The Arlington High School boys cross country team did it. Again.
For the eighth time in 11 years, the Admirals won a sectional title, this year winning the Section 1 Class A championship at Bowdoin Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Arlington’s team qualifies for the state championships, which will be held Nov. 14 at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Orange County.
Arlington’s top finisher was Conor Stack (16:45.8), who finished second to overall champion Greg Crowley of Scarsdale (16:41.3). Also scoring for Arlington and qualifying for states were Matt Dillon (7th, 17:06.7), Reece Ragusa (8th, 17:10.8), Brendan Foley (13th, 17:20.6) and Joseph Morrison (14th, 17:23.8).
Arlington’s alternates for the state meet are Eric Sbrollini and Max Glazowski. Arnett stressed the importance of depth in cross country, emphasizing that a team’s fifth runner could be just as important, if not moreso, than its first.
“You try hard to build a team of seven guys where if a guy doesn’t have their best day, someone else steps in,” Arlington coach Steve Arnett said. “On paper, normally, you’d say Foley is probably our sixth or seventh guy, but today he was No. 4. The fact is that the guys understand that concept and when you have to be counted on, you get the job done.”
John Jay’s Sean Murray qualified for states, placing fourth in 16:55.3. As a team, John Jay placed 11th and Roy C. Ketcham was 12th. Ketcham’s top finisher was Danny Napora (16th, 17:30.2).
Pawling’s Matt Whitworth qualified for states in Class C, placing seventh in 17:30.9, while his Tigers finished fourth in the team standings to champion Pleasantville. Irvington’s Luke Carmosino won the individual title.
Haldane won the Class D title, qualifying its entire team for states. The Blue Devils swept the top five places with Theo Henderson (17:43.2), Nicholas Farrell (17:47.2), Adam Silhavy (18:37.5), Jonas Petkus (18:54.9) and Kenney McElroy (18:58.4).
In Class B, Our Lady of Lourdes placed 12th with Zachary Ropes leading the way in 20th place (17:54.5). Pearl River won the team title and John Jay-Cross River’s Eion Nohilly won the individual crown.
Girls cross country
Arlington’s Meghan LaTuso qualified for next week’s state meet at Monroe-Woodbury, placing eighth in Class A iin 19:41.4 at the Section 1 Championships at Bowdoin Park.
North Rockland’s Katelyn Tuohy won the individual title and her team placed first in the standings. Arlington’s Riley Loughlin was 18th in 20:47.7. John Jay finished eighth, led by Rachel Williams (19th, 20:56.7). Ketcham was 13th.
Our Lady of Lourdes’ Caroline Timm placed fifth in Class B in 19:28.10, qualifying for the state meet. The overall team champion was John Jay-Cross River.
Pawling’s Katelyn Huggard placed third in Class C in 19:47.5, qualifying for states and the Tigers team placed fifth. Briarcliff’s Caroline Pennacchio won the individual race and Bronxville’s team prevailed.
Haldane won Class D and swept the first five spots with Ruby McEwen (21:19.9), Taylor Farrel (21:36.4), Olivia McDermott (22:57.5), Heather Winnie (23:46.6) and Abbey Stowell (24:11.6).
Girls swimming and diving
New Paltz won three individual titles and a relay title, placing second to Washingtonville at the Section 9 championships, held at Valley Central High School in Montgomery.
New Paltz’s Caroline Murphy won the 50-yard freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 24.48 and placed first in the 100 backstroke in 57.04, also a state-qualifying time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Emma Reining placed first in the 100 butterfly in a state-qualifying time of 59.03, just ahead of New Paltz’s Kaela Santos, who placed second in 59.52, also a state-qualifying time.
New Paltz’s Morgane Kuyl won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.70.
New Paltz’s 200 medley relay team of Murphy, Kuyl, Kaela Santos and Abigail Santos won in a state-qualifying time of 1:48.98.
Haldane won its 13th consecutive Section 1 Class D title, topping Keio Academy, 24-26, 25-18, 25-18, 19-25, 25-18 at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor.
Haldane will face the Section 11 champion in a regional semifinal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Pelham High School.
Haldane fell in a Class C state regional final to Section 11’s Port Jefferson 3-0 at Diamond in the Pines in Coram, Long Island.
Haldane won the Class C state title in 2014.
Marist College won its fourth straight game, 49-14 over Pioneer Football League foe Stetson at Tenney Stadium.
Quarterback Mike White had five touchdowns — two rushing and three passing. Wide receiver Matt Tralli had three touchdown receptions, equaling a Marist single-game mark.
Marist (5-4 overall, 4-2 PFL) had eight sacks and Lawrence Dickens had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
The Red Foxes visit undefeated PFL foe Dayton next week.