Even without Abby Gugel in the lineup, and with Solvay’s Ashlee Riggins taking the individual race in 23:13, J-E cruised in the girls race, with Emily Kuehnle (25:32), Marissa Malvaso (25:33) and Miranda Malvaso (25:34) in the next three spots.
Natalie Emerick edged Emily Mills for fifth place, though both finished in 26:28, with Lauren Hubbs (26:51) and Dominique Bigness (27:20) behind them.
Marcellus, just behind J-E at no. 8 in the state Class C poll, beat Phoenix 19-42, sweeping the top three positions as Pat McGuane won the race in 19:00.3, with Alex Stopen seconds (19:09.1) and Alex Zamojski third in 19:21.5. Matt Strempel finished sixth, in 20:21.6, ahead of teammates Andrew Marsh (20:22.3), Mike Brown (20:22.3), Kevin Pierce (20:22.8) and Steve Larison (20:22.9).
Westhill/Bishop Ludden swept both sides of its meet against CBA. The top boys runners stayed together as Kyle Fitch won in 17:56, ahead of Dan DeMauro, Josh Owens and Liam Rodgers, each of whom posted equal times of 18:01.
Alec Walsh, who finished sixth in 18:45, led the next group, which included Garnet Remillard in seventh place in 18:45. Vincenzo Carr (18:53) edged Brian Celeste (18:54) for eighth place as Cain Ballard (19:17) finished 10th.
For the Westhill/Ludden girls, who prevailed over CBA 15-50, Genny Corcoran prevailed in 21:26, with Emily Washburn second in 20:45. Mary Washburn made her way to fourth place in 21:59 as Annibel Coolican (22:58), Molly Clark (23:07), Caroline Black (24:31), Meghan Evans (25:10) and Lisa Bogardus (25:44) occupied the sixth through 10th spots.
In an otherwise quiet Saturday, Marcellus would finish third in both of the Small School divisions at the Tully Invitational, the boys getting 93 points, just behind Hannibal (75 points) and Jamesville-DeWitt (79 points), the girls earning 106 points behind Tully (27 points) and Cazenovia (59 points).