BRONSON SISTERS LEAD ATHENS TO FOURTH-PLACE LARGE SCHOOL FINISH AT OWEGO INVITE

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 24, 2022 | Photo courtesy Liza Henderson

 
BRONSON SISTERS LEAD ATHENS TO FOURTH-PLACE LARGE SCHOOL FINISH AT OWEGO INVITE
 

OWEGO — Sophomore Sara Bronson finished third, and senior Emma Bronson was 10th to pace Athens to a fourth-place finish in the Large School Division here Saturday at the Owego Cross Country Invitational.

 “We were really happy with how today went,  the kids ran well in very competitive, deep fields,” said Athens coach Mike Bronson. “We had a lot of kids run PRs or near PRs. Today showed we are making progress.”

U-E won the Large School team title with 71 placement points, while runner-up Horseheads had 80 points, third-place finisher Owego had 82 points, and Athens tallied 108. Elmira finished fifth with 112 points.

Sara Bronson clocked in at 19:27.3, and Emma Bronson finished in 21:13.8, while junior Thea Bentley was 18th in 21:57.2, and junior Emily Henderson was 32nd in 24:03.7.

Freshman Olivia Cheresnowsky finished 46th in 25:04.6, and senior Abby Prickitt was 49th in 25:28.7.

MODIFIED GIRLS
Large School Division

Seventh-grader Alisa Vough won the Large School Division modified race in a time of 11:06.6, more than 51 seconds faster than the runner-up.

Abigail Conklin was 36th for the junior Wildcats in a time of 16:46.5.

 

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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.