continued In the sectional Class B race, Jamesville-DeWitt came within inches of the team title, getting 79 points, just behind Westhill/Bishop Ludden, who prevailed with 76 points.
Nick Harron did qualify for the state meet, finishing fourth among individuals in 17:22.3, while Billy Hohreiter made his way to seventh place in 17:46.4. East Syracuse-Minoa’s Jesse Perrone just missed advancing, as he was sixth in 17:43.2.
As for the rest of the Red Rams, Jack Healy finished 18th in 18:40.9, but all of Westhill/Ludden’s top runners hit the line before Nick Street (18:40.9) and Isaac Tupper (18:45.0) did in the 25th and 27th spots, respectively.
Brady Wing was 31st, in 18:51.6, with ESM’s Kyle Willey (19:05.7) just ahead of J-D’s Matt Murad (19:09.7) and Andrew Scibilla (19:11.6) as the Spartans’ Jacob Barker (19:21.6) was 48th.
The Class B girls race had something for ESM and J-D to be happy about. In the team portion, the Spartans, with 74 points, beat the Red Rams (87 points) for second place, both of them trailing Westhill/Ludden, who got the top spot with 62 points.
Three runners earned state meet berths this Saturday at Elma Meadows, near Buffalo. J-D’s Rachel Fairbanks got there by finishing second, in 19:48.4, trailing only Marcellus’ Rachel Garn (19:39.2).
Then ESM’s Gabby Pallotta finished fourth in 20:10 flat and Natalie Marra finished fifth, in 20:15.7, both of them keeping the Rams’ Emilee Carpenter, who finished sixth (20:21.9), from reaching the state meet.
From there, the Spartans’ Juliette Miller made her way to 10th place in 20:52.1, while Cindy Brownson finished 23rd in 21:51.3, one spot behind the Rams’ Laura Wengert (21:43.6). J-D’s Samantha Clemons was 28th (22:02.2), one spot ahead of Jess Picone (22:05.7), as the ESM trio of Bridget Benz (22:11.5), Maria Miner (22:16.8) and Morgan Young (22:31.2) all cracked the top 40.
In the sectional Class C meets, CBA’s Megan Ann Pierce returned to action and, with a time of 20:03 flat, finished second to Jordan-Elbridge’s Abby Gugel (19:53.0) and also advanced to the state meet. Maire Kate McGlynn finished 13th, in 21:26.1.
David Carey was 15th (18:28.1) and Jack Lenkiewicz 18th (18:30.0) in the boys race, where the Brothers took seventh in the team standings. Sid Perkins finished 33rd, in 19:00.5.