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FA cross country teams sweep past N-N in matchup of NAC unbeatens


MALONE - The Franklin Academy varsity boys and girls cross country teams became the last of the NAC unbeatens on Tuesday after turning back their previously undefeated counterparts from Norwood-Norfolk on their home course on Tuesday.


The FA boys (4-0) used the depth of the team to outscore Norwood-Norfolk 20-40 and had little trouble upending Tupper Lake, 15-49. The Flyers (3-1) earned a split with their 22-34 win over the Lumberjacks.

N-N’s Kyle Fulk finished as the overall leader with a time of 18:43 but the host Huskies took the next five places to earn the win. Also placing well for the Flyers were, Adam Saucier, who was seventh in 19:45, and Deven Grant, who placed 10th in 20:37.


It was the same scenerio in the girls race, as the Lady Huskies (4-0) stopped the Flyers 23-35 and defeated an incomplete Lumberjack contingent 15-50 to stay unbeaten for the season. The Lady Flyers (3-1) also earned a split with the 15-50 win over Tupper Lake.

The girls race was highlighted by a 20-meter sprint to the finish between FA’s Rebekkah Bond and N-N’s Kaycie Saucier. The two runners broke into a full-out sprint with 20 meters left of the 5k course with Bond edging Saucier by two seconds at the finish line to capture the individual win and help the Huskies keep their unbeaten status intact.

Also contributing toward the Lady Flyer effort were; Hannah Gray, who was third in 22:56, Leah Livernois, who placed eighth in 23:40, and Skylar Fetter, who ran 10th in 25:57.


In another NAC meet on Tuesday, host OFA swept both the boys and girls meets over Potsdam and Canton. The Blue Devil boys beat Potsdam 20-39 and Canton 22-39 while Potsdam beat Canton 25-31 to salvage the split. The OFA girls ran against incomplete teams to gain their sweep.

Ben Miller paced the Sandstoner boys, placing fourth in 19:03. Keith Boldt was ninth in 20:40.

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