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Katelyn Wilkes Brings Home Another Title

NOV. 8, 2022 — Midlakes senior Katelyn Wilkes continues to add to her trophy case after successfully defending her Class C Cross Country Championship last weekend at Letchworth State Park.

Wilkes (19:04.7) shaved more than a minute off her first-place sectional championship time in 2021 to finish the 3.1-mile race about 45 seconds ahead of second place. Wilkes earned her fourth-straight individual running title over the last year, which includes wins in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track and field.

Teammate Emma Ubbink (20:38.1) finished fifth and qualified, along with Wilkes, for the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Vernon Verona Sherrill High School in Verona, NY.

Overall, Midlakes runners set 11 personal bests during the meet, which welcomes usually warm temperatures in November. The girls' team finished fourth overall and the boys finished sixth.

Girls Class C Results

  • Katelyn Wilkes: 19:04.7 (1)
  • Emma Ubbink: 20:38:1 (5)
  • Leah Newton: 25:05.8 (35)
  • Hannah Wise: 25:35.4 (40)
  • Elizabeth Elling 25:37.4 (41)
  • Kyra Guest: 26:06.2 (45)
  • Karen Heffron: 28:21.5 (57)

Boys Class C Results

  • Ethan Ruggles: 18:50.9 (18)
  • JW Smith: 18:55.8 (21)
  • Teddy Altman: 19:14.3 (25)
  • Zachary Rozelle: 19:40.1 (33)
  • Kyle Hey: 19:52.3 (38)
  • Connor Carter: 20:01.6 (44)
  • Christopher Behen: 20:13.5 (45)