Skaneateles girls cross country freshman Kaitlyn Neal accelerates around the final turn on her way to breaking the Polo Grounds course record in last Tuesday’s meet against Cazenovia, a 23-35 victory that kept the Skaneateles girls undefeated. Neal recorded a time of 18:37.5, breaking the mark held by Marcellus’ Rachel Garn.
continued Morel Malcolm continued her comeback from a spring injury as she placed 8th in 20:27 while looking every bit the runner she was prior to the setback.
“Morel’s legs were moving. She had the focus and in a few weeks she’ll be a whole different runner,” said coach Rob Tuttle.
Rounding out the scoring was eighth-grader Julia Willcox who took ninth in 20:50 which was nearly a half minute faster than her first attempt a week earlier. Junior Maria Schillace worked hard on the hills and took 11th in 21:16 to match her previous week’s effort.
The Skaneateles boys won for the first time this season with a strong 23-37 win against Cazenovia.
Sean Satchwell , the Cazenovia sophomore, won with a good time of 17:21 as Cooper Watt once again led the Skaneateles charge. The Skaneateles sophomore took second place in 17:41 which was the identical time that he ran a week earlier against Marcellus at the immaculately maintained Polo Grounds layout.
Frosh Chris Niebuhr continued to impress in his rookie season by taking third in 18:08 while Danny Sakal was the first senior to finish on the senior-laden Skaneateles team as he placed fifth in 18:50.
Junior Patrick Biver took sixth in 19:04 while senior Ethan Johanns took seventh (19:19) to close out the scoring. Fellow senior Matt Delasin placed eighth (19:27), while junior Nick Smolenski grabbed 10th in 19:32.
The Laker teams will travel north to Hannibal Wednesday to close out the dual meet portion of the season. With a win, the Laker girls will capture first place for the first time since 2008. Prior to that, the Skaneateles girls had won the league crown 15 of the previous 16 seasons.