedy-Wonneberger, Hale Ray, Sr.
- Matthew McDonough, Ridgefield, Sr.
- Carver Morgan, Avon, Sr.
- Jack O’Keefe, Hand, Sr.
- Brody Santagata, Xavier, Sr.
- Luke Stoffler, Tolland, Sr.
- Michael Strain, Griswold, Jr.
Israel Caro, East Catholic, Sr.; Nathan Cramer, Fairfield Ludlowe, Sr.; Jack Dendinger, Canton, Jr.; Nicholas Fusco, Terryville, Sr.; Harrison Grenier, Hand, Jr.; Isaac Mahler, Hall, Soph,; Angel Perez, Fairfield Prep, Sr.; Seamus Reidy, Immaculate, Jr.; Lucas Strain, Griswold, Jr.; Zach Taubman, Staples, Sr.; William Vargas, Kolbe Cathedral, Jr.; Calvin Young, Barlow, Sr.
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