FMCC runners wrap up 2020 season

The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up the 2020 season Saturday at the Region 3 Championshops at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. Pictured, from left, are Kira Williams, Maria Fernandez, Dakota Dingman, Randy Spraker, Jon Hendley, Ryan Schopmeier and Jackson Rogers. Williams won the 5K women’s race Saturday. (Photo submitted)

CANANDAIGUA — The unprecedented 2020 cross country season concluded Saturday at the 2020 Region 3 Championships at Finger Lakes Community College. For the second season in a row, an FMCC runner won the Region 3 title. 

Kira Williams was crowned the Region 3 champion for the women and the Fulton-Montgomery men’s team finished fifth in the Region.

Finger Lakes took home the men’s Region 3 team title in the 8K race. No women’s team champion was crown as all five teams in competition were incomplete.

Williams earned champion honors after a time of 24:27.9 in the 5K women’s race. Williams finished the 2020 season unbeaten. Maria Fernandez finished ninth for FMCC with a time of 31:05.3.

Jon Hendley continued leading the men’s team with an 11th-place finish in a time of 30:46. Randy Spraker (36.14) and Ryan Schopmeier (35:51) finished 29th and 30th, respectively.  Jackson Rogers crossed the finish line in 32nd place with a time of 38:05 and Dakota Dingman (61:27.7) was 35th.

“We were very fortunate to complete the season without any issue. The Region did a great job on student-athlete safety,” FMCC athletic director Kevin Jones said in a news release. “I’m very proud of our runners on the season that they had.”

By Paul Wager