The Gowanda boys' high school cross country team pulled off a narrow victory Tuesday.
The Panthers earned 48 points while Southwestern came in second with 50. Sherman finished third with 58 and Dunkirk last with 66.
Southwestern's Ryan Hetrick took first place with a time of 17:55 on the 3.1-mile Point Gratiot Course.
Dunkirk's Javier Soto placed third with a time of 18:22 while Gowanda's top runner was Johnny Shaw in fifth place with a time of 18:45. Dunkirk's Ethan Francis crossed the finish line in seventh place. Gowanda's Matt Kruszka and Ben Myzel took ninth and 10th place, respectively.
Other top Dunkirk runners were Raymond Tarnowski (16, 19:28), Kevin Morales (19, 20:11), William Bradley (21, 21:16), Thomas Logan (23, 21:51), Benjamin Tarnowski (32, 28:03), Spencer Scott (35, 34:11) and Donald Haynes (36, 34:24).
In the girls' race, Sherman's Holly Eliason placed first with a time of 20:23 to lead the Lady Wildcats to victory.
Sherman finished with 25 points, followed by Gowanda 41, Southwestern 64 and Dunkirk was incomplete.
Gowanda's Colleen Steward took fourth with a time of 22:04 followed by teammate Hunter Samuelson at 22:08. Gowanda's Sarah Grubbs finished seventh in 22:47 while Dunkirk's Calan Pogorzelski was right behind at 22:48.
Other top Dunkirk runners were Katie Promber (22, 28:59), Nicole Bannister (24, 30:14) and Brittany Geise (27, 33:48).
"It was just another day at the races," Dunkirk coach Kurt Warmbrodt said. "Nice weather and a beautiful facility. There was very little wind, it was a little cool, but it was just right for running."
Hannah Seiders takes first, leads Black Knights to win
FREWSBURG - Hannah Seiders took the top spot in the girls' race Tuesday at the Audubon Society's 3-mile course, during CCAA cross country action.
Seiders, who led Silver Creek (4-6) to a meet-low 36 points, finished the course in 20:40, and was followed by Allegany-Limestone's Alyssa Stroud (20:52) and Eisenhower's Julia Bauer (21:05).
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The Lady Gators finished one point behind the Black Knights at 37, the Bears finished with 50 and Eisenhower was incomplete.
In the boys' meet, Eisenhower's Anthony Amroski finished first in a time of 16:50, leading his team to a meet-low 29 points.
Owen Barber finished second, earning the top spot for Allegany-Limestone, crossing the finish line in a time of 16:51, while Eisenhower's Devin VanGuilder took third in a time of 16:52.
For Silver Creek (0-8), Adam Tanner finished fifth in 18:41 and was followed on the Black Knights by Jake Mullen (12th - 19:35), Jake McDaneld (14th - 20:07) and Jack McAlevey (22nd - 22:05).
Following Eisenhower in the team standings were Frewsburg (37), Allegany-Limestone (69) and Silver Creek, which finished incomplete.