Cross country: Kelsey Chmiel named Senior of the Year in New York State

Saratoga Springs’ Kelsey Chmiel was named Senior of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) when it released its All-State teams in girls cross country.

Chmiel led the Blue Streaks to the Section 2 and New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A titles this season. She won the Section 2 title and placed second to North Rockland’s Katelyn Tuohy – who was named the Overall Runner of the Year – at the state meet.

Additionally, Saratoga’s Ella Kurto was named Freshman of the Year by NYSSCOGS. Chmiel and Kurto were two of the seven Class A runners to receive first team honors.

The full list of All-State honorees from Section 2 is as follows:

Class A
First team
Kelsey Chmiel (Saratoga Springs)
Ella Kurto (Saratoga Springs)

Second team
Faith Demars (Ballston Spa)

Fourth team
Emily Bush (Saratoga Springs)
Jada Dennis (Shenendehowa)
Liyat Kebbede (Niskayuna)

Fifth team
Hannah Belleville (Shenendehowa)
Gillian Roeder (Bethlehem)

Sixth team
Leoni Griffin (Shaker)
Kaleigh Higgins (Shaker)
McKinley Wheeler (Saratoga Springs)

Honorable mention
Rylee Davis (Bethlehem)
Luccabella Hotaling (Shenendehowa)
Ciarra Knott (Saratoga Springs)
Skyler Knott (Saratoga Springs)
Kathryn Tenney (Colonie)
Sheridan Wheeler (Saratoga Springs)

Class B
Second team
Rory Graham (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake)
Kate Sherman (Mohonasen)

Third team
Emily Berg (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake)

Fifth team
Jamisen Vendetti (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake)

Honorable mention
Logan Barsalow (Averill Park)
Mya June (Schalmont)

Class C
First team
Nina Sgambelluri (Greenwich)
Brynne Wright (Greenwich)

Second team
Teagan Wright (Greenwich)

Third team
Sunni LaBounty (Schuylerville)

Honorable mention
Brooke Wright (Greenwich)

Class D
Second team
Elaine Atanasova (Duanesburg)

Third team
Lily Czub (Hoosic Valley)

Honorable mention
Angelina Pusateri (Maple Hill)
Michelle Puzulis (Berne-Knox-Westerlo)
Elizabeth Radyn (Lake George)
Jennifer Skeeter (Duanesburg)

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