MINAKER TURN IN STRONG PERFORMANCES AT PRE-STATE MEET
By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | September 18, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Taylor
CHENANGO FORKS — Athens freshman Sara Bronson and junior Emma Bronson,
and Waverly freshman Harper Minaker each finished in the top 15 in Race 2
here Saturday at the Pre-States McDaniel-Baxter Cross Country
Invitational at the Chenango Valley State Park.
There were five
boys races, and five girls races. In all, there were 83 boys teams,
including 66 complete teams, competing, and 78 girls teams, with 47
complete teams. There 675 boys in the merged field, and 463 girls.
Fayetteville-Manlius had seven runners in the top 10 to run away with
the team title with 19 placement points, well ahead of runner-up Lake
Placid, which had 71 points, and third-place finisher Chenango Forks,
which had 102 points. Tioga finished eighth with 243 points, while
Waverly and Athens did not field a complete team.
another great day of racing for the Athens kid," said Athens coach
Scott Riley. "On the team side of things, we were a little short-handed
and didn’t have all our girls available to race.
the four we had racing did a great job, Sara and Emma Bronson were up
front from the beginning and ran smart throughout the race," noted
Riley. "Thea Bentley and Cailyn Conklin ran good races and continue to
Sara Bronson clocked in at 21:37.5 to finish
11th, and Emma Bronson was 12th in 21:42.8 to lead the Lady Wildcats,
while sophomore Thea Bentley was 40th in 26:16.6, and sophomore Caillyn
Conklin was 62nd in 29:00.9.
Minaker finished 15th in a time of
22:21.7 to pace the Lady Wolverines, while sophomore Elizabeth was 29th
in 24:14.8, senior Olivia Nittinger was 31st in 24:57.4, and Waverly
sophomore Allison Barrett was 69th in 30:24.5.
Ward led Tioga with a 61st-place finish in 28:46.8, while senior Kate
Burrowes was 68th in 29:59.8, freshman Emily BUrrowes was 75th in
34:07.2, and Brooke Delmage was 76th in 34:16.7.
Patience Card (35:43.8), and Sara Burrowes (35:54.4), and senior Nicole
DeBoer (37:27.5) finished 80th through 82nd, respectively, for the Lady
Sara Burrowes finished 70th in the merged field, while Emma Bronson was 73rd, Bentley was 302nd, and Conklin was 383rd.WAVERLY
Minaker finished 106th in the merged field, while Vaughn was 205th, Nittinger was 241st, and Barrett was 407th.TIOGA
finished 47th in the merged standings with 1,467 points.
(Fayetteville-Manlius won the team title with 51 points, and Corning was
second with 147 points.
Ward finished 380th in the merged field,
while Kate Burrowes was 401st, Emily BUrrowes was 437th, Delmage was
439th, Card was 446th, Sara Burrowes was 447th, and DeBoer was 448th.
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