Cross Country: Riverhead girls pick up first league win

BRITNEY NAPPE COURTESY PHOTO | Riverhead senior Rachel Conti finished first for the Blue Waves Tuesday in a dual meet against Walt Whitman.

The Riverhead girls cross country team picked up its first league win Tuesday afternoon by defeating Walt Whitman, 24-33. Riverhead senior Rachel Conti ran the 5K course at Indian Island in 22 minutes, 23 seconds to finish second in the race and first for the Blue Waves.

She was followed by sophomores Meghan Van Bommel (22:36) and Megan Carrick (22:41) who were third and fourth in the race.

The next three scorers for Riverhead were freshman Gabrielle Marcucci (23:34), eighth-grader Grace Dillingham (24:55) and junior Maurinne Sullivan (24:29).

The Blue Waves improved to 1-1 in League III. The girls will compete in the Suffolk Coaches Invitational Saturday at Sunken Meadow State Park.