Masuk cross country teams ready to race SWC opponents

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Masuk's Michael Majersky (210) and Ryan Perez compete in the SWC cross country championships in Bethel.

MONROE, CT — The cross country season gets underway Wednesday as both of Masuk’s squads host Bethel and Bunnell at Wolfe Park’s Great Hollow Lake. The girls start at 4:30 and the boys at 5 p.m.

Masuk XC Ashley Colberg competes in last year’s SWC championship race at Bethel High.

For the girls, Coach Peter Lopuch has seniors Sophia Kellogg, Anya Rescsanski and Karlisse Wills, and a large junior contingent including Ashley Colberg, Emma Cusano, Cadence Fedeli, Grace Foley, Nora Hurley, Mackenzie Magas, Ava Mattingly, Molly Panella and Emily Vanderslice.

The boys, led by Coach Terry Stroz, have seniors Shane Dauk, Francis Fahey and Owen Michael Smith, along with juniors Jonathan Ganino, Keller Hall, Jackson Planker, Jackson Rader, Anish Sharma, Jacob Urkawich and Noah Wasilewski.

Both lineups also boast solid groups of freshmen and sophomores who bring depth and potential to the program.

Masuk’s runners will have five meets with an eye on the Oct. 19 South-West Conference championships, set to take place at Bethel High as always.

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