JAMESTOWN - Maple Grove started its Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association cross country season on the right path as Southwestern played host to the Red Dragons, Fredonia and Allegany-Limestone on Tuesday.
Cory Wefing led the boys with a winning time on the 3.1-mile course of 17:10, followed by Southwestern's Ryan Hetrick in second with 18:04 and Fredonia's Jake Brown, who took third with 18:18.
In team action, Maple Grove was first with 27 points, Southwestern followed with 56, Fredonia had 61 and the Gators ended the day with 98.
Fredonia’s Jake Brown runs to a third-place finish Tuesday in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association cross country action.
As for the girls, Fredonia's Lauren Reyda took first place with a time of 19:24. Hope Pietrocarlo for Maple Grove was second with a time of 20:08 and teammate Megan Marsh placed third with a time of 20:37.
Overall, Maple Grove took first with 20 points, Fredonia was next with 36, Allegany-Limestone was third with 83 and Southwestern placed fourth with 94.
Dunkirk boys take second
FREWSBURG - The Dunkirk Marauders' boys' cross country team took second place Tuesday in high school cross country action at the Audubon Sanctuary.
Olean took first place with 22 points followed by Dunkirk 49, Falconer 73 and Frewsburg 76.
Dunkirk's top runner was Javier Soto in fourth place with a time of 18:41. Kevin Morales placed ninth at 19:21 followed by teammate Raymond Tarnowski at 19:22. Ethan Francis took 11th at 19:29 and William Bradley placed 15th at 19:57.
In the girls' race, Frewsburg won with 39 points while Falconer took second at 41 and Olean third at 42. Dunkirk was incomplete.
The Lady Marauders' top runner was Kaitie Promber, who placed 23rd at 27:36.
Seiders takes fourth
in staked race
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown's Olivia Zabrodsky took first place Tuesday in high school cross country action at the Martin Road Complex.
The field featured four runners who competed at last year's state tournament - Zabrodsky, Holly Eliason (Sherman), Rebecca King (Sherman) and Silver Creek's Hannah Seiders.
Seiders place fourth to lead all Black Knight runners while teammate Sarah Adams placed 10th.
Sherman won the event with 26 points followed by Jamestown with 30. Silver Creek and Franklinville were incomplete.
In the boys' race, Sherman's Ryan Carpenter outlasted Jamestown's Christian Edborg for first place with a time of 17:53.1.
Jamestown took first place with 22 points followed by Sherman 41, Franklinville 70 and Silver Creek was incomplete.
Gowanda drops Randolph in boys', girls' meets
RANDOLPH - Matty Kruszka led the Gowanda Panthers to a CCAA cross country win over the Randolph Cardinals Tuesday, crossing the finish line of the 2.7-mile course in a time of 15:59.
The Panthers finished with 19 points to the Cardinals' 43, as Cole Smith finished third in a time of 16:21, John Shaw fourth in a time of 16:42, Joe Kruszka fifth (16:48), Ben Myzel sixth (16:50), Kevin Frederickson seventh (16:54) and Dylan Accordino ninth (17:38).
For Randolph, Hunter Leinart finished second in a time of 16:19 and Devin Parker eighth in a time of 16:56. Also finishing in the top 10 for the Cardinals was Aston Walters, who took 10th in a time of 18:24.
Colleen Stewart led the Lady Panthers to a win in the girls' meet, finishing the race in a time of 19:28, just one second faster than second-place finisher - and teammate - Hunter Samuelson, who crossed the finish line in a time of 19:29.
Randolph's Holly Reinhart took third in a time of 19:41 while Gowanda's Krystal Haggart finished fourth in a time of 20:03 and was followed by teammate Sarah Grubbs (20:28).
The Lady Cardinals' Kelly Vincent finished sixth in a time of 20:42 while teammate Erica Carnahand took seventh in a time of 21:11.
Rounding out the top 10 were Gowanda's Liz Omicioli (21:27), Marcella Torres (22:33) and Taylor Kickbush (22:50).