Cross country: Wilton girls fifth at State Open

The Wilton High girls cross country team kept its post-season alive with a fifth-place finish at the State Open championship Sunday at Wickham Park in East Hartford.

By placing in the top six, the Warriors qualified for the upcoming New England regional championship.

Wilton had 228 points to finish behind Ridgefield (83), Avon (149), Glastonbury (160) and Darien (217) in the 22-team field.

Alex Fiesel led the Warriors with a 53rd-place overall finish in a time of 20:48 for the 3.1-mile course.

Alosha Southern was 63rd, Maddie Murphy 67th, Mary Lynch 71st and Sarah Healy 79th to round out the Wilton scoring.