EDMESTON – After competing over the weekend, all local Chenango County Cross Country teams were prepared for the Meghan Sorbera Invitational at Pathfinder Village in Edmeston.
Amongst the seven teams competing, the Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville girls won the invitational by a point over Deposit/Hancock (36-37) while Norwich came in fourth place. For the boys, Unadilla Valley/GMU came second to Sidney while BGAH finished third.
Paving the way for the BGAH girls was Maddie Ingham, who finished second behind Deposit/Hancock with a time of 17:21. Teammate Vanessa Brazee came in fourth place (18:01) as Sage Pruskowski took 14th place out of 23 runners with a time of 21:54. Logan Barnard completed the scoring for the Bears with a 23rd place finish with a time of 31:50. The scoring was based on the top four runners.
UV/GMU’s Andrea Favinger achieved third place behind Ingham with a time of 17:43.
Norwich’s Anne Boland and Kyra Brunick-Davis followed each other with Boland in sixth (19:11) and Brunick-Davis in seventh (19:28). Emilia Pepe strived in 11th place (21:09) as Ruth Wilson finished 16th with a time of 22:22. Laci Zieno finished 22nd (30:13) as Norwich’s fifth female runner.
UV/GMU’s Noah Pain continues to pave the way for local male runners. He finished first with the best time of 14:44 with Norwich’s Nic Sutton behind him in second (15:31). The Storm’s Alex Kemnah finished 10 seconds behind Sutton with a time of 15:41 in third place. Teammate Ben Kemnah came in eighth (17:01).
Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville were led by Matt Wombacker in 11th place with a time of 17:32 as Rowan Beasinger finished 14th (17:40). Donald Hoover and Cooper Sienko rounded out the top four runners scoring as they followed each other respectively with 22nd and 23rd place finishes.
Norwich’s Gabe Decker pushed through to finish 25th out of 33 male runners with a time of 20:14.
All local cross country teams should be in route to Owego this weekend for a meet Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.