New York
NYSPHSAA state meet

11/9/02 at Sunken Meadow State Park

| Team Qualifiers | 1 wrong turn, 2 views - debate over Blood's mistake
| story and photos by Michael Roth

Cummings, Maloy, Devries, Lomong,
Dalpiaz, Saratoga, Shenendehowa win -
Nicole Blood DNF!

Laura Cummings 18:28 5k wins Class A as previously undefeated Saratoga freshman Nicole Blood makes a wrong turn coming off Sunken Meadows' Cardiac Hill while leading by 15 meters and does not finish. Even without Blood, US#1 Saratoga 40 wins by 52 points. US#14 Shenendehowa 40 wins boys team title, with John Jay jr Hakon Devries 16:03 the individual winner. Sayville jr Brian Dalpiaz 16:12 wins Class B. In Class C, Brendan Fennell 16:13 runs third to Tully's Sudanese pair, Lopez Lomong 16:08 and Dominick Luka 16:11.

  • Class A
    • Boys - US#14 Shenendehowa 40. John Jay East Fishkill jr Hakon Devries 16:03
    • Girls - US#1 Saratoga Springs 40. Bayshore soph Laura Cummings 18:28
  • Class B
    • Boys - Horace Greeley 76. Sayville sr Brian Dalpiaz 16:12.
    • Girls - Honeoye Falls-Lima 59. Holy Names sr Elizabeth Maloy 18:39.
  • Class C
    • Boys - Sauquoit Valley 38. Tully jr Lopez Lomong 16:08.
    • Girls - Bayport 60. Rhinebeck jr Laura Dewitt 19:40
  • Class D
    • Boys - Salmon River 79. East Rochester sr Andrew Whitbeck 16:44.
    • Girls - Argyle 33. Beaver River jr Lauren Moser 19:08.


    Brian Dalpiaz

    Laura Cummings, coach Steve Borbet

    photos by Michael Roth

    by Michael Roth

    The weather was beautiful, low 60's and sunny, making for a perfect day. The Meet doubled as a going
    away party for longtime Sunken Meadow course manager and official, Bill Shelly, who is retiring.

    3 races of note:

    Girls Class A: Major upset, maybe the biggest of the year nationally,
    as local favorite Laura Cummings (Bayshore) 18:28 5k beats Nicole Blood. Blood
    had a 15m lead going into the famous Cardiac hill, but wasn't seen
    again, being a DNF. Unsubstantiated rumor has it that there was
    "sabotage" with course barricades causing her to run off course at the
    top of the hill.

    Boys Class B: Brian Dalpiaz blew away the field in 16:12..
    No one was even close after 800m.

    Boys Class A: 3 guys under 16:10 and about 25 under 17:00. Easily the
    best race of the day. The finish chutes were really congested with the
    top finishers and it was nice to see such quality instead of the typical
    3 top people running away with it. Hakon Devries 16:03 wins, followed by Mark Alizzi 16:07 and Kevin Tschirhart 16:08.

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