ELMA — One Seton Catholic runner wrapping up a career and a second just getting started led the Section VII contingent Saturday at the New York State Public High School Cross-Country Championships at Elma Meadows Golf Course.
Senior Mitch Ryan finished ninth in Class D boys with a time of 16 minutes, 53.9 seconds over the 5,000-meter course.
Freshman Margaret Champagne placed seventh among Class D girls with a time of 19:40.4. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of her sister, Mary Kate, and brother, Michael, both of who were state champions.
Ryan’s teammate, Evan Page, was 14th in Class D in 17:05.9 while Ticonderoga’s Tyler Belden placed 22nd in 17:20.7 and Javeed Nazir, 28th in 17:33.7
Plattsburgh High’s Jeriqho Gadway came in 24th in Class C boys with a 16:54.2 time while two girls earned 30th-place finishes: Peru’s Ashley Leta in Class B girls with a 20:43.3 and Lake Placid’s Nina Armstrong in Class D girls with a 20:36.8.
Two Section 10 runners cracked the top 20: Malone’s Morgan Marlow, who came in 12th in Class B boys with a 16:13.8 time and Potsdam’s Ethan Vinson, 17th in Class C in 16:47.6.
Malone boys fourth
The best showing by an area team was turned in by the Malone boys, who finished fourth in Class B, behind Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, East Aurora and Pittsford-Mendon.
The Ticonderoga boys were fifth in Class D, although the Sentinels finished with the same score (114) as Greenwich. The Section VII boys team came in sixth.
Seton Catholic placed sixth in Class D team competition, just ahead Norwood-Norfolk. Section VII also placed sixth in sectional standings for Class D.
New York State
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
Elma Meadows Golf Course
1. Megan Young, Nanuet 18:22.6
2. Tiana Guevara, Miller Place 18:28.8
3. Catherine Maloy, Holy Names 18:29.6