ATHENS' WANCK SETS COURSE RECORD, WINS PRESTIGIOUS McQUAID INVITATIONAL

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 1, 2022 | Photo courtesy Mike Bronson

 
ATHENS' WANCK SETS COURSE RECORD, WINS PRESTIGIOUS McQUAID INVITATIONAL
 

ROCHESTER — Eighth-grader Graham Wanck accomplished something most high school runners, regardless of age, only dream of, winning the junior high title at the prestigious McQuaid Cross Country Invitational here Saturday.

Wanck not only won his race, but logged the fastest junior high time of the day in a field of 832 runners, and broke the course record in the process — logging a time of 8:20.1 on the 1.6-mile Genesee Valley course.

The junior Wildcats finished ninth in a field of 70 complete teams in the merged results, and sixth in their race, which was the junior high #2 race for Small / Medium schools.

Eli Hicks placed 16th in his race, and 31st in the merged results, clocking in at 9:17.4, while Matt Rossettie was 31st (70th in merged) in a time of 9:42.4, and Jacob Shores was 37th (90th merged) in 9:51.8.

Darious Miller finished 112th in his race in a time of 11:08.4, and Isaac Roy was 150th in 11:35.1.

VOUGH PACES ATHENS’ EFFORTS
Athens’ Alissa Vough placed 21st in her race (48th merged) in a time of 10:54.2, and Abigail Conklin was 165th in 16:01.

 

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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.