Girls Cross Country: St Viator runs away with Fenton Sectional

Updated: October 27, 2012 11:29PM

A week after scoring a perfect 15 in the its regional, St. Viator was out to prove it that result wasn’t a fluke. The Lions did just that Saturday, as they ran away with the Class 2A Fenton Sectional title with 22 points. Jones was the team runner-up with 58 points.

St. Viator senior Hanna Winter set a course and Fenton Sectional record, finishing in 18:06.04, nearly 11.5 seconds faster than her teammate, runner-up Meghan Carroll (18:17.63). Julia Heller (Jones, 19:15.58), Sarah Curci (U-High, 19:33.56) and Shannon Cooney (St. Viator, 19:41.81) rounded out the top five

“I really wasn’t expecting this,’’ Winter said. ‘‘I was just hoping to run well. I didn’t run as well as I had hoped last week, so it was good to get this.

‘‘I had no idea about the record until everybody started yelling it at the end. That’s pretty cool.’’

Mather (85 points), U-High (174 points) and Fenton (180 points) rounded out the top five teams.

Dominique LoVerde (St. Viator, 19:53.28), Jennifer Geary (Jones, 19:59.31), Katie Malek (St. Viator, 20:02.06), Julia Muller (Jones, 20:02.57) and Daisy Mora (Jones, 20:04.32) completed the top 10.

Trinity finished the meet in sixth place with 184 points, missing out of the team’s first trip Downstate by four points. The Blazers, however, will send two runners — Emily Doyle (20:25.02, 14th place) and Erin Nelson (20:58.08, 24th place) — to the state meet next weekend. Both runners are freshmen and will be the first Trinity runners to compete in the cross country state finals.

Elmwood Park finished one spot behind Trinity with 200 points. Senior Bre Ziegler, who finished in 15th place with a time of 20:27.59, will be Elmwood Park’s lone representative.

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