McDonald, Odell Victorious At East Aurora Invite

Southwestern, Silver Creek Claim Team Titles

Randolph’s Ronan McDonald, left, moves slightly ahead of Southwestern’s Eddie Scroxton near the end of Saturday’s East Aurora Invitational. Submitted photo

EAST AURORA — Randolph’s Ronan McDonald and Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Kylee Odell won individual Small School championships at the East Aurora Invitational on Saturday morning.

Southwestern won the boys Small School championship with 82 points while Silver Creek won the girls Small School title with 113 points.

McDonald finished the course in 15:55.13, more than a second ahead of the Trojans’ Eddie Scroxton, who finished second in 15:56.42. Oakfield/Elba’s Zack Hall was third in 15:56.76.

Following Scroxton for the Trojans were Dagon Bryant in sixth, Brady Dye in 16th, Jackson Vanstrom in 25th and Jaden Kinnear in 33rd.

Gowanda finished sixth with 196 points, led by Maddox Browning’s 27th-place finish in 17:38.40. Christian Cook (28th), Dominik Rodriguez (43rd), Aaron Colantino (56th) and Pierce Lukonaitis (59th) also scored for the Panthers.

Ronan McDonald

Led by McDonald, the Cardinals finish ninth with 220 points. Josh Walters was 30th, Chris Riethmiller was 44th, Roan Kelly was 67th and Riley Clark was 102nd.

Fredonia finished 10th with 230 points, led by Diego Rey’s seventh-place finish in 16:23.01. Kevin Redfield was 49th, Owen Ludwig was 55th, Nick Frazier was 72nd and Avery Willibrandt was 74th.

Toby Gifford finished 35th to lead Frewsburg with a 15th-place finish with 363 points.

Other Bears scorers were Caleb Barber (90th), Noah Collins (91st), Evan Rounds (96th) and Declan Gibbons (97th).

Hunter Wassink finished 15th (17:08.20) to lead Clymer/Sherman/Panama to a 16th-place finish with 381 points. Jack Harding was 83rd, Owen White was 94th, Marcus King was 114th and Ryan Oberg was 143rd.

Kylee Odell

Silver Creek’s Gabe Rhodes was 39th while teammate Riley Wilson was 46th.

Odell won the girls Small School individual title in 18:45.07, about seven seconds ahead of Fredonia’s Emily Brown (18:52.05). Silver Creek’s Ellie Decker was third in 18:53.62 and Southwestern’s Hannah Sullivan was fourth (18:58.32).

Teaming with Decker for the Black Knights were Juliana Flick (13th, Daisy League (24th), Melanie Wilson (42nd) and Julia Kennedy (51st).

Paced by Odell, Clymer/Sherman/Panama took second with 119 points. Hannah Schauman was 26th followed by Leighanne Swan (34th), Anneke White (37th) and Aurora Ordines (41st).

The Hillbillies finished fifth with 154 points, behind Brown’s second-place finish. Savanna Lashbrook was 20th, Ashlyn Ambrose was 27th, Anna Buchanan was 28th and Mckenna Miller was 108th.

Led by Sullivan, the Trojans took seventh with 164 points. Hannah Lillie took 17th, Carissa Minarovich was 30th, Lily Nelson was 59th and Gabby Wigren was 82nd.

Gowanda completed the team results in 17th place, led by Kristine Twoguns in 36th. Emagin Warrior was 61st, Shon Thompson was 117th, Vanessa Cooper was 126th and Debbie Dewey was 133rd.

Frewsburg was incomplete, but Acacia Barber took eighth in 19:33.89 while Rylee Gore was 39th and Shannon Estus was 123rd.

East Aurora’s Megan McLaughlin won the girls Large School race in 17:48.15 while teammate Karis Ertel was second (18:33.83) to lead the Blue Devils to the team title with 26 points. Orchard Park’s Caitlin O’Rourke was third in 18:47.09).

Jamestown’s girls finished 13th with 332 points, led by Siena DeAngelo in 49th (21:32.48). Shaylie Zwald was 65th, Mivette Clavijo was 70th, Berit Abers was 74th and Karley Kennedy was 103rd. Dunkirk’s Jericha Petrella was 12th (19:34.99) while teammate Siera Jacques was 36th.

McQuaid Jesuit’s Abel Hagos won the boys Large School race in 15:07.93, just one one-hundredth of a second ahead of Lancaster’s Armani Merlino. Cardinal O’Hara’s Tom Appenheimer was third.

Frontier won the team title with 75 points. Dunkirk was 14th with 408 points while Jamestown was 22nd with 547 points. Anthony Ruiz led the Marauders in seventh place (15:50.41) while Nelson Rosario was 82nd, Ethan Yannie was 90th, Efrain Santiago was 107th and Matt Hanlon was 137th. Drew Carlson led the Red Raiders in 70th place (17:39.84) while Chase DePonceau was 75th, Colton Cappalino was 121st, Mason McVinney was 133rd and Collin Whiting was 178th.

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