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Tupper Lake runners pick up two victories

September 26, 2012
By MIKE LYNCH - Sports Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake boys cross country team picked up its first two wins of the season Tuesday in a home meet against Salmon River and Canton.

The Lumberjacks were paced by Broyce Guerette and Anson Gagnier, who finished second and third with times of 18 minutes and 47 seconds and 19:01, respectively.

Jay Kepe of Canton took first with a time of 18:07.

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Tupper Lake's Broyce Guerette races to a second place finish to lead the Lumberjacks to victories over Salmon River and Canton Tuesday in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Mike Lynch)

"The boys looked very good to me," Lumberjacks coach John Waldron said. "They started harder than they have been. We've been trying to play around with early pace, rather than sitting back, going out a little harder and seeing what you can handle and they did that today."

The boys won by a score of 15-50 over both teams because neither opponent fielded a full team.

Tupper Lake took seven of the top eight spots in the meet. Canton had three runners compete and Salmon River had four.

Josh Fletcher took fourth in 20:03, Dylan Lohr took fifth in 20:13, DJ Shaheen finished sixth in 20:25, Cam McGillis took seventh in 20:36 and Josh Clement was eighth in 21:04.

"The team did excellent today," Guerette said. "They all seemed very comfortable when they finished."

The Lumberjacks boys are now 2-2 on the season.

In the girls meet, Tupper Lake was not able to field a full squad and fell to Canton. Salmon River didn't have a full team either.

Canton dominated this meet, taking the top six spots. Laura Pierce was the winner with a time of 20:08.

Gretchen O'Leary finished seventh for the Lumberjacks with a time of 22:37. Teammates Ari Bishop took eighth in 23:48, Noelle Casagrain took ninth in 25:44 and Emily Sexton was 11th in 35:27.

Canton is expected to be one of the top teams in Class C, so the final result was not a surprise. Tupper Lake is Class D, where they are competitive against Brushton-Moira and Norwood-Norfolk.

"Canton is probably one of the fastest teams out there," O'Leary said.



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