Trumansburg High made an emphatic statement in Tuesday’s Interscholastic Athletic Conference divisional cross country championships, winning boys’ and girls’ championships at both the varsity and modified levels to sweep the North Division meet at Stonehedges Golf Course.
The Tramansburg varsity boys scored 34 points to top Southern Cayuga (57), Marathon (71), host Groton (74) and Moravia (141) in the seven-team meet. Lansing and Whitney Point fielded incomplete teams.
Groton senior Jason Jenks thrilled the home crowd with a strong finishing kick to win the boys’ individual title. His time of 16 minutes, 8.7 seconds put him across the line five seconds ahead of runner-up Tom Miller of Southern Cayuga. Marathon junior Dylan Brickner was third in 17:23.2.
After that, the victorious Blue Raiders came across the line in quick order — senior Alex Kenney was fourth, followed by sophomore Ben Pesco (5th), seniors Duncan Fuller (7th) and Will Westlake (8th) and sophomore Mason Bonn (10th). The top seven individual finishers earned first-team All-IAC North honors, while Nos. 8-14 were second-team honorees.
On the girls’ side, Trumansburg won its fourth consecutive divisional title, scoring 16 points to outdistance Groton (58) and Lansing (63). Southern Cayuga, Moravia, Marathon and Whitney Point were all incomplete.
Southern Cayuga junior Bethany Murphy outdueled Trumansburg freshman Meave Gurche in a two-girl race for the championship, as Murphy finished in 21:08.5, 2.6 seconds ahead of Gurche. The next runner, Blue Raiders senior Sophie Melvin, was more than a minute back (22:11.7). Other top Trumansburg finishers were senior Abby VanSoest (4th), sophomore Megan McIntyre (5th), sophomore Madisyn Bell (7th), junior Julia Tantillo (8th) and senior Elly Moore (10th).
Other top-10 finishers in the race were Lansing’s Olivia Longhouse (6th) and Groton freshman Catherine Jenks (9th).
IAC South division meet: On Tuesday at Newark Valley, Matt Gill of Watkins Glen won the boys’ varsity individual crown with a time of 16:52.5, but the host Cardinals took the team title by 20 points over the Senecas, 39-59. Zach Jacobson finished second overall (17:26.3) to lead NV. Other team finishers included Waverly (67), Spencer-Van Etten (72) and Edison (108).
In the girls’ varsity race, Newark Valley also won the team crown, edging Waverly, 44-53. The Wolverines’ Kelsey Frank (20:25.9) was the individual winner, 14 seconds ahead of NV’s Kayla Stewart.
Ithaca 65, Union-Endicott 37: On Tuesday at Union-Endicott, Cecile Browning and Indie Stratton both won two individual events and swam on two winning relays to to pace the undefeated Little Red. Browning won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles, and Stratton won the 100 free and 100 backstroke; both swam on Ithaca’s 200 and 400 free relays.
Lansing 101, Dryden 75: On Tuesday at Dryden, the Bobcats remained undefeated as Adele Ferris and Caroline Dennis both won two individual events and swam on a winning relay.
Ferris won the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle, while Dennis placed first in the 200 and 500 free as Lansing (6-0) won 10 of the 12 events. Dryden (4-2) got victories came from Erin Daley (50 freestyle) and the Purple Lions’ 200 free relay team.
Ithaca 3, Maine-Endwell 1: On Tuesday at Maine-Endwell, Anna Bells had eight kills and five digs, while Katherine Marte added 24 assists as the Little Red held on to beat the Spartans, 28-26, 16-25, 25-21, 25-23. Maggie Caroompas had 17 assists and 17 digs for Maine-Endwell.
IAC boys soccer
Watkins Glen 6, Newark Valley 2: On Tuesday at Newark Valley, Matt Estes scored a hat trick to lead the host Senecas. Joe Roth, Colin Gates and Scott Hatch also scored for the winners, who led 4-0 at halftime. Tony Keogh made two saves for WG; Micah Gorsline made 10 for Newark Valley.