GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Haff, DelValle are top Comets finishers

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The Amherst junior varsity girls cross country team ran in the Open Door Invitational last Tuesday, finishing second in the 13 team varsity race.

Freshman Kaylee Haff’s fourth place finish set the pace for the Comets.

Junior Cassidy Hill (seventh, 22:49), freshman Emily Hughes (16th, 23:31), junior Emma Kelley (20th, 23:55), sophomore Marissa Anaya (21st, 24:08), and senior Karsen Bresnahan all finished in the top 25 at Open Door.

Other Amherst finishers were Molly Parker (31st, 24:49), Sophia Volak (32nd, 24:57), Emma Sekerak (33rd, 25:01), Courtney Cogdell (34th, 25:06), Ally Garcia (37th, 25:18), Elizabeth Hughes (39th, 25:24), Liah Miller (40th, 25:27), Gabriela Giannuzzi (43rd, 25:46), Rachel Veneman (49th, 26:02), Hannah Farley (51st, 26:17), Mariana Gilles (56th, 27:09), Katlyn Kovach (60th, 27:42), Erin McGuire (61st, 27:51), Robyn Ruffner (64th, 28:07),Veronica Janosik (66th, 28:17), Emily Hollingsworth (67th, 28:42), Hannah Jones (90th, 34:22), and Emily McGuire (92nd, 34:42).

The varsity girls cross country team traveled Saturday to Boardman High School for the Spartan Invitational.

In a preview of October’s regional meet course, the Comets finished 21st out of 39 teams.

Senior Alicia DelValle was the first Amherst finisher, running 20:52 to earn 52nd place. She was followed by Victoria Bailey (85th, 21:25), Kalyn Potyrala (109th, 21:52), Leah Johnson (122nd, 22:07), Kayla Snowden I164th, 22:43), Camryn Leonard (170th, 22:47), Rachel Lasso (186th, 22:57), Rachel Williams (23:30) and Antonia Monteleone (23:35).

Amherst is now 66 – 30 on the season.

The girls will split their squad again this week, with the varsity traveling to Centerville for the Saturday Night Lights Invitational and the junior varsity making the trip south to the Black River Invitational in Sullivan.

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