Amsterdam girls win Big 10 title

QUEENSBURY – The Amsterdam girls cross-country team won the team title at the Big 10 Championships at Queensbury High School on Wednesday.

The Lady Rams claimed their first title since 2009 with a team total of 40 points. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, which won the Big 10 dual meet title this season, was second with 54 points. Albany (74 points) was third, Schenectady (90) was fourth and Catholic Central (91) was fifth.

In the boys meet, Christian Brothers Academy won the team title for the first time since 1994 with a total of 23 points. Bishop Gibbons was second with 96 points, while Schenectady was third with 98 points. Amsterdam (100 points) was fourth, Albany (120) was fifth, LaSalle (127) was sixth, Troy (197) was seventh and Catholic Central (201) was eighth.

Albany’s Eileen Bequette won the 3.1-mile girls race with a time of 19:40.63.

Ilenis Quinones was second with a time of 19:49.34 for Amsterdam, while Olivia Lazarou was third with a time of 19:55.73.

Bishop Gibbons’ Talya Williams (20:15.38) was fourth and Troy’s Dayshia Randall (20:28.47) was fifth.

Chantel Dopp (20:53.60) was sixth for the Lady Rams, while Caitlyn Adamchick (22:17.23) was 13th. Other Amsterdam finishers included Kennedy Nordby (19th, 23:16.67), Alyssa Turo (21st, 23:59.94) and Shawntel Rivera (27th, 25:42.47).

In the 3.1-mile boys race, Christian Brothers Academy’s Justin Van Epps won with a time of 16:03.47. CBA placed five finishers on its way to the team title.

Bishop Gibbons’ Jonah Allard (16:47.59) was second, LaSalle’s Niall Coughlin (17:01.89) was third, CBA’s Kaushik Pilar (17:07.36) was fourth and CBA’s Kevin LeFleche (17:14.24) was fifth.

Brett Flint led Amsterdam, placing 12th with a time of 18:19.91. Gabe Fernandez (18:26.96) was 14th for the Rams, while Jon Knack (19:03.84) was 23rd.

Other Amsterdam finishers included David Graveley (25th, 19:14.04), Teddy Piccioccia (26th, 19:18.83) and Alex Stewart (29th, 19:22.65).