Led by the outstanding performance of freshman standout Mackenzie Robinson, the Oswego girl’s cross country team turned in a strong team performance Saturday, at the Chittenango Bears Cross Country Invitational.
Robinson ran a fast time of 21:52, the fastest time ever turned in by a Lady Buc, on the challenging Jamesville Beach County Park course, to finish 24th overall, in a field that included seven state ranked teams and the two time defending National Champion Lady Hornets of Fayetteville Manlius.
Sophomore Lexi Gillard, hampered by a cold, placed second for Oswego, in a fine time of 23:31. “Lexi is off to a good start” said Oswego Coach Jim McCaul.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “She is developing the mental toughness and focus to run with the leaders.”
Junior Bridgette Auyer placed third for the Lady Bucs, followed by Katie Abramski, Emily Lloyd, and Kaitlyn Holloway, who finished strong despite pulling a calf in the race.
Sophomore Michelle Chamagne, shattered her previous five kilometer best by over a minute, with a fine time of 24:05, to finish 26th overall, in a very competive thirty three school Varsity II race. Senior Amy Wilcox and junior Ann Taverni finished second and third for Oswego in the race, each earning a personal best. Other strong efforts for Oswego included Jenna Delaney, Shandelle Tetro, Brandy Earl, Candace Supernavage, coming back from an ankle sprain, and Danielle Posillipo.
Oswego will return to action Saturday, traveling to the East Middle School in Auburn, for the 27th Annual Kiwanis Cross Country Invitational, featuring some of the finest teams in Sections III, IV and V.