Members of the girls varsity cross country team were among the 150 runners who participated in the 5thAnnual Cazenovia Country Trail Run on Sept 1. submitted photo
One hundred and fifty runners from across Central New York participated in the fifth annual Cazenovia Country Trail Run held at the Fenner Road cross country course on Sept 1. The runners were greeted by perfect conditions with sunshine, dry air and temperatures in the low 70s.
Pat Dye of Jamesville-Dewitt High School was the top finisher in the men’s race in 16:29, followed by local teacher Erich Nieman at 17:36 and James McPherson of the Cazenovia cross country team in 17:45.
Brooke Rauber of Tully High School led the women’s finishers in 18:39 with Cazenovia cross country runners Clara Rowles and Meggie Hart next in 19:18.
The cross country program would like to thank its sponsors, including the John Dermody Insurance Group, Chittenango Physical Therapy, Medical Weight Loss of NY, Hunt & Satchwell and Latte Da. Local parents who volunteered and donated finish line refreshments were also a key to the run’s success.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.