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December 24, 2013

34 named to CVAC cross country all-star team

The Saranac boys’ and Seton Catholic girls’ cross country teams claimed Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championships this fall.

The Chiefs finished 17-1, while the Knights were unbeaten at 18-0.

Jeriqho Gadway of Plattsburgh High represented Section VII well at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) championships, winning the Class C race.

Seton Catholic’s Margaret Champagn was the top girls’ runner, grabbing a second-place result at the NYSPHSAA championships in Class D.

Beekmantown led the boys’ side with five all-star selections. The Peru and Seton Catholic girls’ teams each had four selections.

Runners earned all-star status by a finishing order in the CVAC meet.

BOYS

Colin Quackenbush, Beekmantown- Quackenbush is now a four-time all-star and state qualifier. As the Eagles’ top runner, Quackenbush helped lead the team to three consecutive sectional championships. He was the Section VII Class C sportsmanship representative at the NYSPHSAA championships.

Jonathan Graziane, Beekmantown- Graziane is a three-time all-star and state qualifier. As the Eagles’ number two runner, he played an integral part in the team’s success during his four-year career, highlighted by three sectional championships. Graziane is a role model for younger athletes due to his strength of character.

Jordan West, Beekmantown- A leader, West is a three-time all-star and state qualifier. This was the best season of his four-year career. He was Beekmantown’s third runner this past season. West’s consistency helped the team to a third consecutive trip to the NYSPHSAA championships.

Cory Couture, Beekmantown- A first-time all-star, Couture earned his second trip to the state championships as a member of the sectional championship team. He was consistently a top-five runner for the Eagles all season.

Everett Sapp, Beekmantown- Just a freshman, Sapp had a fantastic season. He made an immediate impact as one of the team’s top-five runners. As the season progressed, Sapp became very consistent and placed seventh in a very competitive Class C sectional race.

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