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2012-10-09 / Sports

Sullivan West Sweeps at Gariepy Cross Country Invitational

Tom Coddington
Sports Editor

Delhi’s Katie Aikens heads to the finish line just behind Corrina VanWagner of Sullivan West in the girls’ race at the Jack Gariepy Invitational meet in Delhi last Wednesday. VanWagner finished fourth in 22 minutes and 48 seconds, and Aikens was just a second back, in fifth place. SW also had the top three finishers, and defeated the host team for the title by 16 points. Three other DA girls also finished in the top 10. Delhi’s Katie Aikens heads to the finish line just behind Corrina VanWagner of Sullivan West in the girls’ race at the Jack Gariepy Invitational meet in Delhi last Wednesday. VanWagner finished fourth in 22 minutes and 48 seconds, and Aikens was just a second back, in fifth place. SW also had the top three finishers, and defeated the host team for the title by 16 points. Three other DA girls also finished in the top 10. DELHI — The Sullivan West girls’ and boys’ cross country teams were victorious in their respective halves of last Wednesday’s Jack Gariepy Invitational meet at Delhi. The girls, who had the top four finishers, had a 16-point advantage on host Delhi, and the boys won by 20 over runner-up Afton.

Four schools had full teams in the boys’ meet, while the two Bulldog squads were the only full teams on the girls’ side. SW also had the top finisher in the boys’ run, as Reed Scott finished the 3.1-mile course on the College Golf Course in 18 minutes flat, beating runner-up Declan Kottmeier of DA by 55 seconds.

Leading the SW girls’ win were individual winner Kelsey Dutton with a time of 22 minutes and 18 seconds, Courtney Meyerer second in 22:30, Dani Meyers third in 22:42 and Corrine VanWagner fourth in 22:48. VanWagner finished just one second ahead of Delhi’s Katie Aikens.

The host team also placed Bethany Davis seventh, Katherine Erickson eighth and Christina Erickson 10th. Madison Kline of Edmeston was sixth and Katie Curtis of Afton was ninth. The fifth scoring DA runner was 11th and the fifth for SW came in 15th.

Scott was the leader almost all the way in the boys’ race. Afton’s Joe DeVona was third in 19:17 and teammate Aaron Welch was fourth in 19:35, 26 seconds ahead of fifth place finisher Eric Haberti of SW. Rounding out the top 10 were Jake Tomlins of Edmeston sixth, Kyle Hinman of Afton seventh, Logan Murray of Edmeston eighth, Eli Eagle Road of Delhi ninth and Chris Scott of SW 10th.

Behind the 40 SW points, the battle in the boys race was in the team standings. Afton finished with 60, Edmeston with 62 and Delhi with 64.

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