CCAA cross country championship meet held

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.