This East Hampton girls cross country team made history.
After winning the league title, the Bonackers, with 61 points, edged Bayport-Blue Point and Sayville for the program’s first-ever Suffolk County title at the state qualifier at Kings Park’s Sunken Meadow State Park November 8.
East Hampton finished six points ahead of the Phantoms and Golden Flashes, which tied for second place, and consequently all six student-athletes that competed earned a trip to the state championship November 16 in Plattsburgh, NY.
Junior co-captain Ava Engstrom was its fastest runner on the day, finishing the course in 21 minutes, 01.75 seconds, good for ninth. Eighth-grader Dylan Cashin placed 11th in 21:33.59, junior co-captain Bella Tarbet 13th in 21:44.36, eighth-grader Ryleigh O’Donnell 18th in 22:12.52, and sophomore Emma Hren 23rd in 22:31.54. Senior Megan “Mimi” Fowkes finished 51st in 30:19.29, but only the top five runners are scored.