It was the first victory of the season Tuesday as the Riverhead High School Girls Cross Country team seized a League III victory against Walt Whitman High School, at the Indian Island 5K course.
The score was Riverhead, 24, to Walt Whitman, 33.
Top performers were senior Rachel Conti, 22:23, sophomore Meghan Van Bommel, 22:36, and sophomore Megan Carrick, 22:41; the girls placed second, third and fourth, leading the team to their first win this semester.
In the youth division, freshman Gabrielle Marcucci ran time of 23:34 on her birthday and came across the line as Riverhead’s fourth runner to place; eighth grader Grace Dillingham ran a time of 24:55, her personal best. Junior Maurinne Sullivan crossed the line at 24:29 to round out Riverhead’s top five.