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The Telegram
  • BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Holland Patent dominates meet

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  • WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. — Holland Patent’s five scoring runners were among the first eight finishers Wednesday at a meet hosted by Mt. Markham.
    The Golden Knights swept through team scoring against Poland, Herkimer, West Canada Valley, Waterville and Mt. Markham. Barrett Celecki and Bryce Zayacek broke away from the rest of the field in the opening mile and finished 1-2 Holland Patent with Celecki, a state meet qualifier last fall, posting a winning time of 17:50 for five kilometers.
    Poland’s Cameron Tabor was the third runner and first not from Holland Patent to cross the finish line. Herkimer’s Austin Cady placed fifth and Mt. Markham’s Zac Sterling finished sixth, three spots ahead of teammate Tyler McKane. Herkimer’s Erich Lanza rounded out the top 10.
    Herkimer scored wins against each opponent other than Holland Patent while Poland beat Mt. Markham and the incomplete West Canada Valley and Waterville squads.
    TEAM SCORES
    Herkimer 20, Mt. Markham 25
    Herkimer 21, Poland 25
    Holland Patent 17, Herkimer 43
    Holland Patent 17, Mt. Markham 41
    Holland Patent 18, Poland 39
    Poland 27, Mt. Markham 29
    Waterville and West Canada Valley
    TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS
    1, Barrett Celecki (Holland Patent)
    2, Bryce Zayacek (Holland Patent)
    3, Cameron Tabor (Poland)
    4, Chris Celecki (Holland Patent)
    5, Austin Cady (Herkimer)
    6, Zac Sterling (Mt. Markham)
    7, Brian Chambrone (Holland Patent)
    8, Connor Ludwin (Holland Patent)
    9, Tyler McKane (Mt. Markham)
    10, Erich Lanza (Herkimer)
    SAUQUOIT VALLEY MEET
    SAUQUOIT, N.Y. — Sauquoit Valley was the top team on its home course Wednesday but Adirondack’s Ryan O’Rourke took home top individual honors.
    O’Rourke, the top finisher at Little Falls’ dual meet last week, ran the five-kilometer course in 18:14 Wednesday with Sauquoit Valley teammates Erik Gleba and Nick Spina running second and third.
    Sauquoit Valley placed five runners among the top 10 and defeated complete teams form Adirondack and Central Valley Academy as well as Canastota’s incomplete squad.
    Nick Bandel was the top Central Valley Academy finisher in fifth place.
    TEAM SCORES
    Adirondack 18, Central Valley Academy 41
    Sauquoit Valley 26, Adirondack 31
    Sauquoit Valley 18, Central Valley Academy 44
    Canastota incomplete
    TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS
    1, Ryan O’Rourke (Adirondack), 18:14
    2, Erik Gleba (Sauquoit Valley), 18:29
    3, Nick Spina (Sauquoit Valley), 18:44
    4, Connor Hrynuk (Adirondack), 18:45
    5, Nick Bandel (Central Valley Academy), 19:08
    6, Dallas Robinson (Adirondack), 19:35
    7, Steven Philpotts (Sauquoit Valley), 19:53
    8, Devin Murphy (Sauquoit Valley), 20:01
    9, Adam VanValkenburg (Canastota), 20:04
    10, Ryan Griffith (Sauquoit Valley), 20:17
    OLD FORGE MEET
    WEBB, N.Y. —New York Mills had the top three individuals and swept the team scoring Wednesday at Old Forge’s five-team dual.
    Page 2 of 2 - Mike Bennett set the pace, running the course in 16:54 with fellow Marauders Joe Topa and Ryan Kulesa about one minute behind. The next three finishers were Little Falls Mounties Tristen Carrig, Tristan Dunn and Trey Demeree.
    Little Falls defeated Oriskany, Old Forge and Westmoreland, losing only to New York Mills in the team scoring. The marauders’ fourth and fifth scoring runners placed seventh and eighth overall.
    TEAM SCORES
    Little Falls 21, Oriskany 35
    New York Mills 21, Little Falls 37
    New York Mills 15, Oriskany 44
    Old Forge and Westmoreland incomplete
    TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS
    1, Mike Bennett (New York Mills), 16:54
    2, Joe Topa (New York Mills), 17:52
    3, Ryan Kulesa (New York Mills), 17:57
    4, Tristen Carrig (Little Falls), 18:14
    5, Tristan Dunn (Little Falls), 18:27
    6, Trey Demeree (Little Falls), 18:27
    7, A.J. Ganim (New York Mills), 18:42
    8, Ben Kehrli (New York Mills), 18:47
    9, Doug Wilson (Oriskany), 18:49
    10, Cole Lane (Westmoreland), 19:07

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