December 3, 2012
The Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team after claiming the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., for the seventh consecutive year. From left: Jenna Farrell, Michelle Duffy, Alana Pearl, Jillian Fanning, Mary Barger, Annika Avery, Katie Brislin, head coach Bill Aris.
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Hornets dominate again at Nike Nationals
Seven cross country girls from Fayetteville-Manlius went to Oregon in pursuit of the program's seventh consecutive national championship, and got it. Best of all, there was nothing lucky about this seventh title - just pure, unfiltered excellence from a team accustomed to attaining glory when it matters most.