Hudson Valley Sports Report


Dragon Girls Win Team Title; Patriots Boys Place Fourth

WAPPINGERS FALLS – It was a great day all around for local high school cross country teams and runners at the Bowdoin Park Classic on Saturday morning.

Start with the girls.

Cornwall had five runners in the top 15 and captured the team title with 48 points over second-place Goshen, which accumulated 76 points. Among teams in the HVSR coverage area, John Jay placed sixth, Haldane was ninth, and Ketcham, Lourdes, Port Jervis, Spackenkill and Millbrook finished 10th through 14th, respectively, in the Varsity I race. Beacon finished 15th in the Varsity II event.

Cornwall’s Claire Kelly finished second overall in 20 minutes, 9 seconds, just ahead of Leah Richardson of James I. O’Neill (20:19.5) and Goshen’s Kayla Schramm (20:20.2).

They were all behind the winner, Kate Wiser of Pomperaug, who scorched the course in 17:55.5.

Other local finishers included Newburgh’s Alondra Cruz-Delgado (sixth), Shannon Ferri of Haldane (seventh), Meghan O’Donnell of Goshen (11th), and a group of runners from Cornwall – Sophia Thomas, Julia Samuelson, Abigail Schewtschenko and Adriana Cecchetelli – who placed 12th through 15th.

John Jay’s Iseabailla Hewitt came in 18th and Goshen’s Sara Tippin was 20th.

As for the boys, equally strong performances.

John Jay finished fourth as a team in the Varsity I race, with Cornwall seventh. James I. O’Neill placed 13th, Goshen was a place behind, Beacon was 17th and Putnam Valley came in at No. 20.

Individually, Harry Marson of O’Neill was the highest local finisher, coming in seventh in a time of 17:03.9. Robbie Cozean of Xaverian won it in a time of 16:01.1

John Jay’s Patrick Cullen was 18th in a time of 17:24.5, followed by Zachary Cader of Beacon (17:27.7) and Cornwall’s Justin Vreeland (17:29.0).

New Paltz placed 19th and Beacon was 29th in the Varsity II race.

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