The No. 3 ranked Darien boys cross country team went 3-1 last week, claiming victories over Staples (25-32), McMahon (19-44) and Westhill (15-50). Darien suffered its lone defeat against No. 4 Danbury (25-30).

Leading the way for Darien was Marshall Huffman, who covered the 2.5-mile course in 13:40, good enough for third place overall.

Huffman was followed by Armstrong Noonan in sixth in 13:46, Colten Appleby in seventh in 13:51, Brian Davey in 13th in 14:12 and Ben Olsen in 15th in 14:17.

Rounding out the top seven were Peter Kreuch in 16th in 14:17 and Alex Ryahill in 18th in 14:42.

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Both Danbury and Darien were missing key runners due to injuries.

"We were a little sluggish today," Darien coach Tyson Kaczmarek said. "It was not an ideal start to the season, but one we can definitely build on."