Young guns lead Spartans to Guilderland Invy title

Ballston Spa placed seventh out of 12 teams in the girls varsity large school division. The Scotties tied Amsterdam with 199 points, but they earned the tie-breaker when their sixth runner finished ahead of Amsterdam's sixth runner.

Victoria Ballestro led Ballston Spa with a 12th-place finish in a time of 18:03.62.

On the boys' side, Burnt Hills and Ballston Spa had top-10 finishes in the large school division. Burnt Hills placed third with 77 points, six points behind runner up Kellenberg from Uniondale (Long Island), while Ballston Spa took ninth place with 253 points.

Drew Houghtalen led Burnt Hills with a third-place finish in a time of 14:12.40. Zach Goodrich was 14th in a time of 14:50.79, Ryan Pezzulo placed 17th in a time of 14:56.88 and Cody Buell finished 18th in a time of 14:58.36.

Nicholas O'Neal's 36th-place performance (15:39.32) paced Ballston Spa.

Danbury, Conn., won the large school division title with 57 points. Guilderland's Brian Rhodes-Devey won the individual championship with a course-record time of 13:35.82.""

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