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


ROCHESTER — Sophomore Ethan Hicks and senior Ethan Denlinger both finished in the top-30 to lead Athens in the Small Schools A-2 race here Saturday at the rugged McQuaid Cross Country Invitational.

Hicks placed 13th in a time of 16:44.7. He was 143rd in the merged results, which combines the times of participants in all races. The field consisted of 2,182 runners.

Denlinger finished 29th (260th merged) in a time of 17:12.9, while senior Nate Prickitt was 133rd in 18:52.8, sophomore Ronel Ankam was 171st in 19:28.7, and freshman Sam Sensing was 249th in 20:34.4.

Sophomore Aiden Oldroyd was 310th in 21:37.3, and sophomore Pierce Oldroyd was 327th in 22:19.6

Waverly junior Braylon DeKay finished 302nd in a time of 21:28.8.

The Wildcats finished 21st in a field of 50 complete teams. There were 367 competitors in the race.

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

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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).