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Melanie Pfennig marvels at it all. Every year the Mattituck High School girls cross-country team loses good runners to graduation and every year the Tuckers fill the missing pieces. Somehow, the Tuckers find a way to get better and better.

Now, Pfennig said, “I think this is the best Mattituck team we ever had.”
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11/08/14 12:30pm
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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.  (more…)

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Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig was the top finisher for the Tuckers Friday in the state qualifier. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig was the top finisher for the Tuckers Friday in the state qualifier. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Division IV champions are now Class C county champions once again.

The Mattituck girls cross country team edged out McGann-Mercy Friday afternoon at Sunken Meadow State Park to win the county title.  (more…)

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Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig (left) and senior Kaylee Bergen were the top two runners for the Tuckers Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck sophomore Melanie Pfennig (left) and senior Kaylee Bergen were the top two runners for the Tuckers Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Mattituck girls cross country team doesn’t have the deepest roster compared to most teams competing in Tuesday’s Section XI Division Championships. Throughout the season, the Tuckers have had about 12 girls consistently at practices and competitions.

“I’d rather quality over quantity any day,” said Mattituck coach Julie Milliman.

And quality the Tuckers have.  (more…)

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ROBERT O'ROURK PHOTO  |  Mattituck freshman Melanie Pfennig, shown here during the division championship, helped lead the Tuckers to a second straight county title Saturday at Sunken Meadow State Park.

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Mattituck freshman Melanie Pfennig, shown here during the division championship, was the top finisher for Mattituck at the state championships today.

Mattituck freshman Melanie Pfennig ran 20 minutes, 1.6 seconds to finish 48th overall in the Class C New York State Championship race Saturday morning at Queensbury High School. Pfennig ran the top time for the Tuckers, who finished 10th as a team.

Pfennig’s time was good enough for 20th in the team scoring.

She was followed by junior Kaylee Bergen (21:05.4), sophomore Mia Vasile-Cozzo (22:10.7), sophomore Audrey Hoeg (22:13.2) and Tiana Baker (22:48.4) for the team scoring. Freshman Sascha Rosin finished in 23:01.7.

Southold senior Katie Connolly ran in the Class D race and finished in 22:05.6

In the boys Class C race, Mattituck sophomore Lucas Webb finished 83rd overall in 17:59.5. Freshman Matt Heffernan ran 18:52.3.

Four Southold boys competed in the Class D race. Junior Jonathan Rempe ran the top time in 17:32.8, followed by freshman Owen Klipstein (17:40.6), Jeremy Rempe (18:53.9) and junior Gus Rymer (19:48.6).

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ROBERT O'ROURK PHOTO  |  Mattituck sophomore Audrey Hoeg finished second for Mattituck Tuesday in the Section XI Division Championship.

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Mattituck sophomore Audrey Hoeg will look to qualify to the state championship for a third straight year tomorrow at Sunken Meadow.

The cross country Section XI State Qualifier has been pushed back a day due to inclement weather in the area. The meet at Sunken Meadow State Park will start at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The race times are as follows:

Boys Class A: 2 p.m.
Girls Class A: 2:30 p.m.
Boys Class B: 3 p.m.
Girls Class B: 3:25 p.m.
Boys Class C/D: 3:55 p.m.
Girls Class C/D: 4:2o p.m.

Both the Mattituck and Southold girls and boys teams are competing in the Class C/D races. Mattituck is a Class C team and Southold is Class D. The Mattituck girls and Southold boys are both defending county champs.

Last year, Hurricane Sandy forced the state qualifier to race to be canceled entirely. The state qualifiers were determined based on the division championship race.

The state championship is Nov. 9 at Queensbury High School.