Lauren Reyda racked up another first-place finish as the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies took first place in girls' high school cross country action.
Reyda finished the 3.1-mile Lake Erie State Park course in just 19:51. Jamestown's Olivia Zabrodsky placed second with a time of 20:20.
Fredonia finished with 21 points, followed by Gowanda 66, Jamestown 70 and Frewsburg 77.
Fredonia’s Josh Goodhue runs to a fifth-place finish during boys’ high school cross country action at Lake Erie State Park.
Fredonia's Michaela Tramuta placed third with a time of 21:24 followed directly behind teammates Gwen Stokes (21:50) and Emily Wan (22:01). Gowanda's Colleen Steward took seventh place at 22:15. Fredonia's Meredith Zebracki (22:16) and Clare Foley (22:17) finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Tenth place went to Gowanda's Hunter Samuelson at 22:19.
Fredonia's Cori Gullo took 11th place at 22:26, Gowanda's Sarah Grubbs placed 14th at 23:09 and Fredonia's Jill Kowalski placed 15th at 23:15.
"Standout performances came from Emily Wan and Cori Gullo," Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle stated. "Both girls placed higher on the varsity team than they had in previous races. Looking at our team goals - it is important for our girls to run in a pack and for that pack to move closer to our top two girls. Lauren and Michaela's training during the offseason allows the girls (Michaela and Lauren) and coaches to have high expectations for them each race and both ran as expected."
In the boys' race, Jamestown placed first with 31 points, followed by Gowanda 48, Fredonia 61 and Frewsburg 74.
Jake Brown led the Hillbillies with a first-place finish at 18:23.
Gowanda's Johnny Shaw placed fourth at 18:47 and Fredonia's Josh Goodhue took fifth at 18:58. Gowanda's Matt Kruszka followed Goodhue at 18:59 while teammate Cole Smith took eighth at 19:13.
Gowanda's Ben Myzel took 14th place at 19:42 and Fredonia's Stephen Formanowicz placed 15th at 19:43.
"Jake Brown ran a great race in order to win a very competitive boys race," Zirkle noted. "Josh Goodhue ran outstanding and placed higher than he has in previous races. He moved closer to our No. 1 boy (Jake Brown). Stephen Formanowicz ran another strong race."
Seiders takes first as Black?Knights win
JAMESTOWN - Silver Creek's Hannah Seiders took first place Tuesday in helping the Black Knights earn their first victory of the season in girs' high school cross country action.
Seiders finished the 3.1-mile course in 22:23 - 32 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
"She hasn't really found her niche yet - she will," Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch said. "She ran all by herself today. She did a nice job."
Silver Creek finished with 30 points, followed by Olean 42 and Southwestern 48.
Helping the Black Knights win was the performance of Hannah's sister, Emma, and Rachel Radack, who ran in their first varsity meet and took fifth and sixth, respectively.
"Kudos to Emma and Rachel," Janisch said.
Silver Creek's Sarah Adams finished in seventh with a time of 24:53.
In the boys' race, Olean took first place with 29 points, followed by Southwestern 34 and Silver Creek 71.
Silver Creek's top runner was Adam Tanner, who finished sixth with a time of 19:49.
Also for Silver Creek, Jake Mullen took 13th at 20:52, Jake McDaneld placed 17th at 20:06, Jack McAlvey 18th at 22:41 and Adam Sikorski 22nd at 24:05.
Silver Creek returns to action Saturday at the Southern Tier Invitational.
Maple Grove sweeps Dunkirk boys, girls
BEMUS POINT - Maple Grove's Corey Wefing and Megan Marsh earned first-place finishes Tuesday during CCAA cross country action at Maple Grove High School, helping the Red Dragons run past Dunkirk and Franklinville.
Wefing finished the race in a time of 16:59 while Marsh crossed the finish line in a time of 19:59.
In second in the boys' race was Red Dragon Josh Ahlstrom (18:37) while teammate Colin Green (18:46) finished third.
For Dunkirk, Javier Soto took fourth in a time of 18:47. Also finishing for the Marauders were Ethan Francis (ninth - 19:31), Ray Tarnowski (11th - 19:44), Kevin Morales (14th - 20:54), William Bradley (16th - 21:31), Thomas Logan (17th - 21:36) and Ethan Zielinski (27th - 26:48).
Maple Grove won the boys' race with 17 points while Dunkirk finished with 49 and Franklinville 76. The Lady Red Dragons finished with 15 points. Dunkirk was incomplete while Franklinville did not field a team.
Nicole Bannister was the top finisher for the Lady Marauders, finishing eighth in a time of 33:22 while Brittany Geise took ninth in a time of 38:00.
Dunkirk be racing at St. Bonaventure, on Saturday, at the Southern Tier Invitational.