Strong Showing for Haldane Runners

Third in tournament; 12th in state

The Haldane boys’ cross country team finished third on Sept. 30 among 31 teams in their division at the 75th annual EJ Herrmann Invitational in Utica. The Blue Devils are ranked 12th in the state in Class D.

Haldane’s Kyle Kisslinger, Adam Silhavy, Jonas Petkus, Nick Farrell, Andrew Silhavy and Matthew Mikalsen, in Utica with Coach Tom Locascio (Photo by Derek Kisslinger)

In a field of 231 runners, Adam Silhavy (18:09.20), Jonas Petkus (18:10.30) and Nicholas Farrell (18:15.10) finished the 5,000-meter course in 20th, 21st and 22nd place. Andrew Silhavy was 72nd in 19:47.30, Kyle Kisslinger was 74th in 19:49.50 and Matthew Mikalsen was 88th in 20:14.50.

Runners from Beaver River, a hamlet in the Adirondacks, won the event, placing 1st, 3rd, 5th and 9th. The winning time was 17:03.20.

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