In the next pack, Sara Ferranti finished fifth, in 22:30.3, ahead of Alicia Sakran (22:34.5). Maggie Guinto (22:54.5), Delaney Nolan (22:59), Megan Farmer (23:35.5) and Elisabeth Beardsley (23:35.8) also had top-10 effort.s
In the boys’ 18-42 decision at the Middle School, Jack Erhard won in a time of 17:11.9, exactly one second better than Nate Conroy (17:12.9), while Will Randall (17:15.4) completed a 1-2-3 sweep.
Though the Maroons’ Jordan Middleton finished fourth in 17:26.6, David Leff, in fifth place (17:32.7), led a sweep of the remaining top 10 spots for the Wildcats. Mike Lannon was sixth, in 17:49.7, with Sean Beney (17:55.6), Connor Smith (18:34.2), Matt Romano (18:38.3) and Russ Graziano (18:43.3) following.
As that went on, Westhill/Bishop Ludden opened its OHSL Liberty division slate with a sweep of Solvay, prevailing 16-49 in the boys race and 15-49 in the girls race at Long Branch Park.
Jeff Goodrich won for the boys Warriors, his time of 16:58 two seconds better than teammate Liam Rodgers, while Kyle Fitch (17:08) edged Dan DeMauro (17:09) for third place.
Solvay’s Eric Goodrich was fifth, in 17:19, but he was the lone Bearcat in the top 10. Vincenzo Carr got to sixth place in 17:22, closely followed by Alec Walsh (17:44), with Garret Remillard (17:49), Brian Celeste (17:54) and Cain Ballard (18:02) also in the top 10.
Genny Corcoran, in a time of 20:12, beat Emily Washburn (20:16) by four seconds to win the girls race, with Erin Morrell (20:54) in third.
Annibel Coolican and Erin Christensen each crossed the line in 21:04, with Caroline Coates sixth in 21:11. Molly Clark (21:12), Mary Washburn (21:13) and Caroline Black (21:19) also ran well as Solvay’s Ashlee Riggins led her side, finishing in 22:43.
Jordan-Elbridge routed Cazenovia 15-47 in the boys race, sweeping the top five. Jack Gugel, Austin Milton, Jake Patterson, Nick Parkolap and Dylan Whittico each crossed the finish line in 18:21, with Milton getting credit for the victory. Alex Parkolap was seventh, in 18:45, with Brendan Bourque (19:10) and Tyler Jackson (19:19) also recording top-10 finishes.
But the Eagles lost the girls race 21-38 to Cazenovia, even though Abby Gugel, in a time of 19:05, won the individual race by half a minute over the Lakers’ Jeanette Cudney (19:35). Antonia Malvaso was sixth, in 20:47, while Miranda Malvaso got eighth place in 21:10.