Cadets 11th at FCIACs

The St. Joseph High boys cross country team had a very strong performance, en route to an 11th-place finish at the FCIAC championships at Waveny Park in New Canaan on Oct. 18. The Cadets had a total of 321 team points.

Senior Carmine Corica placed 50th overall in 17:47. Freshman James Mas placed 52nd overall with a personal-record time of 17:52.

Senior Nick Rosenau placed 66th overall in 18:13, while senior Brian Reilly placed 74th with a personal-record time of 18:28 and sophomore Kyle O’Brien placed 79th with a personal-record time of 18:35.

Junior Jared Quigley (80th, 18:36), freshman Nick Zannis (85th, 18:53) and sophomore Will Gallagher (88th, 18:57) each had strong races.

“I was very pleased with our performance today,” St. Joseph coach David Scrivines said. “We had 10 personal records between the varsity and JV races. We really did a good job of peaking at the right time.”

In the JV race, junior Erik Pstrag (54th, 19:15), sophomore Evan Aldo (82nd, 19:44) and Jack Guman (94th, 20:05) each had personal records.

Junior Jon Lemanski (95th, 20:09), junior Chris Haack (104th, 20:21), junior Anthony Salzillo (105th, 20:23), junior Joe Capio (119th, 20:50) and freshman Kevin Finn (126th, 20:58) each had strong races. Finn and Haack both ran person-record times.

Meanwhile, freshman Will Quigley placed 128th overall in 21:04 and junior Mike Magocsi placed 135th in 21:09. Senior Mike Lovello (153rd, 21:29), freshman Joshua Dyke (193rd, 22:44), freshman Matt Potvin (195th, 22:50) and freshman Nick Maltese (237th, 26:17) each competed.

Danbury was the overall meet winner, despite a course-record time of 15:23 by Staples High of Westport senior Henry Wynne.

St. Joseph will compete in the Class M state championship meet at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday at Wickham Park in East Hartford.