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Northeastern Clinton's Samantha Smith comes down the home stretch to claim first place for the girls during Tuesday's cross country meet. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)
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Ticonderoga's Tyler Belden (from left) and Shawn Silliman, along with Beekmantown's Colin Quackenbush and Jon Graziane, lead the way near the start of Tuesday's Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys' cross country meet at Point Au Roche State Park in Beekmantown. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)

Seton Catholic girls finish CVAC regular season perfect

PLATTSBURGH — With a slim lead over Peru coming into the final meet, Seton Catholic captured the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular-season title with three victories in girls’ cross country Tuesday.

The Knights (18-0) wrapped up a perfect CVAC season with wins over the Indians (19-36), Saranac (16-39) and Lake Placid (15-50).

Margaret Champagne captured first in a time of 18:48 to lead the way for Seton Catholic. The time was a personal best by 29 seconds on the course for Champagne.

Teammates Melissa Whyman (19:28) and Ashley Leta (19:32) followed closely behind to take second and third, respectively. Seventh-grader Sofia DeJordy (20:19) added a sixth-place finish, while Maddy Munn (20:57) came in 10th.

Maria Remillard came in fourth in a time of 19:46 to lead Peru. Shauna Fliss (20:37) finished in eighth, while Meghan Mazzella (20:47) took ninth. The Indians added a victory against the Blue Bombers.

The Chiefs, who also added a win over Lake Placid, were led by Elysha O’Connell’s (20:20) seventh-place finish.

Nina Armstrong came in fifth in a time of 20:13 for the Blue Bombers.

Also holding slim leads over both Ticonderoga and Beekmantown coming into Tuesday’s race, the Chiefs picked up a pair of important victories to lay claim to the boys’ CVAC regular season title.

Saranac (17-1) had wins over Seton Catholic (21-40) and Lake Placid (15-44).

The Chiefs had five runners finish in the top 10, led by Zach LePage’s second-place finish in a time of 16:33, with Justin Liechty (17:37) coming in third. Chad Dashnaw (17:58) and Sean Tyrell (18:23) finished in fifth and sixth, respectively. Kolby Kitterle (18:37) captured eighth.

The Blue Bombers had two wins on the afternoon, defeating both Peru and Seton Catholic.

Trent White (18:57) and Forest Ledger (18:58) finished in ninth and 10th, respectively, for Lake Placid.

Brady Terry (17:51) paced Peru with a fourth-place finish, which led the Indians to a win over the Knights.

Seton Catholic was led by Evan Page, who took first overall in a time of 16:22. Page’s time was a personal best on the course by 20 seconds. Caleb Moore (18:31) added a seventh-place finish.

Boys

Lake Placid 26, Seton Catholic 29

Saranac 21, Seton Catholic 40

Peru 27, Seton Catholic 30

Saranac 15, Lake Placid 44

Lake Placid 26, Peru 29

Top 15 runners

1, Page (SC), 16:22. 2, LePage (Sar), 16:33. 3, Liechty (Sar), 17:37. 4, Terry (Peru), 17:51. 5, Dashnaw (Sar), 17:58. 6, Tyrell (Sar), 18:23. 7, Moore (SC), 18:31. 8, Kitterle (Sar), 18:37. 9, White (LP), 18:57. 10, Ledger (LP), 18:58. 11, Armchambault (Peru), 19:04. 12, Bova (Sar), 19:06. 13, Saulpaugh (LP), 19:10. 14, Feazelle (Peru), 19:11. 15, S. Schulz (LP), 19:18.

Girls

Seton Catholic 19, Peru 36

Seton Catholic 16, Saranac 39

Seton Catholic 15, Lake Placid 50

Peru 15, Lake Placid 50

Saranac 15, Lake Placid 50

Top 15 runners

1, Champagne (SC), 18:48. 2, Whyman (SC), 19:28. 3, Leta (SC), 19:32. 4, Remillard (Peru), 19:46. 5, N. Armstrong (LP), 20:13. 6, DeJordy (SC), 20:19. 7, O’Connell (Sar), 20:20. 8, Fliss (Peru), 20:37. 9, Mazzella (Peru), 20:47. 10, Munn (SC), 20:57. 11, G. Armstrong (LP), 21:04. 12, Dobozy (Peru), 21:08. 13, Manor (Sar), 21:30. 14, Cerne (Sar), 21:38. 15, A. Adams (Peru), 21:49.

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EAGLES WIN A PAIR

BEEKMANTOWN — The Eagles needed a pair of wins on the afternoon and a stumble by Saranac to capture the CVAC regular season title.

Beekmantown (16-2) did its part, but with the Chiefs winning two in their meet the Eagles settled for second in the conference by edging out the Sentinels (15-3).

Colin Quackenbush led six Beekmantown runners in the top 10 with a third-place finish in a time of 16:36.

He was followed by teammates Jonathan Graziane (16:46), Jordan West (16:48), Cory Couture (17:21) and Everett Sapp (17:29), who went fourth-through-seventh. Patrick Sullivan (18:01) finished in 10th.

Shawn Silliman took first overall in a time of 16:29 for Ticonderoga, narrowly edging out teammate Tyler Beldon (16:30), who took second. Kody Parrott (17:30) came in eighth, while Jacob Young (17:47) was ninth.

Anthony Piche (18:51) paced Northeastern Clinton with a 15th-place finish.

Beekmantown made it a sweep with a pair of wins in the girls’ race.

Rachel Kashorek led five Eagle runners in the top 10 with a second-place finish in a time of 20:36. Anna Stitt (20:53) and Jennifer Graziane (22:49) went 4-5 for Beekmantown, while Amber Baker (24:57) and Emily Farr (24:58) finished in eighth and ninth, respectively.

Samantha Smith helped the Cougars to a win over the Sentinels with a first-place finish in a time of 20:05. Rachel Arless (23:47) finished in sixth, Lauren White (24:25) was seventh and Taylor Jarvis (25:46) came in 10th.

Naomi Forkas paced Ticonderoga with a third-place finish in 20:41.

Boys

Beekmantown 25, Ticonderoga 32

Beekmantown 15, Northeastern Clinton 50

Ticonderoga 15, Northeastern Clinton 47

Top 15 runners

1, Silliman (T), 16:29. 2, Beldon (T), 16:30. 3, Quackenbush (Beek), 16:36. 4, Graziane (Beek), 16:46. 5, J. West (Beek), 16:48. 6, C. Couture (Beek), 17:21. 7, Sapp (Beek), 17:29. 8, Parrott (T), 17:30. 9, Young (T), 17:47. 10, Sullivan (Beek), 18:01. 11, M. West (Beek), 18:03. 12, Rock (Beek), 18:19. 13, Granger (T), 18:31. 14, B. Couture (Beek), 18:47. 15, Piche (NCCS), 18:51.

Girls

Beekmantown 15, Ticonderoga 50

Beekmantown 24, Northeastern Clinton 33

Northeastern Clinton 15, Ticonderoga 50

Top 15 runners

1, Smith (NCCS), 20:05. 2, Kashorek (Beek), 20:36. 3, Forkas (T), 20:41. 4, Stitt (Beek), 20:53. 5, Graziane (Beek), 22:49. 6, Arless (NCCS), 23:47. 7, White (NCCS), 24:25. 8, Baker (Beek), 24:57. 9, Farr (Beek), 24:58. 10, Jarvis (NCCS), 25:46. 11, Harvey (Beek), 25:46. 12, S. Barrett (Beek), 25:57. 13, Belrose (Beek), 26:37. 14, T. Barrett (Beek), 27:10. 15, Bruce (Beek), 28:51.

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PHS BOYS, STORM GIRLS WIN TWO

CLINTONVILLE — Jeriqho Gadway continued his winning ways as the Hornets grabbed two wins

Gadway took the course victory in a time of 17:19. Connor Cota (20:00) finished in third, Robert Mathews (20:01) was fourth and Jake Messner (20:39) took sixth. Tuan Luu (21:04), Haani Qudsi (21:05) and Lucas Barton (21:05) finished eighth-through-10th.

Brandon Ruocco (20:06) led the way for AuSable Valley with a fifth-place finish. Austin Smith (20:45) came in seventh.

Zane Pelleteri paced Saranac Lake with a second-place finish in a time of 19:00.

The Red Storm had two wins in the girls’ race, led by Sophie Theron’s second-place finish in a time of 23:18, and Johanna Mohrs (23:25), who took third.

Grace Sullivan (23:53) added a fifth-place finish, with Jackie Garso (24:55) taking eighth and Jacinda Riggs (25:13), ninth.

Claire Deshaies took first overall in a time of 23:01 to lead Plattsburgh to a win. Makenzie Baker (23:25) finished in fourth, Ella Archer (24:21) took sixth, Alyssa Rector (24:32) was seventh and Emma Jabaut (26:02) rounded out the top 10.

Rachel Ford (26:42) paced the Patriots with a 14th-place finish.

Boys

Plattsburgh 18, AuSable Valley 43

Plattsburgh 19, Saranac Lake 44

AuSable Valley 26, Saranac Lake 29

Top 15 runners

1, Gadway (PHS), 17:19. 2, Pelleteri (SL), 19:00. 3, Cota (PHS), 20:00. 4, Mathews (PHS), 20:01. 5, Ruocco (AVC), 20:06. 6, Messner (PHS), 20:39. 7, Smith (AVC), 20:45. 8, Luu (PHS), 21:04. 9, Qudsi (PHS), 21:05. 10, Barton (PHS), 21:05. 11, Barriere (PHS), 21:26. 12, Ducharme (AVC), 21:34. 13, Branch (SL), 21:39. 14, Esposito (pHS), 21:50. 15, Hausrath (PHS), 21:52.

Girls

Plattsburgh 15, AuSable Valley 50

Saranac Lake 27, Plattsburgh 28

Saranac Lake 15, AuSable Valley 50

Top 15 runners

1, Deshaies (PHS), 23:01. 2, Theron (SL), 23:18. 3, Mohrs (SL), 23:25. 4, Baker (PHS), 23:25. 5, Sullivan (SL), 23:53. 6, Archer (PHS), 24:21. 7, Rector (PHS), 24:32. 8, Garso (SL), 24:55. 9, Riggs (SL), 25:13. 10, Jabaut (PHS), 26:02. 11, Parrotte (PHS), 26:23. 12, Cummings (PHS), 26:26. 13, Dodds (SL), 26:27. 14, Ford (AVC), 26:42. 15, Patenaude (AVC), 27:11.

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