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Seton Catholic's Margaret Champagne and Ashley Leta congratulate each other after finishing the race in first and second place, respectively. (P-R Photos/Alvin Reiner)
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Runners head out at the start of the girls' Section VII cross country race held at the Cobble Hill Golf Course in Elizabethtown Friday. (P-R Photos/Alvin Reiner)
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Plattsburgh High's Jeriqho Gadway heads down the hill at the Cobble Hill Golf Course. Gadway won the boys' race in 15:08. (P-R Photos/Alvin Reiner)

Gadway, Champagne repeat at Section VII State Qualifier

ELIZABETHTOWN — Plattsburgh High’s Jeriqho Gadway and Seton Catholic’s Margaret Champagne led the charge Friday during the 2013 Section VII state qualifier cross country meet at Cobble Hill Golf Course.

Gadway captured the course in a time of 15:08 to lead the way in the boys’ race, while Champagne took first in the girls’ race in a time of 18:21.

Peru, being the lone Class B team, will represent Section VII in the state meet at Queensbury High School Nov. 9 in both boys and girls. Opening ceremonies of the state meet begin at 8:45 a.m.

Beekmantown boys and Saranac girls captured the Class C races, while Ticonderoga boys and Seton Catholic girls were victorious in Class D.

Each class champion will be represented by the top seven runners on their team.

Joining the above schools will be the top five finishers in each class not associated with one of the class winners.

The Knights’ Evan Page came in second behind Gadway in a time of 16:03. Saranac’s Zach LePage (16:22) took third, Westport’s Jon Gay (16:44) was fourth and Lake Placid’s Karl Schulz (16:48) came in fifth.

Colin Quackenbush (16:56) paced the Class C champion Eagles with a sixth-place finish. Jonathan Graziane (16:56) added a seventh-place finish. Ticonderoga’s Tyler Belden (16:59) and Shawn Silliman (17:06) finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Plattsburgh High’s Connor Cota (17:14) rounded out the top 10.

In the girls’ race, Champagne’s teammate Ashley Leta finished in second with a time of 18:43. Saranac’s Elysha O’Connell (19:35) captured third, Lake Placid’s Nina Armstrong (19:42) finished fourth, while Seton Catholic’s Sofia DeJordy (19:44) was fifth.

Samantha Smith (19:55) paced Northeastern Clinton with a sixth-place finish. Abby Adams (20:00) came in seventh to lead Peru, followed by teammate Shauna Fliss (20:05) in eighth. The Knights’ Melissa Whyman (20:23) took ninth, the fourth runner from Seton Catholic in the top 10. Lake Placid’s Gabby Armstrong (20:26) finish in 10th.

Sectional champions for each class are as follows: Peru’s Brady Terry and Abby Adams for Class B; Plattsburgh High’s Jeriqho Gadway and Saranac’s Elysha O’Connell for Class C; Seton Catholic’s Margaret Champagne and Evan Page for Class D.

2013 Section VII

State Qualifier Cross Country Meet

Cobble Hill Golf Course

Elizabethtown

Boys

Team scores

Class B

1, Peru, 15.

Class C

1, Beekmantown, 33. 2, Saranac, 41. 3, Plattsburgh, 56. 4, Saranac Lake, 129. 5, Northeastern Clinton, 133. 6, AuSable Valley, inc.

Class D

1, Ticonderoga, 35. 2, Lake Placid, 43. 3, Seton Catholic, 66. 5, Westport, inc.

Individual results

Top 25

1, Jeriqho Gadway (Plattsburgh-C), 15:08. 2, Evan Page (Seton Catholic-D), 16:03. 3, Zach LePage (Saranac-C), 16:22. 4, Jon Gay (Westport-D), 16:44. 5, Karl Schulz (Lake Placid-D), 16:48. 6, Colin Quackenbush (Beekmantown-C), 16:56. 7, Jonathan Graziane (Beekmantown-C), 16:56. 8, Tyler Belden (Ticonderoga-D), 16:59. 9, Shawn Silliman (Ticonderoga-D), 17:06.

10, Connor Cota (Plattsburgh-C), 17:14. 11, Chad Dashnaw (Saranac-C), 17:16. 12, Everett Sapp (Beekmantown-C), 17:18. 13, Justin Liechty (Saranac-C), 17:19. 14, Cory Couture (Beekmantown-C), 17:22. 15, Jordan West (Beekmantown-C), 17:23. 16, Caleb Moore (Seton Catholic-D), 17:29. 17, Forest Ledger (Lake Placid-D), 17:30. 18, Matt Cote (Seton Catholic-D), 17:32. 19, Kody Parrott (Ticonderoga-D), 17:33.

20, Brady Terry (Peru-B), 17:37. 21, Sean Tyrell (Saranac-C), 17:44. 22, Myles West (Beekmantown-C), 17:51. 23, Patrick Sullivan (Beekmantown-C), 17:57. 24, Jacob Young (Ticonderoga-D), 18:01. 25, Josh Wade (Saranac-C), 18:05.

Girls

Team scores

Class B

1, Peru, 15.

Class C

1, Saranac, 38. 2, Saranac Lake, 42. 3, Plattsburgh, 69. 4, Beekmantown, 99. 5, Northeastern Clinton, 112. 6, AuSable Valley, inc.

Class D

1, Seton Catholic, 15. 2, Lake Placid, Ticonderoga, inc.

Individual results

Top 25

1, Margaret Champagne (Seton Catholic-D), 18:21. 2, Ashley Leta (Seton Catholic-D), 18:43. 3, Elysha O’Connell (Saranac-C), 19:35. 4, Nina Armstrong (Lake Placid-D), 19:42. 5, Sofia DeJordy (Seton Catholic-D), 19:44. 6, Samantha Smith (Northeastern Clinton-C), 19:55. 7, Abby Adams (Peru-B), 20:00. 8, Shauna Fliss (Peru-B), 20:05. 9, Melissa Whyman (Seton Catholic-D), 20:23.

10, Gabby Armstrong (Lake Placid-D), 20:26. 11, Sophie Theron (Saranac Lake-C), 20:31. 12, Meghan Mazzella (Peru-B), 20:35. 13, Abby Cerne (Saranac-C), 20:38. 14, Maria Remillard (Peru-B), 20:42. 15, Johanna Mohrs (Saranac Lake-C), 20:48. 16, Claire Deshaies (Plattsburgh-C), 20:53. 17, Anna Stitt (Beekmantown-C), 20:54. 18, Taylor Manor (Saranac-C), 21:11. 19, Jacinda Riggs (Saranac Lake-C), 21:15.

20, Makenzie Baker (Plattsburgh-C), 21:17. 21, Lydia Miner (Saranac-C), 21:18. 22, Naomi Forkas (Ticonderoga-D), 21:27. 23, Grace Sullivan (Saranac Lake-C), 21:28. 24, Jackie Garso (Saranac Lake-C), 21:31. 25, Cheyanne Dobozy (Peru-B), 21:36.

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