Misganaw’s traveling partner, Fikadu Lemma, won the men’s race in 31:25 last season. Former Cooperstown Central standout Josh Edmonds finished second — 30 seconds behind.
Steve Parisian said he didn’t know if Misganaw or Lemma would be back this season as elite runners normally register the day of the race.
Oneonta High graduate Levi Anderson won the 5K title last season. Anderson, who runs for SUNY Delhi, finished in 18:32 — 21 seconds ahead of Bainbridge’s Scott Hornung.
Mancuso placed ninth among 5K runners in 2011, in 20:42.
“Just because it’s in-season, I can’t strain myself too much,” said Mancuso, the top runner for the Yellowjackets.
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