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December 09, 2016
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Mettle in the mud

Tri-Valley’s Jim Bernstein rued not making an earlier move as the densely packed field and the mud impeded his efforts. Bernstein finished 29th 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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