Amanda Hamilton of AuSable Valley and Paige Southwick of Northeastern Clinton try to get the ball as Rachel Knapp of AVCS and Michaela McDonough of NCCS watch on.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued The Chiefs scored wins over AuSable Valley (15-50) and Ticonderoga (23-37) to earn the regular season crown with a record of 15-2.
The Knights finished with a 35-32 win over Saranac Lake, while scoring a 24-31 win over Ticonderoga and a 15-50 win over AuSable Valley.
Mitchell Ryan was the top finisher in the meet for the Knights with a time of 16:51, while Barrett Waling crossed the line in second with a time of 17:02. The pair of Knights were followed by Josh Wade of Saranac (17:11), and Tyler Belden of Ticonderoga (17:53).
Also in boys cross country, the Beekmantown Eagles scored wins over the Peru Indians (24-33) and Plattsburgh High Hornets (23-33), while Plattsburgh scored a one-point, 28-29 win over the Indians.
Dan Lennon was the first across the line, as the Peru runner finished with a time of 16:23. Jeriqho Gadway finished second for the Hornets (16:57), while the trio of Matt Simpson (17:08), Colin Quackenbush (17:13) and Jordan West (17:15) rounded out the top five for the Eagles. Indians James Downs (17:22) and Kyler Agoney (17:24) followed.
In Champlain, the Northeastern Clinton Cougars boys team scored a 16-41 win against the Lake Placid Blue Bombers and a 20-35 win against the Saranac Lake Red Storm, while the Red Storm beat Lake Placid, 16-45.
Landon Gosselin won in his first start as a varsity runner for the Cougars, clocking in a 19:13, with teammates Sean Kuzmin (19:37), Neil Miller (19:42) and Anthony Piche (19:45) following. Max Paul finished sixth for the Red Storm (19:47) while Nick Stosiek finished ninth for the Blue Bombers (20:49).
Girls cross country
The Seton Catholic Lady Knights and Peru Lady Indians finished in a tie for the CVAC girls cross country title, as the Knights scored wins of 23-32 over the Saranac Lady Chiefs and 15-50 over both the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels and AuSable Valley Lady Patriots.