Cross Country Roundup: Fonda-Fultonville sweeps WAC home meet

Fonda-Fultonville’s Bennett Melita leads a pack of runners during the boys race Tuesday in a Western Athletic Conference meet with Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons and Duanesburg at Fonda-Fultonville Central School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

FONDA – The Fonda-Fultonville boys and girls cross country teams picked up wins over Duanesburg and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in a Western Athletic Conference meet at Fonda-Fultonville Central School on Tuesday.

In the boys meet, FFCS posted a 22-34 win over Duanesburg and also notched a win over an incomplete Bishop Gibbons squad. Duanesburg earned a split with its win over Bishop Gibbons.

In the girls meet, Fonda-Fultonville fielded the only complete team and topped both Duanesburg and Bishop Gibbons.

In the 3-mile boys race, Duanesburg’s Andrew Drescher won with a time of 16:25.

Fonda-Fultonville claimed the next three spots as Shane Viscosi (17:22) was second, Bennett Melita (18:01) was third and Mattheu Dettenrieder (18:18) was fourth.

Duanesburg’s Matthew Coons (18:49) rounded out the top-five finishers.

Christian Pierce (19:28) was sixth for FFCS, while Ty Sanges (19:36) was seventh.

Rounding out the top 10 were Duanesburg’s Paul Munson (eighth, 20:07), Conor Skiff (ninth, 20:29) and George Atonasov (10th), 20:49.

Ben Verbicky was Bishop Gibbons’ top finisher, placing 11th with a time of 20:55.

Other FFCS finishers included Tristan Cline (12th, 20:59), Trevor Cline (13th, 21:05) and Ryan Schopmeier (17th, 22:26).

In the 3-mile girls race, Duanesburg’s Jessica Archbeault won with a time of 23:03.

Duanesburg’s Alison Bates (24:41) was second, while Fonda-Fultonville’s Kimberlee Snell (25:07) was third.

Fonda-Fultonville’s Avery Cusack (25:21) was fourth and Fonda-Fultonville’s Madison Thomson (25:34) was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Fonda-Fultonville’s Delena James (sixth, 26:12), Alanna Mitchell (seventh, 26:49), Duanesburg’s Brooke Moore (eighth, 27:15), Bishop Gibbons’ Meaghan Kienzle (ninth, 28:48) and Fonda-Fultonville’s Emma Charboneau (10th, 29:18).

Other finishers for the Lady Braves included Kaitlyn Sterns (11th, 29:48), Kaylee Freeman (12th, 30:19), Gabby Sahler (15th, 37:07) and Evelyn Yun (16th, 38:24).

Galway hosts four-team WAC meet

GALWAY — The Galway cross country team hosted a four-team WAC meet Tuesday at Bob’s Tree Farm.

In the girls meet, Berne-Knox-Westerlo defeated Schoharie by a 22-35 margin. Galway and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville each fielded incomplete teams.

All four boys teams were incomplete.

Galway’s Holden Decker won the 2,82-mile boys race with a time of 16:12. Schoharie’s Austin Lints (17:08) was second, Galway’s James Hilton (19:50) was third, Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Ryan Bungay (19:58) was fourth and BKW’s Matt DeMarco (20:16) was fifth.

Other Galway finishers included Tom Villano (seventh, 21:08) and Ben Jordan (eighth, 22:17)

Mike Green (10th, 22:49), Zack Grant (12th, 24:39) and Liam Callahan (13th, 24:43) competed for OESJ.

In the 2.82-mile girls race, Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Michelle Puzulis was first with a time of 20:12. Galway’s Emma Jordan (20:27) was second, Schoharie’s Scarlett Rose (21:40) was third, Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Cecilia Crossett (22:03) was fourth and Schoharie’s Abby Kosier (23:09) was fifth.

Also competing for the Golden Eagles were Morgan Drouin (eighth, 23:59), Vanessa Colangelo (10th, 26:22) and Emma Mariani (12th, 29:20).

Trinity Chromczak (11th, 29:11) and Stephanie Austin (17th, 41:16) competed for OESJ.

C-FP defeats Mayfield, Mekeel Christian

FORT PLAIN — The Canajoharie-Fort Plain boys and girls cross country teams posted wins over Mayfield and Mekeel Christian Academy in WAC meet.

Canajoharie-Fort Plain was the only complete team in both the boys and girls meet.

Mayfield’s Cameron Abdella won the boys race with a time of 19:24 on the 3-mile course.

Shawn Allen (19:58) was second, Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Eric Elliott (21:08) was third, Mayfield’s Braydon Jourden (21:10) was fourth and C-FP’s Seth Wintermute (21:47) was fifth.

Canajoharie-Fort Plain claimed the next Mike Harris (sixth, 22:35), Martin Harris (seventh, 23:20), Kurt Sunderland (eighth, 23:42), Mike Barlow (ninth, 24:26) and Fallon Wells (10th, 24:42).

Other C-FP finishers included Connor Hill (11th, 28:25) and Jacob Sweet (13th, 33:35)

Mayfield’s Jackson Levine-Grace was 12th with a time of 32:47.

In the 3-mile girls race, Mayfield’s Madison Relyea won with a time of 19:41.

Mekeel Christian’s Madison Lilienthal (22:22) was second, Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s (25:31) was third, Mayfield’s Olivia Michalski (25:50) was third, C-FP’s Ella Robinson (26:01) was fourth and C-FP’s Sam Barlow (26:45) was fifth.

Mayfield’s Delaney LaFontaine (28:54) was sixth, C-FP’s Natalie Thibodeau (29:16) was seventh and C-FP’s Natalia Downs (33;36) was eighth.

Foothills Council

Broadalbin-Perth sweeps Johnstown

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth boys and girls cross country teams posted wins over Johnstown in a Foothills Council meet at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

The Patriots won the boys meet by a 23-33 margin, while B-P topped an incomplete Johnstown squad in the girls meet.

Broadalbin-Perth’s Connor Couperus won the 3.1-mile boys race with a time of 18:43.70.

Micah Smith (19:09.90) was second for the Patriots, while Danny Dylong (19:54.30) was third.

Alex Cwiakala was Johnstown’s top finisher, placing fourth with a time of 20:37.50. Josh Peck (20:47.30) was fifth for the Sir Bills.

Rounding out the top 10 were Johnstown’s Jake Wesley (sixth, 20:47.70), Tyler Downing (seventh, 20:50.40), B-P’s Jordan Perna (eighth, 21:05.90), B-P’s Nick Musillo (ninth, 21:33.60) and B-P’s Jon Simmons (10th, 21:34.00).

Other Broadalbin-Perth finishers included Aiden Snyder (12th, 22:13.60), Blaine Herrick (15th, 22:53.10), Thomas Holland (18th, 24:35.90), Gabe Leone (19th, 25:18.40), Antonio Zevola (20th, 26:39.40) and Matthew Elwood (22nd, 30:53.20).

Rounding out the finishers for Johnstown were Garrett Bobowski (11th, 22:23.60), Nate Cotton (13th, 22:43.40), Cody Draper (14th, 22:46.20), Max Gyldenvand (16th, 23:05.80), Vincent Rizzo (17th, 23:29.30), Elijah Petrelia (21st, 29:24.00), Jackson Haverly (23rd, 31:43.80), Caleb Kobas (24th, 33:45.00) and Shain Krutz (25th, 34:40.00).

In the girls meet, Broadalbin-Perth swept the top-10 spots.

B-P’s Sarah Smith won the 3.1-mile girls race with a time of 22:03.40.

Samantha Murphy (23:01.80), Haley Tomlinson (23:16.80), Emma Frasier (23:39.40) and Lauren Phillips (23:41.00) finished second through fifth, respectively, for the Lady Patriots.

Caroline Iannotti (sixth, 25:526.70), Ava Tyler (seventh, 26:00.40), Emma Murphy (eighth, 26:35.90), Erica Lin (ninth, 27:52.30) and Bianca Ropeter (10th, 29:20.30) also posted top-10 finishes for Broadalbin-Perth.

Maddie King was Johnstown’s top finisher, placing 11th with a time of 31:44.70. Megan Sitterly (32:14.00) was 12th for the Lady Bills.

Scotia-Glenville boys, girls top Amsterdam

GLENVILLE — Scotia-Glenville earned Foothills Council wins over Amsterdam in a meet at Indian Meadows Park.

The Tartans won the boys meet, 17-43, and the girls meet, 21-36.

Scotia-Glenville’s Noah Greski won the boys race with a time of 15:29.

Alex Tebano (15:46) was second for the Tartans, while Kyle Ostrander (15:47) was third.

Amsterdam’s Trevor Dzikowicz (16:08) was fourth and Scotia-Glenville’s Tyler Greene (16:50) was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Scotia-Glenville’s Mike Pino (sixth, 17:03), Amsterdam’s Daniel Bublak (seventh, 17:33), Scotia-Glenville’s Tyler Hanhurst (eighth, 17:34), Scotia-Glenville’s Nate Wylie (ninth, 17:35) and Scotia-Glenville’s Patrick Allen (10th, 17:48).

Scotia-Glenville’s Stephanie James won the girls race with a time of 18:27, Scotia-Glenville’s Delaney Krogh (18:54) was second, Amsterdam’s Rosie Sculco (20:42) was third, Scotia-Glenville’s Maddie Durant (20:52) was fourth and Amsterdam’s Kayla Sondrup (21:29) was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Scotia-Glenville’s Olivia Wheeler (sixth, 21:37), Amsterdam’s Sydney Szczepanik (seventh, 21:42), Scotia-Glenville’s Annabelle Wheeler (eighth, 21:46), Scotia-Glenville’s Kenzie Schraa (ninth, 22:20) and Amsterdam’s Skylar Grybos (10th, 22:52).

By Paul Wager

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