SL cross country teams compete at home

Saranac Lake’s Addi Ash rounds a corner during Tuesday’s meet at the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

SARANAC LAKE — Just a few days after a solid showing at the Section VII Early Bird Invitational, the Saranac Lake cross country teams faired pretty well in their first meet at home Tuesday at the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center.

The Red Strom boys beat Peru 19-36 and Saranac Central 15-47 in the team scoring. The Saranac Lake girls edged out Peru 28-29 but fell to Saranac 22-35.

Saranac Lake’s Jake Kollmer and Sam Ash were the first and second runners to finish the boys’ race. Both Kollmer and Ash crossed with identical times of 16 minutes, 48 seconds, but Kollmer had a slight edge over Ash at the finish line to earn the win.

After Peru’s Ryan Squire finished in 17:39 to take third place, the Red Storm’s Sam Bickford (17:55) and Aiden Hesseltine (18:09) fought through to finish four Saranac Lake runners in the top five.

Morgan Martin was Saranac Lake’s next runner to finish, earning seventh place in 18:24. Martin was followed by teammate Paul Fogarty in 14th place in 19:07.

Saranac Lake’s Morgan Martin competes in Tuesday’s home meet at the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

On the girls’ side, Saranac’s Sienna Boulds was the first runner to cross the finish line in 20:26. Boulds was followed by her teammate Laura Denial (20:58) in second and Peru’s Maddy Well (21:09) in third.

The Red Storm’s top runner was Addi Ash, who finished in fifth place in 22:01, followed closely by her teammate Phoebe Peer in sixth in 22:31.

Saranac Lake was rounded out by Nelle Aaron (23:06) in 10th place, Zoe Carpenter (23:53) in 13th, Brooklyn Shumway (24:24) in 14th place and Sabine Deckenberger (25:09) in 15th.

The Red Storm cross country teams will shift its focus to the John Killian “KDawg” Invitational at the Moreau Recreational Park in South Glens Falls Saturday at 9 a.m.

Saranac Lake’s Jake Kollmer, left, and Sam Ash race toward the finish line during Tuesday’s meet in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)


Team Scores

SL 15, Saranac 47

SL 19, Peru 36

Peru 15, Saranac 48

Top 15 Boys finishers

1. Jake Kollmer, SL 16:48; 2. Sam Ash, SL 16:48; 3. Ryan Squire, Peru 17:39; 4. Sam Bickford, SL 17:55; 5. Aiden Hesseltine, SL 18:09; 6. Zach Morgan, Peru 18:19; 7. Morgan Martin, SL 18:24; 8. Connor Graves, Peru 18:26; 9. Owen Tedesco, Peru 18:42; 10. Landon Pandolf, Peru 18:47; 11. Noah Thayer, Saranac 18:52; 12. Benjamin Peters, Peru 18:58; 13. Elijah Lederman, Peru 19:03; 14. Paul Fogarty, SL 19:07; 15. Landon Morris, Saranac 19:09.


Team Score

Saranac 22, SL 35

SL 28, Peru 29

Saranac 24, Peru 33

Top 15 Girls Finishers

1. Sienna Boulds, Saranac 20:26; 2. Laura Denial, Saranac 20:58; 3. Maddy Well, Peru 21:09; 4. Ophelia Breen, Peru 21:57; 5. Addi Ash, SL 22:01; 6. Phoebe Peer, SL 22:31; 7. Brenna Lahart, Peru 22:46; 8. Kaelyn Faye, Saranac 22:57; 9. Molly Dennis, Saranac 23:02; 10. Nelle Aaron, SL 23:06; 11. Gillian Miner, Saranac 23:21; 12. Zoe Rainville, Saranac 23:40; 13. Zoe Carpenter, SL 23:53; 14. Brooklyn Shumway, SL 24:24; 15. Sabine Denkenberger, SL 25:09.


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