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A pair of Section VI cross country champions placed in the top half of their respective fields at the Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore. East Aurora senior Ian Russ came in 86th place, while Lockport sophomore Sydney Nowicki finished 88th. Both fields had 199 competitors run the 3.1-mile course, which was muddy due to a stead…

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Lockport’s Sydney Nowicki set a school high with her Section VI-leading run in the state federation championships in Wappingers Falls. She finished eighth, the highest place in Lockport history, with a time of 18:56.2. Section VI had one additional top 20 finisher in East Aurora’s Megan McLaughlin (14th). Her sister Molly trailed her by 25 seconds, good for 34th. Two…

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The Section VI cross country runners who competed at the NYSPHSAA Championships came to a consensus when it was all said and done: The conditions at Section V’s Wayne High School made the course one of toughest, if not the toughest, they have ever run on. The ruts in the frozen ground thawed out as temperatures approached the mid 30s in the afternoon and made way for a …

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Believe it or not, East Aurora’s McLaughlin sisters don’t always get along. You just wouldn’t be able to tell by watching the finish of their race at the Section VI cross country championships on Friday. Senior Molly McLaughlin, the reigning champion in Class B, and eighth-grade sister Megan were neck-and-neck as they entered the final stretch of the course at Bemus …