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IAC CROSS COUNTRY: HERAGHTY HAS 3RD PLACE FINISH; EDISON GIRLS 2ND, BOYS 3RD AT INVITE (21 PHOTOS) (2021-09-12)

By Brian Fees
Southern Tier Sports Report
ELMIRA — Maura Heraghty had a third-place finish overall and the Edison girls took second at the first Crusader Class Cross Country Invitational at the Elmira Domes on Saturday.

For Heraghty there wasn’t a set plan for the race, she just wanted to go into the race and go with what was working.

“Just go in with what feels good,” she said.

Early in the race Heraghty was in a pack of runners, but eventually she pulled away, finishing in 19:12.30. She was behind the top two, Piper Young of Notre Dame and Harper Minaker of Waverly, but she wound up ore than 20 seconds ahead of the fourth-place runner.

“I tend to speed up over time,” she said.

As a team Edison finished just one point behind Johnson City for the team title. Johnson City won at 27 points and Edison had 28.

Josey Burleigh finished 10th in the race in 20:35.10 and Isabella Moffe was 17th in 22:54.60, while Mariana Jones was 20th in 24:59.54 and Haylie Rossenthal was 24th in 28:38.60.

“We did really well,” Heraghty said of her team. “We were awesome.”

In the boys race Evan Lucero led the way for the Spartans, taking 14th in 17:23.72 and Landon Allen was 20th (18:19.82), followed by Ethan Smith (18:21.20). Kaleb Podoliak was 23rd in 18:57.42 and Robert French was 26th in 20:10.01 followed by Darius Klley in 20:53.00.

As a team Edison was third with 53 points. Waverly won with 31, followed by Johnson City with 36.

Elmira Heights won the boys modified race with 15 points. In the race Jameson Duggan led the way with a ninth-place finish in 10:40.20.

Edison’s Hannah Lasko finished seventh in the girls race in 12:48.70, while Sabou Diakite was ninth in 13:07.40.
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IN TOP PHOTO: MAURA HERAGHTY OF EDISON. . . PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES


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