SCHUYLERVILLE — The Schuylerville varsity girls cross country team capped off a great season on Saturday, finishing 8th at the New York State Class C Championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.
The Black Horses reached the state finals by capturing the Section 2 Class C Championship at Queensbury High School on Nov. 5. Schuylerville boys’ runner James Lynch also qualified for states during the Section 2 Championships.
Adeline Ballou led the way for the Schuylerville girls’ team at states, finishing 18th (20:29.60). Megan Vianese (20:45.30) finished 22nd, while Nikki Stark (23:29.10) and Hannah Yonkin (23:29.40) finished 98th and 99th, respectively.
Lynch, the lone boys’ runner at states for the Black Horses, finished 43rd (18:28.90).
The Black Horses’ girls’ team reached states by cruising to victory in the Sectional Championships, finishing 49 points ahead of second-place Broadalbin-Perth. The team was led by Vianese (20:13.0) and Ballou (20:26.9), who finished second and third, respectively.
Stark (22:26.2) placed 11th, while Yonkin finished 15th (22:56.2). Lillian Letzring placed 22nd (23:35.5), with Taylor Brown finishing 32nd (24:09.1). Kayleigh Hays (24:45.8) was 39th, while Paige Nesbitt was 44th (25:03.4).
Lynch clinched his spot in the State Championships by finishing eighth in the boys’ race with a time of 17:23.3. The Schuylerville boys team finished 7th.