Section 2 Nordic skiing: Madison Relyea leads Mayfield to girls title; Queensbury dominates boys race

Madison Relyea led Mayfield to the girls team title at the Section 2 Nordic Skiing Championships Thursdsay, Feb. 14, at Gore Mountain.

Relyea, who qualified for junior nationals earlier this season, finished with a time of 24:33.2 to lead the Panthers, who edged Queensbury 12-17 for first place. Fianna Halloran (fourth place, 27:50.6) and Kira Williams (seventh, 29:52.3) rounded out Mayfield’s top three.

Bailey Gengel led Queensbury with a second-place finish in a time of 25:24.2. Hadley-Luzerne’s Katrin Schreiner finished third with a time of 27:00.7.

On the boys’ side, Queensbury had three of the top five finishers as it pulled away from the rest of the pack. Lucas Jenkin won the individual title for the Spartans with a time of 34:56.7, while Aidan Rowley (third place, 35:10.5) and Nick Logan (fifth, 36:17.1) turned in strong performances.

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Queensbury earned the boys team title with nine points, while Lake George placed second with 36 points.

The top performers from Sectionals advance to the state championships Feb. 25 and 26 at Gore Mountain.

Boys team scores: Queensbury 9, Lake George 36, Mayfield 41, Saratoga Springs 43, Shenendehowa 54, Glens Falls 56, Johnsburg 83, Guilderland 83, Scotia-Glenville 97

Top 10 skiers
1. Lucas Jenkin (Q) 34:56.7
2. Erik Schreiner (Hadley-Luzerne) 35:04.0
3. Aidan Rowley (Q) 35:10.5
4. Paul Lindsay (LG) 35:14.1
5. Nick Logan (Q) 36:17.1
6. Daniel Gardner (SS) 36:22.3
7. Teddy Borgos (Q) 37:05.9
8. Sam Rowley (Q) 37:17.2
9. Antonio Maninno (May) 37:19.9
10. Sam Bordeau (GF) 37:27.3

Girls team scores: Mayfield 12, Queensbury 17, Johnsburg 50, Shenendehowa 52, Glens Falls 53, Scotia-Glenville 55, Guilderland 95, Johnstown 115, Saratoga Springs 131

Top 10 skiers
1. Madison Relyea (May) 24:33.2
2. Bailey Gengel (Q) 25:24.2
3. Katrin Schreiner (HL)) 27:00.7
4. Fianna Halloran (May) 27:50.6
5. Katie Culliton (GF) 29:44.2
6. Lorraina Guay (Q) 29:48.7
7. Kira Williams (May) 29:52.3
8. Delaney LaFontaine (May) 29:55.0
9. Brittany Barton (Q) 30:18.8
10. Ava Anderson (JBRG) 30:22.9

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