Flo50 Top Teams Reign Supreme
The boys class A race saw another fierce team battle between two of the nation's best teams in Flo50 No. 9 Fayetteville-Manlius (FM) boys and the Flo50 No. 19 Corning boys. The race was separated by two points, with Corning pulling off the upset 38-40.
Corning finished first, fourth, fifth, tenth and 18th, while FM was second, third, ninth, 12th and 14th. The boys from Niskayuna rounded out the top three teams, scoring 88 points.
Winning the overall individual title was Ithaca's Silas Derfel. The recent Syracuse signee ran 16-flat to take the win over Warwick Valley sophomore Behailu Bekele-Arcuri, who ran 16:19.7 for second place. Quinn Nicholson of Corning rounded out the top three in 16:21.
Katherine Lee, who has been on and off the Flo50 rankings all season, took home her third individual cross country title win in 20:07.9. The Shoreham Wading River senior was 21 seconds ahead of second-place Noreen Guilfoyle from Mount Sinai, who ran 20:21.6.
Pittsford-Mendon senior and Syracuse signee Nathan Lawler ran the fastest overall time at state, punching home an effort of 15:58.2 to earn his second straight title in Class B.
In the boys race, both the favorites came away with the win. The Flo50 No. 10 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys captured the team title scoring 25 points.