ATHENS' WANCK WINS BOB GREENE INVITE; LEADS ATHENS TO SECOND-PLACE FINISH

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 6, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak

 
ATHENS' WANCK WINS BOB GREENE INVITE; LEADS ATHENS TO SECOND-PLACE FINISH
 

VOUGH FINISHES THIRD IN GIRLS RACE

NEWARK VALLEY — On the heels of winning the prestigious McQuaid Invitational, Athens 8th-grader Graham Wanck won the modified boys race at the Bob Greene Cross Country Invite, and Eli Hicks placed sixth to lead the junior Wildcats to a second-place finish in the team standings.

Ithaca won the team title with 38 placement points, while Athens tallied 82 points, and third-place Delhi had 97. Waverly finished 14th with 355 points.

Wanck clocked in at 8:14.1 — nearly 32 seconds ahead runner-up Aidan Neiley of Wyalusing,  to cross the finish line first in a field of 177 runners, while Hicks crossed the finish line in 9:09.7.

Jacob Shores finished 21st for Athens in a time of 9:35, while Matt Rossettie was 23rd in 9:38.9, and Zach Fisher was 35th in 9:57.6.

Abram Steinfelt finished 63rd in 10:35.7, while Darious Miller was 79th in 10:58.9, Isaac Roy was 92nd in 11:18.2, and Jonny Roberts was 141st in 13:30.7.

Chase Hine paced Waverly with a 42nd-place in a time of 10:03.4, while Trent VanHouten was 88th in 11:14.6, and Hayden Montanye was 98th in 11:26.7. Logan Robinson placed 161st in 15:08.6, and Mark Myers was 164th in 15:22.0.

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Athens Alisa Vough placed third, and Waverly’s Taylor Sinsabaugh ran to a top-40 finish to pace the junior Wolverines in a seventh-place finish in the girls modified race.

Vough clocked in at 10:10.5 to place third in the field of 113 runners.

Sinsabaugh finished 39th in a time of 12:08.7, while Miah Correll was 48th in 12:25.5, Trinity Mayo was 49th in 12:26.2, and Destiny Harbst was 51st in 12:35.8.

Maddison Harvey finished 71st in 13:21.8, and Ashley Fehrenbach was 80th in 13:46.7.

Maddie Burrowes led Tioga with a 64th-place finish in a time of 13:00.0, while Lacey Ward was 88th in 14:11.2, Amelia Toomey was 101st in 15:09.8, and Brooklin Lynch was 105th in 15:21.4.

 

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Tim Birney

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.