CUBA - Rebecca King of Sherman edged teammate Holly Eliason to finish second overall out of 49 runners in the Girls Small Schools race at the Cuba-Rushford Invitational on Saturday.
King (20:52.20) and Eliason (20:53.40) were in a tight battle with eventual winner Morgan Soule of Northern Potter (Pa.), who finished in 20:41.60 (the fastest girls' time of the day, small schools or large). With eighth-grader Katie Pacy in sixth place (21:46.00), Grace Dennis in 17th (23:09.50), Journee Hannold in 23rd (23:50.80) and Rebekah Anderson in 43rd (28:20.00), Sherman totaled 33 points to easily outpoint Arkport (64), Smethport (65), Frewsburg (85), and Oswayo Valley (86), the only complete teams out of 12 schools competing.
The Frewsburg girls were led to their fourth-place finish by Shawna Raymond, who finished ninth in a time of 22:33.20. Raymond was supported by fellow medalist Chelsea Smith (20th, 23:35.50), and teammates Morgan Knight (29th, 24:30.60), Ally Piazza (30th, 25:07.10), Fawn Constable (37th, 26:39.90), Sara Phanco (44th, 28:30.50), and Rachel Peterson (28:41.60).
In the Boys Small Schools race, Sherman junior Ryan Carpenter took the lead briefly in the first mile then fell back and held on to finish fourth out of 63 runners, leading his Sherman team to a third-place finish out of seven complete teams, and 12 total.
Frewsburg, led by Christian Sardi and Jacob Frangione (seventh, 18:42.00 and eighth, 18:48.60), took fourth place with 78 points behind Sherman's 74 and 72 for second-place Iroquois High School from Erie. Campbell-Savona, from Section 5, was the team champion with 34 points. It was led by the individual winner, senior Jonathan Pearl, who finished in 17:06.40.
The rest of Sherman's top seven were Jordan Boland (10th, 18:54.10), Trevor Gleason (17th, 19:15.00), Justin Svetz (20th, 19:21.10), Bill Scarem (43rd, 21:02.50), Kyle Rhebergen (52nd, 22:07.30), and Brian Tempest (61st, 24:20.50).
Frewsburg's other top-seven finishers were Blake Rhodes (22nd, 19:24.90), James Haick (23rd, 19:25.80), Collin Dziubinski (35th, 20:08.40), Hunter Nelson (42nd, 20:56.70), and Josiah Blanchard (46th, 21:25.70)
Sherman eighth-grader Henry Sullivan finished first out of 80 runners in the junior high boys race, his last before moving up to the Sherman varsity today.