The Oswego girls cross country team turned in another outstanding team performance Wednesday, outrunning the visiting Lady Cougars of Corcoran 24-37 and the Lady Knights of Rome Free Academy 27-29, in a CNYCL American Division dual league matchup.
“The girls did a super job and ran very well,” said Coach Jim McCaul. “Our team’s depth and improvement really made a big difference, particuliarly against Rome.”
Freshman standout Mackenzie Robinson finished first overall for the rapidly improving Lady Bucs, with a fast time of 15:41, lowering her previous course best by 40 seconds. Sophomore Lexi Gillard continued her improvement to place third overall for Oswego, with a fine time of 16:14, a course best by 17 seconds.
Sophomore Bridgette Auyer covered the wet and muddy Oswego Middle School course in a strong time of 17:22, to lead a strong pack of Oswego runners that included Jenna Delaney, Katie Abramski, Michelle Champagne, Shandelle Tetro, and Brittany Ross.
“These young ladies really played a key role in our win, by displacing Rome’s fifth runner and Corcoran’s fourth runner,” said McCaul.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Holloway dropped 15 seconds off her previous course best with a time of 18:15 closely followed by teammate Emily Lloyd. Other fine improvements for the Lady Bucs were earned by Ann Taverni, lowering her previous course best by 1:15, Amy Wilcox with a 35 second improvement, Danielle Posillipo, shaving 1:00 off her previous best, Rachel Demling with a drop of 55 seconds, and Marycate Rice, shattering her previous best by 1:33.
Saturday, Oswego will travel to Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse for the 17th Annual East Syracuse Cross Country Invitational, scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.