The New Haven Age Group Track Club ended its Cross Country season on a high note. The teamed captured a 3rd place in the Bantam (9-10 yr) Girls division at the 2008 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship. The event took placed in Mechanicsville VA. Over 2500 plus athletes competitors were in attendance.

New Haven AGTC’s Bantam Girls team consisted of Danae Rivers, Leah Rivers, Erica Snape, Tiffany Snape, Lauryn Andrews, Emma Sellas and Dejanay Davis. The 9-10 year olds each did their part by pacing themselves through the 1.9 mile course at an amazing 12 minutes and 49 seconds pace average per teammate. It was good enough for a total team score of 97. The team just missed the silver place finished by 1 point. They were edged out by the Rain City Flyers out of Portland Oregon.

Sisters Danae and Leah Rivers lead the team by placing 2nd (11minutes 34 seconds) and 15th (12 minutes 16 seconds), respectively. Their efforts garnered them individual All American status as well.

Coach William Thompson said; “I'm pleased with the way the girls ran. They ran as a team. Every runner position was important. It was a tight competitive race for the medal places. The difference between 4th and 2 place were a slim 3 points.”

For more information regarding The New Haven Age Group Track Club Call: 203-430-9456