Ahearn Leads Huskers at Big Red

Greg Calidonna heads for the finish line. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

SOMERS, N.Y.— John Ahearn paced Yorktown’s boys cross-country team with a ninth-place finish in the Division 1 race at Somers’ Big Red Invitational.

Ahearn clocked a time of 17:34.81 on the 5,000-meter course on Sept. 9.

Gregory Calidonna (34th, 18:54.81), Salvatore Pepe (36th, 18:57.24), Matthew Oteiza (37th, 18:57.50) and Eric Rohm (45th, 19:11.27) also finished in the top 50 for the Huskers.

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Marlee Pincus was the top finisher for the girls in Division 1, placing 28th in a time of 23:52.72.

Julia Schildwachter (31st, 24:15.05), Alexa Primiani (32nd, 24:19.10), Alyssa Pelkley (43rd, 24:45.21), Kathryn Severino (51st, 25:29.95), Ella Morris (55th), Leila Hudson (60th), Taylor Guinee (61st) and Kate Kouril (62nd) also ran well.

Jenna Pressman scored a second-place finish for the Lakeland/Panas girls at the Red Raider Run at Bear Mountain. She scored a time of 19:37 at the Sept. 8 race.

Claire Smith was seventh in 21:12.68 while Sarah Beam (22nd, 23:39.99), Lusi Godoi (25th) and Katherine Reynoso (27th) rounded out the team’s effort.

Nick Merando led the boys by placing 20th in 17:54.83. Ryan Bieber (24th, 18:08.08), Carlos Vazquez (25th, 18:09.60) and Leart Bakraqi (26th, 18:10.37) rounded out the top 30 finishers for the Rebels.

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