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Litchfield Track Club runners beat the wind and rain
Litchfield.bz (11-25-19)


 
Litchfield Track Club runners Abbie Johnston, above, and Attie Bergin, below, compete in the Region I Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships on Sunday. Dave Driscoll photos
 
 
Litchfield Track Club runners survived 30 mph wind gusts and muddy conditions at the Region I Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island, N.Y. Sunday.
 
One LTC age-group team and five individual runners qualified to compete in the National USATF Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships in Madison, Wis., in December.

The LTC’s girls' 8-and-under team put on a dominating performance placing in second overall, four points behind winner Ocean Breeze of Staten Island, N.Y. They were led by the first-place performance of Laila Goodman, who was eighth in the national championships last year in Reno, Nev.

Gwen Krukar and Attie Bergin, both of Goshen, and Alexa Johnston of Northfield are part of the 8-and-under team

Abbie Johnston of Northfiield, running for the girls’ 13-14 team, advanced to the national championships. 

Below, a look at Litchfield Track Club runners slogging their way to the finish line in the wet conditions.

Alexa Johnston

Caleb Johnston

Ben Schildgen

Gwen Krukar

Michah Johnston

Odin Krukar

Pink Wright

Robin Wright

Gabe Stradman

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