Murray, Jeffrey place 2nd and 3rd for Norwich

CROSS COUNTRY

Marathon Invitational

MARATHON – In the unseeded race at the Marathon Invitational Saturday, Norwich juniors Matt Murray and Robert Jeffrey were near the top of the 142-runner field placing second and third respectively to pace the Tornado harriers to a sixth-place finish out of 18 scoring teams.

Murray and Jeffrey, who have flip-flopped as the top Norwich runner on a meet-to-meet basis, timed 17:53 ad 17:57. Nuri Harper was 43rd for NHS clocking in at 19:23. "Matt and Robert have had great seasons for us, and Saturday they worked together as a team," said Norwich coach Shaun Horan.



NHS's girls wound up eighth out of 12 teams with Martha Clemens 24th out of 89 finishers with a time of 22:38, and Sydney Chaffee taking 38th in 24:05.

Results

Varsity boys (6th of 18 teams, 142 total runners)

Matt Murray (2), 17:53; Robert Jeffrey (3), 17:57; Nuri Harper (43), 19:23; Michael Manwarren (72), 20:23; Nick Mooney (77, 20:34).

Varsity girls Results

(8th of 12 teams, 89 runners)

Martha Clemens (24), 22:38; Sydney Chaffee (38), 24:05; Kristen Slate (42), 24:31; Abby Snow (59), 26:10; Corinne Shea (75), 27:58.

Center State Conference League Championships

ORISKANY – At the Center State Conference meet Saturday in Oriskany, S-E sophomore Ian Benedict placed 28th out of 104 runners, and was named a Center State Conference all-star based on his top-30 finish.

Benedict timed a 19:53 over the sloppy 3.1-mile course at Oriskany that was soaked by Friday’s rain. Adding a 53rd was junior Ryan Palmiter in 21:11. “We’re such a young team with a sophomore and junior leading us, and the next three being freshmen,” said S-E coach Anne Geary. “We have all but one of our top seven coming back, and we’re already looking forward to next season.”


There's more to this story! You're only seeing 32% of the story. Subscribe now to get immediate access to the rest of the story as well as our whole online offering.

Today's Other Stories



© 2014 Snyder Communications/The Evening Sun
29 Lackawanna Avenue, Norwich, NY 13815 - (607) 334-3276
We're on Facebook