HSXC: Peluso Wins Girls Race, Sharks Run Strong In Savannah

May River’s girls finished second behind individual champion Emma Peluso, and the Sharks’ boys finished third to lead the local contingent at the Saucony XC Kickoff Classic on Saturday at Savannah’s Daffin Park.

Peluso won the 5K girls race in 20:27, while teammate Victoria Sosa was fifth in 21:44 and Gracyn Drury also finished in the top 10.

On the boys side, May River was third overall with Owen Andrews leading the way with a third-place finish in 17:07. Bluffton’s Armando Jimenez (17:24) and John Sutay (17:28) finished fourth and sixth to help the Bobcats place fourth.


GIRLS

2. May River (66) — 1. Emma Peluso 20:27; 5. Victoria Sosa 21:44; 10. Gracyn Drury 22:13; 16. Fabiana Ribera 22:52; 39. Sadie Flemetis 24:36; 53. Hailey Horton 25:09; 62. Anna Camden Shirley 25:35; 76. Taylor Gilmore 26:13; 103. Breanna Sullivan 27:50.

6. Bluffton (164) — 11. Kaitlyn McDonagh 22:14; 18. Kelsey Brandt 23:24; 32. Rosemary Alejos 24:10; 54. Rachel Riddle 25:14; 64. Jennyfer Rodriguez 25:45; 82. Natasha Esselstein 26:30; 87. Jordan Wilhelm 26:44.

13. Holy Trinity (353) — 52. Izzy Hipple 25:08; 71. Hannah Reedy 25:58; 84. Virginia Brunson 26:37; 107. Addie Warren 28:21; 115. Mary Clanton Bozard 29:44; 137. Rebekah Stone 36:15.

John Paul II — 123. Alyssa Rembold 30:35; 144. Kushi Patel 42:41.

BOYS

3. May River (98) — 3. Owen Andrews 17:07; 9. Tristan Kaplan 17:36; 27. Brandon Beck 18:36; 28. Sean Hamby 18:36; 31. Huff Campbell 18:42; 49. John Rosenblum 19:36; 59. James Marier 19:54; 71. Gustavo Medina 20:24; 97. Luke Anderson 21:13.

4. Bluffton (105) — 4. Armando Jimenez 17:24; 6. John Sutay 17:28; 24. Peyton Decker 18:31; 30. Nicholas Cunningham 18:42; 42. James Orten 19:13; 52. Jonathan McCants 19:39; 55. August Rios 19:45; 68. Jack Roberts 20:20; 73. Kegan Brandt 20:25; 85. William Riddle 20:46.

13. Holy Trinity (401) — 63. Luke Greene 20:10; 86. Ethan Marquardt 20:47; 90. Parker Smith 21:00; 105. Addison Wilson 21:23; 113. Rich Gooding 21:47; 150. Christopher Newnham 23:13;

16. John Paul II (447) — 51. Noah Brock 19:38; 83. Sebastian Laverde 20:45; 125. Colin Doering 22:22; 127. Andrew Tedesco 22:23; 131. Ethan Prado 22:24; 190. Aidan Tibbitt 27:44.

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