Oxford High Celebrates Senior Night for Runners

Runners competed on their home course for just the second time Tuesday.


Though it's still early in the season, the Oxford High School boys and girls cross country teams celebrated "senior night" Tuesday because it marked the second and final home meet of the season for both teams.

Coach Ed Lucas and underclassmen honored the seniors and their parents/guardians for their years of dedication to the Oxford program. 

Congrats to seniors and best of luck! 

Results from Tuesday:

The girls team beat Masuk 17-43 and Weston 20-37 but lost to New Fairfield 37-22. The girls record is 6-3.  Olivia Richter set a course record for the 3.1 mile course in a time of 20:33. She came in 1st. Savada Robinson 6th 23:50, Liz Racsko 10th 23:58, Brianna Hoffner 11th 24:01, Rebecca Buswell 16th 25:09 lead the girls. Also running well were Giovanna McMahon 19th 26:37, Becky Gumbrewicz 22nd, 27:40, Lindsey Koski 27th 29:56, Sarah Woolfrey 28th 30:18, Maggie Palys 31st 30:19, Anne Dennen 34th 32:20, Michaela Ryan 35th 32:42, Emily Bockisch 37th 33:30 and Sam Orner 38th 33:40.
The boys team beat Masuk 22-35 but lost to New Fairfield 38-21 and Weston 44-15. The boys record is 4-4. Zach Frew paced the boys team with a 10th place finish in 18:45. Cameron Swift 12th 18:55, Brandon Au 14th 19:04, Richard Katrenya 22nd 20:26, Sean Coffindaffer 26th 21:01 paced the boys team. Chris Gee 30th 21:44, Zack Latka 40th 22:28, Greg Herold 45th 23:05, Robert Lee 55th 24:09 and Noah Burdis 58th 24:24 also ran well for the boys.
The next race is Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Immaculate in Danbury with Pomperaug and Bethel. The meet starts at 4:30 p.m. with the girls running first.

MOM September 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Well done, Oxford!
Will Wilkin September 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM
GREAT to see Oxford has many young runners and GREAT to see the awesome cross-country course next to the HS. Many high schools don't have such a forested and beautiful environ for trail running, just the boring circular track good for pure speed and best times. Oxford Cross Country runners, you have a sweet life! I ran it for the first time yesterday, kept going further down the hill until the trail disappeared in fallen trees. But I have to praise whoever is working to clear that trail, much good work has been done and the results are Eden-like. There are many forks in the trail (a great place to picnic? haha) so I'm wondering if there is any map or markers to help a runner know the distances being run? I see 3.1 miles noted above but that is only if you know the exact route, must be the orange spray paint on the ground? It felt like less than that, and I thought I was adding distance by turning downhill until it became impassable. I was hoping to find a trail going all the way down to that park on 34. If they connect, I'll start at the bottom next time so the hill can help with the return half of the run. This CC trail next to OHS is so much more fun (and dangerous --rocky and steep in places) than Lyman Trail, that beautiful and FLAT old RR bed that is also an awesome run!
Will Wilkin September 26, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Whoops I meant Larkin Trail.
Pam September 26, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Will - The course the high school runners use loops around the school and up the driveway (twice!). That's how they get the 3.1. Next year it should finish on the new track.
Jennifer September 26, 2012 at 05:21 PM
That would be a great spring or summer event and fundraiser for the x-c team - An open race on the new course for those who live in and around Oxford. Just sayin'...
Dad September 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Not going to happen. Coach tried to inquire about that a few years ago and was told he needed to get insurance and hire police, etc. Not worth the cost. Road races do not make money.
Will Wilkin September 27, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Thanks Pam I knew it wasn't 3 miles on that trail, very nice trail though!


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