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November 29, 2012

CVAC cross country names 32 All-Stars

Thirty-two total runners were chosen as 2012 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Cross Country all-Stars. The Peru Indians won the girls’ Section VII team championship and led the way with nine All-Star selections while Seton Catholic, Saranac and Ticonderoga had four picks apiece. Along with Peru, Beekmantown, Saranac, Seton Catholic and Ticonderoga all represented the section in the state meet.

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Colin Quackenbush (Beekmantown) — Quackenbush earns his third All-Star pick after putting up another impressive season for the Eagles. Consistently one of the top sectional runners, the junior helped led the team to a 15-3 league record and a Class C sectional championship. At the CVAC Chamionship, Quackenbush place fourth in 16:58 to be the highest Beekmantown finisher. He took third in the state qualifier and then dashed to a 37th-place finish in the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships in Elma.

Jon Graziane (Beekmantown) — Graziane receives the second All-Star selection of his career. The junior helped lead an Eagles to a strong season. At the state qualifier, Graziane finished eighth in 16:24. At the CVAC Championships, he was the second-highest finisher for the Eagles in 17:20. He placed third in 18:27 in a regular-season meet as the Eagles knocked off previously unbeaten Ticonderoga.

Jordan West (Beekmantown) — The junior picks up his second selection. He finished 12th in the state qualifier in 16:50 and had another 12th-place showing in the conference championships. Along with Quackenbush and Graziane, West was part of the trio that had three top-five finishers in a victory over Ticonderoga in October. In that race, West came in fourth with a time of 18:29.

Karl Schultz (Lake Placid) — Schultz ran to a 13th-place showing at the state qualifier in 16:56 and a 15th-place finish at the CVAC Championship. In an early-October meet, Schultz was the highest-finishing Blue Bomber, taking fourth in 18:10. Schultz also had a season-high third-place finish in a September meet against Ticonderoga and Saranac Lake.

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