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Tioga County Sports Report
OWEGO — The Owego boys claimed two of the top three spots, with Hunter Ellis leading the field, and placed all of its scoring runners in the top 10 to run away with the team title at the STAC Metro Cross Country Championships here Tuesday. Meanwhile, the girls team, paced by Abby Fahey, was second in its meet.

The Indians scored 29 team points to outdistance Chenango Valley and Chenango Forks, which tallied 55 and 72, respectively, and Seton Catholic, which totaled 89 points.

Ellis beat CV's Michael Doyle to the finish line by two seconds to win the race. Ellis posted a time of 17:43.

The Indians' Jack Tredo was third in 18:03, Hunter Georgia was seventh with an 18:25 and Gavin Bowers finished ninth, clocking 18:41. Noah Heath rounded out the team scoring, placing 10th in 18:48.

Heath led a group of four Owego competitors who were separated by just 16 seconds. Owen Casterline was 11th (18:54), Christian Hodges took 12th (19:03) and Nick Maslin finished 13th (19:04).

Also running for the Indians were Hunter Pitcher (22nd, 21:10), Sully O'Donnell (23rd, 21:26), Nick Brown (30th, 22:19), Ben Loomis (31st, 22:19.1), Matt Springsteen (32nd, 22:40) and Sam Cunningham (38th, 24:58).

Jace Stuart, one of the Indians top runners, did not compete.

Owego placed a trio of runners in the top 10 to finish with 40 points. Chenango Forks earned the top two spots and won the team title with 23 points. Seton Catholic had 85, followed by Chenango Valley, which was incomplete.

Fahey placed third overall with a time of 21:27. She trailed only the Chenango Forks duo of Pipher Reid, who posted a winning time of 18:15, and the Bluer Devils' Quinn Sirgany, who clocked 20:35.

Ella Rieg came in sixth for the Indians with a time of 22:29 and Maggie Huizinga placed eighth in 22:50. Rounding out the team scoring were Alyssa Stephens in 11th (24:07) and Cameron Pichany in 12th (24:15).

Harley McHugh took 18th (26:00), Abby Luke was 19th (26:31) and Alex Anderson was 20th (27:14).

Owego competed without Jaelyn Chrysler, who has been the team's top runner this fall.

The Indians head to the Marathon Invitational Saturday.


IN PHOTO 1: Owego's Hunter Ellis. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.

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