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Lockport’s Sydney Nowicki crossed the finish line at the 2016 NYSPHSAA Championships thinking her 47th-place finish was good enough to qualify for the Federation Championships. It turned out it wasn’t, and she had to “settle” with All-Western New York first-team honors as an eighth-grader while senior teammate Carissa DiTullio was selected by area coaches as the Runner …

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Name School Class – Fast fact Ava Crist Maple Grove 9 – Selected as top freshman runner in WNY by area coaches Abby Gostomski Cattaraugus/Little Valley 12 – Joined by twin sister Bailey on All-State Class D third team Riley Jones Pioneer/Holland 12 – Carries 4.0 GPA, moved up from All-WNY honorable mention honors Megan McLaughlin East Aurora 8 – Named Junior-Hi…

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Name School Class – Fast fact Tom Appenheimer Cardinal O’Hara 11 – Repeat All-Catholic champ finished 35th at NYS Federation meet Samuel Auernhamer Newfane 12 – Head-first dive at state championships secured fourth-place finish in Class C Ryan Buzby Grand Island 12 – Fastest local runner at NYSPHSAA and Federation championships Grey Conover Clarence 11 – Top Re…

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2017 All-WNY Cross Country Team Selected by area coaches Runner of the Year: Sydney Nowicki (9) (Lockport) Senior: Molly McLaughlin (East Aurora) Junior: Anna Rybczynski (West Seneca West) Sophomore: Kylee Odell (Clymer/Sherman/Panama) Freshman: Ava Crist (Maple Grove) 8th grader: Megan McLaughlin (East Aurora) 7th grader: Catalina Ersing (Newfane) Coach: Mike H…

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2017 All-WNY Cross Country Team Selected by area coaches Runner of the Year: Ian Russ (East Aurora) Senior: Ryan Buzby (Grand Island) Junior: Grey Conover (Clarence) Sophomore: Dagon Bryant (Southwestern) Freshman: Joshua Peron (Frontier) 8th grader: Brody Jones (Pioneer) 7th grader: Eli Noecker (Eden) Coach: Stephen Matteson (Maple Grove) First Team Name Ye…