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Welcome to the Chenango Forks Cross Country website.  We hope to have updated schedules as well as results and photos of each meet.  If you have taken any meet photos, please forward them to , Larry Brooks (brooksl@cforks.org) Jason Motell (motellj@cforks.org) Brian Staiger (bstaiger@stny.rr.com).

Oct 23, 2014 - Cardinal Challenge

Blue Devil harriers saved their best for last as the Modified and JV B teams closed out their seasons at the final Cardinal Challenge Meet at Newark Valley High School. 

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Oct 23, 2014 - Harrier STAC and Sectional Championships

The Harrier
STAC Championships
October 25, 2014

It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that I was absolutely drenched in sweat, hanging out in the shade, after finishing any one of a number of our pre-season Tuesday Tempos or Thursday Thrashers at the school in extreme heat and humidity.   I cannot believe that the championship meets are now upon us!  I am so proud of how hard most of you guys worked both in the summer pre-season and since mid-August when we officially began!  We have struggled with injuries, weather and personal issues but are slowly but surely gaining championship fitness and regaining the respect we deserve.  We've challenged ourselves against some of the best individuals and teams in the state to prove we belong in their company.  And while that required great effort on our part, the toughest tests are ahead of us.  Here we are!  It's timeIT'S TIME SENIORS!!!  It's time to shine.  We've made way too many sacrifices, suffered too much discomfort, walked around school on dead legs, given up countless hours of time in pursuit of a common goal.  We've calloused our bodies with hill workouts, long runs, core routines, sprint drills, track workouts and races but even more importantly, we've calloused our minds to the discomfort and yes, even the pain of racing, so that what used to be tough, is now ordinary.  Our last workouts proved that.  Now it's time to contemplate the task at hand and focus all of our energies on it.  It's the calm before the storm.  Saturday and next Thursday there will be pressure.  Pressure to perform at our absolute best when it counts the most.  But to a champion, pressure is a privilege!  In fact, we've worked extremely hard to put ourselves precisely into that position, where what we do really mattersChampions rise to the challengePull Your Own Weight!  Chenango Forks Cross Country runners have done exactly that in the past.  We are merely the current extension of the Long Blue Line that has gone before us.  Let's lock our bodies and minds together and feel the strength that comes from accepting a common goal.  We're ready!  Let's go battle!  (And by the way, and I've said this before, there's no one that I'd rather go into battle with!!!!!!)  

Bus leaves at 8:00 AM on Saturday.  Race times are as follows:

            Varsity A Girls – 10:00 AM                          
            Varsity A Boys – 10:35 AM
            Varsity B Girls – 11:10 AM
            Varsity B Boys – 11:45 AM

Expect temperatures in the high 30’s to low 40’s when we first arrive rising to the high 50’s to low 60’s before we leave. There’s a 20% chance of rain but it looks like we have a good weather window for the meet Saturday AM!!!!!  Plan for it to be cold for awhile though.


Directions to Pheasant Hill CC:  Take route 17/86 west to the Owego exit 64 toward Route 96/Owego/Ithaca.  At the end of the ramp turn left onto Halstead Ave..  Bear right onto Route 434/Southside Dr.  Continue to follow Southside Dr. which becomes Sulphur Springs Rd.  Turn slight left onto Waits Rd.  Pheasant Hill is on the left (2771 Waits Rd.). 

Next Thursday – Section IV State Qualifier Meet at Chenango Valley State Park

The bus leaves at 9:30 AM.  Mr. Motell will ride the bus with our athletes and helpers.  Only our top 10 boys and girls will race.  The girls and boys run in the Class C races which go off at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM respectively immediately followed by the Class C/D Awards Ceremony at 1:00 PM.  Girls can be transported back to school by parents following their race if so desired.  The return bus will leave after the awards ceremony that follows the last small school race (approximately 1:30 PM).  I'll be spending the whole day there, setting up and taking down ropes, finish line chute, etc. so will not travel with you.  And also, stay off all tees and greens.    
Special Note:  There will be a charge for parking in the lot near the swimming area which will help pay for the shuttle busses.  The fee is $5.00 for one individual and a maximum of $10.00 per car if there is more than one person in the vehicle.  Get there early if you are planning to cheer our teams on because you'll either have to ride the shuttle bus up to the course or walk.  Actually I’m not 100% sure that there will be a shuttle bus.  Let me know if you're willing to position yourself on the course to help cheer and motivate our kids.  It would be great if we had someone every half mile or so.  Thanks!


Attention:  The end of season awards banquet will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at 5:45 PM in the High School Cafeteria.  We could use the help of anyone who is so inclined.  Please consider being so inclined!  Details were already sent out with your kids so if you haven't seen anything, contact Larry Brooks at 648-9805 or email at brooksl@cforks.org.


Oct 21, 2014 - 26th Annual Marathon Invitational

It rained hard in the early AM and off and on during the meet but the course that the Marathon Invitational has been run on for many years held up pretty well so with longer than normal spikes in their shoes our Long Blue Line attcked a tough course with a toughness to match it and while few PR'd, ran well against some of the best competition they have seen all year. 

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Oct 15, 2014 - Alumni News

Sarah Krizan ran her first marathon last Sunday (10/12) in Warwick, RI.  She finished in 3:35!  That's 3 hours and 35 minutes or an average of 8:13 for every one of the 26.2 miles she ran.

Luke Warpus is running for SUNY Broome as their number 2 man.  I am having a difficult time getting information about his performances though as SUNY Broome doesn't have the staff that other colleges do to report that stuff.

John Roys is running for the Alfred State team this year and just missed breaking 30 minutes for the 8k distance.

Oct 15, 2014 - Newark Valley "Bob Greene" Invitational

On an absolutely perfect day for distance running, dry, cool with low humidity and no wind, our men and women put some excitement back into the program by running some gigantic personal records (PR's) for the 5k distance. 

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Oct 15, 2014 - STAC East Division Championships

On what turned out to be a near perfect day for a cross country meet, our Varsity Girls and Boys ran well but fell short of the division titles they desired.  

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Oct 4, 2014 - Tully Invitational

The Varsity/JV took the weekend off from racing but the Modified team travelled up Route 81 to run in the very competitive Tully Invitational.  The Modified Boys proved that they are one of the best small school modified teams in Central New York by beating all but emerging cross country power Hannibal of the 16 complete teams entered in the race.  Matt Conklin ran tough to finish 5th overall out of the field of 153 runners.  Declan Houlihan was 16th and Brian Haskell, Matt Perez and the steadily-improving Dylan Templeton rounded out the scoring.

The girls were again led by the one-two punch of Zoe Nestoryak and Lindsey Szalach.  The teams now focus their attention on the STAC East Division Championships to be held at Chenango Valley State Park on Tuesday afternoon. The Modified races are scheduled to go off at 4:30 PM. 

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