Another two-sided victory came from East Syracuse-Minoa, who pulled off the trick in a trip to Jamesville Beach Park, where it handled Chittenango Bears 20-41 on the girls side and 17-38 on the boys side.
Though Anna Galbraith pulled away to win the girls race for the Bears in 20:07, ESM’s trio of Gabby Pallotta, Natalie Marra and Juliette Miller stayed together and grabbed the next spots, each of them finishing in 21:48. Cindy Brownson (22:02) and Bridget Benz (22:06) were close behind as Brittany Kubecka (23:30) got past Maria Miner (23:31) for eighth place.
ESM, in the boys race, saw Jared Henry win the individual race in a time of 17:53, just ahead of Jesse Perrone and Joe Coogan (17:54 each) in a top-three sweep. Kyle Willey, in fifth place (18:07) and Jake Barker, in seventh place (18:25), helped the Spartans hold off the Bears.
CBA met Phoenix, and gained a split, winning the girls race 25-31 because four of its runners trailed the Firebirds’ Haylie Virgnia (who won in a time of 20:56) to the line.
Gabrielle Schug and Emily Garlatti stayed together, the pair finishing in 22:25 as Schug got credit for second place. Megan Ann Pierce was fourth, in 22:33, with Meredith Strott fourth in 23:05.
The Brothers lost 24-42 in the boys race despite Dan Morganti winning the individual event in a time of 18:51. The Firebirds grabbed the next three finishing spots before Jack Toole took fifth place, in 19:11, with Jack Brower seventh in 19:17.