WHS Cross Country Starts Combined 5-1

GIVE HIM A HAND - An enthusiastic fan cheers on Matt Creter of Watertown High School as he crosses the finish line. Creter finished third overall for the Warriors in opening cross country meet against Wilby, WCA and Torrington on September 14 in which the locals went 2-1.

WATERTOWN - The Watertown High School cross country teams had to wait an extra day for their opening meet of the season against Wilby, WCA and Torrington High Schools because of rain.

The move up to September 14 proved to be more then worth it, as the Warriors began their seasons in top-notch form, with the boys taking two of three and the girls sweeping to a 3-0 start.


Lily Khouri was the first place finisher for Watertown, outdistancing second place finisher Jessica Coyt of WCA by 2:06.

Ally Demond finished third, Kendall Croke fourth and Lana Kolpa fifth; in all Watertown took five of the top ten spots.

WHS 15 Wilby 50

WHS 15 Torrington 50

WHS 22 WCA 33

1. Lilly Khouri - 22:23

3. Ally Demond - 25:18

4. Kendall Croke - 25:24

5. Lana Kolpa - 26:09

9. Christina Mattei - 30:16.


A one-point loss to Torrington was the lone buzz-kill for the Warrior boys, who were led across the finish line by Alex Cole, who came in 46 seconds ahead of runnerup Fhasal Alam of Torrington.

Matt Creter finished third for WHS and Cole Demond came home fifth.

WHS 17 WCA 46

WHS 15 Wilby 50

Torrington 27 WHS 28

1. Alex Cole - 18:24

3. Matt Creter - 19:41

5. Cole Demond - 20:23

10. Ian Vasquez - 21:41.

The Warriors faced Naugatuck and Derby High Schools on September 20 in Derby.   

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