Cross-country Fayetteville-Manlius second to C-NS at Baldwinsville meet – Eagle News Online

ONONDAGA COUNTY – Something rare happened this past weekend – the Fayetteville-Manlius the women’s cross country team was beaten by an opponent in the Section III ranks.

After dominating local competition for so long, the Hornets were caught and passed by Cicero-North Syracuse at the 70th annual Baldwinsville Invitational, hinting at more matchups between those two teams.

Up front, the duel was between Izzie Sullivan and Kate Putman, and the FM sophomore escaped to win in 17 minutes, 30.2 seconds to Putman’s 17:41.4.

Then Hannah Kaercher took third in 18:12.4, but Gabby Putman finished fourth (18:27.1) for the Northstars and, more importantly, Hannah Boyle finished eighth (18:56.6) and Marissa Navarra ninth (18:59.5) ahead of the Hornets’ Camille Ryan (19:06.5) in 10th place.

Although Isabella Adrian (19:51.5) and Maria Khalifeh (19:51.6) finished 16th and 17th respectively, Harbold followed them and, when she finished 18th in 20:01.5, C-NS took the win.

Meanwhile, in the B’ville boys meet, FM’s Nolan McGinn was the individual champion, his 15:22.4 well ahead of the Bees’ Solomon Holden-Betts 15:35.6.

Overall, the Hornets secured fourth place behind Fairport, Ithaca and Burnt Hills, with McGinn the only top 10 on his team as Anthony Otis was 11th in 16:44.1, Ben Perry was 14th (16: 53.8) and no other FM runners. reached the top 40.

Before all that, Kaercher and Sullivan led FM to a clean sweep of last Wednesday’s three-way encounter with Liverpool and Henninger.

Kaercher took the win in 15:53.3, just ahead of Sullivan in 15:53.4 while Khalifeh finished third in 16:13.1. Adrian (16:31.8) and Ryan (16:45.8) completed the scoring column.

In fact, FM had a top 11 runners in the field as Catherine Walters, sixth in 17:17.3, led Ava Beecher, Charlotte Knutsen, Rheaa Goyal, Bella Umina and Claire McDonald ahead of Liverpool’s best time of 18 : 53.8 from Meghan Moyer and 18:53.9 from Addison Ziegler.

FM’s men’s team had a tougher run with Liverpool but prevailed 17-38 as they also edged past Henninger 15-47.

Otis went 13:36.4 to finish just ahead of McGinn 13:36.8 on FM’s 2.5-mile course. Perry was third in 14:03.2, and while the Warriors’ Michael Purvis was fourth in 14:52.6, Kyler Patrick (14:54.0) and William Ditre (14:56.8) took the next two spots for the Hornets.

Jamesville DeWitt saw his boys team sweep their own three-team meeting last Wednesday, topping Central Square 19-42 and shutting out Cortland 15-50.

Hudson Groat, in 19:09, won it for the Red Rams, edging out Kenzie Rumo of the Redhawks (19:10) at the finish line. Peter Drew, third in 20:02, led a JD group that included Isaiah Sternberg (20:06), Ryan Carter (20:24) and Chris Donoghue, who was one second behind Drew.

Another sweep was won by the JD girls, who outscored Central Square 25-34 while beating Cortland 15-51.

Offsetting a one-on-one brace from Kadence Williams and Saige Hayden of the Redhawks, Molly McIntyre led the Rams field, finishing third in 23:24.

Megan O’Malley finished fourth, clocking 23:45, with Megan Reddy (24:50), Rebecca Mendez-Squier (26:18) and Nicole Militi (27:01) taking the next three spots. Neve Gordon (28:15) edged out Devan Miller (28:17) for ninth place.

Christian Brethren Academy lost their men’s run 23-36 to Chittenango as Joe McMahon’s 18:31 trailed the Bears’ Caleb LeBlanc 18:20. Charlie Raymond was third in 19:05 while Matt Craybas, in 21:59, was the Brothers’ only other top 10 finisher.

The CBA Girls had a 20-41 loss to Chittenango but again had the individual winner as Mary Sullivan’s 22:15 easily beat Laura Powers’ 22:39 of the Bears. Adele Sommers was seventh in 24:47, with Abby Nash 10th in 25:13.

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