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All-Western New York Cross Country Team fast facts

Boys

Name School Grade Fast Facts

Kenny Vasbinder* East Aurora 12 Runner of the Year in 2014. Owns the course record at East Aurora, finishing in 14:38.

Owen Barber Allegany-Limestone 12 First-team selection in 2014. Prevented East Aurora from top-five sweep at sectionals.

Connor Doran Lockport 11 Second-team selection in 2014. Section VI win helped Lockport to second-place finish.

Matt McLaughlin East Aurora 12 Second-team selection in 2014. Has some school records to his credit. Ran a 16:01 5K.

Matt Mercer Orchard Park 12 Honorable mention in 2014. Has a 4:31 mile to his credit, and is top steeplechaser.

TJ Murray East Aurora 12 Honorable mention in 2014. Finished fourth in sectionals. Will run for Albany next year.

Chris Nowak Sweet Home 11 First-team selection in 2014. Shares a school track record in the 4x800 relay event.

Peter Rindfuss Hamburg 12 First-team selection in 2014. Led the Bulldogs to ECIC team championship as a senior.

Girls

Name School Grade Fast Fact

Sophia Tasselmyer* East Aurora 12 Runner of the Year in 2014 as well. Was picked for the All-New York State team in Class C.

Fiona Danieu East Aurora 12 First-team selection in 2014. Finished second in state championships in Class C.

Molly McLaughlin East Aurora 10 Already has run three years for the varsity. Was named first team all-state this year.

Katrina Patterson Clarence 11 First-team selection in 2014. A two-time 3,000-meter champion in indoor track.

Sam Peterman Sweet Home 11 Second-team pick in 2014. Won the 800 and 1,500-meter sectional title in outdoor track.

Hope Pietrocarlo Maple Grove 12 Second-team selection in 2014. Took Class D sectional title by almost 37-second margin.

Maisy Webster East Aurora 11 First-team selection in 2014.. Finished third in Class C sectionals with time of 20:00.71.

Naomi Wistner Williamsville North 9 First-team selection in 2014. Picked as the top freshman in Section VI this year.

*–Runner of the Year.