The fall sports season for Liverpool High School concluded with two cross country teams and two divers both taking part in high-profile events last weekend.
In the case of the cross country Warriors, it meant going to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls for Saturday’s annual New York State Federation championships, where the boys finished 13th out of 31 teams and the girls were 16th in a 30-team field.
Brady Ruediger had the best individual finish for the Liverpool boys. The senior went 16 minutes, 51.1 seconds on the Bowdoin Park course to finish 29th overall and 19th among team runners.
Josh Vang was the closest Warriors pursuer, his 17:28.9 good for 47th place on the team side. Nate Aurello was 67th among team runners in 17:47.4, with Roman Murray posting 18:19 flat as Davis Farrell, in 18:26.9, was ahead of an 18:46.8 from Brady Petrella and 19:30.3 from J.T. Goss.
The Liverpool girls did not have Taylor Page, a top-20 finisher in the Nov. 11 NYSPSHAA meet at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, on hand, but still had Kaitlyn Hotaling, who also ran at the state meet.
Hotaling finished in 19:54 flat, 38th overall in a field of nearly 290 runners and 19th in the team standings. Closest to her among Warriors runners was Charlotte Warner, who posted 21:11.4. Kailyn Barth finished in 21:49.6, ahead of a 22:10 from Rose Piorkowski, a 22:20 from Paige Baker and 22:41.4 from Addison Ziegler.
Saratoga Springs was the girls team champions, while Monroe-Woodbury took top honors on the boys side as Auburn finished third, getting an eighth-place individual finish from Ryan Maher in 16:25.7 as the Maroons’ Mary Alice Pineau led local runners on the girls side, finishing 12th in 19:08.4.
Then there was the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls swim meet at Webster Aquatic Center near Rochester, where Liverpool divers June Pioroeski and Molly Murphy both took part.
In the Nov. 17 preliminary round, Pioroeski was 24th with 197.50 points and Murphy 32nd with 165.25 points. Neither made it to the final round, where Jamesville-DeWitt’s Kayla McQuaid (14th) had the best Section III finish.