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2017-10-11 / Sports

Amherst boys cross-country wins Town of Amherst Championships

South’s Bergamasco places first


Amherst cross-country runners Emmaus Nakagawa (714) and Jack Lenz (709) lead a small pack of runners into the final mile of the boys race during the Town of Amherst Cross-Country Championships Friday at Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Lenz took sixth in 17 minutes, 23 seconds and Nakagawa took eighth in 17:28. Amherst won the meet with 30 points. 
Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerdePurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Amherst cross-country runners Emmaus Nakagawa (714) and Jack Lenz (709) lead a small pack of runners into the final mile of the boys race during the Town of Amherst Cross-Country Championships Friday at Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Lenz took sixth in 17 minutes, 23 seconds and Nakagawa took eighth in 17:28. Amherst won the meet with 30 points. Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerdePurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com The Amherst boys cross-country team recorded 30 points to win Friday’s Town of Amherst Championships at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.

Amherst, which finished with 30 points, had its first six runners finish in the top 15. Ely Personius was second overall out of 76 runners in 16 minutes, 49 seconds.

Steven Quinlivan placed third in 17:02, Jack Lenz took sixth in 17:23, Emmaus Nakagawa came in eighth in 17:28, Mark Orlowski took 11th in 17:56.

Amherst coach Jenny Koeppel said 20 athletes between Amherst’s boys and girls teams ran personal-best times.


Williamsville South’s David Bergamasco leads a pack of runners during the first mile of the boys race during the Town of Amherst Cross-Country Championship Friday at Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Bergamasco won the race in 16 minutes, 25 seconds. 
Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerdePurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Williamsville South’s David Bergamasco leads a pack of runners during the first mile of the boys race during the Town of Amherst Cross-Country Championship Friday at Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Bergamasco won the race in 16 minutes, 25 seconds. Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerdePurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Williamsville South took second with 35 points.

David Bergamasco won the race in 16:25. Also scoring for the Billies were Ori Rickler (fifth, 17:22); Duncan Cicero (seventh, 17:28); Nicholas Cicero (10th, 17:43); and Maximillan Moslow (12th, 17:59).

Williamsville North took fourth with 125 points.

Aidan Maddigan was the Spartans’ top finisher, taking 17th in 18:44. Ethan Donovan (25th, 19:27); John Mahoney (26th, 19:30); Nick Young (28th, 19:39); and Armondo Concessi (29th, 19:45) also contributed to the team’s scoring.

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