Manahan, Garn both victorious at VVS meet

J-E's Abby Gugel also wins race on sectional course

— Justin Garn was the best Marcellus runner behind Manahan, finishing 14th in 17:54.2. Alex Zamojski finished in 41st place (18:46.1), one spot behind WG's Alex Cuttler, with Patrick McGuane 47th in 18:57.9.

Meanwhile, Jordan-Elbridge's Abby Gugel won the Varsity 1 girls race at VVS. Gugel's time of 19 minutes, 25.8 seconds was enough to pull away from South Lewis star Victoria Campanian (19:36.2) and the rest of the field. Gugel's teammate, Brianna Byrnes, was 44th in 23:08.9.

The Eagles finished seventh in both the girls and boys Varsity 1 races. Jack Gugel threatened for top honors in the boys event before settling for second place in 17:08.3, just behind South Jefferson's Nick Tyler (17:04.7). Nathan Hollis finished 34th (18:54.2) as Jacob Patterson finished 38th in 18:59.6.

Westhill/Bishop Ludden's girls team rose to second place in Varsity 3 with 68 points, trailing only Liverpool (45 points) in a 14-team field. Emily Washburn was sixth, in 20:40.1, just ahead of Annibel Coolican, in 10th place (21:21.3) and Erin Morrell in 12th place (21:22.1). Caroline Coates was 23rd (22:06.7) and Genny Corcoran was 25th in 22:11.5.

And the Westhill/Ludden boys side also had a runner-up finish, second with 82 points to Liverpool's 28 points. Casey Bunce had a 10th-place time of 17:52.5, with Peter Lynch 12th in 17:57.5. Liam Rodgers (18:20.6), Alec Walsh (18:28.1) and Vincenzo Carr (18:36.0) all finished in the top 25, too.

Also in the boys Varsity 1 race, Solvay finished sixth, with 159 points. Matt Cregan had a seventh-place time of 17:47.3, with Cody McCarthy 25th (18:35.5) and Eric Goodrich 29th in 18:45 flat.

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