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BH-BL sweeps team titles at Guilderland Invitational

The Guilderland boys and girls cross country teams both placed second to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at the annual Guilderland Invitational Saturday at Tawasentha Park.

BH-BL placed its first five finishers in the top 10 of the boys large school division race to claim the team title with 22 points. Guilderland was second with 52 points, eight points ahead of Collegiate from New York City.

BH-BL's Otis Ubriaco claimed the individual title with a time of 14:30. Guilderland's Andrew Coy was second with a time of 14:40, but BH-BL grabbed four of the next six places to pull away for the team championship.

Guilderland had its next four runners in the top 20. Nico Turek was fifth with a time of 14:45, while Sean Doyle placed 12th with a time of 15:15. Austin Miller (17th place, 15:38) and Keon Wan Park (18th, 15:39) rounded out the Dutchmen's top five.

The girls large school division race was closer, but the result was the same. BH-BL claimed the team title with 38 points, while Guilderland finished second with 51 points.

Dani Martino led BH-BL by claiming the individual championship with a time of 16:57. Guilderland's Michelle Fish was second with a time of 17:08, and teammate Anna Pickett placed third with a time of 17:17. But the Lady Spartans got their final four runners within the top 12 to fend off the Lady Dutch.

Chrissy Herkenham was Guilderland's third runner across the finish line, as she placed 11th with a time of 17:57. Meghan Collins was 17th with a time of 18:51, and Lea Cure finished 18th with a time of 18:54.

In other cross country action last weekend, Voorheesville claimed the girls team title at its Blackbird Invitational, while the Bethlehem boys team had a top-10 individual finisher at the Springstead Invitational in Latham.

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