The St. Joseph boys cross country team opened its season with a win over Trinity Catholic at Waveny Park in New Canaan.

Senior Will Whitlock led the Cadets with an eighth-place finish, completing the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 23 seconds.

St. Joseph (1-2), which lost to New Canaan and Fairfield Ludlowe, had quality finishes from junior Ryan Haack (20th overall, 18:58), senior Jack Moulder (25th, 19:37) and junior Brian Dineen (28th, 20:34).

Eight Cadets followed Dineen, including sophomore Mike Zannis (30th, 20:53), junior Anthony Crocco (31st, 20:57), sophomore Sean Yankocy (32nd,20:59), sophomore Manuel Garzon (33rd, 21:52), senior Nicholas Russo (34th, 21:52), senior John Wypchoski (35th, 22:04), sophomore Garrett Kalker (36th, 22:09) and sophomore Dante Criscio (37th, 22:37).

Additional finishers for St. Joseph included: freshmen Paul Fabbri (41st, 23:07), freshmen Shane Fitzgerald (44th, 25:20), sophomore Ben Kallsen (45th, 25:38), sophomore Luke Healy (46th, 25:54), senior Dylan DeMoura (48th, 26:30), senior Joe Griffin (49th, 26:35), freshman Jason Paul (50th, 27:42), freshman Ethan Novicio (52nd, 27:51) and senior Jorge Eckardt (55th, 29:33).

"This meet was a good gauge to see where we are," St. Joseph coach David Scrivines said. "Our summer training was not very good, so we have to increase mileage more gradually than in past years. More distance runs and less workouts so far, which we will need to increase over time to help in competition."