Cross Country Roundup: Johnstown boys, Amsterdam girls post wins

Amsterdam’s Brooke Marshall sprints toward the finish line with the winning time of 19:22.2 in Foothills Council cross-country action Wednesday at Amsterdam High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

AMSTERDAM — The Johnstown boys and Amsterdam girls notched wins Wednesday in a Foothills Council cross country dual meet at Amsterdam High School.

The Sir Bills posted a 25-32 win over the Rams, while Amsterdam recorded a 23-38 victory over Johnstown.

In the boys race, Johnstown’s Trey Naselli won with a time of 15:34.2.

Amsterdam’s Jacob Gomez (15:38.9) was second and the Rams’ Trevor Dzikowicz (16:03.7) was third. Alex Cwiakala (16:06.9) was fourth for Johnstown and Vinnie Rizzo (17:14.7) was fifth for the Sir Bills.

Garrett Bobowski (17:35.2) was seventh for Johnstown, Tyler Downing (18:35.6) was eighth, Dylan Jackson (19:02.0) was 10th, Alex DeMagistris (19:04.3) was 11th and Jayden Elston was 12th.

Joe Santiago (17:29.1) was sixth for Amsterdam, Tyler Rodecker (18:49.5) was ninth and Matt Stachnik (19:20.7) was 13th. Brady Naish (19:22.3) was 14th, Cristian Torres (20:05.9) was 15th and Jose Rivera (20:26.1) was 16th.

In the girls race, Amsterdam’s Brooke Marshall won with a time of 19:22.2.

Johnstown’s Cole Krempa was a close second, finishing with a time of 19:22.5.

Johnstown’s Ayaka Sasaki (20:06.5) was third, Amsterdam’s Sydney Szczepanik (20:28.7) was fourth and Amsterdam’s Rosie Sculco (20:37.4) was fifth.

Brianna Kelly (20:44.0) was sixth for the Lady Rams, Gianna Crespo-Julia (21:16.5) was seventh, Alina Marinov (21:28.1) was eighth and Josie Smith (21:35.1) was ninth.

Lucy LoDestro (21:40.0) was 10th for Johnstown, Emily Pertell (22:35.1) was 11th and Hannah Maxson (23:01.5) was 12th.

Amsterdam is scheduled to travel to Schuylerville on Saturday for a 10 a.m. meet.

Johnstown is off until next Wednesday when it is scheduled to travel to Scotia-Glenville for a 4 p.m. meet.

Scotia-Glenville sweeps Gloversville

GLENVILLE — The Scotia-Glenville boys and girls cross country teams posted wins over incomplete Gloversville teams at Indian Meadows.

The Tartans dominated both the boys and girls races, grabbing nine of the top 10 spots in both.

In the boys race, Scotia-Glenville claimed the top-six spots.

Noah Greski led the way for the Tartans, posting a time of 15:38.7 on the 2.83-mile course. Tyler Greene (16:24.6) was second, Alex Tebano (16:41.1) was third, Patrick Allen (18:15.5) was fourth, Ethan Hodge (18:44.1) was fifth and Adam Jansen (18:51.5) was sixth for Scotia-Glenville.

Damian Brockhum was Gloversville’s top finisher, placing seventh with a time of 18:54.5.

Kaleb Port (19:50.3) was 11th for the Huskies, John Heimer (20:42.0) was 13th and Alex Szabo (25:29.3) was 14th.

In the girls race, Scotia-Glenville took the top six-spots, with Stephanie James winning with a time of 19:12.3 on the 2.83-mile course. Delaney Krogh (20:29.2) was second, Erin Smith (20:39.6) was third, Ashley Greene (21:30.6) was fourth, Sophia Allen (21:52.3) was fifth and Karaline McCarthy (22:24.0) was sixth for the Tartans.

Brooke Dutcher was Gloversville’s top finisher, placing seventh with a time of 22:32.0.

Zoie Tesi (25:34.0) was 11th for the Huskies, Marisa Dygon (31:04.6) was 12th and Marilyn Christman (35:03.4) was 13th.

Gloversville is scheduled to travel to Hudson Falls on Saturday for a 9:30 a.m. meet.

B-P girls win pair, boys go 1-2

MOREAU — The Broadalbin-Perth girls cross country team posted wins over Hudson Falls and South Glens Falls in a Foothills Council meet at Moreau Town Park

The Lady Patriots posted a 23-36 win over South Glens Falls and defeated an incomplete Hudson Falls squad. B-P lost 21-36 to Queensbury.

The Broadalbin-Perth boys topped Hudson Falls 15-44, but dropped decisions to Queensbury (15-49) and South Glens Falls (21-38)

“We ran better today but unfortunately our results did not reflect this. During both races, we had individuals go the wrong way, take nasty falls, or injure themselves,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Jeff Richards said. “Luck was not on our side. Fortunately, we can learn from and overcome each of these things. The good thing is those who survived the race, ran much better both mentally and physically. If our team can look past the team scores and see instead the positive aspects, we have some momentum that we can build upon. I think next Wednesday could be a big race and a turning point for us.”

In the girls race, Queensbury’s Miranda Habshi won with a time of 20:22.8.

South Glens Falls’ Marissa Colvin (21:23.9) was second, Queensbury’s Haley Benware (21:47.6) was third and Queensbury’s Maddie Powers (21:57.7) was fifth.

Haley Tomlinson led Broadalbin-Perth with a time of 21:57.8 to place fifth.

Emma Frasier (22:32.9) was sixth for the Lady Patriots, Lauren Phillips (22:49.8) was seventh and Samantha Murphy (24:44.1) was 12th.

Other B-P finishers included Alex Brown (14th, 23:52.7), Grace Smith (17th, 24:12.9), Emma Murphy (18th, 24;48.1) and Jaiden Farrington (25th, 30:09.9).

Seneca Williamson was Hudson Falls’ top runner, placing 15th with a time of 24:05.9.

In the boys race, Queensbury’s Jack Hicks won with a time of 16:39.1.

South Glens Falls’ Cowan Leninger (17:29.0) was second, Queensbury’s Connor Wiekierak (17:52.3) was third, Queensbury’s Lance Hayes (17:55.1) was fourth and South Glens Falls‘ Dylan Sechler (18:09.8) was fifth.

Danny Dylong was Broadalbin-Perth’s top finisher, placing ninth with a time of 18:47.0.

Connor Couperus (19:40.3) was 13th, Aiden Snyder (20:59.9) was 17th and Thomas Holland (22:08.0) was 21st.

Other B-P finishers included Josh Hughes (22nd, 22:22.5), Rylee VanAlstine (24th, 23:21.4) and Logan Aery (30th, 34:35.5).

Caleb Tamez was Hudson Falls’ top finisher, placing 23rd with a time of 22:45.1.

Broadalbin-Perth is off until next Wednesday when it is scheduled to travel to Gloversville for a 4 p.m. Foothills Council meet.

By Paul Wager