BRONX — The Greenwich girls cross country team won the C division race at the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
The Witches, the No. 1-ranked class C team in the state, finished with 65 points, comfortably ahead of runner-up Bay Shore, the 15th-ranked Class A team, with 142. Ocean City (NJ), the defending Group III South Jersey champions, were third with 168. Bronxville, the No. 2-ranked Class C team behind Greenwich, was fifth with 195 points.
Nina Sgambelluri led Greenwich with her second-place finish in 15 minutes, 3.2 seconds for the 2.5-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park. Brynne Wright was fourth in 15:10.6.
Rounding out the Witches’ scoring runners were Teagan Wright (10th, 15:41.2), Emma Cronin (21st, 15:58.1) and Quinn Collins (28th, 16:25.0).
Also in that race, Glens Falls’ Katie Culliton was 34th in 16:32.5.
In the B division boys race, Queensbury’s Nick Logan was third in 13:01.1.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — North Warren-Johnsburg’s Brandon Olden won the Division I boys race at the Burnt Hills Invitational at Saratoga Spa State Park. Olden finished the 3.04-mile course in 15:48.81.
Other local boys with top-20 finishes in that race were Lake George’s Jake O’Keefe in 15th (17:34.58), Saratoga Catholic’s Griffin Day in 16th (17:43.41), Hadley-Luzerne’s Erik Schreiner in 19th (17:46.51) and Argyle’s Connor Jarvis in 20th (17:47.08).
Lake George placed fourth as a team, with Hadley-Luzerne sixth and North Warren-Johnsburg eighth.
Five local girls finished in the top 20 of the Division I girls race. Lake George’s Elizabeth Radyn led the way with a seventh in 19:49.28. Spa Catholic’s Katie Cronin took 10th in 20:30.08. Argyle’s Isabelle Gulick was 12th (20:34.54), Hartford’s Kailey Gayton was 18th (20:57.31) and Lake George’s Taylor Mclarty was 19th (20:58.14).
Lake George earned seventh place, with North Warren-Johnsburg taking ninth.
In the Division II races, Schuylerville had two girls with top-20 places: Sunni Labounty in sixth (19:27.85) and Anya Vautrin in 19th (20:33.21). The Schuylerville boys placed sixth as a team.