Long River cross country teams win Jr. NVLs

The Long River Middle School boys and girls cross country teams won the Junior Naugatuck Valley League championships. -CONTRIBUTED

PROSPECT — The Long River Middle School boys and girls cross country teams won the Junior Naugatuck Valley League championships for the third straight year Oct. 24 at Tyrrell Middle School in Wolcott.

Long River’s Nick LaChapelle won the boys’ race and Long River’s Kate Cicchetti won the girls’ race, her third straight individual Jr. NVL win.

Long River competed at the state meet Nov. 2 at Wickham Park in Manchester.

The boys placed second in the Large School Division. LaChapelle placed first in the Large School Division and third overall.

The girls placed fifth in the Large School Division. Cicchetti placed first overall and won the state championship. She finished the 2.3 mile course in 13 minutes, 47 seconds, the fastest course time in 11 years.

Long River’s Payton Kane, Grace D’Amico and Wyatt Finley also earned medals at states.