Maine-Endwell senior Dan Schaffer set a course record at Anne G. McGuiness’ 2.9-mile course, crossing in 15 minutes, 23 seconds to help the Spartans win the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Metro Division cross-country title Tuesday.
The Spartans won their 10th straight division title and their 19th in the past 20 years.
Schaffer lopped 16 seconds off the course record set by Ithaca graduate Kellen Wadach in 1991.
“Dan wanted to break the course record, because it was set the year he was born,” M-E coach Mike Cordi said of Schaffer, who placed third at the state meet a season ago.
The Spartans finished with 15 points. Union-Endicott was second with 71, winning a tiebreaker with Binghamton, which also had 71.
Matt Goyden and Grayson Hotaling finished second and third, respectively, both crossing in 16:32 for the Spartans.
M-E will compete in the Owego Invitational on Saturday at Pheasant Hill Golf Course.
IAC Meet: Newark Valley edged Elmira Notre Dame in the tiebreaker of an IAC meet at Thomas A. Edison. The teams tied with 28 points, but the Cardinals’ fourth-place finisher, Kevin Basel, clocked in at 19:18.54.
Basel’s time was seventh overall, just ahead of the Crusaders’ fourth runner, Matthew Connolly, who finished in eighth place (19:24.69).
Girls Cross Country
Binghamton won the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Metro Division Championship for the first time since 1987. The Patriots had six runners place in the top 10 on the 2.9-mile Anne G. McGuinness course.
“We were really happy to place our top four runners in the top six,” Binghamton coach Dave Cody said.
Binghamton’s Maggie Rose Pelella (20:56), Nicole Leo (21:14), Emily Pogson (21:46) and Sydney Barnes (21:49) placed third through sixth, respectively.
Union-Endicott senior Emily Mackay placed first overall in 19:18. “Mackay is an exceptional runner. She was dominant individually,” Cody said. The Tigers were incomplete.
Maine-Endwell placed second, thanks in part to a second-place finish by Ali Otis (20:32). Vestal finished third. The Golden Bears were led by Jasmine Fahrenkrug, who crossed in 22:21.
IAC Meet: Newark Valley won decisively at Thomas A. Edison, placing runners in the top four spots. NV posted a team score of 17, followed by Elmira Notre Dame (63).
Sophie Stewart clocked in at 22:20 for first place, followed by teammates Kristina Knight (22:20.1), Courtney Maule (22:30) and Marissa Silva (22:42).
Afton/Harpursville 2, Sidney 1: Troy Mercilliott scored 1:45 into the first overtime to lift host Afton/Harpursville in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Sidney goalie Colin Compton saved an initial shot, but Mercilliott beat him to the rebound, dribbled to the side and shot into the far corner.
A/H (1-8) will visit Delhi on Thursday.
Greene 3, Unatego 0: Kevin Halsteter opened the scoring 121/2 minutes in as host Greene won the Midstate Athletic Conference game.
Halsteter received a throughball form Brian Leone and beat one defender before scoring. Luke Day and Ben Kinney also tallied for the Trojans (6-1), who will visit Walton on Thursday.
Union Springs 3, Groton 0: At Union Springs, after a scoreless first half, the Wolves scored three times in the first 10 minutes of the second half in this IAC matchup.
The first came from senior Meyson Paz, who also assisted on one of the two goals scored by junior striker Logan Enge.
Union Springs travels to Dryden on Thursday.
Southern Cayuga 2, Dryden 1: At Dryden, Southern Cayuga fought through overtime to come up with the win in IAC play.
The Chiefs netted the winning goal with four minutes, 25 seconds left in the first extra frame.
Southern Cayuga took the lead 16 minutes into the game. The Lions scored the equalizer in the second half, when Jacob Lewis finished a through ball from Padraic Iannello with 6:37 left.
Susquehanna Valley 2, Chenango Valley 1: Torriana Graham’s goal with 31:49 left in the second half gave host SV a 2-0 lead and Sabers went on to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.
Graham scored from close range after receiving a crossing pass from Katie Griffiths.
Julie Worden scored with 15:44 remaining for CV.
Hannah Taylor also scored for the Sabers (4-3), who will play Norwich at 5 p.m. Friday in the Greene Tournament.
Horseheads 5, Binghamton 0: Five players scored to lead Horseheads to victory. Emily Smith, Mia Strollo and Skyler Roberts each netted a goal and an assist.
The Blue Raiders put the game away with a four-goal second half, outshooting the Patriots 14-4 in the game.
Marathon 7, Newark Valley 0: At Newark Valley, Giovanna Lisi’s five goals, three coming in the first half, lifted Marathon to a Section 4 Conference victory. Newark Valley goalie Kaitlyn Brown kept the Cardinals in it with 31 saves, 23 in the first half.
Windsor 5, Sidney 2: Larissa Balachick’s three goals led visiting Windsor to a Section 4 Conference victory.
Emily Platner contributed two goals for the once-beaten Black Knights.
Hayley Adams had two goals for the Warriors (6-3).
Maine-Endwell 3, Corning 1: Alex Thompson had 16 assists, nine kills and four blocks to lead host Maine-Endwell to a 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-16 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.
McGinnis Miller contributed 15 assists and eight kills, and Lauren Carpenter had 26 digs for the Spartans (4-1, 3-1), who will travel to Ithaca on Thursday.
Lauren Fie finished with seven kills and four digs for Corning.
Sidney 4, Windsor 3: With the score tied at 3, Sidney’s second doubles team of Miranda Gregory and Lilly Rawson rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to win, 6-2, 7-5, and clinched the non-league match for the host Warriors.
Maine-Endwell 4, Corning 3: Genevieve Picciano teamed with Nazra Fasih for a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Nicole Dunlap and Olivia Colonna that clinched host Maine-Endwell’s Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.
Picciano earned the win in her varsity debut, helping the Spartans to a sweep of the doubles matches.
Vestal 204, Corning 216: Sophomore Dougie Matthews and freshman Luke Barney led Vestal as it handed Corning its first loss of the season at the Links at Hiawatha Landing.
Matthews’ 38 included a birdie on the first hole and bogeys on Nos. 3, 5 and 9. Luke Barney contributed a 39 for the Golden Bears (8-1), who are atop the Metro Division standings.
For Corning (8-1) Alex Hepburn shot a match-low 37 that concluded with a birdie on the ninth hole.