Season Starts To Heat Up At McQuaid Invitational- Full Recap

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Breakdown: Like the Girls Small Schools Race, it was unusually hot early in the day, and race favorite Colton Kempney had more company than was predicted.  His time would be just outside the Top Ten merged marks of the day, but it was a race hard fought from the gun, leading wire-to-wire.  Behind him, Ronan McDonald had a very different race, much closer to 10th place at 2-Miles.  From there, he started picking off the field, who had gone through the first mile in an ambitious 4:45.  His efforts paid off with a runner-up finish.

Team Recap Below
1Colton Kempney10Beaver River15:28.701
2Ronan Mcdonald12Randolph15:34.802
3Kyle Urban10Alden15:39.503
4Caleb Bender11Skaneateles15:43.504
5James Catania11Saranac Lake15:43.705
6Peter Fogarty11Saranac Lake15:43.906
7Gabe Planty12Watkins Glen15:53.807
8Ben Hoffman12Elk County Catholic15:55.708
9Zach Buckner11Fairview16:01.909
10Josiah Evan12Beaver River16:03.5010


Breakdown: We had seen Saranac Lake beat out Beaver River by 23-points at the Pre-State Invite, but we were curious how things would play out in a smaller field.  The two teams had almost identical 5th-Man finishes, but it was the strength of the middle runners that gave Saranac the 5-point victory.  SL is the top ranked Class C program in the State, and reiterated that with a win over Class D #1, and Class C #2, both in this field.

1Saranac Lake765+6+16+18+31 (41+67)1:15 1-5 Split | 16:15 Avg
2Beaver River811+10+12+26+32 (45+61)1:32 1-5 Split | 16:19 Avg
3Newfane19724+36+40+48+49 (60+115)0:43 1-5 Split | 17:14 Avg
4Skaneateles2084+21+25+77+81 (87+95)2:42 1-5 Split | 17:10 Avg
5Westhill21020+39+46+51+54 (58+70)1:03 1-5 Split | 17:16 Avg