Running strong for the Bucs

Pictured running during Thursday's Oswego varsity girls cross country meet against Auburn are, from left, Anne Niger (4), Gretchen Dowd (2), and Sydney DeLapp (3).

OSWEGO — The Oswego varsity boys and girls cross country teams hosted Auburn in the first meet of the season at Oswego Middle School on Thursday.

Auburn won both varsity meets by a 15-40 score.

The top finishers for the Buccaneer girls over the 3.1-mile course were Sophia Babcock (6th place, 24:17.8), Sydney DeLapp (7th, 25:13.9), Anne Niger (8th, 26:30.8), Ava Cloonan (10th), Gretchen Dowd (11th, 27:55.1), and Chelsey Storms (13th, 29:58.8).

Auburn’s Kyleen Brady won the race in 21:36.5. She was followed by teammates Ali Pineau (2nd, 21:40.8), Bethany Lorenzo (3rd, 21:53.0), Abby Ringwood (4th, 23:54.7), and Natalie Calandra-Ryan (5th, 24:04.0).

Jason Purtell paced the Oswego boys team, placing sixth overall with a time of 19:27.4.

Other leaders for the Bucs were Ben Lewis (9th, 21:14.8), Zachary DeMott (10th, 21:28.3), Thomas Gfeller (11th), and Matt Chubon (12th, 22:15.2).

Jimmy Vasile won the race for the Maroons in 17:41.5. Teammate Jerry Czyz was second in 18:47.2. 

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