JOHNSTOWN — In the first Foothills Council dual meet of the season, Scotia-Glenville and Broadalbin-Perth posted victories at Johnstown High School.
“All the teams here ran really well today,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Jeff Richards said.
The B-P boys posted an 21-40 win over host Johnstown, while the Scotia-Glenville boys notched a 15-50 win over Amsterdam.
“Overall, I’m happy with how we did today,” Richards said.
The Patriots were coming into the Foothills opener after competing at the state meet course on Saturday at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
“Our kids are definitely hurting after running the state course at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill last weekend,” Richards said. “It’s a tough course and today’s course wasn’t an easy one either. It’s been two hard courses back-to-back.”
In the girls’ meet, Scotia-Glenville topped Amsterdam by an 18-43 margin, while B-P defeated an incomplete Johnstown squad.
“This was our first meet of the season. We’ve put a lot of work in over the summer to get ready,” Scotia-Glenville coach Jim Krogh said.
Scotia-Glenville dominated the boys’ race, sweeping the top four spots.
Liam Cowdrey won the race for the Tartans, edging teammates Finn Winters-Bona (18:17.40) and Tyler Knaggs (18:17.60). Quinn Fasciglione (18:28.10) was fourth for the Tartans, while Broadalbin-Perth’s Connor Couperus completed the top five, posting a time of 18:29.29.
“Our plan was well executed today,” Krogh said. “We have good numbers on both our boys’ and girls’ team.”
The Tartans had five of the top seven finishers on the day.
Garrett Bobowski was Johnstown’s top finisher, placing eighth overall with a time of 19:45.56.
“I think we had a great showing today,” Johnstown coach Lisa VanAernam said. “It was nice to be at home. It was a good day. The boys and girls both did well, and they all have room for improvement.”
Joshua Motyka led Amsterdam, finishing 15th overall with a time of 20:23.81.
“I thought we did very well today,” Amsterdam coach Dana Allison said. “I think overall, we have a pretty strong team. It’s just a matter of learning to work together. This is a tough course.”
In the girls’ meet, Scotia-Glenville turned in a strong effort, placing six runners in the overall top 10.
The Tartans’ Stephanie James won the race with a time of 20:48.96, while Scotia-Glenville’s Schuyler Long was second with a time of 21:02.26.
Amsterdam’s Emma Miller (21:40.55) was third, Broadalbin-Perth’s Emma Frasier (22:13.32) was fourth and Broadalbin-Perth’s Laina Frasier (22:54.67) was fifth.
Scotia-Glenville swept the next three spots as Karaline McCarthy (23:26.08), Erin Smith (23:27.53) and Emily Miller (23:28.01) were sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.
Viktorija Izzo was Johnstown’s top finisher placing 19th with a time of 26:47.21.
Scotia-Glenville, Broadalbin-Perth and Amsterdam will be at the Queensbury Invitational on Saturday.
Johnstown’s next meet will be Sept. 24 at the Broadalbin-Perth Invitational.
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Scotia-Glenville 15, Amsterdam 50
Broadalbin-Perth 21, Johnstown 40
Top 10 finishers: 1. Liam Cowdrey (S-G) 18:17.35, 2. Finn Winters-Bona (S-G) 18:17.40, 3. Tyler Knaggs (S-G) 18:17.60, 4. Quinn Fasciglione (S-G) 18:28.10, 5. Connor Couperus (B-P) 18:29.99, 6. Rylee Van Alstine (B-P) 19:02.62, 7. Ryan Freihofer (S-G) 19:13.10, 8. Garrett Bobowski (J) 19:45.56, 9. Vinnie Rizzo (J) 19:45.95, 10. Colton Lizzio (B-P) 19:45.95.
Scotia-Glenville 18, Amsterdam 43
Broadalbin-Perth 15, Johnstown inc.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Stephanie James (S-G) 20:48.96, 2. Schuyler Long (S-G) 21:02.26, 3. Emma Miller (A) 21:40.55, 4. Emma Frasier (B-P) 22:13.32, 5. Laina Frasier (B-P) 22:54.67, 6. Karaline McCarthy (S-G) 23:26.08, 7. Erin Smith (S-G) 23:27.53, 8. Emily Miller (S-G) 23:28.01, 9. Gianna Crespo-Julia (A) 23:35.81, 10. Sophia Allen (S-G) 23:45.26.