Cross Country: Pfennig, Klipstein post top times at state meet

11/08/2014 12:30 PM |
Southold's Owen Klipstein and Mattituck's Melanie Pfennig, pictured at last week's state qualifier, were the top finishers for their teams at Saturday's state championship. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Southold’s Owen Klipstein and Mattituck’s Melanie Pfennig, pictured at last week’s state qualifier, were the top finishers for their teams at Saturday’s state championship. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig posted the top time for the Tuckers at Saturday’s cross country state championship at SUNY Canton. 

Pfennig ran 20 minutes 22.1 seconds to finish 34th overall in the Class C race. Mattituck finished seventh as a team. East Aurora was the Class C champion behind first-place finisher Sophia Tasselmyer, who ran 19:07.8.

Mattituck earned a trip to states as a team by winning the state qualifier meet Nov. 1.

The results for the rest of the team Saturday were as follows:

  • Kaylee Bergen, senior, 20:44.6
  • Audrey Hoeg, junior, 21:55.8
  • Sascha Rosin, sophomore, 22:45.2
  • Mia Vasile-Cozzo, junior, 23:57.3
  • Megan Dinizio, freshman, 24:18.6
  • Katie Stumpf, sophomore, 24:22.1.

McGann-Mercy had three girls compete in the Class C race. Junior Meg Tuthill posted the top time for the Monarchs in 21:19.8. Sophomore Devyn O’Brien ran 21:36 and sophomore Kaitlyn Butterfield ran 22:12.5.

In Class D, the Southold boys finished ninth as a team.

Sophomore Owen Klipstein was 40th overall, and the top finisher for the First Settlers, in 17:59.1.

The results for the rest of the team Saturday were as follows:

  • Jonathan Rempe, senior, 18:35.2
  • Jeremy Rempe, senior, 19:21.6
  • Gus Rymer, senior, 20:17.2
  • Gregory Quist, senior, 20:37.0
  • Christopher Buono, senior, 20:42.0
  • Michael Cosmadelis, senior, 21:03.8

See the complete results for all races here.

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