Rachel Ludwikowski is a senior and it’s clear she’s looking to make her last year on Suffern’s girls cross-country team memorable.
After finishing second at last week’s Jim Smith Invitational, Ludwikowski took the Girls A meet at the three-mile Suffern Invitational at Bear Mountain on Saturday, winning the race for the second time in three years
Bayshore took the team crown in the Girls A 17-team, 118-runner division. Suffern was second and Dobbs Ferry finished fourth.
Suffern’s Kamryn McIntosh, who lost almost all of last year to physical problems, roared back with a fifth-place finish at a time of 18:52.1.
Other top-10 finishers included Dobbs Ferry’s Mika Andrews and Phoebe Ward, who placed sixth and ninth respectively.
The other runners whose times scored for Suffern were Nikki Bezbordko, 12th; Emily Reda, 22nd; and Molly Kreider, 23rd.
Tappan Zee finished second behind Shenendehowa and Clarkstown South was third in the girls B division, which include 118 runners and 16 teams.
Scoring for Tappan Zee were Alexandra Thomas, fourth at 18:43.4; Tori Fears, 11th; Trinity Lundemo, 17th; Maddy Roth, 18th and Danielle Perez, 21st.
Carmel’s Angela Castronuovo was seventh at 19:12.4.
Clarkstown South’s top finisher was Sophia Echeverria (20:56.6).
The 16-team, 102-girl C division went to Shoreham-Wading River. Lakeland-Panas was third, led by senior Grace Bugara’s fifth-place 19:20.9. Jenna Pressman, 12th; Maggie McCarthy, 18th); Claire Smith, 24th; and Lusi Godoi, 33rd, also scored for the Hornets.
Lakeland-Panas senior Matt Sayre took second in the Boys B race at 15:58.5.
Pearl River captured second as a team in the 120-runner, 18-team division behind Monroe-Woodbury.
Its top runner was Patrick McCann, ninth at 16:54.5. Also scoring for the Pirates were Jack Reynolds, 15th; Hugh Durcan, 17th, Brian Mahoney, 20th and Shane Veriun, 27th.
Tappan Zee was second in the boys 145-runner, 20-team A division, placing two members in the top 10.
Washingtonville won the division title, Suffern was third and Eastchester finished fifth.
Tappan Zee’s Brendan Hehir finished second at 16:26.5 and Jack Collins was fourth.
Tyler Kenny, 14th; Nick Alvarado, 21st; and Will Joyner, 23rd, also placed for Tappan Zee.
Other local top-10 finishers included Suffern’s Ben Hochheiser, eighth, and teammate Michael Hennelly, 10th.
Nyack’s Jemar Ortega was second at 16:07.9 and his teammate Cedric Jocelyn was third, 16:21.7, in the boys 18-school, 124-runner C division.
Carmel’s Jack Bohrman’s 16:49.6 gave him 10th place.
Haddam Killingworth was the division’s team winner. Carmel was the top local team in sixth place, followed by Nyack in seventh and Nanuet in eighth.