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Lewis Leads Trojans To Third-Place Finish At Evangola State Park

IRVING — Southwestern’s boys and girls cross country teams turned in fine outings at the Sunset Stampede Invitational at Evangola State Park on Friday.

Behind a sixth-place individual finish from Ethan Luce the Trojans placed third overall among boys teams and first among small schools.

Luce’s time was 17:50.25, one of three runners from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association who completed the 3.1-mile layout in the top 10. The others, both from Allegany-Limestone, were Jacob Brink, who finished first in 16:39.24, and Daniel Casey, who placed second in 16:43.48.

The remaining members of Southwestern’s team and their finishes were Trenton Shutters, 12th (18:16.73), Donavin Brown 37th (19:02.07), Brendan Luce 45th (19:08.51), Trey Faulk 55th (19:19.61), Jacob Johnson 60th (19:30.31) and Lukas Svenson 62nd (19:33.41).

Orchard Park was the overall team winner with 110 points, St. Francis was second with 117, Southwestern was third with 151, Jamestown was fourth with 161, Allegany-Limestone was seventh with 165, Frewsburg was eighth with 218 and Fredonia was 10th with 278.

Maxwell Knight led the Red Raiders with a 19th-place finish (18:29.67); Frewsburg was paced by Xander Pitts with a 25th-place finish (18:43.36); and Fredonia was led by Ledreth Velez-Olmo with a 23rd-place finish (18:42.59).

In the girls race, Southwestern’s Emma Lewis toured the course in 19:51.05 — about 48 seconds behind first-place finisher Noel Barlette of Orchard Park (19:03.74) — as the Trojans placed sixth overall with 190 points and third among small schools.

Joining Lewis for Southwestern were Gabby Wigren 30th (26:33.74), Marley Ohl 57th (24:02.25), Grace Anderson 61st (24:17.79), Emma Anderson 69th (24:40.65) and Fiona Hagel 96th (26:57.19).

Jamestown placed ninth with 227 points, Fredonia was 11th with 290 and Olean was 12th with 329. Orchard Park led the way with 46 points, Villa Maria of Erie, Pennsylvania was second with 58 and Allegany-Limestone, led by Angelina Napoleon’s second-place finish (19:16.47), was third with 110.

Joining Lewis in the top 10 from the CCAA was Jamestown’s Belle Johnson, who crossed the finish line in 20:50.98, which was good for seventh place.

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