Category Archives: Cross Country


Greyhounds run past Hawks, Eagles

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck asserted itself on the cross country course on Tuesday. The boys and girls teams defeated Woodland and Kennedy. Both of the Greyhounds’ squads are 4-0 on the…


Greyhounds looking to run down NVL

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys and girls cross country teams are looking to present a challenge to the rest of the Naugatuck Valley League as the season draws near. Last…

Young Hawks seek to keep up the pace

BEACON FALLS — Perhaps the Woodland cross country teams won’t be the favorites in as many meets as they have been over the last few years, but that won’t stop…

Woodland runners wrap up regular season

The Woodland boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams wrapped up their regular seasons in a joint meet with Wolcott and Seymour Tuesday. The Woodland girls split their decision, losing to Wolcott,…


Hrezi leads NHS runners to victory

NAUGATUCK — What goes up must come down. That was the basis of the thoughts running through Naugatuck runner Muad Hrezi’s mind as he tirelessly climbed hill after hill Tuesday….


The Science of Running

They’re a meet day mainstay, though the faded, burgundy leather boat shoes befit a man who owns a closet full of Bermuda—rather than running—shorts. But to Naugatuck High cross country and track coach Bill Hanley, nautical footwear is as essential as a pair of Nikes.

“What I’ll do is when I go to meets, I’ll wear Sperry Topsiders because they don’t have a lot of support,” he explains. “So on Saturdays, as I’m running around the course … I’m strengthening my lower legs.”

And all this time I thought it was a fashion statement. I should have known better. See, Hanley, a special education science teacher at NHS, is a man of reason, and there’s a very good reason why he rocks those white-soled, bow-tied beauties.

Woodland All-Decade Boys’ XC

Team of the decade: 2003 School-best 2nd-place finish at NVL meet and 5th-place finish at Class S meet Runner of the decade: Tom McGarvey All-State (2003); All-NVL (2003); led team…

Naugatuck All-Decade Boys’ XC

Team of the decade: 2009 Undefeated NVL champion; 8th-place finish at Class L meet; 4 All-NVL picks Runner of the decade: Mohamed Hrezi Class L Champion (2008); All-State (2008); All-NVL…

Woodland All-Decade Girls’ XC

Team of the decade: 2009 Undefeated NVL champion; 5th-place finish at Class SS meet (school best) Runner of the decade: Krista Albright All-State (2003-04); All-NVL (2003-04); 4th-place finish at Class…

Naugatuck All-Decade Girls’ XC

Team of the decade: 2008 2nd-place finish at NVL meet; 12th-place finish at Class L meet Runner of the decade: Rosa Moriello Class L champion (2008); All-State (2007-09); Top 10…