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WG, J-E runners win; Leff sets record

Each of the West Genesee and Jordan-Elbridge cross country teams found their way to wins in their respective league meets on Wednesday afternoon -- with a record set along the way.

WG's girls team beat the Nottingham Bulldogs 15-49 and Corcoran Cougars 16-46, and eighth-grader Laura Leff again proved dazzling.

Following up her Chittenango Invitational division victory, Leff covered the Camillus Middle School course in 19 minutes, 20 seconds, setting a new girls record for the 3.1-mile trail.

Anna Leo, in second place (21:36), beat Abby Kastick (21:40) by four seconds, while Alex Incaudo (22:16) completed a Wildcat sweep of the top four spots. Allison Reichel was fifth (22:59) and Katie Riley sixth (23:03), while Alyssa Zeman (23:57) ran her way to 10th place.

WG' boys hosted Corcoran and Nottingham, and won 15-50 decisions over both the Cougars and Bulldogs on the boys side by taking each of the top seven spots.

Billy Gabriel won in a time of 17:01 on the Camillus Middle School course, a comfortable 43 seconds ahead of Steve Houghmaster (17:44), with Sam Reedy (17:55) in third place.

John DeLallo, in 17:57, edged out Martin Leff (17:58) for fourth place, while Matt Gonnella took sixth (18:01) and Ethan Wojcik (18:26) claimed seventh place. Matt Serrao finished 10th in 18:46.

J-E's boys team began its work in the OHSL Liberty division by sweeping Cazenovia 20-41 and Hannibal 21-37 on the Lakers' home course.

Cody Stanton, who posted the fastest boys time at the Chittenango Invitational on Sept. 19, won here in 17:30, four seconds ahead of teammate Mike Marrero (17:34) and six seconds clear of Cazenovia's Pat Dermody.

Steve Slonosky took sixth place (18:33), leading a second J-E push. Tom Poppe was eighth, in 18:55, while Mitch Alpha finished ninth (19:06) and Greg Bader took 10th place in 19:36.

The girls Eagles beat Hannibal 15-51, but lost to Cazenovia 19-40. Kim Foltz, in a time of 22:05, finished second among individuals behind the Lakers' Malone Gabor (21:50). Jessica Salisbury was sixth (23:26) and Phoebe Alley eighth in 24:14.

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