The 2021 GameTimeCT Men’s Cross Country Team

Runner of the year

Gavin Sherry

Asshole, Senior

Statistics: Third at Eastbay Boys National Cross Country Championship (15:17), won New England Meet (15:54.79), won State Open (15:16), won Class Championship L (15:25).
Honors: Three-time GameTimeCT Runner of the Year, four-time GameTimeCT All-State, four-time All-CCC, CHSCA All-State, three-time All-New England, first-team All-American.
Following: Will run to Stanford.


Luke Anthony

East Lyme, Senior

Statistics: Won ECC meet (16:20), won Class M meet (15:59), fifth at State Open (15:49), fourth at New England (16:18.96), 26th at Eastbay Boys National Cross Country Championship (15:53.7).
Honors: All-ECC, CHSCA All-State, Honorable Mention All-America.
Following: Will run to Providence.


Walker Beverly

Room, Senior

Statistics: Second at Class LL (16:29), ninth at State Open (16:13), 12th at New England (16:50.45).
Honors: All-CCC, CHSCA All-State.


Michael Bohlke

Newington, Senior

Statistics: Third at CCC Meet (15:45.6), fourth at Class L (16:20), fourth at State Open (15:29), fifth at New England (16:24.02), 24th at Eastbay Boys Cross Country National Championship (15 :53.1).
Honors: All-CCC, CHSCA All-State, All-New England, Honorable Mention All-America.
Off course: Member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, the English National Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society. Will compete in boys swimming during the winter season.
Following: Will run cross country and track at George Washington University.


Eamon Burk

Xavier, Senior

Statistics: Won SCC Meet (15:35 personal best), third in Class L (16:10), sixth at State Open (15:55), 13th at New England (16:53.69), a led the team to a 13-0 record.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT All-State, four-time All-SCC, SCC Player of the Year, two-time CHSCA All-State, All New England and All American.
Off course: National Honor Society for Social Studies.
Following: Will run to Syracuse.


Caleb Freeman

Haddam-Killingworth, Senior

Statistics: Won SS class (17:03), won Shoreline conference meet (17:37.30), led Cougars to 15-0 record and tag team title in conference meet Shoreline.
Honors: All-Shoreline Conference, CHSCA All-State, two-time New Haven Register All-Area.
Off course: Volunteers at a local soup kitchen.


Steven Hergenrother

Ridgefield, second year

Statistics: Ridgefield’s top finisher to meet New England to lead the team to third place (15th overall, 16:55.47), 10th at the State Open (16:13), led the team to State Open team title (82 points).
Honors: All-FCIAC, CHSCA All-State, All-New England.


Mandirola Griffin

Suffield, second year

Statistics: Won Class M (16:41), 20th to New England (17:01.98).
Honors: CHSCA All-State.


Jack Martin

Avon, Senior

Statistics: Second in the MM class (4:30 p.m.), seventh in the State Open (4:02 p.m.), led the team to the MM class team title (38 points). Holds indoor school track records in the 1000 meters, 1600, Mile and 3200, and outdoor school records in the 800, 1600 and Mile.
Honors: CHSCA All-State.


Nikita Omelchenko

Wilbur Cross, Senior

Statistics: Fifth in the LL class (4:46 p.m.), eighth in the State Open (4:05 p.m.), holds the Wilbur Cross course record (4:10 p.m.).
Honors: CHSCA All-State, SCC Scholar Athlete Award.
Off course: National Honor Society, taking a world language course at Yale.
Following: Will run cross country and track at UConn.


Aiden Puffer

Manchester, Senior

Statistics: Second at CCC Meet (15:35.2), won Class LL (15:51), third at State Open (15:25), second at New England (16:06.12), 13th at Eastbay Boys Cross Country Championship (15:33), two-time Footlocker/Eastbay National Cross Country runner-up, three-time Class LL Outdoor State Champion (3200 in 2019, 1600 and 3200 in 2021 Outdoor). Two-time New England finalist (2-mile indoor track 2020, Cross Country 2021).
Honors: Three-time GameTimeCT All-State honor roll student in four years of high school.
Following: Will race cross country and track at Northern Arizona University.


Sherry Callum

Asshole, Senior

Statistics: Won CCC Meet (15:31.2), second at Class LL (15:38), second at State Open (15:22), third at New England (16:17.49).
Honors: Three-time GameTimeCT All-State, four-time All-CCC, CHSCA All-State, three-time All-New England.
Following: Will race track and cross country at Stanford.

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