ALL-STSR GIRLS' XC: CORNING'S LAWSON HEADLINES ALL-STSR TEAM AS RUNNER OF YEAR; ELMIRA'S DEVLIN TOP NEWCOMER; CORNING COACH LAWSON COY
(2022-11-22)By Brian FeesSouthern Tier Sports Report
It was a dominant year in area girls’ cross country.
Four teams had state qualifiers this year, while two earned state medals, and the Corning girls matched their best ever finish with a fourth-place finish at the state meet.
Sarah Lawson of Corning led the way this year as a sixth-place finisher at states and she is the All-Southern Tier Sports Report Runner of the Year.
Lawson won the Section 4 and STAC titles and ran an 18:02.60 at states to take fourth, her second state medal. She also helped Corning tie the west finish in school history with the fourth-place finish.
Elmira eighth-grader Ella Devlin was a state qualifier in her first year of varsity. She was a fifth-place finisher at sectionals, sixth at the STAC meet and 51st at the state championships, the fourth highest finisher of any Section 4 runner at states.
All of that makes Devlin the newcomer of the year.
Corning coach Ray Lawson coached the Hawks to STAC and Section 4 titles and fourth at states and he is the coach of the year. ALL-STSR GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
RUNNER OF THE YEAR:
Sarah Lawson, CorningNEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
Ella Devlin, ElmiraCOACH OF THE YEAR:
Ray Lawson, CorningELITE EIGHT FIRST TEAM
Sarah Lawson, Corning:
State medalist. Took sixth in the state in 18:02.60. Section 4 champion and STAC Champion. Helped Corning tie the best finish in school history with a fourth-place finish at states. Vicky Mordvinova, Elmira:
State medalist. 16th in the state in 19:23. Sectional runner-up. STAC third place finisher.Mackenzie Baker, Horseheads:
State qualifier. 60th in the state. Sectional 7th place finisher. Ninth at the STAC Championships. Ella Devlin, Elmira:
State qualifier. 51st in the state. Sectional fifth-place finisher and sixth at the STAC meet.
Sadie Beres, Corning:
Part of the fourth-place finish by Corning at states. Fourth at sectionals. Seventh in the STAC and 65th at states. Payton Ross, Elmira:
A ninth-place finisher at sectionals, missing states by one spot. Cassandra Collins, Corning:
11th at the Section 4 Championships. Helped Corning to a fourth-place finish at states. 70th in the state. Finished 11th at the STAC meet. Lauren Roche, Corning:
A sixth place finisher at sectionals. Part of the Hawks fourth-place team at states. 67th in the state. Eighth at the STAC meet. SUPER SEVEN SECOND TEAM
Taylor Farrell, Corning:
A 12th place finisher at sectionals. A 19th place finisher at the STAC Championships. Helped Corning to a fourth-place finish at states. 80th in the state.
Ella Grinnell, Corning:
A 13th place finisher at sectionals. A 13th place finisher at the STAC Championships. Helped Corning to a fourth-place finish at states. 73rd in the state.
Meghan McLaughlin, Corning:
A 14th place finisher at sectionals. A 21st place finisher at the STAC Championships. Helped Corning to a fourth-place finish at states. 82nd in the state. Faith Tubbs, Corning:
A 17th place finisher at sectionals. A 24th place finisher at the STAC Championships. Helped Corning to a STAC and sectional title. Olivia Murch, Corning:
16th at the STAC Championships. 18th at Sectionals.
Taylor Tremba, Horseheads:
31st at the STAC Championships. 23rd at sectionals.
Piper Young, ND:
State qualifier. 6th at sectionals in Class D. 46th in the state. Sixth at the IAC Championships. A four-time state qualifier in her career.
PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES