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Seiders sisters shine

JAMESTOWN – The Silver Creek girls’ cross country team put together a strong performance in taking first place in a five-team meet Tuesday.

The Black Knights were led by the sister duo of Hannah Seiders and Emma Seiders as they took first and second place, respectively.

The team finished with 32 points followed by Southwestern 44 and Allegany-Limestone 44. The Lady Trojans won the tiebreaker while Dunkirk and Franklinville finished incomplete.

Hannah Seiders finished with a time of 22:50 while Emma Seiders was right behind at 23:17. Also for Silver Creek, Rachel Radack finished sixth at 25:12 while teammate Sarah Adams finished eighth at 26:23. The fifth runner on the team, Claire Castiglia, placed 16th at 29:40.

In the boys’ race, Southwestern put together a fine showing as four runners finished in the top 10, including a first- and second-place finish.

The Trojans finished with 30 points followed by Franklinville 66, Silver Creek 68, Allegany-Limestone 91 and Dunkirk 99.

Southwestern’s Ryan Hetrick took first place with a time of 17:46 while teammate Jordan Powers finished second at 18:01.

In the boys race, Southwestern put together a fine showing as four runners finished in the top 10, including a first- and second-place finish.

The Trojans finished with 30 points followed by Franklinville 66, Silver Creek 68, Allegany-Limestone 91 and Dunkirk 99.

Southwestern’s Ryan Hetrick took first place with a time of 17:46 while teammate Jordan Powers finished second at 18:01.

Dunkirk’s Javier Soto placed fourth at 19:05.

Silver Creek’s Jake Mullen took 10th at 20:26. Teammate Ryan Ruia finished 11th at 20:40. Other Silver Creek runners included Caleb Makuch (14th, 21:03), James Corbin (15th, 21:06) and Jake McDaneld (18th, 21:49).

“The Southwestern boys were exceedingly impressive, running sub 18-minutes on a tough 5K course in 92 degrees temperature,” Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch noted. “To place 1-2 in the meet is more outstanding. They stole the show today. I’m very happy with the girls and boys. I thought they all ran very well. There were no problems with heat exhaustion. It shows the kids are working hard to get in shape.”

Kruszka, Steward lead Gowanda to wins

GOWANDA – Matt Kruszka and Colleen Steward helped lead Gowanda to wins Tuesday afternoon during CCAA boys and girls cross country action.

Kruszka finished the boys’ race in 16:12, five seconds ahead of Fredonia’s Mike Meredith (16:17) and 14 seconds ahead of Olean’s Jake Cihak (16:26). The Panthers finished the meet with 45 points and were followed by the Hillbillies (52), the Jamestown Red Raiders (57) and the Huskies (61).

Steward took first place in the girls’ meet with a time of 18:50.5 while teammate Hunter Samuelson took second in a time of 18:51.6. Fredonia’s Michaela Tramuta was third in a time of 19:19. The Lady Panthers finished with a meet-low 29 points and were followed by Fredonia (32), Jamestown (71) and Olean (100).

“With (Lauren) Reyda and Cori Gullo not running for Fredonia this year, it gave us a shot at beating them,” Gowanda girls’ cross country coach Pete Palmer said. “I’m very pleased with my top two runners. (Their performances) is what it took to beat them.”

For Gowanda, Johnny Shaw was eighth in a time of 17:10 and was followed by teammates Joey Kruszka (10th, 17:26), Ian Warrior (11th, 17:30), Ben Myzel (15th, 18:15), Dylan Morraco (23rd, 19:35.1) and Nick Morraco (24th, 19:35.7)

Steve Formanowicz finished seventh for the Hillbillies in a time of 17:02 while Jake Eckman was 13th (17:46), Ryan Meredith 14th (18:03), Joshua Goodhue was 16th (18:18), Nick Arcoraci was 17th (18:35), Will Scrantz was 28th (20:37) and Liam Rankin was 31st in a time of 20:52.

K.J. Tomszewski finished seventh for the Lady Panthers in a time of 20:15 while teammate Sarah Grubbs finished eighth in a time of 20:34. Also finishing for Gowanda were Lexi Latona (11th, 21:35), Kelsey Delpiori (19th, 23:14), Marcella Torres (20th, 23:19) and Liz Omicioli (22nd, 23:34).

For the Lady Hillbillies, Emily Wan was fourth (19:47), Gwen Stokes was sixth in a time of 20:07 and Clare O’Brien was ninth in a time of 20:54. Also finishing for Fredonia were Jill Kowalski (21:04), Skylar Salim (16th, 22:23), Mary Polvino (18th, 22:49) and Kate Piorella (23rd, 23:43).