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Local runners find success at Sectional Championships in East Aurora

Running through the VI

Submitted Photo The Silver Creek/Forestville girls varsity cross country poses with their patches after placing 2nd in the C2 race at the Section VI Championships which was held at Knox Farms in East Aurora. Pictured left to right, top row: Daisy League, Emma Romanik, Julia Kennedy, and Ellie Decker. Bottom row: Melanie Wilson, Juliana Flick and Amber Lockwood.
Submitted Photo Fredonia’s Emily Brown runs during Friday’s sectional championship. Brown finished in second place for Class C and qualified for states next week in Plattsburgh.

EAST AURORA — The Cross Country Section VI championship meet took place on Friday afternoon, featuring Fredonia’s Emily Brown taking second place in the Class C girls 3.1 mile run with a time of 20:02, while Savannah Lashbrook finished in 12th with a time of 21:35.

Fredonia’s Ashyln Ambrose (23:48), McKenna Miller (26:20), Anna Schroeder (27:04), and Marah Long (27:38) all competed as the girl’s team finished ninth overall at the event.

The Fredonia boys team finished in 12th place at the event, with Chris Annear having the best Billies’ time, finishing in 39th place with a time of 18:53. Adam Lesch (19:10), Ledreth Velez-Olmo (19:24), Avery Willebrandt (20:39), Fred Gullo (20:48), Brenden Nero (21:03), and Matt Abbatoy (22:21) rounded out Fredonia’s competitors.

“Savannah Lashbrook, McKenna Miller, Anna Schroeder and Marah Long, Avery Willebrandt and Adam Lesch ran exceptional races today,” said Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle. “They all raced faster today, under poor footing and slippery conditions, than they did at the Knox Invitational earlier in the season.”

Dunkirk’s Jericha Petrella finishing 13th and Siera Jacques finishing 25th in the Class B girls 3.1 mile run, while the Silver Creek girls varsity cross country team placed second in the C2 race.

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