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Marcellus boys, Westhill/Ludden girls win cross country sectionals

Manahan, Garn sweep Class B individual races for Mustangs

— Mary Morocco, in ninth place (21:02.8), missed on the last qualifying position by a single second to Jamesville-DeWitt’s Rachel Fairbanks. Maggie Dunn was 20th (22:12.8) and Eliza Bell (22:13.4) just behind her in 21st place as Tori Stopen was 29th (22:36.8) and Dominique Weeks (22:42.8) was 32nd.

Up in Class A, where Fayetteville-Manlius dominated (as expected) on both ends, West Genesee’s Laura Leff prevented a total sweep by the girls Hornets of the top nine spots as she finished second, in 18:19.1, to F-M’s Jillian Fanning (18:01.2) and advanced to the state meet.

As a team, WG was third out of 12 Class A entrants, with 81 points, behind F-M and Cicero-North Syracuse. Lindsey Weaver was 15th, in 20:27.3, with Abby Kastick 18th in 21:03.7, while Alycia Andolina (21:38.9), Kelly Powell (21:41.3), Mary McGlynn (21:57.0), Amy Hannahan (22:02.0) and Nicole Paone (22:02.6) all cracked the top 40.

In the boys Class A meet, where WG finished fourth with 121 points, Martin Leff stood out, getting fourth place in 16:40.9 to join her younger sister in advancing to the state meet. Ethan Osborne was 21st, in 17:42.9, while Nate Conroy was 25th (17:48.6), ahead of Mike Lannon (18:05.7), Will Randall (18:12.7) and Luke Potash (18:14.7).

As Jordan-Elbridge finished fifth and Solvay seventh in the boys Class C race, the Bearcats’ Cody McCarthy earned the fifth and final individual berth in the state meet when he finished in a time of 17:05.8, just ahead of the Eagles’ Steve Slonosky, who was eighth in 17:21.7.

Also for Solvay, Matt Cregan was 20th, in 17:59.6, while Eric Goodrich was 32nd in 18:37.7. J-E’s Mitch Alpha was 29th in 18:15.9, just ahead of Jack Gugel (18:36.7) in 31st place. Alex Suslik was 42nd. On the girls side, J-E’s Phebe Alley was 36th in 22:10 flat and Solvay’s Ashlee Riggins was 40th in 22:27.9.

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