Wilton Invitational early test for Shelton cross country teams

Shelton competed in the freshmen (1.5 miles), junior varsity (2.5 miles) and varsity (2.5 miles) races versus more than 20 schools from Connecticut and New York.

Shelton competed in the freshmen (1.5 miles), junior varsity (2.5 miles) and varsity (2.5 miles) races versus more than 20 schools from Connecticut and New York.

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Shelton competed in the 32nd annual Wilton Invitational.

Coach Mike Gambardella’s boys’ team placed sixth in the 3-mile varsity race that was won by Amity.

Will Rodrigues ran the course in 17:47 to earn 27th in the field of 147 runners. Jayden Opper was 28th in 17:49, Luke Pacheco 41st in 18:07, Jeremy Aprea 53rd in 18:33 and Harrison Garrett 57th in 18:42. Joe Giovannini finished in 19:36, Ben DeMartino in 19:40, Gabriel Zamani in 20:14, Matt Darak in 20:27 and Joe Vostinak in 21:12.

Coach Katelyn Turner’s Gaelettes were 14th in the girls’ race. Glastonbury won the 2.5-miler that saw 115 varsity runners compete.

Hannah Andrejczyk was 69th with a time of 18:28. Emily Vasser was next in 19:01. Running in a pack were Theresa Weissenberg (20:15), Megan Breunig (20:19), Summer Spinelli (20:28) and Meena Chandir (20:29). Sofia Gasbarro finished in 20:46 and Olivia Salluhi in 23:17.

Junior varsity race

Taylor Ostrosky led Shelton with a time of 20:33. She was followed across the finish line by Rhianna de Andrade (24:05), Alexandra de Andrade (25:11), Julia Sutcliffe (25:27) and Emily Cacchillo (26:19).

Joe Schiappa ran a 21:01 to take 40th in the field of 183 runners in the boys’ race. Chris Carroll (21:46), Jacob Cupole (22:00), Paul Pavliouk (22:02) and Clay Targowski (22:11.7) were top 80. Joe Ciambriello (22:11), Josh Ilano (24:45), Jason Loh (25:11), Anthony Carlucci (27:25) and Jack Gloria (28:58) rounded out the lineup.

Freshman race

Alex Van Tine was 38th out of 133 runners with a time of 9:39 in the 1.5-mile run. Sam Kim was 59th (10:16), Prem Shah 88th (11:11) and Dominic Golebiowski 114th (12:00).

Malaikah Johnson led the girls with a time of 14:13. Jessica Fedesco ran a 16:47.

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