Balloting by state coaches in the third week of the 2017 Connecticut X-Country Coaches Poll was completed Tuesday at http://www.ctxcpoll.com/ and resulted in a change to the Boys Teams poll as Xavier took first with the Glastonbury Girls remaining as the top Girls team.
The victory by the Xavier Boys team in head to head competition with Staples and Hall in the recent Championship Race at the Wickham Park XC Invite last Saturday was rewarded in polling as Xavier gathered 89 points with 8 of the 9 first place votes. Staples dropped to second with 82 points with 1 first place vote while Hall was third in voting with 65 points.
With their string of impressive performances over the past few weeks, the t Glastonbury Girls team gained 108 points and all 10 first place points in the Girls Team Poll. The Pomperaug Girls retained a second place in balloting with 98 points while Ridgefield was third with 65 points.
All Connecticut CIAC XC Coaches are invited to register to vote for the top ten boys and girls cross country teams this season on a weekly basis. Once again, poll director Jon Faitsch will compile voting submissions on a weekly basis and post the results to the site.
Coaches interested in participating in future polls should contact poll director Jon Faitsch at email: Coachjf001@gmail.com .
All comments and questions about the contents of the poll should be sent to poll director Jon Faitsch at email: Coachjf001@gmail.com .