WAPPINGERS FALLS – Both on a team and individual basis, Baldwinsville’s cross country team had to feel quite good at the end of last Saturday’s New York State Federation championships held at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.
Kamryn Barton, the only girls Bees runner in the field, finished ahead of most of the 280-plus runners in the field, while the B’ville boys, as a whole, was 11th out of 31 teams, only trailing Auburn among local sides.
Barton would cover the Bowdoin Park course in 19 minutes, 53.1 seconds, which put the sophomore in 36th place, second among all Section III runners.
Only the 12th-place effort of Auburn’s Mary Alice Pineau (19:08.4) was better as Saratoga Springs added the team Federation title to its New York State Public High School Athletic Association title from Nov. 11 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and William Floyd’s Zariel Macchia won the race in 17:59.4.
Moving to the boys Federation race, Noah Covert led B’ville, the senior putting up 16:55 flat to get to 38th place, but 20th among all team runners in the field.
Paul Clark, in a clocking of 17:48.3, was inches ahead of teammate Adam Kozman (17:48.4) at the line, while Ryan Wilson posted 17:55.1. Angelo Sawyers (18:12.2), Jacob Guelli (18:30.1) and Doug Clark (18:53.3) rounded out the Bees’ efforts as Tri-Valley’s Van Furman won in 16:07.6 and Monroe-Woodbury claimed team honors.