continued Liz Dwyer was out with the front pack but after getting bumped shortly after the start, a tendon in her hip ‘popped’. Fighting hard and racing with a big heart, the reliable junior still placed 25th in 21:57.4.
“Liz probably should have finished with a time of 20:30 or so,” said Jack Reed, who shares the coaching responsibilities with Rob Tuttle this year. “We’ll get a medical check-up Monday and hopefully she’ll be good to go this weekend. She ran a race that showed her character. She’s a tough young woman.”
Finan Malcolm raced to a time of 22:10.1 to take 28th place, while Ginny Hamlin took 46th in 23:42.4. Maria Schillace placed 54th (24:12.4) and rookie Jillian VanLeer took 58th (24:33.0) for the victorious Lakers.
In the boys sectional Class C race, Skaneateles finished 12th out of 15 teams, with Cooper Watt leading the Lakers as he finished 28th in a time of 18:18.2.
Chris Niebuhr was 51st, in 19:01.4, with Joe Capozza in 71st place, (19:38.8) four spots ahead of Steve Ciaccio (19:47.1). Dominic Grasso (20:18.5), Nick Smolenski (20:36.6), Alex Vanriper (22:06.0), Brad Wolfanger (22:42.9) and Joe Benedict (22:44.8) trailed them.
The state Class C no. 2-ranked girls Lakers will travel to Queensbury early Friday morning and will spend the night in Lake George as they make final preparations to battle top--ranked Bronxville, no. 3-ranked Broadalbin-Perth and a quickly improving team from Wayland-Cohocton in Saturday's Class C state championship meet, which starts at 10:40 a.m.