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Adirondack Speedsters make their mark at Queensbury meet

November 16, 2011
By the News staff
QUEENSBURY — The Adirondack Speedsters running club had 13 athletes compete in the USATF Adirondack Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Nov. 6 in Queensbury. The runners had been training for this event every week throughout the fall.

Nate Ball, a first-time competitor, won his division in the 2-kilometer race with a time of 9 minutes, 11.97 seconds.

Jesse Izzo finished second in her division in the 3k race in 13:34.28 and Matt White was fourth at the same distance in 13:46.46. Both were competing against fields of 25 other runners.

Jackie Garso finished 10th out of 31 runners with her time of 14:09.12 in the 3k race, while Maggie Peer was 18th in the same race with a time of 15:19.97.

In the boys 3k race, Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour finished fourth in 12:21.23, Scott Schulz was seventh in 12:46.70 and Beckett Ledger was 17th in 13:55.36.

Adirondack Speedster girls swept the 4-kilometer division, with Nina Armstrong finishing first in 16:05.48 and her sister Gabby Armstrong not far behind in 16:33.30 for second place. Johanna Mohrs was third in the race with a time of 16:42.63.

In the boys 4k race, Karl Schulz was the second finisher in a time of 15:07.60, followed by teammate Forest Ledger in seventh with a time of 16:30.79.

All 13 Adirondack Speedsters qualified for the USATF Region 1 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships to be held in Queensbury on Nov. 20.

The Adirondack Speedsters program provides an opportunity for area youth to run, play and have fun with local coaches during the fall season. The program culminates with a few races at the end of the season. The program is free and offered to kids ages 8 and up.

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These 13 athletes represented the Adirondack Speedsters at the USATF Adirondack Junior Olympic Cross Country championships in Queensbury. All 13 qualified for the Region I championships on Nov. 20.



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