October 10, 2012
Marathon’s Jewiss shows the way in Division II
Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
Marathon Central’s Elizabeth Jewiss heads to victory during Tuesday’s IAC Division II Cross Country Championships held at Stonehedges Golf Course in Groton.
GROTON — Elizabeth Jewiss added another Interscholastic Athletic Conference Division II Championship victory to her impressive career cross country resume.
The savvy Marathon Central senior won a memorable battle down the stretch to lead the way in the Division II Girls’ Varsity race held at Stonehedges Golf Course, Jewiss turning in a 20:39.7 winning time over the 5K layout on an ideally cool and mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon.
While Trumansburg girls placed four runners in the Top 10 to come away with top team honors, the chase for first place was between Jewiss, Southern Cayuga sophomore Bethany Murphy and senior Allison Cronk running on her home Groton course.
That trio of contenders all jockeyed back-and-forth over the final 200 meters before Jewiss surged ahead to stay. Murphy was three seconds behind and held off Cronk for third place, those two runners timed in 20:42.2 and 20:43.9, respectively.
While Trumansburg had 30 points to head up the team standings, Groton girls were second with 66 — nosing out Lansing by a point for that runner-up spot. Marathon was incomplete as a team.
Trumansburg also won the boys’ team title with 43 points, with Southern Cayuga three points behind in the second spot. Groton (67) finished third and Marathon (103) fifth in a field of six schools.
Southern Cayuga’s Michael May won the boys’ race in 16:20.8 time.
- While Jewiss showed the way in the girls’ race, Groton’s second place team showing was led by Cronk’s solid run and a sixth place showing from senior Sara Hahne.
Among the locals finishing in the Top 25, Marathon freshman Celeste Rogers was 19th in 25:49.4, Groton junior Michaela Dunham was 22nd in 27:14.5 and Marathon sophomore Abby West 23rd in 27:25.8.
For team champion Trumansburg, Megan McIntyre (21:46.4) was fourth and Abby VanSoest (22:04.8) fifth to lead the Raiders’ pack.
- Southern Cayuga’s May took control of the boys’ race from the start, junior Tyler Sutherland out of Trumansburg never able to put much of a dent in May’s lead while finishing 12 seconds behind in second place.
Groton placed three runners in the Top 10, led by senior Theo Moore in fifth in 17:38.0 and junior Jason Jenks sixth in 17:51.1. Eric Peck, a senior, ran ninth in 18:09.8 for the Indians.
The top runner for Marathon was senior Andrew Doxey, who ran 14th in 18:46.6.
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