With every girl running a season or personal best, the Oswego girls’ cross country team, turned in an outstanding performance Saturday, at the 18th Annual East Syracuse-Minoa Cross Country Invitational.
The Lady Bucs placed fifth overall in their race, behind three teams ranked in the state.
Freshmen standoutÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mackenzie Robinson was the top finisher for the Lady Bucs, lowering her previous best by 46 seconds, to place eighth, in a fast time of 20:29. Sophomore Lexi Gillard, who has improved every race this season, placed second for Oswego, with a personal best time of 21:49, an improvement of 44 seconds, over the fast 3.1 mile Pine Grove Junior High course.
Steadily improving Bridgette Auyer, placed third for the Lady Bucs, running a season best of 22:53, followed by senior Jenna Delaney, who is rapidly working her way to the front, with a personal best time of 23:12 . Brittany Ross (23:16), Katie Abramski (23:18), Shandelle Tetro (23:33), and Emily Lloyd (23:55), rounded out Oswego’s strong effort with season best performances.
In the Varsity II race, all four runners ran their best times ever, led by junior Ann Taverni (25:10), with an improvement of 1:25, Danielle Posillipo, bettering her previous best by 44 seconds, Brandy Earl, coming back from illness withÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â a 10 second drop, and vastly improved Marycate Rice, who shattered her previous bestÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â by 44 seconds.
“I am very proud of our efforts andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â performances.” said Oswego coach Jim McCaul, “We are improving and running very well as a team and closing down on the teams that beat us earlier in the season.”
Oswego will close out a very successful dual meet season tomorrow, hosting the visiting Redhawks of Central Square, in a CNYCL American division matchup, starting at 4:30 p.m.at the Oswego Middle School.