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F-M girls run to another state cross country title

Ryan snares individual title with course-record 15:07.9

Pearl would claim eighth place in a clocking of 18:06.9. Avery found her way to ninth place in 18:12.5, while Barger, stepping up her performance, got 10th place in 18:41.1.

Last year's individual state champion, Jillian Fanning, is still making her way back from injury, but still turned in a solid effort as she finished 17th in 18:23.8, and it was Katie Brislin, who was 19th in 18:25.2, that clinched the state title, all of them finishing ahead of every Saratoga runner except Driscoll.

Jenna Farrell also ran well, getting to 24th place in 18:42.9, while Michelle Duffy needed 18:56.2 to end up in 34th place.

This all will lead up to the Hornets' quest for a seventh consecutive championship at the Nike Cross Nationals, which take place Dec. 1 in Portland, Ore.

Elsewhere at the state meet, CBA girls runner Meghan Ann Pierce had a strong event, making her way to seventh place in 19:18.7. Pierce and her fellow Section III All-Stars finished second to Section I in the final standings.

As for Jamesville-DeWitt’s Rachel Fairbanks, she finished 34th in the girls Class B race in 19:12.1. East Syracuse-Minoa’s Natalie Marra was 42nd, in 19:21.9, while Marra’s teammate, Gabby Pallotta, got to 49th place in 19:34.3. J-D’s Nick Harron finished 58th in the boys Class B race in 16:59.8.

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