Team effort win
FALCONER – The Fredonia Hillbillies had a strong performance Tuesday in both the boys’ and girls’ meets as the teams took first place against Falconer and Franklinville.
In the boys’ race, Fredonia’s Josh Goodhue took first place as he completed the 3-mile course in 17:55 at Breezewood Links Golf Course. Teammate Mike Meredith placed second with a time of 18:05 while Steven Formanowicz took fifth at 18:43. Ryan Meredith placed seventh at 18:47 while Jake Eckman rounded out Fredonia’s top five runners at 19:18.
Fredonia finished first with 23 points while Falconer was second at 45 and Franklinville third at 57.
Between the five Fredonia runners, there was a 1:23 difference between Goodhue and Eckman.
“We are happy with how close they were,” Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle said. “They all showed improvements on their times from last year and we are happy they are running closer together. It’s important because the closer you are in bigger races, the less points will be scored in between you.”
In the girls’ race, the Lady Hillbillies took nine of the top 10 spots to earn first place with 20 points. Falconer finished second at 59 and Franklinville was incomplete.
Falconer’s Kirsten Holmberg placed first with a time of 20:53. The rest was all Fredonia. Michaela Tramuta took second at 21:02, followed by teammates Emily Wan (21:48), Jillian Kowalski (22:24), Gwen Stokes (22:58), Claire O’Brien (23:22), Maitland Langworthy (23:42), Skylar Salim (24:04), Mary Polvino (24:31) and Kate Siorella (25:12).
Fredonia competes at East Aurora on Saturday.
MAYVILLE – Josh O’Dell and Dan O’Dell led the Clymer-Sherman-Panama boys cross country team to a slim victory over Dunkirk and Olean on Tuesday.
CSP took first with 33 points while Dunkirk was right behind at 42 and Olean was at 46 at Woodcrest Golf Course.
Josh O’Dell took first place as he finished the 2.7-mile course in 15:06 while Dan O’Dell was second at 15:31. Dunkirk’s Javier Soto was third at 15:32 while teammate Ethan Francis was fifth with a time of 15:57. Dunkirk’s Alec Tomaszewski placed seventh at 16:02.
Also for Dunkirk, Ray Tarnowski was 11th at 16:34, Tom Logan was 16th at 18:05 and William Bradley was 20th at 20:12.
In the girls race, Samantha Hemenger was Dunkirk’s lone runner and placed 17th at 29:36.
Wefing sets course
record for Red Dragons
BEMUS POINT – The Maple Grove Red Dragons took first place in both the boys’ and girls’ cross country races Tuesday.
Maple Grove’s Cory Wefing stole the show as he set a new course record with a time of 16:17 on the 3.1-mile course. The old record was held by Jesse Rappole.
The Red Dragons had 33 points, followed by Southwestern 58, Silver Creek 65 and Gowanda 67.
Gowanda’s Matt Kruszka took fourth at 18:26 while Silver Creek’s Caleb Makuch placed sixth at 18:53. Teammate Jake Mullen took eighth at 19:02 and was followed by Gowanda’s Ben Myzel at 19:09.
Also for Silver Creek, Ryan Ruia took 15th at 19:39 while teammate Tyler Steklasa was right behind at 19:40. Jack McAlevey was 20th with a time of 20:35.
The Panthers received a 13th-place finish from Joey Kruszka (19:24) while Ian Warrior took 19th at 20:12 and Dylan Acordino was 22nd at 21:12.
In the girls’ race, Maple Grove was first at 23 points, followed by Gowanda 47, Silver Creek 59 and Southwestern 97.
Maple Grove’s Hope Pietrocarlo was first with a time of 19:59.
Gowanda’s Colleen Steward placed fourth at 21:29 followed by Silver Creek’s Emma Seiders (21:43), Gowanda’s Katelynn Jaroszewski (21:50) and Silver Creek’s Hannah Seiders at seventh at 21:53. Gowanda’s Sarah Grubbs was 10th at 22:44.
Also for Silver Creek, Rachel Radack placed 12th at 23:40, Sarah Adams was 15th at 24:33 and Claire Castiglia placed 20th at 26:31.
For Gowanda, Lexi Latona was 13th at 23:57 and Kelsey Delpriore was right behind at 24:25.
Silver Creek will compete at East Aurora on Saturday.