CNS, Liverpool girls run at Federation meet

Both the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls cross country teams made their way to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls for the New York State Federation Championships on Nov. 20.

And once again, CNS freshman Maria LaMontagne produced a high finish. LaMontagne covered the 3.1-mile Bowdoin Park course in 18 minutes, 23.1 seconds, just behind West Genesee's Laura Leff (18:03.3) in third. Corwall's Aisling Cuffe won in a course-record time of 17:16.9.

Out of the 27 teams entered, the Northstars took 13th place with 303 points, while the Warriors earned 18th place with 415 points.

Behind LaMontagne, CNS sophomore Nicole Watterud worked her way to 23rd place (15th among team entrants) in 19:16.8, while Jacqlynn Halstead got 86th place (52nd team) in 20:22.3. Jessica Jelfo (21:35.0), Katie Laris (21:45.0), Marissa Colburn (22:08.2) and Maddy Kolakowski (22:35.0) rounded out the field.

As for Liverpool, Rachel Putman led their effort, the senior finishing 47th among team runners (78th overall) in a time of 20:13.9.

Caroline Dieffenderfer was 89th in the team standings (136th overall) in 21:12.3, with Morgan Mahoney finishing in 21:29.1. Kailtyn McNamara (21:51.1) and Jessica Turner (21:52.4) ran next to each other, ahead of Ali Whiting (22:53.0).

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