Oct. 19 Fauquier County high school sports roundup
Dustin Constantino led Fauquier with an 18th-place finish Saturday at the Third Battle of Winchester Invitational. --Courtesy photo
The Fauquier Falcons placed fifth Saturday in the boys race at the Third Battle of Winchester cross country invitational with 214 points and took 20th in the girls race with 495.
Meanwhile, the Kettle Run Cougars finished 18th in the boys race with a score of 457 and Liberty took 24th with a 617, both following Battlefield and its winning 63. West Springfield won the girls race with a 52, while the Kettle Run placed 28th with a 775. Liberty did not field a full girls team, but the Eagles’ Taylor Brown posted a county-best eighth-place finish, while teammate Danny Collins placed 12th in the boys race to lead all local runners.
The Falcons’ depth showed they’re the county front-runner and also contenders for the Conference 22 championship – particularly the Fauquier boys.
“Their times look good,” Falcons coach Quentin Jones said. “Our big thing is our boys need to finish the year. We always have big expectations, but in the past we’ve had a little” disappointment in the postseason meets.
Dustin Constantino led Fauquier by placing 18th in 16 minutes, 11.70 seconds, while Raul Chavez placed 36th (16:39.20), Andy Pate took 39th (16:40.30), Scott Gilb finished 50th (16:49.80) and Henry Delavergne placed 77th (17:11.60).
For Kettle Run, Connery Ryon took 53rd (16:51.30), Dylan Cooke finished 54th (16:51.50), Devyn Heron placed 101st (17:29.90), Daniel Lafever took 132nd (17:46.50) and Alec Sekelsky finished 135th (17:50.70).
For Liberty, finishing behind Collins (16:01.60), Adam Walker placed 104th (17:30.30), Michael Fairfax took 128th (17:42.50), Wyatt Potter finished 209th (19:45.80) and David Kraus placed 220th (20:50.40).
In the girls race, finishing behind Liberty’s Brown (19:16.60), Kettle Run’s Grace Stone took 87th (20:59.50), Abby Lutkehus placed 129th (21:40.60), Becca Bongiovi finished 191st (23:43.50), Tori Spratt took 205th (24:40.70) and Mackenzie Morris placed 213th (26:26.70).
Liberty’s Mami Takashima finished 183rd (23:05.40), while Shayne Halligan led Fauquier with a 26th-place finish (20:01.20). Also for Fauquier, Jordyn O’Saben took 89th (21:00.00), Helena Wojcik finished 124th (21:36.50), Diana Martinez placed 132nd (21:44.40) and Bethany Cales took 135th (21:47.10).
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