Area runners named WAC all-stars
Several area runners were among those named to the recently announced Western Athletic Conference Cross Country all-star team.
Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Jordan Porter, Samantha Field and Eliza Cechnicki all were named all-stars, while Fonda-Fultonville’s Hailie LaPratt and Katie Dunham also earned all-star status.
Mayfield’s Madison Relyea and Galway’s Natalie Zembsch also were named all-stars.
Duanesburg had Elaine Atanasova, Jen Skeeter, Hanna Avery and Alice Cole named all-stars.
Rounding out the girls all-star team were Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Michelle Puzulis, Mekeel Christian Academy’s Madison Lilianthal and Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Caroline Mundell.
Atanasova, Skeeter, Relyea, Puzulis and Lilianthal also qualified for the state meet. Relyea won the girls race at the WAC Championships.
On the boys side, Fonda-Fultonville had Shane Viscosi, Aidan Zenzen and Myles Anderson named all-stars.
Canajoharie-Fort Plain had Andrew Yacobucci and Michael Hoffman named all-stars, while Galway had Holden Decker and Ryan Ingle honored. Mayfield’s Tyler Newkirk also was named a WAC all-star.
Yacobucci won the boys race at the WAC Championships.
Duanesburg had five runners named all-stars as Andrew Drescher, Boone Lynch, Sal Gallo, Paul Munson and George Atanasov were honored. Drescher also qualified for the state meet.
Rounding out the boys all-stars was Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ Robby Guzzo.
2017 Western Athletic Conference Cross Country
Duanesburg: Elaine Atanasova, Jen Skeeter, Hanna Avery, Alice Cole
Canajoharie-Fort Plain: Jordan Porter, Samantha Field, Eliza Cechnicki
Fonda-Fultonville: Hailie LaPratt, Katie Dunham
Mayfield: Madison Relyea
Berne-Knox-Westerlo: Michelle Puzulis, Caroline Mundell
Mekeel Christian: Madison Lilianthal
Galway: Natalie Zembsch
Duanesburg: Andrew Drescher, Boone Lynch, Sal Gallo, Paul Munson, George Atanasov
Mayfield: Tyler Newkirk
Fonda-Fultonville: Shane Viscosi, Aidan Zenzen, Myles Anderson
Galway: Holden Decker,Ryan Ingle
Canajoharie-Fort Plain: Andrew Yacobucci, Michael Hoffman
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons: Robby Guzzo