Photo by Tammy Moynihan
Livonia's Melissa Mineti leads teammates Alexandra Shipman and Cassandra Tkaczow during cross-country action Tuesday at Hemlock Lake. Mineti won the race with a time of 20:27 while Shipman and Tkaczow were second and third respectively, helping the Lady Bulldogs improve to 21-0 on the season.
Livonia girls improve to 21-0
HEMLOCK — Led by a strong contingent of runners, the Livonia girls’ cross-country team ran away with easy victories over Geneseo (15-50); Lima Christian (15-50); and Mount Morris (17-46) during LCAA-GR action Tuesday afternoon at Hemlock Lake.
Livonia placed all five of their scoring runners in the first six spots led by freshman Melissa Mineti’s first place finish in 20:27.
Teammates Alexandra Shipman (20:30) and Cassandra Tkaczow (20:33) placed second and third respectively while Molly Stewart (21:10) and Sarah Warner (21:11) were fifth and sixth respectively for the Lady Bulldogs, who are a perfect 21-0 on the season.
Mt. Morris runner Liz Chichester was the only reason the Lady Bulldogs didn’t sweep the top six spots as she placed fourth overall in 20:49.
Geneseo, who fell to 16-5 on the season, was led by Lindsay Ryan’s ninth place finish in 21:44, while Brianna Horn was 10th and Anna Miskell was 11th. Geneseo’s Morgan Bailey placed 13th.
Geneseo defeated Mount Morris (23-32).
In the boys’ race, Gabe Rodriguez won his race by more than a minute as he crossed the line with a time of 16:15, while Livonia’s Jake Chichester was second in 17:18 and Lima Christian’s Ethan Paszko was third (17:23).
Livonia swept the boys’ team results and improved to 19-2 on the season.
Also for Livonia, Logan Ellis was fourth (17:53); Alan Shipman was fifth (17:55) and Matt Linser was sixth (18:01).