Neil Kerr / Syracuse Post-Standard, October 01, 2009 7:33 a.m. FIRST-PLACE FINISHERSBumkoth Jiak (left) and David Frank of Jamesville-DeWitt run together before finishing with identical times of 17 minutes, 13 seconds at a boys varsity cross-country meet between East Syracuse-Minoa and J-D Wednesday at Jamesville Beach Park. - (Jim Commentucci / The Post-Standard)
Remaining unbeaten this season, Jordan-Elbridge senior Cody Stanton finished first in 16 minutes, 25 seconds on his home course Wednesday, leading the first-place Eagles (4-0) past both Christian Brothers Academy (22-35) and Solvay (18-42) in an Onondaga League Liberty Division boys cross country meet.
Stanton has won three weekend invitational meets besides running unbeaten in weekly Liberty Division contests this month. He was trailed by teammates Mike Marrero in third place (16:39), Greg Bader in fifth (17:10), Steve Slonosky in seventh (17:51) and Mitch Alpha in ninth place (18:03) as the Eagles handed the Brothers (3-1) their first loss.
“Cody is one of the top runners in Section III, and he’s sifting through a number of college scholarship offers,” said J-E coach Roger Roman of his defending sectional Class C champion.
Stanton, No. 1-ranked in the weekly Class C ratings, hopes to lead the No. 2 state-ranked Eagles to a sectional crown this fall, if they can outrun No. 1 state-ranked Holland Patent, the defending sectional champion.
More boys cross country Tully 16, Onondaga 45; Tully 20, Manlius Pebble Hill 43; Fabius-Pompey 21, Onondaga 39: Stretching its OHSL Patriot Division winning streak to 92 meets since 1996, Tully (3-0) was led by third-place finisher Ohure Sam (18:05). Jake Andrews ran to a first-place finish (17:25) for improving Fabius-Pompey (2-1).
Fayetteville-Manlius 15, Oswego 50: Competing for the first time since undergoing surgery in August, defending state Class AA champion Alex Hatz finished first (13:07.) in the 2.5-mile race, leading a procession of four Hornets across the finish line. F-M (3-0) is state ranked No. 1 and unbeaten in the CNYCL American Division.
Jamesville-DeWitt 18, ES-M 42: Staying unbeaten (4-0), the defending OHSL Freedom Division champion Red Rams were paced again by 1-2 finishers Bumkoth Jiak and Dan Frank, both of whom were timed in 17:13 at the Jamesville Beach Park course.
Baldwinsville 24, C-NS 31: Overcoming a first-place finish by Chris Buchanan (15:35.49) for the Northstars, B’ville (2-0) stayed unbeaten in the CNYCL National. Race runnerup Shaun Thompson (15:42.74) led a swarm of Bees across the finish line in the 2-3-4-5 positions.
Central Square 26, Corcoran 31: Trevor Mayer’s first-place finish (17:35) led the unbeaten Red Hawks (2-0) to the CNYCL win. It was the 100th career win for Central Square coach Shaun McGuane, now 100-36 for his 21-year coaching career.
Girls cross country F-M 15, Oswego 50: Earning nine of the top 10 places, national No. 1 F-M (3-0) rolled to the CNYCL American Division win. Katie Sischo (15:28) led the Hornets across the finish line.
CBA 15, Jordan-Elbridge 44; CBA 15, Solvay 49; J-E 21, Solvay 34: For the unbeaten Brothers (4-0), flying freshman Katie Brislin sped to a course record time of 19:29, winning the race by two minutes and nine seconds. She led five CBA runners across the finish line.
C-NS 21, Baldwinsville 36: Again paced to the finish by freshman whiz Nicole Watterud (18:28.37), the Northstars (2-1) won the CNYCL National Division meet.
Liverpool 15, Rome Free 48: Lesley Anne Bowers finished 95 seconds of all pursuers as she paced first-place Liverpool (3-0) to the CNYCL National victory.
J-D 20, ES-M 43: Although Meghan Visser finished first (20:26) for ES-M, defending OHSL Freedom Division champion J-D (4-0) took the next nine positions to win easily. Race runnerup Ameena Dye paced the Red Rams.
Cazenovia 27, Marcellus 28; Cazenovia 20, Phoenix 41; Marcellus 19, Phoenix 44: Despite a first-place effort by Marcellus eighth-grader Rachel Garn (21:17), the unbeaten Lakers (4-0) won the OHSL Liberty Division race, handing Marcellus (3-1) its first league loss. Third-place finisher Hollie Marcelle (22:31) paced the Lakers.