CNS cross country splits with West Genesee

On the boys end, the Northstars edged Maine-Endwell, 37 points to 40, for the team title and Buchanan again proved the fastest runner of the day. On a 3.2-mile Tully course, Buchanan won in 16 minutes, eight seconds, a full 50 seconds ahead of Manlius-Pebble Hill's Ian Trepanier.

As for the help, Lupia rolled to third place in 17:01.5, while Hart put together a sixth-place time of 17:11.6. Alex Bottorff claimed 15th place in 17:26.3 as Gill, in 16th place (17:28.2), clinched the victory ahead of Ryan (17:37.0) in 19th place.

It was an odd situation in the girls race. CNS finished second to Fayetteville-Manlius, the nation's top-ranked team, as the Hornets, even with its best runners not in the field, earned 32 points to the Northstars' 67 points.

Since those F-M stars were out, though, it gave Watterud a chance to go to the front -- and she did, winning in 19 minutes, 8.5 seconds as Pulaski star Katie Weisenburger took second place in 19:25.2.

Halstead finished ninth in 20:13.9, while Colburn worked her way to 16th place in 20:44 flat. Laris turned in a 20th-place finish in 21:03.5 as Jelfo (21:25.3) and Cummings (21:27.0) finished 25th and 26th, respectively.

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