Middlefield resident Peter Schulten played a key role in helping Xavier High School claim both the State Open and New England cross country championships this fall.
At the Open meet, Xavier’s seven varsity runners – Schulten, Owen Curren, Will Curren, Trevor Christie, Dillon Selfors, Robbie Cozean and Owen Lally – took the title from Staples-Westport in an exciting tie-breaker situation.
At the New England championship in Belfast, Maine, Xavier had a more decisive win against Staples, which is more than double the size of the Middletown Catholic school.
Schulten started running through the Go Far wellness program in his elementary school years. Now, he is a regular on the road racing circuit and has been a three-season cross country and track athlete in high school. He is currently ranked 8th in Connecticut.
Schulten transferred from Coginchaug to Xavier this year, as a junior.