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October 23, 2013

Seton Catholic girls finish CVAC regular season perfect

PLATTSBURGH — With a slim lead over Peru coming into the final meet, Seton Catholic captured the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular-season title with three victories in girls’ cross country Tuesday.

The Knights (18-0) wrapped up a perfect CVAC season with wins over the Indians (19-36), Saranac (16-39) and Lake Placid (15-50).

Margaret Champagne captured first in a time of 18:48 to lead the way for Seton Catholic. The time was a personal best by 29 seconds on the course for Champagne.

Teammates Melissa Whyman (19:28) and Ashley Leta (19:32) followed closely behind to take second and third, respectively. Seventh-grader Sofia DeJordy (20:19) added a sixth-place finish, while Maddy Munn (20:57) came in 10th.

Maria Remillard came in fourth in a time of 19:46 to lead Peru. Shauna Fliss (20:37) finished in eighth, while Meghan Mazzella (20:47) took ninth. The Indians added a victory against the Blue Bombers.

The Chiefs, who also added a win over Lake Placid, were led by Elysha O’Connell’s (20:20) seventh-place finish.

Nina Armstrong came in fifth in a time of 20:13 for the Blue Bombers.

Also holding slim leads over both Ticonderoga and Beekmantown coming into Tuesday’s race, the Chiefs picked up a pair of important victories to lay claim to the boys’ CVAC regular season title.

Saranac (17-1) had wins over Seton Catholic (21-40) and Lake Placid (15-44).

The Chiefs had five runners finish in the top 10, led by Zach LePage’s second-place finish in a time of 16:33, with Justin Liechty (17:37) coming in third. Chad Dashnaw (17:58) and Sean Tyrell (18:23) finished in fifth and sixth, respectively. Kolby Kitterle (18:37) captured eighth.

The Blue Bombers had two wins on the afternoon, defeating both Peru and Seton Catholic.

Trent White (18:57) and Forest Ledger (18:58) finished in ninth and 10th, respectively, for Lake Placid.

Brady Terry (17:51) paced Peru with a fourth-place finish, which led the Indians to a win over the Knights.

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