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December 07, 2016
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Mettle in the mud

Eldred senior Christine Donnelly does her best to reckon with the day’s conditions as the muddy trail was at its worst for the day’s last race. She finished 47th and won a Sportsmanship Promotion Award.

Tri-Valley’s girls, who edged out Sullivan West for the right to represent Section 9 in the state Class C encounter, found the conditions trying, but the squad, which loses only one senior in Olivia Rehm, used the race as a great learning tool for future encounters. Eighth grader Autumn Bender (22:43.9) fared the best of the group, finishing 48th. Sophomore Sabrena Smith (23:04) was 57th. Rehm (23:46.4) was 74th, followed by sophomore Brooke Gillette (24:15.5) in 86th and junior Danielle Graham (24:02) in 93rd and Alex Brooks (27:00.7) in 121st. Tri-Valley’s stellar season featured their 12th straight division title, a Section 9 crown and a first place at the Mt. Sac race in California, the world’s largest high school invitational.

Proscia, Donnelly, Rehm and Bernstein were chosen to receive NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Promotion Awards for 2011.

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