Tioga County Sports Report
OWEGO - Nathan Bowers posted a top 10 showing, and Cameron Szabo and Gavin Watkins crossed the finish line in the top 20 to lead Owego to a third-place effort in the varsity boys race at the STAC Cross Country Championships at Pheasant Hill Country Club Tuesday.
The Indians' JV team placed third as well, paced by Jason Barnes' 17th-place finish.
Both squads were the highest-finishing Class B teams at the meet.
Owego scored 112 points, trailing only Class A Corning (28) and Ithaca (81). Windsor was the second-closest Class B team with 188 points.
Bowers crossed the line eighth with a time of 17:10.8. Szabo placed 13th in 17:28.6 and Watkins was 19th with a 17:52.1. Rounding out the team scoring were Eaan Hacket in 29th with an 18:16.2 and Lewis Race in 44th with an18:53.2.
Also competing for the Indians were James McDonald, 50th (18:58.2); Luke Maslin, 56th (19:09.9); Joel Choynowski, 58th (19:17.3); Derek Sarrge, 67th (19:36.3); Ryan Johnson, 73rd (19:45.4).
M-E's Parker Stokes won the individual title with a time of 15:54.9.
Barnes logged a time of 19:32.4 and teammate Gavin Bowers wasn't far behind, placing 20th in 19:40.5. Matt Miller took 21st with a 19:46.1, Owen Casterline was 29th in 19:50.5 and Hunter Ellis was 30th in 19:58 flat.
Owego's other competitors included Tanner Pratt, 41st (20:37.9); Justin Brown, 48th (20:44.3); Justin Hunsinger, 51st (20:49.1); Nick Maslin, 55th (20:59.8); Logan Brown, 66th (21:19.6); Skylar Welty, 71st (21:33.4); Jack Tredo, 72nd (21:33.8); Matt Laubach, 84th (22:08.1); Josh Fahey, 87th (22:24.3); Jacob Morris, 88th (22:24.5); Joseph Criscetello, 91st (22:34.1); Alex Brown, 92nd (22:39.6); Alex Duke, 93rd (22:47.6); Austin Tompkins, 102nd (23:28.6); Ben Loomis, 104th (23:49.2); Mike Thompson, 119th (26:08); Mike Lawerence, 120th (26:14.4); John Mendelis, 125th (27:35); Caleb Ferraro, 126th (27:46.4); and Logan Mead, 128th (29:01.8).
Brothers Braden and Brody Hayes Glick of Corning finished 1-2 in the individual challenge while Ithaca had 10 top-15 runners. The Little Red scored 27 points, Corning had 41 and Owego had 91, two ahead of fourth-place Horseheads.
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