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Local runners compete at McQuaid; Newfane boys and girls take 2nd

Photos by Tom Rivers: Robert Stevenson of Newfane was 20th overall out of 353 runners with a time of 16:43 during one of the races at the McQuaid Invitational. Austin Burkard of Newfane was close behind in 22nd place with 16:50.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 September 2018 at 11:26 pm

ROCHESTER – All of the cross country teams in Orleans County and the Niagara-Orleans League competed at the prestigious McQuaid Invitational today, with an estimated 7,000 runners at Genesee Valley Park.

• Barker was third out of 23 teams in Girls Unseeded Varsity A-3 (smallest schools), behind first place Harley-Allendale-Columbia, 85; and Silver Creek, 105. Barker had a score of 132. Barker’s top runner was Gabrielle Baker in 25th place out of 265 with a time of 20:35.

Alanna Holman of Albion came in 5th, the highest finish at McQuaid for a Niagara-Orleans runner.

Kendall also competed but didn’t have a full team. Emma Allen finished in 54th place as Kendall’s first runner with a time of 21:38.

• Barker, with a score of 382, was 8th out of 48 teams in Boys Unseeded Varsity A-3 (Smallest Schools). Maple Grove was the winner with 103. Oakfield-Alabama was second at 153. Barker was led by the 15th place finish of Peter DiLorenzo at 16:54. Zack Hall of Oakfield-Alabama/Elba won the race in 15:59, out of 364 runners.

Kendall fielded a team and came in 47th with a score of 1,265. Riley Hirschman was Kendall’s top runner and 210th overall with a time of 20:07.

Holley didn’t have a full team. Dylan Clemons was Holley’s first finisher with a time of 18:26, good for 86th place.

• Several Niagara-Orleans school competed in the Unseeded Varsity A-2 division of small schools. There were 39 schools in the girls race, with Akron in sixth at 265, Albion 10th at 291, Roy-Hart 17th with 444, Medina in 27th at 690, Wilson at 29th at 706.

Albion and the N-O League runners in the race were led by the fifth place finish of Alanna Holman (19:12), while Anna Rickard led Roy-Hart at 13th (19:27), Lauren Wagner of Akron was 19th (19:47), Sabrina Quiros of Medina was 108th (22:00), and Kylee Healy was Wilson’s first finisher and 104th overall with a time of 21:57. There were 365 runners in the race.

• In the boys small school race, Newfane with a score of 191 was second out of 47 teams, behind only Falconer. Wilson was 8th at 367, while Roy-Hart was 22nd with 619, Akron was 23rd at 634, and Medina was 43rd at 1,131. Albion didn’t have a full team.

The top finishers for each school include William Schwarzmueller of Wilson at 13th (16:32), Robert Stevenson of Newfane at 20th (16:43), Ozzy Moore of Roy-Hart at 30th (17:06), Casey Zuba of Akron was 43rd (17:20), Reuben Rivers of Albion was 53rd (17:31) and Cameron Castanon of Medina was 97th (18:02).

• The Newfane girls compete in the Girls Seeded Varsity A race of small schools. Newfane was second out of 16 teams with a score of 115. That was behind only Maple Grove at 80. Kim Goerss of Newfane was seventh overall out of 160 with a time of 18:49.

Ozzy Moore, center, was Roy-Hart’s fastest runner with a time of 17:06, good for 30th place out of 353 runners in the Boys Unseeded small schools race.

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