Trumbull trio leads pack of talented runners

Bronson Vo, Zachary Falzone, Mohammed Abunar, Ryan Hass, Ben McKeon, Varujan Edwards, Saihari Kota and Matthew Christie (missing from photo) are Trumbull boys' cross country captains.

Bronson Vo, Zachary Falzone, Mohammed Abunar, Ryan Hass, Ben McKeon, Varujan Edwards, Saihari Kota and Matthew Christie (missing from photo) are Trumbull boys’ cross country captains.

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The Trumbull boys’ cross country team is off to 6-0 start.

“We’ve been led by a trio of runners,” coach Jeff Klein said. “Captains Mohammed Abunar and Bronson Vo have been joined by sophomore David Carillo with a terrific start to the season. In our second league meet this week, Abunar and Carillo both ran all-time top 10 times on our home course.”

Trumbull met FCIAC foes Fairfield Warde, Wilton and Brien McMahon at home the first week. The Eagles came out on top in all three competitions. This week Trumbull swept swept Greenwich, Norwalk and Bridgeport Central.

Providing key scoring have been senior captains Varujan Edwards, Ryan Hass and Zach Falzone. Troy Gromley, Ryan Klaiber, Tommy Pittagora, Patrick Allen, Justin Adorante, Brade Fruin and freshman Parker Seastrong have posted Top 10 finishes.

“We have a strong group at the head of the pack,” Klein said. “We are looking for some of the others to close the gap to enhance our team results. These athletes are all training very hard so we are hopeful they can do well when championship season rolls around in another month.

Trumbull competed in the Wilton Invitational this past weekend.

Klein said: “Our freshmen ended up in fourth place as a team, led by Parker Seastrong who was second overall in the race. Nolan Carbone was ninth and Michael Kay was 24th. We have a very good group of freshmen and we are excited to see how they come along over the course of the season.”

The junior varsity team placed four runners in the Top 10. They placed second out of 17 teams competing, just behind league rival Staples by a score of 41-47.

“Troy Gromley moved up nicely throughout the race to ultimately take second, followed by Braden Fruin in sixth, Patrick Allen in seventh and Jack Pellicone in 10th place,” Klein said.

Mohammed Abunar, David Carillo and Bronson Vo Abunar placed eighth, 10th and 12th as Trumbull took fourth in the varsity race. Zach Falzone and Ryan Klaiber rounded out the scoring as the fourth and fifth runners for the Eagles.

“The boys worked really hard over the summer led by our captains,” Klein said. “That is paying off so far this fall. We’re excited to see how things will work out later this season at the FCIAC and State meets as we train to have other runners join out top three. We are very pleased with the effort so far and look forward to it paying dividends in October and November.”