Cross Country Roundup: Johnstown boys post narrow victory over Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Trevor Dzikowicz won the boys race during Tuesday’s Foothills Council meet with Johnstown at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown boys cross country team eked out a 27-28 victory over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council meet at Johnstown High School on Tuesday.

Amsterdam won the girls meet over an incomplete Johnstown squad.

In the boys race, Amsterdam’s Trevor Dzikowicz won with a time of 18:31.

Johnstown’s Alex Cwiakala (19:37) was second, Amsterdam’s Daniel Bublak (20:36) was third, Johnstown’s Jake Wesley (20:45) was fourth and Johnstown’s Josh Peck (20:48) was fifth.

Other Johnstown finishers included Garrett Bobowski (sixth, 21:21), Vinnie Rizzo (10th, 22:33), Justin Ferrara (11th, 24:03), Elijah Petrelia (14th, 28:44), Jackson Haverly (30:15), Caleb Kobas (16th, 30:30) and Shain Krutz (17th, 30:59).

Amsterdam’s Matthew Stachnik (seventh, 21:28), Joseph Santiago (eighth, 21:28) and Brady Naish (ninth, 21:58) all posted top-10 finishes.

Other finishers for the Rams included Justin Santiago (12th, 24:03) and Tyler Rodecker (13th, 27:10).

In the girls meet, Amsterdam claimed four of the top five spots on its way to the win.

Skylar Grybos won the race for the Lady Rams with a time of 24:58. Kayla Sondrup (25:17) was second for Amsterdam, Brooke Marshall (25:48) was fourth and Briana Kelly (25:59) was fifth.

Johnstown’s Katie Romano (25:34) was third.

Also posting top-10 finishes for Amsterdam were Sydney Szczepanik (sixth, 26:17), Alinah Marinov (seventh, 26:25), Josie Smith (eighth, 27:40) and Makayla Brown (10th, 31:25).

Emma Kelly (31:31) placed 11th for the Lady Rams.

Maddie King (30:38) was ninth for the Lady Bills, while Megan Sitterly (31:37) was 12th.

Scotia-Glenville sweeps Gloversville

JOHNSTOWN — The Scotia-Glenville boys and girls cross country teams posted wins over Gloversville in a Foothills Council meet at Johnstown High School on Tuesday.

Both Gloversville teams were incomplete.

Scotia-Glenville claimed the top four spots in the boys race, with Alex Tabano (19:11) first, Kyle Ostrander (19:12) second, Tyler Greene (19:13.00) third and Noah Greski (19:13.32) fourth.

Gloversville’s Dylan Phillips was fifth with a time of 19:13.71.

Also posting top-10 finishes for the Scotia-Glenville were Mike Pine (sixth, 21:01), Tyler Hanhurst (seventh, 21:01.56), Billy Gagner (21:02), Patrick Allen (ninth, 21:02.68) and Ethan Hodge (10th, 21:10).

Andrew Ryder (23:05) was 17th for Gloversville, while Tyler Rando (24:47) was 19th.

In the girls race, Scotia-Glenville’s Stephanie James won with time of 22:11.00. Delany Krogh (22:11.52) was second for the Tartans, while Gloversville’s Rhea Winter (23:52) was third.

Also posting top-10 finishes for Scotia-Glenville were Olivia Wheeler (fourth, 28:20), Mackenzie Schraa (fifth, 28:23), Sophia Velasco (sixth, 28:40), Madeline Duranti (seventh, 28:41) and Kirsten Wierzbowski (eighth, 30:11).

By Paul Wager

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