Modified Cross Country

Samson & Class Win All League Meet Races

October 28, 2017

WATERPORT -- The modified cross country teams had an exciting All League meet at Lakeside State Park on Saturday.

We have 2 league champions!  Lydia Samson had an impressive win leading the entire race with teammate Mia Herman on her heels. Samson was undefeated in the league this year. The girls left the fans in awe as they finished 1, 2, 3. Samson and Herman were expected to go 1, 2, and Lucy Ingro ran an inspired race coming to take 3rd. Ariana Peace finished in 11th with a personal best race.

Steven Class had a thrilling finish as he out sprinted an Albion runner to take the championship. The boys were just as impressive as the girls, finishing 1, 5, 6, 7, and 13. The order previously mentioned was filled by: Jaret Black, Nate Hess, Dawson Donovan, and Aidan Voss.

Class, Hess, Jacob Wilson, Lucas Flegal, Ingro and Peace all had personal best performances. Both boys and girls teams were N-O League Champions.


Class Is Top Barker Modified Runner At Clarence Fall Classic

October 21, 2017

AKRON -- The Modified Cross Country teams traveled to Akron Falls Park on Saturday to compete in the Clarence Fall Classic. Both teams performed well as the girls finished 4th and the boys took 5th. Lydia Samson and Mia Herman were top 10 finishers in 9th and 10th respectively. Lucy Ingro also had a top 50 finish at 28th of 120 runners.

Steven Class, Nate Hess, Jaret Black and Aidan Voss were all top 50 finishers: 18th, 27th, 35th and 50th, respectively out of 136 runners.

Clint Grissett was the lone Barker runner with a personal best time.


Black Crosses Line Ahead Of All Runners

October 17, 2017

BARKER -- The Modified Cross Country teams remained unbeaten as they hosted Roy-Hart on Tuesday. The boys came away with a 16-47 victory while the girls had a perfect score of 15-50 by taking places 1-5. Both teams are 6-0. Lydia Samson was once again the leader, but with Mia Herman pushed her the whole way, finishing just 3 seconds behind. Lucy Ingro was 3rd, Alyssa Thompson was 4th and Ariana Peace was 5th.

The boys were close to a perfect score by having the top 4 finishers: Jaret Black, Steven Class, Nate Hess, and Dawson Donovan in that order. Aidan Voss was 6th, Xander DerSarkissian 7th, Levi Hauser 8th and JP Mason was 9th. Hauser, Voss, Mason and Clint Grisset all had personal best times.


Samson Is Front Runner At Albion

October 10, 2017

ALBION -- The Modified Cross Country teams came away with 2 victories each yesterday as they took on Albion and Akron in a Niagara-Orleans League tri-meet. The girls had an impressive win taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Lydia Samson was Barker's front runner taking 1st with Mia Herman in 2nd and Lucy Ingro in 3rd. Alyssa Thompson finished in 8th, Emma McGrath 10th, Meadow Nye 11th and Ariana Peace was 14th. Barker defeated Albion 24-31 and defeated Akron 15-50. The girls are now 4-0 in the league.

The boys also had a good race finishing 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th. Jaret Black led the way for Barker with Steven Class finishing 1 second behind him. Nate Hess, Dawson Donovan, and Xander DerSarkissian rounded out Barker's top 5. JP Mason and Levi Hauser were Barker's 6th and 7th man finishing in 11th and 12th places. The modified boys defeated Albion 22-37 and Akron 18-43. The boys are now also 4-0 in the league. Mason, Jacob Wilson, and Clint Grissett all had personal best performances. 


Donovan Places 2nd In Race With Newfane

October 3, 2017

BARKER -- On Tuesday the Barker Modified Cross Country teams both improved to 2-0 on the season as they took on Newfane at home.  The girls defeated won 20-39 and the boys won with a score of 21-40. Lydia Samson and Mia Herman again led the girls with a 1, 2 finish. Lucy Ingro finished 4th, Alyssa Thompson was 5th.  Meadow Nye, Emma McGrath and Ariana Peace all finished within 7 seconds of each other in 8th, 9th, and 10th places.

Dawson Donovan was Barker's first finisher placing 2nd, and with identical times were Nate Hess and Jaret Black finishing 3rd and 4th. Steven Class followed in 5th. Xander DerSarkissian was Barker's 5th man finishing in 7th place.  Aidan Voss was 8th, Jacob Cirillo 9th, Camren Szafranski 10th, JP Mason 12th, Levi Hauser 13th, Donovan Recore 14th, Jacob Wilson 15th,  Clint Grissett 21st and Lucas Flegal finished in 23rd.

Hess and Wilson were the 2 Barker runners with personal best times.


Four Modified Runners Claim Top Ribbons At McQuaid Invitational

September 30, 2017

ROCHESTER -- The Boys and Girls Modified Cross Country teams had a great showing at the McQuaid Invitational on Saturday. The teams ran a 1.62 mile course. The girls placed 12th of 29 teams and had 324 runners in the race. Lydia Samson led the team with a 37th place finish. Mia Herman finishing 53rd. Both girls received Top Ribbons for their fantastic finishes. Lucy Ingro finished 126th, Alyssa Thompson 157th, and Ariana Peace was 233rd.

The boys team finished 11th of 38 teams and had 439 runners the boys race. Jaret Black was Barker's top finisher coming crossing the finish line in 77th place. Nate Hess was just behind in 84th place. Both runners received Top Ribbons for their great finishes. Steven Class finished 107th, Jacob Cirillo 114th, and Dawson Donovan was 131st.

Thompson, Peace, Jacob Wilson, Clint Grissett, and Tim Dent all had personal best performances.


Modified Boys & Modified Girls Teams 1-0 To Start Season

September 26, 2017

WILSON -- The Modified Cross Country team started their league competition on Tuesday at Tuscarora State Park in Wilson. Both the girls and boys teams came out victorious with the girls winning 15-50 and the boys winning 16-41.

Lydia Samson, Mia Herman and Lucy Ingro took 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, with Alyssa Thompson in 5th and Ariana Peace taking 6th.

The boys were not to be outdone with Jaret Black, Jacob Cirillo, Steven Class, and Dawson Donovan taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, respectively. Nate Hess was not far behind in 6th. Xander DerSarkissian and Aidan Voss completed the top 7 by crossing the finish line in 10th and 11th.

Cirillo, Hess, Levi Hauser, JP Mason, Thompson, Jacob Wilson and Clint Grissett all earned a personal best time.


Herman Cracks Top 10 At East Aurora

September 23, 2017

EAST AURORA -- The Modified Cross Country team traveled to East Aurora on Saturday to compete with several schools.  The boys and girls ran well with the boys team finishing 4th out of 8 schools. 

Mia Herman had an impressive start to her career with a top 10 finish. Herman finished 8th of 65 runners.  Lydia Samson also was impressive finishing 11th, Lucy Ingro was strong finishing 25th.  Ariana Peace displayed a great finish coming in 55th.  Herman, Samson and Ingro all earned a personal best pace.

Jaret Black, Steven Class, Dawson Donovan and Jacob Cirillo were Barker's top 4 with tremendous finishes placing 12th, 20th, 22nd and 27th out of 96 runners.  All four earned a personal best pace. Also having good races and earning a personal best pace were Aidan Voss, 52nd; Nate Hess, 58th; JP Mason, Levi Hauser, Donovan Recore, Lucas Flegal, and Clint Grissett.

The team travels to Wilson on Tuesday to start the Niagara-Orleans League competition.

Hillman Leads Mod Cross Country At Clarence Fall Classic 
October 22, 2016
CLARENCE -- The Modified Cross Country team raced in the Clarence Fall Classic on Saturday. Tyler Hillman led the Boys finishing in 13th place out of 178 runners. Finishing in 46th place was Jaret Black. Jarrett Baker was close behind in 48th place. Xander DerSarkissian was 75th, Camren Szafranski 86th, Steven Class 89th, Miles Clarke 116th, Thomas Jowdy 128th, and Donovan Recore was 149th. The boys finished in 8th place as a team.
Emma McGrath led the girls coming in 85th, Ariana Peace was 119th, and Gabby Bomjardim was 123rd.
Hillman, Baker and Bomjardim all had personal best paces. The team's last meet is this Saturday, October 29th at Lakeside State Park starting at 10:30 AM.
McGrath Paces Barker Girls At Alden
October 15, 2016
ALDEN -- The Modified Cross Country team competed at the Bulldog Stampede in Alden over the weekend. Jaret Black was once again Barker's lead runner finishing in 34th place out of 203 runners. Black ran the 1.88 mile course in 12:23 seconds. Also finishing in the top 100 were Jarrett Baker-57th, Xander DerSarkissian-72nd, and Camren Szafranski-81st.
Emma McGrath led the girls finishing in 83rd of 140 runners. Meadow Nye also placed in the top 100 finishing in 91st and notching another personal best pace. Baker, DerSarkissian, Szafranski and Bomjardim also had personal bests.
Nye Takes 2nd Against Wilson
October 11, 2016
MEDINA -- The Modified Cross Country teams traveled to Medina on Tuesday to take on the Wilson Lakemen. Both the boys and girls came out victorious. Meadow Nye led the girls finishing second overall with a personal best pace. Emma McGrath was close behind finishing third overall and Ariana Peace and Larcey Dwyer also put in their best finishing fourth and fifth overall. The girls defeated Wilson 24-31.

Jaret Black led all runners finishing 1st overall in a time of 11:42 over the 1.62 mile course. Tyler Hillman finished 2nd in a time of 11:48 and Steven Class finished 3rd with a time of 12:00. Not far behind them was Camren Szafranski in a time of 12:04 to finish 5th overall. Jarrett Baker and Xander DerSarkissian finished 6th and 7th, respectively. Thomas Jowdy rounded out Barker’s top 7 finishing in 9th place. The boys defeated Wilson 17-45. The boys have 5 league wins and 1 loss. Class, Szafranski, Jowdy, Nye, Peace and Dwyer all had personal best times.


Modified Boys Cross Country Splits With Roy-Hart & Newfane

October 4, 2016

ROYALTON -- The Modified Cross Country team continued their league meets on Tuesday competing against Roy-Hart and Newfane. The boys downed Roy-Hart by a score of 26-33, but lost to Newfane 15-43. Their league record is now 3-1. Jaret Black was the leading Raider coming in 8th place with Miles Clarke right on his heels finishing in 9th place. Tyler Hillman and Steven Class were right behind them coming in 11th and 12th places. Jarrett Baker, Xander DerSarkissian, and Camren Szafranski finished in 14th, 15th, and 16th places to round out the top 7.

The girls also split losing to Newfane but defeating Roy-Hart. The girls are now 1-3 in the league.

Clarke, Thomas Jowdy, Ryan Stevener, Meadow Nye, and Larcey Dwyer all ran a personal best pace.


Deak Places 2nd At McQuaid

October 1, 2016

ROCHESTER -- The Modified Cross Country team traveled to Genesee Valley Park in Rochester on Saturday to run in the famous McQuaid Invitational. Jaret Black led the Raiders covering the 1.62 mile course in 10:55 seconds placing 117th place out of 446 runners. Aaron Deak was the second Barker Raider finishing in 127th place. Tyler Hillman was the next Raider coming in 217th followed by Jarrett Baker in 227th place. Xander DerSarkissian was 272nd, Camren Szafranski 275th, and Miles Clarke rounded out Barker's top 7 finishing in 286th place. The boys team finished in 30th place out of 58 teams.

For the Girls, Emma McGrath led the Lady Raiders finishing in 174th place out of 320 runners. Ariana Peace and Meadow Nye placed 266th and 268th. All the girls ran well setting personal best paces over their longest race so far.

McGrath, Peace, Nye, Jarrett Baker, Szafranski, Ryan Stevener, Clarke, and Donovan Recore also set personal best paces.


Peace Runs Well Against Akron & Albion

September 27, 2016

BARKER -- The Modified Boys' Cross Country competed last night at home in their league opener. The boys started the league competition with 2 wins over visiting Akron and Albion. The Raiders defeated Akron 15-50 and defeated Albion 21-40. The boys are off to a great start. Aaron Deak led the Raiders finishing 2nd overall with a time of 8:37 for the 1.35 mile course and a personal best. Jaret Black was close behind finishing 3rd in a time of 8:41. Tyler Hillman finished 4th, Steven Class 5th, Xander DerSarkissian 7th, Jarrett Baker 8th, Camren Szafranski 9th, Ryan Stevener 10th, Miles Clarke 12th, Thomas Jowdy 13th and Donovan Recore 16th.

The Modified Girls also ran well. Emma McGrath was Barker's first finisher coming in 10th place overall. Ariana Peace finished 12th and Larcey Dwyer finished 17th. The girls came away with 2 losses. Deak, Black, Class, Stevener, Jowdy, Peace and Dwyer all had personal bests.


Black Leads Way For Modified Boys Cross Country

September 17, 2016

EAST AURORA -- The Boys' Modified Cross Country team started their season and running careers this past Saturday at the East Aurora Invitational. Jaret Black led the team with a 24th place finish with Tyler Hillman, Xander DerSarkissian, Steven Class, Aaron Deak, Camren Szafranski, and Jarrett Baker rounding out the teams' top 7 and finishing in the top 100. Miles Clarke, Ryan Stevener, Thomas Jowdy, and Donovan Recore all also ran well.

Emma McGrath and Ariana Peace also had their running debut for the girls cross country team and running well over the 1.5 mile course.

The runners are off to a great season.