BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: ATHENS FINISHES FOURTH AT NEWARK VALLEY INVITATIONAL (9 PHOTOS) (2021-10-08)

Valley Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Athens had three runners place in the top 14 to fuel a fourth-place finish, while senior Nate Ackley paced Waverly’s efforts here Friday afternoon at the Bob Greene / Newark Valley Cross Country Invitational.

Senior Matt Gorsline finished sixth in a time of 18:13.9 to lead the Wildcats, while junior Ethan Denlinger was 11th in 18:25.5, and senior Kyle Anthony was 14th in 18:35.5.

Athens placed fourth with 116 points, well behind first-place Vestal, which had 44 placement points.

Freshman Carter Lewis was 47th for the Wildcats in 19:57.5, while sophomore Nate Prickitt was 50th in 20:08.5, senior Izaak Hobday was 65th in 20:43.7, and senior Sander Bertsch was 78th in 21:39.7.

Ackley finished 12th for the Wolverines in a time of 18:27.9, and senior Gavin Schillmoeller was 75th in 21:25.0.

JV Race
Senior Brendan Jones was 37th in a time of 24:12.4 to pace Athens in the JV race, while freshman Pierce Oldroyd was 48th in 24:51.2,  freshman Ryan Gorman was 53rd in 25:27.5, and freshman Lohith Kinthala was 72nd in 30:18.4.

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IN PHOTO 1: Athens senior Matt Gorsline. … PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.