Fayetteville-Manlius runners return to winning form – Eagle News Online


CENTRAL NEW YORK – A rare opportunity for revenge, or at least revenge, awaits the Fayetteville-Manlius the women’s cross country team when they take on Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday in a three-team meet in Baldwinsville.

It was on this same B’ville course that FM finished second to C-NS in the Varsity Large School division of the Baldwinsville Invitational on September 24. Now, their rematch would determine regular season SCAC Metro Division honors.

Preparing for this race, FM swept Nottingham last Wednesday afternoon 15-50, with Maria Khalifeh, Ava Beecher and Charlotte Knutsen all finishing in 21:45 ahead of the group of Catherine Watlers, Izzie Sullivan, Hannah Kaercher and Camille Ryan in 21: 46.

The Hornets boys won 20-41 over the Bulldogs, with Anthony Otis, in 16:31, edging out Nolan McGinn (16:32) for first place ahead of Nottingham star Henry Zhe-Heimerman, who finished third in 16: 48.

Ben Perry came in fourth in 17:03, with another group of Hornets led by Kyler Patrick in sixth as his 18:37 lead William Ditre (18:38), with Mason Weires (19:14 ) and David George (19:16) in the next two spots.

Jamesville DeWitt saw his boys team split a three-team encounter, beating Syracuse East 16-43, but falling 15-50 to Auburn as Chris Donaghue had a time of 20:16 and Peter Drew finished in 20:20.

As that continued, the JD Girls suffered a 19-36 loss to Auburn, who earned a top-three sweep led by Kyleen Brady 20:26. Megan O’Malley was fourth for the Rams in 24:43 while Megan Reddy posted 25:48 and Norah Kirch finished in exactly 26 minutes.

JD was next part of last Saturday’s McQuaid Invitational in Rochester, where in the Men’s Varsity AA Medium division, Connor Clarkson finished fourth in 16:03. Hudson Groat finished 42nd in 17:04.5 while on the girls’ side, O’Malley (21:24.7) and Reddy (21:45.8) put in the best efforts.

East of Syracuse Minoa was also at McQuaid, competing in Varsity AAA races. John Courcy posted the best time for the boys in 17:47 while Brandon Cerlanek finished in 18:08, while Ainsley McKenna finished 53rd in the girls in 21:30.3


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