One more bit of league work remained for the four area cross country teams that are part of the OHSL Liberty division.
Marcellus would clinch the boys regular-season title Wednesday with a sweep over Jordan-Elbridge (20-35) and Cazenovia (15-49), while the girls title went to Westhill/Bishop Ludden after it got past Skaneateles 22-33 and Hannibal 17-45.
For those boys Mustangs, Ryan Manahan won the individual race in 18:21, just ahead of J-E’s Steve Slonosky, who was second in 18:36.
Marcellus secured the next three spots, though, as Justin Garn (18:50) edged Joe Fallon (18:51) for third and David Lilly was fifth in 18:59. Alex Zamojski, in 19:43, slid between the Eagles’ Mitch Alpha (19:01) and Alex Suslik (19:51), while J-E’s Dylan Wittico was 10th in 20:11.
In the girls race, Marcellus lost to Cazenovia 24-33, but beat J-E 15-49, as Rachel Garn won the individual title in 21:29, but the Lakers took six of the next eight finishing spots. Mary Morocco (21:57) and Molly McGuane (22:02) were fifth and sixth, respectively. Eliza Bell was 10th in 23:04.
To clinch its league title, the Westhill/Bishop Ludden girls had to go to Hannibal, where it got past Skaneateles behind the 1-2 finish of Jessica Curry and Betsy Black. Curry won in 16:53, with Black second in 17:17.
Just after the Lakers’ Madeline Adams took third (17:33), Emily Washburn worked her way to fourth place in 17:41. Erin Morrell got to seventh place, in 18:32, and Erin Christensen clinched the victory by getting 10th place in 18:59.
Westhill/Ludden’s boys team beat Skaneateles 15-50, but lost to Hannibal 20-35. Those other Warriors grabbed four of the top five spots, with Casey Bunce the lone exception as he got third place in 15:44. Will Downs was sixth, in 16:09,and Peter Lynch was seventh (16:15) as Kyle Fitch (16:18) and Jon Moore (16:19) were close behind.