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Photos: Big Red Cross-Country Invitational

Somers' boys cross-country team with coaches Jesse Arnett (assistant) and Mike Lacko (head coach). Credits: Rob DiAntonio

LINCOLNDALE, N.Y. — Somers hosted its Big Red Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Tuskers won the Division 2 boys and girls team titles with Matt Fusco placing first for the boys and Elisabeth Van Tassell taking first for the girls.

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