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ALL-TIOGA COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: OWEGO SWEEPS TOP AWARDS (2023-11-29)

Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Owego’s Jaelyn Chrysler has had a pretty successful high school career — and she’s only a sophomore.

Now she can add the “triple crown” to her resume. The sophomore has been named the 2023 All-Tioga County Girls Cross Country “Runner of the Year” to mark the third consecutive season she has been selected the county’s top female harrier.

Chrysler capped her season with an 8th-place finish at the Class B state championships. That would qualify her for the Federation meet, where she placed 49th out of 287 runners in all classifications.

She won six meets, including the Section IV Class B and STAC Central titles, and was the STAC runner-up. Chrysler also posted sub-20 minute times in all but two meets.

Owego sprinter Stella Palladino tested the longer distances this fall and the sophomore progressed through the ranks to become a state qualifier by season’s end, earning her the “Newcomer of the Year” honor. She was running 25-minutes plus at the season’s onset, but by sectionals Palladino almost broke the 22-minute barrier.

The River Hawks won a STAC Central team championship, were second at sectionals and fourth at the STAC meet, and were among the top small schools at every meet, earning coach John Heath a repeat honor as the “Coach of the Year.”

2023 ALL-TIOGA COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ROY: Jaelyn Chrysler, Owego
NOY: Stella Palladino, Owego
COY:John Heath, Owego

First Team
Ayasha Schweiger, Candor, Junior
Harley Switzer, Newark Valley, Senior
Jaelyn Chrysler, Owego, Sophomore
Lilly Lafever, Owego, Freshman
Stella Palladino, Owego, Sophomore
Mackenzie Chamberlain, Waverly, Sophomore
Harper Minaker, Waverly, Junior
Elizabeth Vaughn, Waverly, Senior

Second Team
Kristin Baker, Candor, Junior
Brook Illsley, Newark Valley, Sophomore
Olivia Vaughn, Newark Valley, Sophomore
Abigail McHugh, Owego, Sophomore
Madison Webb, Owego, Sophomore
Madelyn Ellison, Spencer Van-Etten, Freshman
Kristen Garrison, Spencer Van-Etten, Junior
Grace Bishop, Spencer Van-Etten, Sophomore

NOTE: All-stars are listed alphabetically by school, then by name.

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IN PHOTO: Owego’s Jaelyn Chrysler. ... TCSR STOCK PHOTO.

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