ITHACA – When Vestal’s Josh Miller moved up to the varsity track meet as an eighth grader he dreamed about the day he could win a state championship.
Aisling Cuffe decided the pace and controlled the race throughout on her way to her second straight 3,000 state title, this time in a state record 9:29.89. She slipped right ahead of North Shore’s Samantha Nadel and continued dialing up the pace. Nadel followed until Cuffe started to build some distance in the last mile. Her time bettered a mark of 9:31.97, set by Elmira-Notre-Dame’s Molly Huddle in 2002.
New York State Championships Girls Preview
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Two years ago, Olicia Williams was one of the fastest rising freshmen in the country, with a 2:09.60 outdoor 800 meters to her credit. But her sophomore campaign didn’t measure up, mostly because Williams was still patting herself on the back.