Albion, Holley and Kendall runners compete at Byron-Bergen invitational

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 September 2021 at 10:09 pm

Kendall boys third out of seven schools with full teams

Photos by Tom Rivers: Jovany Trejo of Albion nears the finish in his first varsity cross country race today for Albion. He is battling Elijah Selinger of Pembroke and Logan Cook of Hilton. Trejo was 37th overall at 22:02.

Three Orleans County school districts competed today in the Kota-Reis Cross Country Invitational at Byron-Bergen that included runners from about a dozen schools.

The Kendall boys team was third and Albion fifth out of the seven schools with full teams of at least five runners. Holley had runners compete in the boys race, but didn’t have five for a full team.

Albion girls were fifth out of six teams, while Holley and Kendall both had runners, but not enough for a full team. Batavia had the top boys and girls team on the day.

The team scores for boys included Batavia, 1st at 35 points; Hilton, 2nd at 82; Kendall, 3rd at 102; School of the Arts in Rochester, 4th at 105; Albion, 5th at 127; Byron-Bergen, 6th at 130; and Warsaw, 7th at 134.

Braxton Zarpentine of Kendall goes shoeless and puts everything into the final sprint near the finish to hold off Riley Navarra of Warsaw. Zarpentine was 45th overall at 23:06, with Navarra in 46th at 23:09.

The team scores for girls included Batavia, 1st at 26 points; Pembroke, 2nd at 52; Byron-Bergen, 3rd at 85; School of the Arts in Rochester, 4th at 99; Albion, 5th at 112; Avoca/Prattsburgh, 6th at 147.

Reuben Rivers of Albion was fifth overall out of 75 runners in 18:21, the top finish from an Orleans County school. (Nathan Canale of Batavia won the race in 17:37.) Albion also was led by its top five of Rivers in 5th; Jovany Trejo in 37th at 22:02; Greg Neptune at 40th in 22:26; Philip Monska in 54th at 24:16; and Jordan Marshall at 66th in 26:16.

Kendall’s top five finishers included: Ben Brundage of Kendall, 19th in 19:42; Bruce Rasmusson, 28th 20:44; Owen Hirschman, 30th in 21:00; Dutch Steffen, 31st in 21:07; and Alex King, 42nd in 22:57.

For Holley, the Hawks were led by Dylan Clemons, 23rd in 20:18. Ethan Hudzinski finished in 25:36 and Dylon Boyko at 38:27.

Lillian Mathes, front for Albion, and Gabriella Dobo of Albion compete in today’s invitational at Byron-Bergen.

In the girls race, Alexa Wolcott of Pavilion was the overall winner in 20:53, topping a field of 63 runners.

Albion was led by Gina Sidari in 14th at 24:25; S’koi Sanders at 24th in 25:55; Maggie Olles at 39th in 27:30; Meganne Moore, 42nd in 28:59; and Lillian Mathes, 46th in 30:06.

Kendall’s runners were led by Hannah Brundage, 12th overall in  24:01; Inez Strangler, 30th in 26:36; Libby Snyder, 37th in 27:24; and Paige Beers, 61st in 36:58.

Holley was led by Cecilia Famuggia, 54th in 32:23.

Holley was led by Dylan Clemons and Cecilia Famuggia during today’s invitational at Byron-Bergen.