Ben Aldrich finished fourth overall as Staples High School's boys finished fifth in the Bethel Invitational on Saturday. Staples' girls finished sixth and were led by Ingrid Johnson's 15th place finish.
Fairfield Prep won the boys title, paced by winner Connor Rog. He covered the 5-kilometer course in 15:23.8. New Milford won the girls race, while Pomperaug's Sara Greco took individual honors.
Aldrich finished in 16:18:78. Jack Roche was 15th in 17:14, and Jeff Caffery (34th), Kentaro Higuchi (35th) and Patrick Nolan (36th) were Staples' other scorers.
In the girls race, Caroline Smith took 27th, and Emily Hanrahan was 28th. Emily Harris (38th) and Rachel Myers (41st) were Staples' other scorers.
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