Liverpool’s boys team, missing some of its top runners (including Alex Christensen, Dan Muldoon, Connor Buck and Ben Petrella), found itself in a tough, competitive Varsity Race 2, only getting to fourth place with 100 points behind Rochester McQuaid, Ithaca and Baldwinsville.
Among the Warrior runners that made it, Dylan McCarthy finished seventh, in 17:13.3. Ryan Comstock made his way to 10th place in 17:16.9, while Sean Brais (17:47.0) was 18th. Jacob Rowell was 25th (17:58.0) as Adam Sherwin (18:24.8) took 40th place.
Liverpool and C-NS both had to wait 24 hours to start regular-season action in the CNY Counties League National division due to Wednesday’s heat postponement.
For the boys Warriors, things began smoothly in last Thursday’s 15-49 victory over Syracuse East. Christensen won the race at Long Branch Park in 17:47. Muldoon, Buck and Petrella each finished in 17:54, while McCarthy (18:02) rounded out the top 10. Rowell, in a time of 18:11, led the next Liverpool group, with Comstock (18:13) and Brais (18:15) close behind. Sherwin finished 10th.
Liverpool’s girls beat Syracuse East by that exact same 15-49 margin, as the top three runners –McNamara, Basla and Henry – each finished in 21:03, with McNamara getting the edge at the line.
Stagnitta, in 21:26, took fourth place, with Mahoney fifth (21:34) and Moore (21:49) in sixth place. Chewning-Kulick and Rebecca Murray were seventh and eighth, respectively, while Husenitza (24:18) and Hannah Putnam (24:21) grabbed the next two spots.
When C-NS resumed on Thursday, against Syracuse West, it won 19-43 on the boys side, led again by Greenseich, who followed up his Central Square Invitational victory from Sept. 7 by covering the Corcoran High School course in 17:44.
Though Syracuse West’s Soloman Lawrence was second (18:09), the Northstars occupied the next five spots, led by Bearkland, who was third in 18:11.