ATHENS' BRONSON SISTERS, WAVERLY'S VAUGHN TURN IN STRONG PERFORMANCES AT McQUAID INVITATIONAL

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 1, 2022

 
ATHENS' BRONSON SISTERS, WAVERLY'S VAUGHN TURN IN STRONG PERFORMANCES AT McQUAID INVITATIONAL
 

ROCHESTER — Athens sophomore Sara Bronson and senior Emma Bronson, and Waverly junior Elizabeth Vaughn turned in top-50 performances here Saturday in the girls Small School race at the prestigious McQuaid Cross Country Invitational.

Athens finished 21st in a field of 36 complete teams, which also featured 322 runners. Waverly had just four runners, and was incomplete.

"The kids ran great today,” said Athens coach Mike Bronson. “The level of competition was really deep this year and our kids responded really well."

Sara Bronson finished 12th in a time of 19:00.9 to pace Athens.Her time was good for 49th place in the merged results, which combines all the races on the day and consisted of a field of 1,437 runners.

Emma Bronson was 47th (208th merged) in 20:26.9, and junior Thea Bentley was 114th in 21:51.8.

Senior Abby Prickitt finished 244th in a time of 24:43.1 for the Lady Wildcats, while freshman Olivia Cheresnowsky was 255th in 25:02.1, and junior Janae Harkins was 299th in 27:22.8.

Vaughn finished 42nd (172nd merged) for the Lady Wolverines, clocking in at a time of 20:08.2, while sophomore Harper Minaker was 71st in 20:52.0, freshman Mackenzie Chamberlain was 115th in 21:52.9, and sophomore Haylie Davenport was 257th in 25:09.9.

Athens hosts Wellsboro and Wyalusing Tuesday in a double-dual at Round Top Park, while Waverly returns to action Thursday at Newark Valley’s Bob Green Invitational.

 

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Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.