The Cazenovia girls cross country team defeated JE 17 to 44 on Oct 17 to finish their regular season undefeated and win the OHSL Liberty-National division title.
Lakers finish regular season undefeated
The Cazenovia girls cross country team wrapped up their regular season with a decisive 17 to 44 victory over Jordan-Elbridge on Oct 17 to finish undefeated at 6-0 and clinch the OHSL Liberty-National league title.
The Lakers dominated the Eagles, placing eight of the first ten runners across the line to post their lowest score of the season against a complete team with just 17 points, only two short of a “perfect” 15. Isla Stover (20:11), Clara Rowles (20:11) and Molly Hart (20:41) easily finished one, two, three to kick off the Cazenovia victory. Finlay Stover ran a gutsy race (20:49) to hold off a challenge from JE’s number one runner (20:50) and clinch fourth place.
One more Eagle slipped across the line (21:08) before the Cazenovia’s pack iced the win by seizing the next four places to lock in the Lakers’ low score and displace JE’s remaining runners, bumping their total to 44 points. Madeline McGreevy had her best race of the season to finish fifth for the Lady Lakers, seventh overall, at 22:05. Kelly Frost (22:19), Mary Williams (22:43) and Jackie Gamlen (22:47) all rounded out the top ten and outran J-E’s third scorer.
The entire team raced well on the Eagles’ fast 2.9 mile course despite the cold, blustery conditions. Eleanor Wester (22:53) and Mia Chesbrough (23:04) both outran J-E’s final scorers. Eva Gagnon (23:51), Jenna Steinberg (24:30), Madison Chamberlain (24:33) and Maggie Rowles (24:44) all turned in their fastest times of the season.
The Lakers will now prepare to take on the entire 13 team OHSL Liberty field at the league championship meet on Oct 24 before vying for their fourth Section III title since 2010 on Nov 3.
Brooke Rauber of Tully was the overall female winner of Cazenovia’s 7th Annual Cazenovia Country Trail Run on August 30. More than 150 runners took part in the event.
CAZENOVIA, NY – More than 150 runners from across Central New York participated in the seventh annual Cazenovia Country Trail Run held at the Sean M. Googin cross country course on August 30. The runners were greeted by perfect conditions with sunshine, dry air and temperatures in the 70’s. The evening culminated with one of the most beautiful sunsets of the summer in the Fenner countryside.
Nick Mannion of Jamesville-Dewitt High School was the top finisher in the men’s race in 17:05. Brooke Rauber of Tully High School led the women’s finishers for the third year in a row with a time of 18:21, just off her course record time of 18:15 set in 2017.
The cross country program would like to thank its sponsors, including The John Dermody Insurance Group, Chittenango Physical Therapy, Medical Weight Loss of New York, Emerald Equipment Systems Inc, Upstate Emergency Medicine, The Derailleur Tailor and Gilligan’s Ice Cream. Local parents who volunteered and donated finish line refreshments were also a key to the run’s success.