Saratoga, BH-BL win girls cross country titles

"Our top runner is Sydney King, and she's only a sophomore, but everyone's been running well for us," said Kranick.

Predmore earned an individual berth to the state meet, along with Shen teammates Cara Janeczko, Jordan Westcott and Alex Burtnick. Janeczko was third in a time of 17:39.6, while Westcott placed seventh in a time of 18:06.1 and Burtnick finished 10th in a time of 18:22.4.

Saratoga County boys teams were equally strong at Sectionals. Shen easily won the Class AA crown after taking five of the top six places, while BH-BL swept the top three places on its way to winning the Class A championship.

Alex Leuchanka led the Shen pack at Sectionals by winning the boys Class AA individual title in a time of 15:09.3. He was followed 24 seconds later by a group of Plainsmen beginning with Dan Harris (third, 15:31.5) and continuing with Brian Trainor (fourth, 15:33.4), Mike Danaher (fifth, 15:35.2) and Jamie Glover (sixth, 15:43.9).

Saratoga Springs " which finished third behind Shen and Shaker in the team standings " qualified two boys for states. Demetri Goutos finished second with a time of 15:17.4, and Sam Place took 10th place with a time of 15:58.9.

BH-BL staked its claim to the boys Class A title with strong performances from Otis Ubriaco, Scott Maughan and Kent Harlow. Ubriaco won the individual championship with a time of 15:26.1, while Maughan placed second in a time of 15:28.0. Harlow finished third in a time of 15:33.0.

Sean Pezzulo (10th place, 15:59.6) and Anthony Romeo (14th, 16:16.2) rounded out the top five for the Spartans, who defeated Queensbury 30-40 for the Class A team title.

All of the individuals and teams that qualified for states will travel to Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island Saturday.""

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