Liverpool takes second at cross country sectionals

Boys Warriors finish just behind powerful F-M

— Colin Greenseich led the Northstars, finishing 18th in 16:55.5, two spots ahead of Andrew Bearkland (16:59.4), while Paul DeGennaro (17:22.0), Chris Hannan (17:28.4) and Eric Bowen (17:31.3) occupied the 28th through 30th spots. Jake Dehm (17:56.2) and Jared George (18:12.5) were further back.

In the girls Section III Class A meet at Jamesville Beach, Liverpool and C-NS both managed to qualify runners for the state meet, and the Warriors again finished second, with 56 points, though seven-time defending national champion F-M, with 17 points, had a more lopsided win here.

Amid the Hornets’ usual blizzard of top runners, Liverpool senior Morgan Mahoney made her way to sixth place in a clocking of 19 minutes, 26 seconds to earn a state meet berth, and junior teammate Abby McNamara did the same by finishing eighth in 19:35 flat.

C-NS senior Jacqlynn Halstead, by finishing 10th in 19:42, took fourth place among the individuals outside of F-M, so she joins the Section III All-Star side heading to Queensbury that includes Mahoney, McNamara, West Genesee’s Laura Leff and Baldwinsville’s Marissa Lathrop.

To make sure that Liverpool finished second on the team side, eighth-grader Maia Henry made her way to 14th place in 20:12.3 and earned first-alternate status for the state meet, ahead of Juliana Basla in 16th place (20:23.1) and Morgan Chewning-Kulick, who was 17th in 20:25.6. Jillian Stagnitta finished 28th, in 21:00.2, with another eighth-grader, Kristina Moore, getting 34th place in 21:32.4.

Behind Halstead, C-NS saw sophomore Jilliann Norris earn 25th place in 20:54.6, two spots ahead of Amamda Shuman, who was 27th in 20:57.6. Maddy Kolakowski earned 30th place in 21:16 flat as Madison Gross (21:25.4), Taylor Parry (21:40.1) and Emily Dolan (21:41.8) all finished within the top 40.

The Class A state boys race at Queensbury starts at 9:40 a.m., while the girls state Class A championship starts two hours later, at 11:40 a.m.

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