BALLSTON SPA — Guilderland swept the boys and girls team results at a Suburban Council super dual meet against Bethlehem, Ballston Spa and Averill Park Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Guilderland and Bethlehem staged an epic battle in the boys varsity race. Both teams placed four runners in the top 10, but Guilderland’s fifth runner finished 11th to help the Dutchmen edge the Eagles 26-30.
Noah Carey and Noah Tindale took the top two places for Guilderland. Carey finished first with a time of 16:55, two seconds ahead of Tindale. Andrew Horan was sixth overall for the Dutchmen, followed by Angus Cropley (10th) and Anthony Cusato (11th).
Riley Grossman led Bethlehem with a third-place finish in a time of 17:12. Cameron Davis (fourth), Jack Huber (fifth), Derek Baranski (eighth) and Jacob Brass (13th) rounded out the Eagles’ top five.
Guilderland also posted a 15-50 victory over Averill Park and a 19-39 victory over Ballston Spa. Bethlehem defeated Averill Park 15-50 and Ballston Spa 18-42. Ballston Spa handled Averill Park 15-49.
Tim Dwyer led Ballston Spa with a seventh-place finish in a time of 17:36. Jeremy Gundrum paced Averill Park with a 24h-place finish in a time of 18:33.
Guilderland had no trouble with any of the other girls teams at the super dual meet. The Lady Dutch — ranked third in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association poll — downed Bethlehem 19-42, defeated Ballston Spa 18-42 and eased past Averill Park 15-50. Bethlehem posted a 23-35 victory over Ballston Spa and a 15-50 victory over Averill Park, while Ballston Spa defeated Averill Park 15-49.
Guilderland’s Olivia Fanshawe finished first with a time of 19:39, 13 seconds ahead of Bethlehem’s Rachel Hodge. Guilderland’s Hannah Gallagher (third), Ballston Spa’s Olivia Skylstad (fourth) and Guilderland’s Tara Pede (fifth) rounded out the top five.
Emma Limoges (40th place, 22:02) led Averill Park.