CCAA cross country championship meet held

Photo by Matt Spielman
The girls’ race starts at the CCAA cross country championships Friday.

Photo by Matt Spielman The girls’ race starts at the CCAA cross country championships Friday.

OBSERVER Staff Report

BEMUS POINT — The 2017 CCAA cross country championships were held at Bemus Point Golf Course on Friday.

The race winners were Maple Grove’s Michael Peppy (16:33.58) and Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Abby Gostomski (18:53.49).

In the boys’ race, Josh Johnson led the way for Fredonia, finishing in fifth place overall with a time of 17:00.7, with Diego Rey not far behind at a time of 17:37.92, finishing in 11th place overall. Other top finishers for Fredonia were Alec Schrader (35th, 18:52.61), Kevin Redfield (47th, 19:23.58) and Grayson Pratt (50th, 19:28.89). As a whole, the team finished in fourth place.

For the Silver Creek-Forestville boys, Riley Wilson was the top finisher in 33rd place, recording a time of 18:49.39. Jon McDaneld (61st, 19:48.36), Gabe Rhodes (71st, 20:11.14), Sean Marchant (94th, 21:20.17) and Alex Bogosian (101st, 21:43.21) rounded out the top-five for Silver Creek/Forestville. Overall, Silver Creek/Forestville placed 13th out of the 14 teams that were competing.

In the girls race, Fredonia finished just short of Maple Grove in second place, followed by Silver Creek-Forestville in third.

Emily Brown was the top finisher for Fredonia coming in sixth place with a time of 20:13.45. Savannah Lashbrook and Hannah Gullo finished side-by-side at 12th and 13th place with times of 20:58.02 and 21:04.49, respectively. Anna Buchanon (23rd, 22:55.49), Ashlyn Ambrose (25th, 22:58.36) and Ashley Holt (35th, 22:32.58) rounded out the top finishers for Fredonia.

Ellen Decker and Jaylah Cossin took the top overall spots for Silver Creek-Forestville, finishing in 14th and 15th places with times of 21:14.08 and 21:18.64. Daisy League (22nd, 22:50.39), Juliana Flick (23:00.95), Lily League (31st, 23:12.83), Julia Kennedy (32nd, 23:13.70), Emma Romanik (42nd, 23:59.02) and Grace Restivo (48th, 24:20.92) all finished strong for Silver Creek-Forestville.