Westhill/Ludden runners sweep Marcellus

West Genny, J-E also get cross country league wins

It wasn’t as close in the girls meet, the Wildcats beating Central Square 20-39 as Laura Leff pulled away from the pack and prevailed in a time of 20:04, leaving the Red Hawks’ Megan Holzwarth (20:40) in the runner-up spot.

Lindsay Weaver (21:03) edged teammate Maria Matkowski (21:04) for third place, while Elise Dunshee was fifth in 21:49. Further back, Sara Ferranti took seventh place, in 22:21, with Alicia Sakran ninth (22:35) and Maggie Guinto 10th, in 22:40.

Jordan-Elbridge had little trouble in its sweep over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown. In the boys Eagles’ 18-43 victory over the Rebels, Nick Parkolap claimed the race in 17:23, his time the same as teammates Jack Gugel and Nate Hollis.

Jake Patterson finished fifth, in 17:30, with Dylan Whittico in seventh place (18:04) to round out the scoring column, edging Austin Milton (18:05), who was eighth. Alex Parkolap (18:16) and David Fixler (18:40) also had top-10 efforts.

For the J-E girls, who beat APW 23-36, the team’s depth more than overcame the individual dominance of the Rebels’ Chelsea Cooper, who won in 19:48.

Abby Gugel was second, in 20:51, edging out Miranda Malvaso (20:52) for that runner-up spot, but more important was the fact that Emily Kuehnle, Alexis Malvaso (23:10 each), Marissa Malvaso and Mary Elizabeth Dristle (23:11) occupied the fifth through eighth spots to clinch the team victory.

At Long Branch Park, Solvay’s boys cross country team, led by Eric Goodrich, held off Christian Brothers Academy by one point, 28-29, helped in no small part by the fact that an illness kept Dominic Morganti, one of the Brothers’ top runners, from competing.

Eric Goodrich won the individual race for the Bearcats in a time of 17:21, beating CBA’s Jack Brower (17:33) by 12 seconds. Isaiah Lee was third, in 17:49, while Nate Carr took fifth place in 19:31 and John Brusa (21:31) was seventh.

The Solvay girls lost, 17-49, to CBA as Ashlee Riggins posted the Bearcats’ best time of 23:40 for fourth place, with the Brothers’ Gabrielle Schug prevailing in 20:14.

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