Cross country: Broadalbin-Perth teams perform well at Burnt Hills Invitational

Despite being shorthanded, the Broadalbin-Perth boys and girls cross country teams performed well at the Burnt Hills Invitational Saturday, Oct. 13, at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Broadalbin-Perth placed ninth in the Division II girls team standings with 261 points. Gabby Larsen led the Patriots with a 13th-place finish in a time of 20:12.4. Samantha Murphy (35th place, 21:00.3), Emma Frasier (43rd, 21:17.3) and Lauren Phillips (48th, 21:33.0) also cracked the top 50.

Similarly, the Broadalbin-Perth boys finished ninth in the Varsity II team standings with 285 points. Danny Dylong (39th place, 17:46.1) and Preston Hadley (41st, 17:47.3) finished in the top 50, while Wyatt Couperus (52nd, 17:57.4) barely missed placing in the top 50.

“Today was a test for us, as we ran shorthanded on both sides,” said Broadalbin-Perth head coach Jeff Richards. “Unlike the Killian Invitational [two weeks earlier], this time our team rose to the challenge and passed with flying colors. Others filled the shoes of their missing teammates and kept our packs strong.”

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