---- — Cooperstown hosted its second home meet and the final league meet of the season on Oct. 10.
Schools competing included Sauquoit Valley, Westmoreland, Waterville and Oriskany.
The Cooperstown’s girls and the boys varsity teams scored three wins and one loss each in dual meet scoring. Both teams lost to Sauquoit: the boys 23-42 and girls 22-35. They won meets against the other three teams.
Virtually all of Cooperstown’s runners improved their times over the previous week’s race, according to coach Jessie Ravage. She said Samantha Fanion shattered the previous course record (21:56) set in 2010 with a new mark of 20:31.
Fanion outpaced Sauquoit’s lead runner Marissa Jones. Abby LeCates and Jaime Zoltick finished back-to-back in sixth (23:06) and seventh (23:07) followed by Kate O’Handley in ninth (23:36). Francesca LoRusso finished 12th (24:05). Sara Breiten was 17th (24:47). Sylvia Johnson clocked 31:49 (36th) followed by Maddy Sandler, who ran 32:31 (37th) and Katie Booan in 34:23 (39th). Rebecca Odell did not finish and Emily Greenberg remained sidelined with a hip injury.
Sauquoit’s Erik Cileba led the boys race, finishing the course in 18:23. Jake Burnham led Cooperstown’s boys with a second-place finish, clocking 18:48 followed by Jacob Lansing in third (18:59). Nick Fanion finished in ninth in 19:35 followed by Mike Boyle in 10th (19:59). Connor Fay rounded out the team’s top five, finishing 20h in 21:38.
Alex Greenberg finished 25th overall (23:34) followed by Pat Wilson in 27th (23:57). Hunter Ducey clocked a time of 24:56 (30th) followed by Joe Peterson in 25:07 (31st). Jacob Russell and Max Ofer did not finish. Peter Kulacs did not race.
Ravage said the junior high runners ran well on the 1.4-mile course and all improved their times over the previous week. Daniel Francis won the boys race clocking 9:09. Anthony Birch was eighth (10:24), Alex McGarey was ninth (10:34), and. Blake Guzy was 14th (11:41). Emmy Francis finished fourth, clocking 11:43. Natalie Johnson finished 15th in 14:07. Margaret Harmon did not race due to an injured foot.
Bill Coughlin Invitational
Samantha Fanion finished fourth to lead the Cooperstown girls to a fifth-place finish out of 12 teams in the Bill Coughlin Invitational at Rome.
Fanion completed the course in 19:39. Jake Burnham was the top finisher for the Redskin boys, placing 29th in 18:28. The boys team finished ninth.
Cooperstown will compete in the Center State Conference Championships on Saturday at Oriskany.