Sydney Nowicki, a Lockport High freshman, qualified for next Saturday's the Nike Cross Country Nationals in Portland, Ore., by finishing 11th in the New York State Regional meet on Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Nowicki was coming off an eighth-place finish in the New York Federation run at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City.
Nowicki covered the 5,000 meters course in 19 minutes, 8.1 seconds. First place was Katelyn Tuohy in 17:01.0.
Nowicki has been a standout for Lockport since the 2015 season when as a seventh grader she earned honorable mention All-Western New York.