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Marion Invite October 18, 2014

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Rush-Henrietta dominates Marion Invite

310 boys from 17 teams and 220 girls from 11 teams competed at the Marion Invite and Rush-Henrietta dominated winning both boys and girls team with Alex Cooper winning the girls race by 20 seconds and Ryan Yuhas taking second to Andrew Davis of Penn Yan.  

Rush’s boys took 5 of the top 10 spots and their girls took 4 of the top 10 spots.  And… Siobhan Quinn (3rd) may be finally recovered from a summer injury so Penfield and Thomas better watch out!

Top 3 boys teams were Rush, Aquinas lead by Dominic Bushen in 3rd, and Victor.

Top 3 girls teams were Rush, Williamsville North lead by 8th grader Naomi Wistner who placed 2nd to Cooper, and Victor.

Section V XC October 11th, 2014

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Donny Glavin of McQuaid-Jesuit wins individually and East Rochester wins small school team championship at Burnt Hills

Burnt Hills XC Invitational 5k, (3.1 mile) 

East Rochester won Boys D1 (small schools) lead by Dawson Bathgate who took 2nd at 15:44.99.

Fairport took 2nd in Boys D3 (large schools) with Mike Mallow, Matt Orcutt and Majd Rouhana taking 8,9,10th.

Donny Glavin of McQuaid Jesuit won the Boys D3 at 15:29.53.  Other top Section V finishers included Nick Caterisano  of McQuaid Jesuit 16:03.01 just beating Mike Mallow of Fairport at 16:03.36.

Top Section V Girl finishers were Heather Nortz of Fairport at 18:41.76, Vanessa Morgan of Victor at 19:01.36 and Mary Kunigan of Hilton at 19:06.09.

Reebok- Manhattan Cross Country Invite at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 4k (2.5 mile)

Alex Cooper of Rush Henrietta took 2nd in the Varsity C race with 14:58.5.  Other top finishers were Sammy Watson (R-H) 16:04.8 and Shannon Oberst of Brighton at 16:35.4.

Top Section V boy finishers were Sophomore Paul Dellinger 13:14.9, Drew Schmitt 13.23.2 and Jonah Simpson 13:24.9 all of Brighton

Spartan Water Front Warrior 5k (3.1 mile)

Boys: Brad Farnham of Penfield won with 16:59 over Patrick Downey of Pittsford Sutherland at 17:04 in the 345 man field.  Churchville Chili lead by Owen Memelo in 4th at 17:14 won the team competition over Penfied among 10 teams.

Girls: Sophomore Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-Chili won with 18:53 a full 31 seconds ahead of second place Mary Visca of Pittsford Sutherland.  Penfield lead by Claire Miller with 19:47 in 3rd won the team competition with Pittsford Sutherland in 2nd.

Pembroke Invite 3 Mile 

Boys: Justin Shaffer of Webster Schroeder ran 16:59 for the win with 25 seconds separating him from 2nd place Dominic Bushen of Aquinas among 184 runners.  Shaffer and Bushen lead their respective teams Schroeder and Aquinas to 1st and 2nd place team finishes in the 9 team Race which included a mixture of Section V and Section VI 

Girls: 8th grader Naomi Wistner of Williamsville North won with 18:44 which was 45 seconds in front of 2nd place Lauren Reyda of Fredonia.  The top Section V runner was Cameron Perry of Pembroke at 20:19.  Williamsville North beat Fredonia for top team and Webster Schroeder took 3rd.


Penfield-Irondequoit Invite 10/3/2014

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Harris Whalen Park

Penfield and Honeoye Falls-Lima traded 1sts and 2nds among 16 teams competing in the boys and girls races with HF-L (29 pts) dominating the boys followed by Penfield (81 pts) and Penfield (29 pts) dominating the girls followed by HF-L (94 pts).  Co-host Irondequoit had some bragging rights too as Britt Kaukeinen won the boys race individually.

For the boys Kaukeinen(16.36) was followed by 3 HF-L runners, Matt Geraci(16.37), Coleman Roach(16:42) and Jackson Tate(16:48), then Bailey Plummer of Spencerport (17:14) and Penfield's top finisher Brad Farnham (17:19).

For the girls Penfield’s Claire Miller(19:44) blew away the field with 28 seconds separating her from her teammate Megan Sedita(20:12) taking 2nd, followed by Autumn Albrecht of Brockport (20:21), Sydney McDaniel of HF-L (20:24) and Penfield's Sarah Cok(20:30).

50th McQuaid Invite - 2014

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At Hilton's Glavin 2 mile last spring Corning freshmen Jessica Lawson nearly upset Katie Lembo with an amazing last lap kick.  Now this spring as a sophomore Lawson has truly come into her own winning the McQuaid Invite Girls Seeded Varsity AAA (3-mile) by over 30 seconds with the fastest time of the day for any race with an all-time course record of 16:43.3 good enough to rank 9th in the nation for the 3-mile.

Andrew Marston of Conestoga won the Boys Seeded Varsity AAA with a 14:31.3 which the fastest time of the day for any race.

Fayetteville-Manilus of Syracuse was the team to beat in both boys and girls.  Elmira’s girls beat Fayetteville-Manilus in the Girls Seeded Varsity AAA 67-71, but in the merged results F-M beat Elmira 107-108.  Elmira had the faster average time 18:04.4 to 18:05.8.  For the boys F-M won the Boys Seeded Varsity AAA and had the best scores and lowest times (15:03.06 average) in the merged results.

Among Section V runners the usual suspects were on top with Pittsford Mendon Boys taking 2nd in the Boys Seeded Varsity AA to Xavier of NYC in a tight finish of 87-89. Mendon was 7th overall in merged results. 

  2.    89  Pittsford Mendon               (15:50.7  79:13.4 0:25.7)
  1      9  Isaac Goodman               11 15:35.7
  2     15  Griffin Hess                11 15:46.7
  3     16  Evan Feigel                 12 15:48.3
  4     24  Kevin Dooley                12 16:01.3
  5     25  Henry Burton                11 16:01.4
  6   ( 28) David Azzara                12 16:03.7
  7   ( 75) Ryan Young                  11 17:11.0

While the boys top 7 shuffled around considerably since last week, the top Section V girl was still Alex Cooper of Rush-Henrietta taking 6th in the Girls Seeded Varsity AAA and 7th in the merged at 17:41.7.   Cooper was awarded the Katie Harper Memorial Plaque.  This week sophomore Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-Chili narrowed the gap between Cooper and the rest of Section V winning the Girls Unseeded Varsity AA-2 by over 50 seconds with a 17:48.0.  With sophomores in the 2nd, 3rd and 7th positions among top Section V girls fiinishers, the future looks strong! 

Girls 3 Mile - Merged
7    7 Alex Cooper         12  2 Rush-Henrietta          17:41.7  5:54         
10   10 Anna Kostarellis    10  2 Churchville-Chili       17:48.0  5:56     
20   19 Amanda Vestri       10  5 Webster Thomas          18:07.9  6:03          
26   25 Meghan Curtin       11  8 Wayland-Cohocton        18:19.5  6:07          
33   32 Mary Visca          12 17 Pittsford Sutherland    18:28.8  6:10 
35   34 Claire Miller       11 10 Penfield                18:31.1  6:11  
44   42 Sammy Watson        10  7 Rush-Henrietta          18:38.9  6:13  

This week Webster Thomas was the top Section V girls team taking 5th in the Girls Seeded Varsity AAA and 6th in merged results and they were the only team to manage a sub-19 average time at 18:57.9.

  5.   166  Webster Thomas                 (18:57.9  94:49.2 1:36.8)
  1     12  Amanda Vestri               10 18:07.9
  2     26  Claire Ashton               10 18:43.1
  3     32  Ellie Songer                11 18:47.7
  4     46  Alexandra Carpenter         11 19:25.8
  5     50  Brittany Mechler            12 19:44.7
  6   ( 70) Taylor Zeigler              10 20:10.6
  7   ( 73) Alena Wisniewski            10 20:16.8

Last week the top 7 Section V boys were Schmitt, Hess, Servos, Goodman, Burton, Glavin, Roach.  This week those results were completely shuffled and completely missing from last week was Nick Neamtu of Webster Thomas who came out decisively on top among Section V boys at McQuaid with a 15:03.6 which was nearly 30 seconds over the next best Section V boy Donovan Glavin of McQuaid Jesuit.  Neamtu was awarded the Charlie McMullen Memorial Plaque.

Section V Boys 3 Mile - Merged
11   11 Nick Neamtu         11  4 Webster Thomas          15:03.6  5:02    
25   24 Donovan Glavin      11  7 McQuaid Jesuit          15:30.3  5:11  
30   28 Drew Schmitt        11 11 Brighton                15:34.0  5:12  
36   34 Isaac Goodman       11 12 Pittsford Mendon        15:35.7  5:12 
42   40 Dawson Bathgate     11 14 East Rochester          15:38.5  5:13 
59   55 Griffin Hess        11 21 Pittsford Mendon        15:46.7  5:16
60   56 Everett Geiger      12 30 Caledonia-Mumford       15:47.1  5:16