Litchfield cross-country teams kick off seasons
Litchfield runners are at the front of the pack at the start of Tuesday's race. Dave Driscoll photos
Litchfield High's cross-country teams opened the season Tuesday with a tri-meet against Terryville and Northwestern. The girls team defeated Terryville and edged Northwestern in a tiebreaker, while the boys defeated Terryville and lost to Northwestern.
In the girls meet for Litchfield, Olivia Nordland was third, Sarah Simaitis fourth, Chelsea Hayward sixth and Marissa Concilio eighth over 3.1 miles. For Litchfield's boys, Ryan Gannon was third, Connor Courtney ninth and Peter Wihbey 10th.
Litchfield's teams are coached by Brent Hawkins, the dean of the high school coaching staff. Hawkins is in his 20th season.
Marissa Concilio leads a group of Litchfield runners on Tuesday. Below, the girls race is underway.