Region III Championships

Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Chris Burnett won for the seventh time in as many tries this season for SUNY Delhi in the NJCAA Region III Championships at Alfred State on Saturday.

Burnett won the 8-kilometer race in 29 minutes, 37.15 seconds. Eric Young of Hudson Valley placed second in 30:19.55 on a sloppy course.

Burnett and teammate Dylan Lowry earned all-region honors for place in the top 10. Lowry finished fourth in 30:53.20.

The Broncos finished third in the team standings with 73 points. Mohawk Valley won with 63 and Broome was second with 63.

Delhi's women finished second with 55 points _ 10 behind winner Alfred.

Amber Shortsleeve (South Kortright) and Meghan Visser finished fifth and sixth, respectively, for the Broncos. Shortsleeve completed the 3.1-mile course in 23:25.57. Visser finished 23:32.08.

SUNYAC Championships

Oneonta State's men and women each finished fourth in the SUNY Athletic Conference Championships Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls .

Danielle Kennedy's fifth-place finish paced O-State's women, which finished with 88 points _ three behind third-place Cortland. Geneseo won with 36.

Kennedy covered the 6,000-meter course in 22 minutes, 53.68 seconds. The performance allowed Kennedy induction in the SUNYAC cross country Hall of Fame. She becomes to third O-State runner to earn the honor and second in as many years. Lauren Brunetto made it last season after finishing fifth. Brunetto is the first O-State sophomore to earn the honor.

Cooperstown graduate Nichole Wischoff finished eighth for New Paltz in 23:09.84. Stefanie Braun of Plattsburgh won in 22:29.13.

Joining Kennedy as an all-conference selection was junior Pam Ernst. She took second-team honors after finishing 15th.

Junior John Longo led the Red Dragons men, who finished with 126 points _ three behind third-place Plattusburgh. Geneseo won with 17.

Longo finished the 8-kilometer course in 26:51 to place 16th.

Oneonta High graduate Jesse Hamway finished 23rd.

NEAC Championships

SUNY Cobleskill's men and won the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at Cobleskill.

Conor Cashin, the Fighting Tigers' athlete of the week, won the individual conference title for the second straight year as Cobleskill amassed 24 points _ 20 better than runner-up and defending champion SUNYIt.

Cashin completed the 8-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 27 seconds. Cashin's teammate, Geoffrey Hall, finished second _ 20 seconds behind. The Fighting Tigers' Josh Miller was fourth in 29:33.

The Fighting Tigers' women won for the third straight season. They compiled 36 points _ well ahead of runner-up Cazenovia.

Samantha Moade and Rebekah Johnson finished second and third, respectively, for Cobleskill. Moade finished in 19:39 _ 11 seconds behind winner Emily Middlebrook of Wells. Johnson crossed in 19:48.

Victoria Kodak contributed a seventh-place finish, crossing in 20:37.

Empire 8 Championships

Hartwick's men and women placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the Empire 8 Championships on Saturday at Saratoga Springs State Park.

Hawks sophomore John Wojtech led the men with a 12-place finish. He completed the 8,000-meter coruse in 27:01.

Erika Gates paced the Hawks' women, finishing 35th. She finished the 3.04-mile race in 20:42.


NJCAA Tournament

Patricia Anthony and Margaretville graduate Sarah Batka had SUNY Delhi's best finishes in the NJCAA Tournament at the United States Tennis Center in Flushing last Tuesday through Friday.

Anthony advanced to the semifinals at fifth singles after beating Kingsboro's Jessica Williams, 6-2, 6-2. Anthony then lost to McKenzie McCray, 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, in the semifinals.

Batka recovered from a 5-0 deficit in the third set to beat Brandi Calavano, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 in her quarterfinal at sixth singles. Batka then lost to eventual champion Alina Zitukhavovskay, 7-5, 6-2, in the semifinals.

Anthony and Batka won the back draw at third doubles. Lindsey DelVecchio and Jamie Deutsch did likewise at first doubles.


O-State sweeps

Oneonta State's women beat host Oswego, 132-107, and the Red Dragons men won, 125-118, on Saturday in their season-openers.

Freshman Daniel Donaghy and sophomore Jermaine Miller won two events apiece for O-State's women. Donaghy won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle races. Miller swept the diving events, accumulating 257.05 points in the 3-meter and 246.20 in the 1-meter.

For the men, Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller set a school-record in the 200 individual medley. Miller finished second in the event and won the 100 backstroke.

O-State plays host to New Paltz at 4 p.m. Friday.

Hartwick sweeps

Hartwick College's men beat visiting Utica, 155-91, and women won, 156-86, on Saturday.

Michael Phillips led the men with victories in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.79), the 200 breaststroke (2:16.27) and the 200 IM (2:01.47).

Kenny Kleso, Cody Cupit and Miles Blaney contributed two wins apiece.

Stephanie Ha paced the women with wins in the 200 backstroke (2:15.83), the 200 butterfly (2:17.58) and the 100 butterfly (1:00.45).

Gwendolyn Mathias, Justine Woodend and Clare Nelson won two events apiece.

Hartwick travels to Nazareth at 1 p.m. Saturday.


Rensselaer 3, Hartwick 1

Lysandra Tetreault scored in the 76th minute to pull Hartwick to 2-1, but the visiting Hawks lost their season-finale.

Tetreault's shot deflected off a Rensselaer defender and over goalie Deanna Amoia.

Rachel Scofield's goal in the 43rd minute gave Rensselaer (8-7-1) a 2-0 lead.

Hartwick finishes the season at 3-10.

Cobleskill 2, Wells 1

Kaitlyn Enright and Andrea Lisk answered an early goal by Paige Stone to lift host SUNY Cobleskill to a North Eastern Athletic Conference victory Saturday.

Enright scored off an assist by Nicole Rubino about a minute-and-a-half after Stone's goal. Lisk scored the winner in the 32nd minute off an assist by Margaretville graduate Erica Faulkner.

Cobleskill (4-12-2) is 3-7-2 in conference.

Wells (7-11) is 5-7 in the NEAC.


Nazareth 2, Hartwick 1

Lindsey Smith scored 7 1/2 minutes into the first overtime to give host Nazareth the victory and secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the Empire 8 Conference tournament.

Hartwick (6-11, 3-4) needed a victory to make the playoffs.

Kelsey Kimble tied the score for at 1 in the 52nd minute for Hartwick. Abby Wentlent assisted Kimble's 12th goal of the season.

Alicia Flewelling, Brittany Baughman, Anna Drake and Stephanie Washburn played their final games for Hartwick.


O-State wins twice

The host Red Dragons (17-19) defeated Sage College, 25-16, 25-11, 25-16, on Saturday. Kacy Boburka had eight kills and Bridget McHugh contributed seven. Brittany Calvello finished with 21 assists and nine digs.

The Red Dragons will compete in the SUNY Athletic Conference Tournament, which starts Thursday at Cortland State. O-State opens against Buffalo State.


Hartwick places second

The host Hawks finished with 36 points _ seven back of champion Skidmore _ Saturday at Hunter's Rein Stables.

Julia Ready (novice flat), Alison Ferraro (intermediate flat) and South Kortright graduate Cassie Howe (walk trot) had wins for the Hawks, who'll travel to Morrisville on Nov. 12.

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