Hope Pietrocarlo, who finished third overall in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships to lead Maple Grove to its third straight Class D title, was named the Small Schools Runner of the Year by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association.
Fredonia's Lauren Reyda, meanwhile, was selected as the Runner of the Year for the Large School Division. Reyda, a sophomore, was second to Pietrocarlo, a freshman, in the combined CCAA rankings, finishing with 679 league points to Pietrocarlo's 685.
Pietrocarlo had a 19:08 standard time compared to Reyda's 19:14.
First-team members in the Small School Division included Caroline Benson (junior, Maple Grove), Holly Eliason (junior, Sherman), Rebecca King (freshman, Sherman), Megan Marsh (freshman, Maple Grove), Taylor Norris (junior, Maple Grove), Hannah Seiders (freshman, Silver Creek) and Abby Sirwatka (junior, Maple Grove).
Silver Creek eighth-grader Emma Seiders was on the second team, along with Halle Leinhart (freshman, Randolph), Katie Pacy (eighth grade, Sherman), Shawna Raymond (senior, Frewsburg), Ally Saar (eighth grader, Maple Grove), Joie-Rose Stengle (eighth grade, Allegany-Limestone) and Alyssa Stroud (senior, Allegany-Limestone).
Honorable mention went to Sarah Adams (freshman, Silver Creek), Ericka Carnahan (junior, Randolph), Grace Dennis (sophomore, Sherman), Beth Pendl (freshman, Allegany-Limestone), Rachel Radack (seventh grade, Silver Creek), Chelsea Smith (senior, Frewsburg), Kelly Vincent (senior, Randolph).
Making the CCAA Large Schools First Team were Lady Hillbillies Clare Foley (freshman), Jillian Kowalski (sophomore), Gwen Stokes (freshman), Michaela Tramuta (junior) and Meredith Zebracki (sophomore). Joining the quintet of Fredonia runners were Falconer's Kirsten Holmberg (junior) and Jamestown's Olivia Zabrodsky (senior).
Fredonia's Tramuta was eighth in the combined rankings, finishing the season with 596 league points and a standard time of 20:39.
On the second team were Sarah Grubbs (junior, Gowanda), Cori Gullo (freshman, Fredonia), Emily Kent (senior, Southwestern), Calan Pogorzelski (sophomore), Hunter Samuleson (junior, Gowanda), Colleen Steward (sophomore, Gowanda), Emily Wan (junior, Fredonia).
Honorable mention went to Rebecca Bogdan (sophomore, Jamestown), Cassie Cramer (junior, Southwestern), Jessica Haase (eighth grade, Jamestown), Maitland Langworthy (freshman, Fredonia), Alez Minard (junior, Olean), Alexandra Perkins (senior, Jamestown) and Skylar Salim (junior, Fredonia).
Maple Grove's Corey Wefing, who won all but two of the races in which he competed this season, was the boys Small School Division Runner of the Year. Wefing placed fifth at the state cross country championships with a time of 16:32.4.
Olean's senior runner, John Panus, was named Runner of the Year in the Large School Division.
Wefing was the top-rated runner in CCAA, outpointing Panus, 871-804, and finishing with a standard time of 16:31 to Panus' 17:23.
Along with Wefing, a quartet of Maple Grove runners paced the Small Schools First Team, including Josh Ahlstrom (senior), Colin Green (senior), Matt Nelson (senior) and Frank Zuroski (freshman). Joining them on the team were Owen Barber (freshman, Allegany-Limestone), Ryan Carpenter (junior, Sherman) and Hunter Leinhart (senior, Randolph).
On the second team were Jordan Boland (junior, Sherman), Peter Cala (senior, Maple Grove), Jacob Frangione (junior, Frewsburg), Devin Parker (senior, Randolph), Christian Sardi (senior, Frewsburg), Justin Svetz (eighth grade, Sherman) and Nick Zuroski (senior, Maple Grove).
Listed as honorable mention were Trevor Gleason (junior, Sherman), James Haick (senior, Frewsburg), Will Lucas (senior, Maple Grove), Matthew Marsh (freshman, Maple Grove), Blake Rhodes (senior, Frewsburg), Forest Swaciak (junior, Franklinville) and Adam Tanner (senior, Silver Creek).
On the Large School First Team were Jacob Brown (senior) and Josh Goodhue (sophomore) of Fredonia, Jamestown's Michael Capestrani (senior) and Christian Edborg (sophomore), Southwestern's Ryan Hetrick (freshman) and Jordan Powers (junior), as well as Dunkirk's Javier Soto (sophomore).
A trio of Gowanda runners highlighted the second team as juniors Johnny Shaw and Cole Smith were joined by eight-grader Matty Kruszka. Jake Cihak (sophomore) and Dan Rios (sophomore) represented Olean while Dunkirk's Ethan Francis (sophomore) and Southwestern's Collin Hanson (sophomore) filled out the rest of the team.
Honorable mention went to Dunkirk junior Ray Tarnowski and Fredonia eighth-grader Mike Meredith, as well as Zachery Barneys (junior, Jamestown), Jacob Hinsdale (junior, Southwestern), Jordan Johnson (senior, Jamestown) and Patrick Walsh (sophomore, Jamestown).
Brown was ranked fifth in the combined standings, coming in with 773 points and a standard time of 17:49. Dunkirk's Soto was ninth with 750 points and a time of 18:08.