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November 7, 2013

Ratlif, Fanion make state meet

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Cooperstown Crier

---- — Cooperstown’s Kristin Ratliff and Samantha Fanion qualified for the state cross country meet with top-five finishes during the Section Three Championships, which ran Saturday at Jamesville Beach State Park.

Ratliff finished third, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 45 seconds. Fanion followed in fifth, at 19:53. The duo helped Cooperstown to 123 points for a fourth-place team finish.

“Quite a good day,” said Cooperstown coach Jessie Ravage, who had two girls qualify for the state championships for the first time in her career.

Ratliff and Fanion will compete at states Saturday at Queensbury High.

Daniel Francis finished 29th in 18:41 for Cooperstown’s boys, who were 12th with 333 points.

Section Three Championships

Saturday at Jamesville Beach State Park

BOYS

Team scores (20 teams): 1, Sauquoit Valley 49; 12, Cooperstown 333.

Winner: Nicholas Spina (Sauquoit Valley) 16:51

Cooperstown: 29, Daniel Francis 18:41; 50, Jacob Russell 19:15; 57, Connor Fay 19:29; 120, Kenneth Roberts 21:17; 125, Johnny Zhang 21:26; 129, Joe Peterson 21:39; 150, Anthony Birch 22:38; 153, Hunter Ducey 22:45; 156, Alex Greenberg 23:08.

GIRLS

Team scores (15 teams): 1, Tully 45; 4, Cooperstown 123.

Winner: 1, Sage Hurta (Hamilton) 18:42.

Cooperstown: 3, Kristin Ratliff 19:45; 5, Samantha Fanion 19:53; 32, Kate O’Handley 22:20; 44, Margie Knight 23:00; 67, Jaime Zoltick 24:23; 121, Sylvia Johnson 28:02; 122, Molly Mooney 28:04; 140, Mary Sandler 33:34.