The All-Herald Boys and Girls Cross Country Team features some of the greatest runners in the region. The list was tough to crack, as many runners from the area had extraordinary seasons, but the three boys and three girls that made our team stood out on and off the course.
Berlin’s Juliana Cancelleri and Michael Parzych earn spots on our team after tremendous sophomore seasons. They were the Redcoats’ top runners this season.
Parzych finished 11th individually in the Class MM meet with a time of 17:46. He was awarded with the 2017 Men’s Cross Country Coaches Award and earned a spot on the CCC all-conference team as well.
Cancelleri is also an all-conference runner. She finished in sixth place at the Class M meet with a time of 20:21. With her time from states, Cancelleri qualified for New Englands and became the third female from Berlin to run under 20 minutes on a certified 5k course.
Southington had three runners selected for our All-Herald Cross Country Team. Natalia Adamczyk and Isabella Scalise made the team from the girls side. Adamczyk finished 37th at Class LL states with a best time of 21:12.
This is the second consecutive year Adamczyk was awarded with all-conference honors. Adamczyk plans on running in college whether it is a running club or cross country competitively. She hasn’t picked a school quite yet, but she has been approached by the assistant cross country coach of Stevenson University.
Scalise makes our All-Herald team for the third straight year. The senior was awarded girls team MVP, earned all-conference honors and was team captain. She is an honor roll student who plans to attend Trinity College where she hopes to run.
Conner Leone is the final runner from Southington to make our All-Herald team. He earned all-conference honors and was named team MVP. He placed 34th at Class LL state meet with a personal best time of 16:40. Leone qualified for the State Open the past two years. The senior is planning to run in college and is deciding between Central Connecticut State, University of Hartford and Southern New Hampshire University.
The final member of our team is Newington’s Aiden Toth, who was an all-conference runner two years in a row. Toth had a personal best time of 17:16 and is an honor roll student. One thing Toth is sure of when it comes to college, is that he will be running in all three seasons (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track).