Northeast Regional (Nov 24, 2001):
The 5K course at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, NY) was once again the
site for the Northeast Regional Qualifier for the Footlocker
Nationals ... the top eight finishers in both the Boys & Girls
Seeded races qualify to compete in the Footlocker Nationals in
Orlando, FL on December 8, 2001 ... [I
have posted selected results with speed ratings] (relevant
to runners followed by this website) ... I did not attend the
meet, so I do not have any photos.
GIRLS ... Tracey Brauksieck
(Homer) and Laurel Burdick (FM) once again proved why they
are two of the very best runners ever to compete in Section 3 ... Tracey
finished 3rd in the Seeded Championship Race (18:00.4) and Laurel
finished 4th (18:13.6) ... both qualify for the National
Finals in Orlando ... Laurel's time was 16 seconds better than last
year (when she finished 7th and also qualified for Nationals) ...
Tracey & Laurel (both seniors) also qualified for Nationals as
sophomores. The Championship race was won by Natasha
Roetter (Lexington High in Mass) in 17:48.4 ... this was about
10 seconds faster than Natasha's winning time at last year's
regional qualifier ... Molly Huddle (Elmira Notre Dame,
17:59.3) finished 2nd only 1.1 seconds ahead of Tracey ... Molly won
the Federation Meet the previous week. Lia Cross
(Skaneateles, 41st, 19:25.8) and Lauren Noble (Little Falls,
70th, 19:49.4) also ran well.
Section 3 had some excellent
performances in the Grade races ... Ashley Hughes (Phoenix,
19:40.5) finished 2nd in the Sophomore Race ... Jenny Ryan (Clinton,
20:07.4) finished 3rd in the Senior Race ... Emily Everding
(20:26.2) finished 9th in the Junior Race.
BOYS ... Dan McKenna
(Liverpool, 45th, 16:32.1) was the top Section 3 finisher in the
Seeded Championship Race ... Peter Meindl (Orchard Park,
15:29.3) was the race winner over runner-up Jonathan Pierce
|NY Federation Championships (Nov
17, 2001): Bowdoin
State Park (Wappingers Falls, NY near Poughkeepsie) was the site of
the 28th Annual NY Federation Championship Meet ... the weather was
sunny and cool (temperature about 45-50
deg). The Federation Meet brings together qualifying runners
from four NY State associations ... NYPHSAA (NY Public High School
Athletic Association, CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic
Association, AISAA (Association of Independent Athletic
Associations), and PSAL (Public School Athletic League). The
Federation Meet is structured with strict qualifying rules and
quotas ... qualifying for the meet is an outstanding
achievement. Only two races are contested ... one for boys and
one girls ... all classes and associations compete in the same race ... [Full
Results are posted here ] ... [Meet
Photos are also posted here] ...
Saratoga (119 points) won the team title over Shenendehowa
(136), Liverpool (214) and Sauquoit Valley (237) ... FM
was 13th (310) and Tully was 16th (358) ... a real good
finish by the Section 3 teams, especially Liverpool and Sauquoit
... Sauquoit Valley demonstrated improvement throughout the
year ... Tully finished better than last year (16th vs 21st
& 358 points vs 505 point).
Brian Dalpiaz (Sayville,
15:45) was the individual winner over Jon Pierce (Canton,
15:55) and Brendan Fennell (Pearl River, 15:56) ... the top
Section 3 finishers were Lopez Lomong (Tully, 17th, 16:33), Dan
McKenna (Liverpool, 19th, 16:36), John Nicotera
(Sauquoit, 32nd, 16:50), Chris Nolan (Liverpool, 36th, 16:51)
and Dan Tickner (Bishop Ludden, 42nd, 16:54).
Additional individual results of
interest with speed ratings are also posted.
Girls ... The
individual race was won by Molly Huddle (Elmira Notre Dame, 18:02)
in her characteristic front-running style ... the race for the
runner-up spot was a three-way battle between Tracey Brauksieck
(Homer, 2nd, 18:11), Laurel Burdick (FM, 3rd, 18:12) and Nicole
Blood (Saratoga, 4th, 18:17) ... all three runners were fairly close
with 700 meters remaining; Brauksieck had the best closing finish
... Burdick ran very well after getting away slower than normal (in
about 20th position after 600 meters). Molly Huddle said she
ran ran better than the previous week at States ... Huddle,
Brauksieck and Burdick will race each other again next week at the
Footlocker Regional at Van Cortlandt Park.
As expected, the Saratoga girls
easily won he team title ... they had a remarkably low score of 36
... Bronxville was 2nd (159), Colonie was 3rd (172)
... other team results: Pearl River (6th, 223), FM
(7th, 245), Skaneateles (8th, 252), CNS (11th, 271)
and Beaver River (14th, 313) ... Bronxville ran very
well to finish second (Kate Ogorzaly ran her best race ever
(43rd overall & a 121 speed rating) to compliment the
performances of Michelle Rorke (6th overall), Catha Mullen
(11th overall) and Caroline Mullen (20th overall)).
Additional individual results of
interest with speed ratings are also posted.
Here for some Photos of the Federation Meet]
|NY State Championships (Nov
10, 2001): The NY State
Championship Meet was held at the Elma Meadows Golf Course, Elma, NY
(Section 6, near Buffalo) ... the weather was partly cloudy (temperature about
deg) ... runners from the eleven NY Sections competed in four
class races for boys and four class races for girls ... [Team
& Individual Results are posted here] ... [Full
Results are posted at Armory Track ] ... [Meet
Section 3 ran very well ...
Skaneateles girls & Sauquoit boys won State
titles ... Liverpool boys and Tully boys finished 2nd
losing by only one and two points respectively ... the Westhill
girls & CNS girls finished 3rd ... Overall, this may
be the best performance ever by Section 3 in a State meet.
Boys Class A ...
Liverpool lost a one-point contest to pre-race favorite
Saratoga (62-63) ... Peter Meindl (Orchard Park, 15:38.6) was the
individual race winner and had the fastest boy's time of the day (he
led at the 2 mile mark in 9:59) ...
Liverpool's Dan McKenna finished 4th (16:10.3) with an excellent
effort ... Dave Masse (FM, 16:38.4) was 14th and Jeff Belge (Cent
Sq, 16:58) was 30th.
Boys Class B ...
Honeoye Falls-Lima defeated Canton and Starpoint (49-81-89)
to win the Boy's B title ... Chittenango finished 10th (205 points)
... the individual race winner was Brian Dalpiaz (Sayville, 15:54.8)
with Jon Pierce (Canton, 16:06.9) 2nd ... Dalpiaz led at both the
one and two mile marks (5:15 & 9:59).
Boys Class C ... Sauquoit
Valley ran an excellent race to win Sauquoit Valley's first ever
State Title ... they defeated Pearl River and Addison (51-67-88) ...
the top Sauquoit finishers were Alan Merrick (8th, 16:51), John
Nicotera (10th, 16:53) and Kevin Horvath (11th, 16:53.5) ... the
individual race winner was Brendan Fennell (Pearl River, 16:11.8)
... other top Section 3 finishers were Dan Tickner (Bishop Ludden,
9th, 16:51.9), Brad Ariola (APW, 12th, 16:54), Jason Coniser
(Adirondack, 16th, 16:57.7) and Bobby Perkins
(South Lewis, 21st, 17:12.8).
Boys Class D ... Tully
lost a very close race to East Rochester by a score of 57
to 59 ... East Rochester's Andrew Whitbeck (1st, 16:08.8) was
individual winner with Brendan Sullivan (Port Jefferson, 2nd,
16:14.9), Lopez Lomong (Tully, 3rd, 16:21), Brain Smith (East Roch,
4th, 16:41) and Kane Seamon (Richfield Springs, 5th, 16:49.6)
following ... other Tully runners included (Lief Brunet, 14th,
17:13), Sean Rienhardt (19th, 17:29), Tom Caracci (29th, 17:29) and
Toby Dornton (39th, 17:44).
Girls Class A ...
As expected, Saratoga easily won the Girl's A title over
Penfield, CNS and Ithaca (24-104-111-112) ... Saratoga's Nicole
Blood was the individual race winner (18:10.4), and had the fastest
girl's time of the day ... Laurel Burdick (FM, 18:22.7) and Kristen
Coon (Webster, 18:42.6) were 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Girls Class B ...
Honeoye Falls-Lima was a decisive winner over Academy of
the Holy Names, Westhill and Miller Place (49-88-107-107) ... Tracey
Brauksieck (Homer, 18:23.2) was the impressive individual winner
... Tracey lead past the mile mark (5:51) and maintained a
comfortable lead over Elizabeth Maloy (Holy Names, 18:46) throughout
the race ... Ashley Hughes (Phoenix, 8th, 19:37.7), Kaitlin Rees
(23rd, Oneida, 20:02), Katie Luker (New Hartford, 24th, 20:05) and
Kayleigh Wheeless (Westhill, 26th, 20:14) were some other Section 3
Girls Class C ...
Skaneateles survived a close contest with Pearl River
and East Aurora (64-68-71) ... Lia Cross (19:55.7) and Simone
Bras (20:08.6) were top two finishers for Skaneateles (5th and 10th
overall) ... Pearl River's Vanessa McKay (6th,19:58.1) finished just
behind Lia Cross ... the individual race winner was Veronica Gobeyn
Jenny Ryan (Clinton, 4th, 19:53.7)
was the top Section 3 finisher ... some other Section 3 individual
finishers include Carly Calogero (16th, 20:19.4), Carrie Gates
(19th, 20:26.6), Rosemary Foran (27th, 20:43.2), and Jessica O'Neil
(Marcellus, 38th, 20:57.2).
Girls Class D ...
Bronxville beat Beaver River and Groton in
another very competitive race (52-61-65) ... with the team-scoring
runners, Bronxville finished 1st (Michelle Rorke, 19:09.0), 3rd (Catha
Mullen,19:24.7) and 5th (Caroline Mullen, 19:42.6) which was their
winning advantage ... in addition, Kate Ogorzaly was the 14th
team-scorer (20:49.4) - Kate has been recovering from an
appendicitis operation a week after a fall at Sunken Meadows, and
ran very well ... Groton's Becky MacKenzie was unable to finish due
to an injured calf ... through the first half of the season, Becky
was one of Groton's top runners.
The individual Class D winner Molly
Huddle (Elmira Notre Dame, 18:24.5) ... Tully's Jessica Portmess
finished 16th overall (20:19.3) in her best race of the season ...
Lauren Noble (Little Falls, 9th, 19:52.2) continues to run very
[Click Here for Meet Photos
of the NY State Championships]
Championships (Nov 3, 2001): The
Section 3 sectional championships were held at Tully High School's
5K course ... the weather was mostly cloudy (temperature about 55
deg) ... runners from nearly 80 Section 3 schools competed in four
class races for boys and four class races for girls ... [Full
Results are Posted Here] ... [Meet Photos]
Boys Class A ...
Liverpool defeat FM, Central Square, CNS and Corcoran
... Liverpool's excellent depth was the key as seven runners
finished in the top 14 places .... Dan McKenna (Liverpool,
16:17.1) was the individual winner with Dave Masse (FM,
16:27.3) second and Chris Nolan (Liverpool, 16:32.5) third.
Boys Class B ... Chittenango
handily outscored Skaneateles and Westhill (58-97-134) to win the Class B team title
... Sam Morse (Camden, 16:48.8) out-finished Steve
Corsello (Skaneateles, 16:56.0) to win the individual title ...
the two runners raced as a pair for much of the race before Morse
took control in the final 200 meters.
Boys Class C ... Sauquoit
Valley won the Class C team title by outscoring Cooperstown and Holland Patent
(43-72-131) ... Brad Ariola (APW, 16:28.8) was the individual
winner over Alan Merrick (Sauquoit, 16:27.7), John
Nicotera (Sauquoit, 16:37.2), Dan Tickner (Bishop Ludden,
16:42.1), and Jason Croniser (Adirondack, 16:45.3).
Boys Class D ... Tully
outscored Beaver River, Little Falls and Pulaski
(29-103-127-141) to win the
Class D team title ... Tully put four runners in the top six places ... next week, Tully will face a stiff challenge
from East Rochester (Section 5) in defense of last year's State
Championship title .... Kane Seamon (Richfield Springs,
16:12.9) was the individual winner over Lopez Lomong (Tully,
16:30.9), Sean Rienhardt (Tully, 16:47.0) and Lief Brunet
(Tully, 17:04.8) ... Lomong, Rienhardt and Seamon reached the mile
mark in 5:07 ... Lomong opened and held a lead on Seamon until about
300 meters remaining in the race .. Seamon then quickly passed a
struggling Lomong who jogged to the finish with an ailing hamstring
... Kane Seamon ran an excellent race and deserves the credit for
running the fastest time of day.
Girls Class A ...
CNS ran a very good race to win the team title over FM, West
Genesee and Liverpool (47-72-86-94) ... CNS had four finishers in
the top nine places ... Laurel Burdick (FM, 17:55.8) was the
individual winner by more than a minute over Taryn Menard (CNS,
19:07.1), Kelly Owens (19:09.5), Marie Parks (CNS,
19:11.1), and Mackenzie Klump (FM, 19:11.4).
Girls Class B ...
Westhill won the team title over Phoenix, Chittenango, and
New Hartford (39-70-88-96) ... Tracey Brauksieck (Homer,
18:07.8) easily captured the individual title over Ashley Hughes
(Phoenix, 19:17.6), Katie Luker (New Hartford, 19:38.3), and Kayleigh
Wheeless (Westhill, 19:43.2) ... Kaitlin Rees (Oneida,
19:53.5) and Becky Ryan (Chittenango, 20:01.1) also qualified
as individuals to the State meet.
Girls Class C ...
Skaneateles easily won another Class C team title by
defeating Sauquoit Valley and Clinton (27-130-153) ... and just like
last year, Skaneateles will face a good challenge from Pearl River
in next week's State Class C championship race for the State title
... Jenny Ryan (Clinton, 19:12.4) was the surprise individual
winner over Lia Cross (Skaneateles, 19:20.7), and Rosemary
Foran (Canastota, 19:42.6) ... Carly Calogero (Sauquoit,
19:52.6), Jessica O'Neil (Marcellus, 19:53.0) and Carrie
Gates (Mt Markham, 20:09.1) also qualified as individuals to
Girls Class D ...
Beaver River's team strength was too much for Tully as Beaver
River won the Class D title by a score of 21-40 ... Beaver River put
five finishers in the top eleven places ... Beaver River,
Bronxville and Groton will contend for the State title
in next week's State Championship meet at Elma Meadows Golf Course
... Lauren Moser (Beaver River, 18:49.4) ran very well to win
the individual title over Lauren Noble (Little Falls,
19:18.2) and Julie Emery (Beaver River, 19:23.1) ... Jessica
Portmess (Tully, 19:47.1), Kristin Edinger (Onondaga,
20:08.0), Chelsea Gibson (Weedsport, 20:12.4) and Megan
Dever (NY Mills, 20:13.1) also qualified as individuals to
[Click Here for Meet Photos
of The Section 3 Championships]
Championships (Nov 1, 2001): Groton
easily won the Girls Class D title over Marathon (26-53) ... Groton
placed five runners in the top eight places including Erin Yaichuk
(2nd, 19:44), Lynee Vincent (3rd, 20:08), Katie O'Konsky (6th,
20:38), Annie Scogin (7th, 20:40) and Becky MacKenzie (8th, 20:41)
... the Class D race was won Elmira Notre Dame's Molly Huddle
(17:35) who set her 12th course record in 12 races this season ...
the Section 4 races were held at Chenango Valley State Park.
Meet (Oct 27, 2001): The
Onondaga High School League (OHSL) Meet was held at the
Baldwinsville Durgee Junior High school course ... the course was
lengthened to a full 5K distance, compared to the 3.0 mile course
used for the Baldwinsville Invitational ... the weather was cold (40
deg), cloudy and windy with intermittent rain/snow showers ... the course is relatively flat ...Full
Results are posted here ... [Meet Photos]
Boys Varsity ...
Liverpool (53 points) won the team title over FM (79), Tully
(108), CNS (190), Central Square (223), Chittenango (242) and
Skaneateles (249) ... the individual winner was Dan McKenna (Liverpool,
16:23.5) who ran an excellent race to defeat runner-up Lopez
Lomong (Tully, 16:37.5) ... McKenna & Lomong ran
side-by-side for much of the middle section of race with a sizeable
gap back to the rest of the field ... McKenna opened the winning
margin in the final 800 meters of the race ... The next finishers in
this excellent field of runners were Chris Nolan (Liverpool,
3rd, 16:50.5), Dan Tickner (Bishop Ludden, 4th, 16:51.3), Steve
Corsello (Skaneateles, 5th, 16:53.1), Bryan Buchanan
(CNS, 6th, 16:55.7) and Sean Rienhardt (Tully, 17:03.5).
Girls Varsity ... Skaneateles
(59 points) won the team title by out-scoring CNS (81), FM (102),
Liverpool (143), Westhill (152), West Genesee (156) and Tully (232) ... The race to determine the individual winner was a sensational
battle between winner Laurel Burdick (FM, 18:23.9) and runner-up
Tracey Brauksieck (Homer, 18:24.1) ... Burdick and Brauksieck
ran side-by-side for most of the race ... Burdick held a very slight
lead with 200 meters to go ... the final 100 meters was an all-out
sprint to the finish with Burdick holding on gamely to win by
inches! Other top finishers were Lia Cross (Skan, 3rd,
19:28.7), Taryn Menard (CNS, 4th, 19:35.5), Ashley Hughes
(Phoenix, 5th, 19:39.5), Brittany Crawford (FM, 6th, 19:40), Julie
Lynch (Skan, 7th, 19:53.4), Meghan Nolan (Liverpool, 8th,
19:53.9), Marie Parks (CNS, 9th, 20:03.4), Amanda Lalley
(Cent Sq, 10th, 20:05.3), Simone Bras (Skan, 11th, 20:12.2)
and Laura Ewald (CNS, 12th, 20:16.5).
Here for a few Photos of the OHSL Meet]
27, 2001): Thirty six
schools were entered for the 30th Annual Adirondack Cross Country
Invitational held at Adirondack High School in Boonville, NY
(including schools from the Frontier League, Center States
Conference (CSC), TVL and others) ... the varsity course was
reconfigured to be 5K (flat course) ... Varsity races were run in
two divisions with division I (A, B & larger C schools) and
division II (C & D schools) ... Full
Varsity results are post. ... Lauren Noble (Little
Falls, 18:39) and Kane Seamon (Richfield Springs, 15:55) were
named the Outstanding Female & Male Runners of the meet; they
recorded the fastest times of the day (conditions were cold (41
deg), windy, muddy and snowy) ... Lauren Noble defeated Class
D competitors Lauren Moser (Beaver River, 2nd, 18:48) and Julie
Emery (Beaver River, 3rd, 19:36) whom she will race against next
week in the sectionals at Tully ... last year, Noble finished 2nd in
the Class D State Meet at SUNY Utica Tech.
Other Results ... Molly
Huddle (Elmira Notre Dame) sets another course record - Molly
completed the Marathon XC course in 18:16 to win the IAC
Championship Race on the same course as the Marathon Invitational
(Groton's Erin Yaichuk finished 2nd in 20:07) ...
Meet (Oct 23, 2001): The
Frontier League Meet was held at the South Jefferson high school course
miles) under cloudy, windy and rainy conditions (temperatures of
about 60 deg). The South Jeff course has a very good mixture of flat and
hilly terrain ... Results are
posted .... [Meet Photos
Boys Varsity ...
Watertown won the team title over Beaver River, South
Jefferson, and South Lewis (55-70-73-77) ... Bobby Perkins
(South Lewis, 17:20) controlled most of race on the front end and
won handily over Zane Buckingham (Beaver River, 17:26) and Dustin
Goodfriend (Sandy Creek, 17:27) ... 8th-grader Justin Munger (Beaver
River, 17:36) ran very well to finish 4th ... Matt Coryea (6th,
17:39) was the top finisher for Watertown.
Girls Varsity ... Beaver
River won the team title by out-scoring South Jefferson (24-31)
... Nichole Lister (South Jeff, 19:04) was the individual
winner over runner-up Lauren Moser (Beaver River, 19:08) ...
both runners ran very good races with Lister leading much of the
race and Moser close behind ... Julie Emery (Beaver River,
19:39) finished 3rd nearly half a minute behind the leaders.
Here for a few Photos of the Frontier League Meet]
(Oct 20, 2001): The
Weedsport Invitational was run on Weedsport High School School XC
course ... the weather was pleasant (60 deg) and partly sunny. Two varsity boys & two varsity girls race were
contested over the 3.1 mile course ... I
have posted complete results (varsity, JV, modified) .... [Meet
Boys Varsity A ...
Bryan Buchanan (CNS) was the run-away individual winner
(16:22.6; fastest time of the day) ... Bryan opened an early lead
and extended it all the way to the finish with another fine
performance ... team-mate Pat Stagnitta (CNS) finished 2nd
(16:50) ... Liverpool's Andrew Walsh (16:54), Mike Snihur
(16:54), Charley Cook (16:55) and Andre Atchison
(16:56) grabbed the next four places ... Liverpool won the
team title over CNS and Corcoran (27-47-94) ... this was an
impressive victory by Liverpool because three of their top runners
did not compete (Dan McKenna, Chris Nolan and Tim Caiazza) ...
Liverpool has excellent team depth!
Boys Varsity B ...
The team title was won by Waterloo (Section 5) over Penn Yan
and Syracuse CBA (74-79-117) ... Waterloo's Evan Trumble
(16:31) was the individual winner over runner-up Brad Ariola
(APW, 16:41) ... Ariola ran in front much of the race, but he
closely followed by Trumble, Rick Lader (S. Springs, 3rd,
16:42) and Eric Trumble (Waterloo, 4th, 16:44) ... race
winner Evan Trumble opened a lead in final 600 meters of the race.
Girls Varsity A ...
The CNS girls ran very well to outscore Baldwinsville &
Liverpool (26-56-58) ... individually, Marie Parks (CNS,
19:43) and Laura Ewald (CNS, 19:44) finished 1st & 2nd
... they were followed by Kelly Owens (Bville, 19:51), Janet
Walsh (Bville, 20:01), Caitlin Wlodarski (CNS, 20:04) and
Meghan Nolan (Liverpool, 20:07).
Girls Varsity B ...
Ashley Hughes (Phoenix, 19:25) opened an early lead in the race and
won handily over Jenny Ryan (Clinton, 19:50), Clare Eshenour
(Waterloo, 20:15), Jacquelyn Rappa (Clinton, 20:23), Chelsea Gibson (Weedsport, 20:30) and
Ashley Brown (Lafayette, 20:48) ... the running order was similar for the last mile of the
race ... Clinton edged Waterloo, Weedsport, and APW for the
team trophy (105-106-128-141).
Here for Some Photos of the Weedsport Invite]
(Oct 20, 2001): I did not
personally attend the meet which was run at Afton State Park ... the
Boys C/D Race was thought to match Tully & East Rochester (the boys #1 and #2
ranked teams (Class D) in the State) ... however, Tully & East Rochester
ran in different race divisions ... Tully won the C/D race
division with Lopez Lomong the individual winner (16:15);
Tully's Sean Rienhardt (16:54) and Lief Brunet (17:23)
finished 5th and 9th ... Tully out-scored Addison and Cuba-Rushford
(47-59-130) ... East Rochester won the A race division by
out-scoring Penfield and Clarence (73-98-109) ... individually, East
Rochester's Brian Smith (16:02) and Andrew Whitbeck
(16:09) finished 1st and 2nd, both recording times faster than
Tully's Lopez Lomong.
The Chittenango boys finished
2nd in the B race division ... Starpoint won the team title (53-70)
... Chittenango's Andrew Foxenberg (17:31) and Greg
Boswell (17:37) finished 7th and 9th.
Currently, the results available from
Armory Track include only the top ten finishers in each race ...
without more complete results, speed ratings for this invitational
is not appropriate!
Center States Conference Meet
(Oct 20, 2001): I have
posted partial results of the CSC Meet
... In the Boys race, Kane Seamon (Richfield Springs) edged John
Nicotera (Sauquoit) in a very close race ... Nicotera trailed
Seamon throughout much of the race, but Nicotera caught Seamon and
passed him with about a half mile to go ... Seamon then stayed just
behind Nicotera and outkicked him to the finish to win by one second
... Sauquoit easily won the team title. Lauren Noble easily
won the Girls race by one minute over runner-up Rosemary Foran
Schuylerville Invitational (Oct 20, 2001):
Holland Patent Boys won
the Schuylerville Invitational contested at Saratoga Springs State
Park by out-scoring Schuylerville, Berne Know, Tri Valley (Section
9) and Rome Free Academy (93-108-110-128-132) ... Andrew
Lawson (HP) finished 4th overall. On the Girls side, Holland
Patent finished 3rd and Rome Free finished 7th ... the individual
race winner was Heather Iatauro (Tri Valley, 18:07) ... Tara
Butters (Rome, 6th, 19:39) was the top Section 3 finisher.
Beaver River - South Jefferson
Dual Meet (Oct 16, 2001) ... Beaver River defeated South
Jefferson by a score of 24-32 in a Frontier League dual meet held at
Beaver River's 3.05 mile course ... (1) Nichole Lister (SJ), 18:19,
(2) Julie Emery (BR), 18:24, (3) Lauren Moser (BR), 18:26, (4)
Adrienne Gagnier (BR), 19:01, (5) Melissa Lister (SJ), 19:54, (6)
Jessica Lister (SJ), 19:55, (7) Kendra Chamberlain (BR), 20:02, (8)
Kisa Ruiz (BR), 20:18, (9) Jolene Munger (BR), 20:37, (10) Sarah
Williams (SJ), 20:32
(Oct 13, 2001): The
Phoenix Invitational was contested on Phoenix Middle School XC
course ... the weather was warm (70 deg), partly sunny and very pleasant. Two varsity boys & two varsity girls race were
contested over the 3.1 mile course ... Results are posted ...
Boys Varsity Group II ...
Tully's Lopez Lomong set a new course record of 15:46 (5
seconds faster than the previous record) in winning the Boys Group
II race ... Lopez has a substantial lead after completing the first
loop of the course (just over half the race) and decided to try for
the course record ... 2nd and 3rd place finishers, Brad Ariola
(APW, 16:06) and Dan Tickner (Bishop Ludden, 16:22) ran
excellent races, as did Sean Rienhardt (Tully, 4th, 16:44)
... Tully won the team score over runner-up South Jefferson (36-97).
Boys Varsity Group I ...
Central Square's Jeff Belge opened an early lead and held it
comfortably throughout the race to win with a time of 16:44 ... Eric
Enwright (Oswego, 17:00) ran a very game race to finish 2nd over
Andrew Foxenberg (Chitt, 17:06), Zach Johnson (Fulton,
17:07) and Greg Boswell (Chitt, 17:07) ... Central Square
captured the team title over Chittenango & Fulton (42-51-106).
Girls Varsity Group II ...
South Jefferson captured the team title by outscoring Tully &
Jordan-Elbridge (37-53-95) ... The key to the South Jeff victory was
a 1-2-3 finish by Nichole (18:33), Jessica (19:46) and
Melissa Lister (20:05) ... Tully had some good efforts by Jessica
Portmess (6th, 20:14), Heather Roberts (8th, 20:24), Jessica
McAnaney (9th, 20:40) and Brianna Seeley (11th, 20:55 ...
another huge PR for improving Brianna) ... Nichole Lister
was an impressive winner (fastest girl's time of the day), and won
easily with something in reserve ... Jessica Lister probably
ran her best race of the season ... Kayla Nimmo (JE, 4th,
20:08), Connie Pernisi (APW, 5th, 20:12) and Sarah Betts
(JE, 7th, 20:20) ran very good races!!
Girls Varsity Group I ...
Ashley Hughes (Phoenix, 19:19) cruised to an impressive
victory in the Girls Group I race ... Ashley opened an early lead,
and extended the lead throughout the race ... she ran much more
relaxed & smooth this week (compared to last week at
Baldwinsville where she may have run with a sore leg) ... Amanda
Lalley (Central Sq, 20:15) and Macrina Seals (Phoenix,
20:32) finished 2nd & 3rd ... Phoenix out-pointed Chittenango
(49-69) to win the team score.
[Click Here for some Photos
of Phoenix Invitational]
Write-Ups for the Baldwinsville
Invitational (10/7/01), Syracuse City Schools Invitational
Tully Invitational (9/29/01), Auburn Invitational (9/22/01),
South Jefferson Invitational (9/15/01), Central Square
Invitational (9/15/01), Chenango Valley Invitational (9/15/01)
and East Syracuse Minoa Invitational (9/8/01) have been
moved to the RaceDay2 Page.
Note: Complete Race Day Write-Ups for the
2000 XC Season have been moved to the Archives
Section ... see the Race
Day 2000 Page in Archives