Trinity Cross Country Teams Help Clean Up Wickham Park After Historic Storm
Hartford, Conn. The Trinity College men's and women's cross country teams participated in a heroic clean-up effort at Wickham Park, its home course, after the 250-acre park in Manchester, Conn. was overwhlemed with damage from Connecticut's October Nor'easter. The clean-up session was organized by Trinity College cross country and track and field coach George Suitor.
“The park has always been generous to everyone, especially running,” said Suitor, who has been at Trinity since 1992 after leading Manchester High to three state championships. “The park always welcomes us and helps us. They let the kids practice; they run the state meets, the New England championships, the Wickham Park Invitational and the summer races. It’s a no-brainer to try and help.”
Suitor’s athletes poured out of cars and vans at 9 a.m. on a December day that felt more like mid-October, with clear skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees. They were joined by runners and coaches from across the state who wanted to lend a hand to the venerable park.