Cross country: St. Joseph's Jack Moulder leads the way

The St. Joseph boys cross country team recorded a win on Tuesday in their quad meet at Ridgefield. The Cadets (2-4) defeated McMahon, 19-43, while dropping to Ridgefield and Darien.

Senior Jack Moulder led the Cadets, placing 14th overall and finishing the 4,000-meter course in 14 minutes, 36 seconds.

"Jack had a real strong race for us and was able to pick up some ground in the final six hundred meters," St. Joseph coach David Scrivines said. "We are continuing to get our mileage in as a group, before starting our focus on speed in October."

Junior Brian Dineen placed 19th overall in 15:13, followed by a St. Joseph pack of sophomore Sean Yankocy (27th, 16:20), senior Nicholas Russo (28th, 16:37), sophomore Mike Zannis (29th, 16:49) and junior Anthony Crocco (30th, 16:50).

The next pack of finishers included senior Michael DeVore (35th, 17:22), sophomore Manuel Garzon (36th,17:26), sophomore Dante Criscio (38th, 17:41) and senior John Wypychoski (39th, 17:58).

Additional finishers for St. Joseph included: freshman Paul Fabbri (42nd, 18:26), freshman Shane Fitzgerald (43rd, 18:53), sophomore Ben Kallsen (44th, 19:29), senior Joe Griffin (45th, 19:54), freshman Jason Paul (46th, 20:50), sophomore Luke Healy (47th, 20:58), freshman Tim Gavrish (48th, 21:00), sophomore Igor Poliwoda (50th, 21:21) and freshman Ethan Novicio (51st, 23:35).

"We're a month into the season and grinding through the middle of the season," Scrivines said. "We're still focused on the FCIAC and state championship meets, so we still have another four weeks to prepare. I'm curious to see how well our team will perform a month from now."

St. Joseph returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a home meet versus Stamford, Norwalk, and Fairfield Warde. Boys varsity race will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m.