On the other hand, the top boys Warriors did run, lining up behind Syracuse West star Eli Welling, who won in 17:20.5 as Alex Christensen, in second place in 18:23, led the chase pack.
Dylan McCarthy, who was third in 18:26, was in front of a group where Dylan McCarthy (18:27.5), Dan Muldoon (18:28) and Travis Chewning-Kulick (18:28.5) all finished together. And right behind them were Connor Buck (18:29), Jacob Rowell (18:29.3), Sean Brais (18:29.6) and Jeremy Goetz (18:30), who all made the top 10.
Now they all went to Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, where the Liverpool and C-NS sides would all find some degree of success.
In fact, the Liverpool boys won the Varsity E division with 102 points, edging out Ward Melville (109 points) for top honors.
Muldoon, in particular, stepped up on the 2.5-mile course, finishing fifth in 13:06.7, with Ben Petrella rising to 17th place in 13:30.6. Christensen needed 13:37.3 to finish 23rd, while Chewning-Kulick was 27th in 13:40.9 and Drew Henry (13:42.9) was 30th. Buck (13:51.4) was 41st.
C-NS’s girls had a second-place effort in the Varsity C division, where its 85 points was just behind Pearl River’s total of 82 points. Halstead ran to third place in 15:21.5, with Waterrud claiming ninth place in 15:35.4. Shuman was 17th (15:51 flat) as Parry earned 21st place in 16:01.1. Jillian Norris, in 35th place (16:28.0), rounded out the scoring column.
The girls Warriors were also second in the Varsity B race with 82 points behind Rush-Henrietta, who won with 50 points. Abby McNamara claimed ninth place, in 15:35.8, with Morgan Mahoney sliding into 10th place in 15:37.7 and Emily Butler 16th in 15:57.3. Ashley Letteney (16:12.1) and Juliana Basla (16:13.2) were 23rd and 24th, respectively.