The Staples girls cross-country team kept their perfect start to the season intact with an impressive 5-0 win over Greenwich, Trumbull, Brien McMahon, St. Joseph and Harding on Tuesday afternoon at Greenwich Point.

The Wreckers (16-0), currently ranked third in the state, beat the Cardinals 17-46.

Hannah DeBalsi won the 3.1-mile race in a blistering, course-record time of 14 minutes, 55 seconds. DeBalsi eclipsed the course record by 30 seconds.

Teammate Erica Hefnawy finished second (16:37), narrowly beating out Kristin Burnham of Brien McMahon (16:40) and Elisabeth French from St. Joseph (17:06).

The course record for DeBalsi was her fifth in five races this fall.

More Information

Fact box