October 13, 2010


Jewiss shows way... again

Cross CountryBob Ellis/staff photographer
Elizabeth Jewiss (right) of Marathon stays ahead of Brianna Van Soest (503) of Trumansburg in the IAC Cross Country Championship Tuesday at Stonehedges Golf Course in Groton.

GROTON — Liz Jewiss is only a sophomore, but she is fast becoming one of the top all-time Interscholastic Athletic Conference cross country runners.
The Marathon Central standout captured her third consecutive girls’ IAC Northeast Divisional varsity crown with a winning time of 20:28.9 on the Stonehedges Golf Course’s layout on Tuesday afternoon.
Jewiss was the only local runner among the Olympians and Groton competitors to place in the Top 10 in the race. Marathon and Groton girls were incomplete as a team, as Trumansburg won the team championship.
Lansing junior Cameron Bruce won the boys’ varsity race with a clocking of 16:25.5 on the same Stonehedges course, while Trumansburg captured the team title with 27 points. Groton boys placed fourth with 86 points and Marathon placed fifth with 120 points.
Marathon’s Jewiss was just over three seconds quicker than Trumansburg junior Brianna Van Soest (20:32.2).
Senior Michelle Wilmot (20:50.5) and Lynda Balloni (21:05.6) from Southern Springs placed third and fourth while Trumansburg senior Danielle Peck (21:08) rounded out the top five. The Blue Raiders also placed runners in the seventh and eighth spots which helped secure the team win by nine points over Southern Springs.
Groton senior Allison Cronk placed 11th with her time of 22:20.2. She was the top runner for the Indians. Junior teammate Marissa Noe placed 13th in 22:54.6.
While Bruce ran off with the boys’ title, Trumansburg placed three runner in the top five and five in the top 10 to run away with the title.
Blue Raider senior Cody Scott (17:36.9) placed second with teammates Nate Stevenson (senior) and Tyler Sutherland (freshman) were third and fourth. All three runners were separated by 10.3 seconds. Ethan Peck (8th, 18:41) and Alex Cassetti (10th, 18:43.7) rounded out the Trumansburg scoring five.
Groton junior Robert Dunham was the only local runner among the Top 10, running seventh overall with a time of 18:27.5.
Marathon junior John Larkin (19:06.9) was the first Olympian across the finish line in 13th place.
The IAC Southwest Division race was dominated by host Newark Valley, the boys and girls both taking team titles.
Newark Valley girls won a fourth consecutive title behind race winner Jenna Cupp, whose 19:49.5 time was 47 seconds faster than the runner-up. The Cardinals have captured six straight boys’titles, beating Elmira Heights Edison out for first place. Edison’s Brian Gooshaw was the race winner in 17:19.3


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