Season & Career Ending Race For Hopkins & Arnold
November 12, 2016
CHENANGO FORKS -- On Saturday, Jack Hopkins and Jake Arnold competed in the NYSPHSAA State Cross Country meet in Chenango Forks at the Chenango Valley State Park, near Binghamton. Hopkins placed 41st of 120 in 17:40. Arnold was 43rd in 17:44. Both of the boys had a great race and ended their Cross Country career on a great note.
Hopkins & Arnold Are States Bound
November 4, 2016
GRAND ISLAND -- On Friday, the Cross Country team traveled to Beaver Island to run at the Section VI meet meet. The girls turned in a good performance with a 6th place finish. Leading Barker in 14th was Gabby Baker. Jessica Haseley was 31st, Tiarah Culverwell 33rd, Ani Carestia 36th, Ellie Voss 40th, Rebecca Pisarski 43rd, and Natalie Regling was 50th.
The boys placed 2nd in Class D. Leading Barker and heading to his first New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Meet was Jack Hopkins in 7th place. Placing 11th and heading to his second State Meet was Jake Arnold. Andrew Jenks was 14th, Matt Pestinger 17th, Adam Wagner 20th, Adam Woodworth 23rd, and Nick Sutch was 27th.
Arnold and Hopkins will compete on Saturday, November 12 in Section IV at Chenango Valley, near Binghamton.
There were 6 personal best times: Hopkins, Arnold, Sutch, Voss, Culverwell and Pisarski.
Boys Cross Country Wins N-O League With Undefeated Record
October 29, 2016
WATERPORT -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Lakeside Beach State Park to compete in the Niagara-Orleans League meet. The boys successfully completed an undefeated season, winning their 4th consecutive championship. This was their 8th league title in 9 years. Making 1st Team All-League was Jake Arnold, placing 4th, and Jack Hopkins who was 5th. Runners who were 2nd Team were: Adam Wagner in 9th, Andrew Jenks in 10th, and Matthew Pestinger in 12th. Honorable Mention was Brent Bachman in 20th.
The girls team ran well with Gabby Baker placing 12th which placed her on 2nd Team.
The following runners had personal best times at All-League: Nick Sutch, Dominic Clementi, Ryan Harris, Max Meister, Ethan Greenwald, Christian Young and Ellie Voss.
Haseley Finishes In Top 50 At Alden
October 15, 2016
ALDEN -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Alden to run in the Alden Invitational. The Varsity Boys had a strong showing, placing 4th of 17 schools. Leading Barker and placing 10th out of 120 runners was Jake Arnold. Bent Bachman was 28th, Jack Hopkins 30th, Drew Jenks 38th, Matt Pestinger 46th, Adam Wagner 46th, and Aidan O'Shea was 59th.
The JV Boys had a great performance placing 2nd of 10 teams. Leading Barker out of 121 runners was Adam Woodworth in 6th, AJ Schafer 8th, Nick Sutch 9th, Austin Sullivan 12th, Zach Cogar 14th, Joshuwa Weakland 18th, and Joe Baronich was 24th.
The JV girls’ team was led by Natalie Regling placing 110th of 207 runners. Sabrina Harris placed 119th and Alexis Greene placed 120th. The Varsity Girls were led by Gabby Baker in 23rd of 108 runners. Jessica Haseley was 48th, Ani Carestia 79th, Tiarah Culverwell 81st, and Ellie Voss was 82nd.
There were 16 personal best times: Bridget Moeller, Sutch, Sullivan, Cogar, Ryan Voss, Bobby Mason, Logan Harris, Max Meister, Luca Spagnolo, Cody Wagner, Zach Lawson, Jon Pestinger, Christian Young, Arnold, O'Shea, and Culverwell.
Jenks Is First Raider To Cross Finish Line
October 11, 2016
MEDINA -- Tuesday afternoon the Cross Country team traveled to Medina to run against the Mustangs and the Wilson Lakemen. The boys ran very well to secure a solid 24-34 win over previously unbeaten Wilson. Barker also brought home a 22-39 victory to remain undefeated in the league with a perfect 6-0 record. Leading the way for the Raiders and in 3rd place overall was Drew Jenks who was followed closely by Brent Bachman in 5th. Jake Arnold was 6th, Adam Wagner 8th, and Matt Pestinger was 9th. Jack Hopkins returned to racing and was 10th. Adam Woodworth finished in 14th. The top 6 were separated by just 37 seconds.
The Girls earned a split decision with a 26-31 decision over Wilson, while losing to Medina, 26-31. Leading Barker was Gabby Baker, in 3rd overall. Jessica Haseley was 4th, Ani Carestia 10th, Ellie Voss 12th, Tiarah Culverwell 13th, Chloe Goodlander 14th, and Rebecca Pisarski was 16th.
There were 14 personal best times: Jenks, Bachman, Arnold, Wagner, Pestinger, Aidan O'Shea, Garrett Dwyer, Zach Cogar, Danny Bator, Andy Callaghan, Zach Lawson, Carestia, Voss, and Culverwell.
Arnold Finishes First At Roy-Hart
October 4, 2016
ROYALTON -- On Tuesday, the Cross Country team traveled to the Royalton Ravine to run against Newfane and host school Roy-Hart. The boys came away with 2 victories: a 23-34 win over Newfane and a 15-48 win over Roy-Hart. The boys have a record of 4-0 in the league. Leading all runners from the 3 schools was Jake Arnold with a time of 18:31. Andrew Jenks was 3rd, Adam Wagner 5th, Brent Bachman 6th, Matt Pestinger 8th, Aidan O'Shea 11th, AJ Schafer 12th, and Adam Woodworth was 13th.
The girls gave it their best, even though there were some nagging injuries. Gabby Baker placed 10th, and Jessica Haseley placed 11th.
Earning personal best times were Ryan Harris, Andrew Callaghan, Zach Lawson, Christian Young, and Bridget Moeller.
Schafer Finishes Third At McQuaid
October 1, 2016
ROCHESTER -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Rochester to run in the McQuaid Invitational. The Varsity Boys ran in the upper level seeded race and placed 12th of 20 teams. Out of 166 elite runners, Jake Arnold was Barker's top finisher in 55th. Brent Bachman was 63rd, Matt Pestinger 77th, Adam Wagner 92nd, Aidan O'Shea 100th, Drew Jenks 111th, and Adam Woodworth was 121st.
The JV boys had a great showing placing 3rd of 33 schools. Out of 288 runners, AJ Schafer was a very impressive 3rd. Josh Weakland was 15th, Nick Sutch 19th, Zach Richbart 22nd, Joe Baronich 39th, Zach Cogar 41st, and Austin Sullivan was 43rd.
The girls team placed 15th of 30 teams. Out of 299 runners, Gabby Baker placed 39th, Jessica Haseley 55th, Ani Carestia 147th, Ellie Voss 162, Tiarah Culverwell 200th, Becca Pisarski 209th, and Chloe Goodlander was 228th.
There were 27 personal best times: Schafer, Richbart, Sutch, Cogar, Sullivan, Ryan Harris, Bobby Mason, Max Meister, Ryan Voss, Logan Harris, Luca Spagnolo, Ethan Greenwald, Cody Wagner, Danny Bator, Alex Jenks, Jonathon Pestinger, Christian Young, Haseley, Carestia, Ellie Voss, Culverwell, Pisarski, Bachman, Pestinger, Adam Wagner, O'Shea, and Woodworth.
The Running Raiders will travel to Royalton Ravine on Tuesday to run against Roy-Hart and Newfane.
Wagner Finishes 4th In Race With Albion & Akron
September 26, 2016
BARKER -- On Tuesday the Cross Country team opened the Niagara-Orleans League schedule with home meets against Albion and Akron. The boys handily defeated Albion 17-46 and Akron 21-38. Leading the way for Barker was Jake Arnold in 2nd place. Brent Bachman was 3rd, Adam Wagner 4th, Matt Pestinger 6th, and Drew Jenks was 8th.
The girls lost to both Albion and Akron, but put up a good run. Gabby Baker placed first overall. Jessica Haseley was 5th, Anie Carestia 17th, Tiarah Culverwell 20th, and Rebecca Pisarski was 22nd.
The following had personal best times: Jake Arnold, Matt Pestinger, Garrett Dwyer, Zach Cogar, Ethan Greenwald, Danny Bator, Jon Pestinger, Zach Lawson, Carestia, Ellie Voss, and Bridget Moeller.
Baker Leads Way For Girls Cross Country At Pre-State Meet Invitational
September 24, 2016
CHENANGO FORKS -- The Cross Country team traveled 3 hours to Section IV to run at the Pre-State Meet Invitational. The Varsity boys placed 8th of 15 schools. Leading Barker was Jake Arnold in 20th place. The race was comprised of 225 runners. Arnold was closely followed by Brent Bachman in 25th. Matt Pestinger was 43rd, Adam Wagner 48th, Aidan O'Shea 64th, Drew Jenks 66th, and AJ Schafer was 68th to round out the top 7.
The JV Boys placed 2nd out of 12 schools and were led by Adam Woodworth, Josh Weakland, Zach Richbart, Nick Sutch, and Joe Baronich.
Gabby Baker led the way for the Varsity Girls as she finished the race in 60th place out of 165 runners. Jessica Haseley was 69th, Anie Carestia 110th, Tiarah Culverwell 126th, and Becca Pisarski was 134th to round out the top 5.
9 runners earned personal best times: Max Meister, Ryan Harris, Ethan Greenwald, Kyle Moeller, Danny Bator, Christian Young, Jonathan Pestinger, Culverwell and Carestia. The team will host their only home meet of the season on Tuesday, September 27th on the nature course trails. Senior recognition is at 4:00 PM and the first race is at 4:30 PM.
Boys Cross Country Captures Wayne Invitational
September 17, 2016
EAST AURORA/ONTARIO CENTER -- On Saturday, the Cross Country teams had their season debut. The girls traveled to East Aurora and ran in a monsoon while the boys traveled east of Rochester for the Wayne invitational. During the girls' race it started to thunder and lightning, so the race was stopped. Only Gabby Baker and Jessica Haseley had finished. Baker placed 24th, Haseley was 37th. There was no team score since the race was not completed.
The boys traveled into Section V territory and won the small schools race by 1 point over Oakfield-Alabama. Barker was 1 of 22 schools who competed in the race. It was a very dramatic race as Barker's #5, #6, and #7 runners moved up to help capture the win. Leading the way for Barker was Brent Bachman who placed 5th out of 162 runners. Jake Arnold was 13th, Matt Pestinger 24th, Drew Jenks 25th, Adam Woodworth 34th, Aidan O'Shea 42nd and Adam Wagner was 43rd. Wagner, O'Shea and Woodworth were keys to securing the victory.
The boys JV team placed 3rd out of 14 schools. Only 2 much larger schools were able to finish ahead of Barker. Josh Weakland was Barker's first finisher as he placed 5th our of 138 runners. Joe Baronich was 10th, AJ Schafer 11th, Nick Sutch 14th, Zach Richbart 17th, Austin Sullivan 19th, and Bobby Mason was 32nd to round out the top 7.
The following had personal best times: Haseley, Bachman, Baronich, Woodworth, O'Shea, Weakland, Sullivan, Danny Bator, Mason, Ethan Greenwald, Ryan Harris, Alex Jenks, Luca Spagnolo, Nick Sutch, Cody Wagner, and Christian Young.
Arnold Represents Barker Cross Country And Section VI
November 14, 2015
CENTRAL VALLEY -- On Saturday Jake Arnold represented Barker Cross Country and Section VI in the NYSPHSAA state meet at Monroe-Woodbury High School. Arnold ran a great race and placed 34th out of 120 competitors with a time of 18:06.
Arnold Qualifies for State Meet
November 6, 2015
WEST SENECA -- On Friday, the Cross Country team traveled to Sunshine Park in West Seneca to run at the sectional meet. A huge congratulations goes out to the boy’s team for their second place finish in class D and also to Jake Arnold for qualifying for the state meet. Arnold will travel to Monroe-Woodbury High School in section IX this weekend to compete with the best in New York State. Jack Hopkins ran a great race but fell just shy of qualifying for the state meet in 8th place. Matt Pestinger was 14th, Adam Wagner 15th, Mike Snell 17th, Drew Jenks 20th, and Brent Bachman was 21st.
The girl’s team placed 5th with Gabby Baker falling just shy of qualifying for the state meet in 11th place. Jessica Haseley was 16th, Emma Jenks 20th, Alaina Israel 28th, Sabrina Harris 32nd, Natalie Regling 35th, and Ellie Voss was 37th.
Boys Cross Country Claims N-O League Title
October 31, 2015
WATERPORT -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Lakeside Beach State Park to compete in the Niagara-Orleans League Championships. The boys team remained undefeated and won the title for the 7th time in the last 8 years. The margin of victory for the boys over second place Newfane was 20 point. The boys have racked up 110 wins with just 2 losses against league opponents during this 8 year span. Taking First Team All League honors were Jack Hopkins in 4th and Jake Arnold in 7th. Adam Wagner finished in 8th to grab Second Team All League honors. Honorable Mention recognition went to Drew Jenks in 17th, Michael Snell 19th, and Brent Bachman in 20th. Matt Pestinger placed 22nd.
The girls team placed 5th in the meet. Gabby Baker was 8th and took 2nd Team All League honors. Jessica Haseley placed 18th which was good for Honorable Mention All League honors. Alaina Israel was 33rd, Natalie Regling 39th, Sabrina Harris 45th, Elinore Voss 53rd, and Mary Rounds was 57th.
8 runners finished with personal best times: Voss, Hopkins, Snell, Adam Woodworth, Austin Sullivan, Robert Mason, Kyle Moeller, and Logan Harris. On Friday, November 6 the team travels to West Seneca to compete in sectionals.
Richbart Records Personal Best In Wins Over CSAT and Roy-Hart
October 20, 2015
AKRON -- On Tuesday, the cross country team traveled to Akron Park to run against CSAT and Roy-Hart. The boys handed the Roy-Hart team their 1st league loss, 21-37. The boys are currently 7-0 in the Niagara-Orleans League and will look to capture their 7th league crown in 8 years on Saturday, October 31 at the all league meet. Jack Hopkins was Barker's top finisher in 2nd place. Jake Arnold was 3rd, Adam Wagner 4th, Drew Jenks 5th, Matt Pestinger 7th and Brent Bachman was 8th.
The Lady Raiders lost by a narrow margin to Roy-Hart, 27-29. Gabby Baker won the race while Jessica Haseley was 4th, Alaina Israel 5th, Sabrina Harris 8th, and Mary Rounds finished in 11th.
Both teams won handily against CSAT. The lone personal best time for Barker was by Zach Richbart.
Hopkins, Baker and Snell Lead The Way For Barker
October 17, 2015
ALDEN -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Alden to run in the Stampede Invitational. The varsity boys placed 5th out of 18 teams. Out of 128 runners, Jack Hopkins placed 10th, Jake Arnold 17th, AJ Schafer 32nd, Brent Bachman 34th, and Adam Wagner was 41st.
The varsity girls placed 10th of 16 teams. Of 112 runners, Gabby Baker was 22nd, Emma Jenks 36th, Jessica Haseley 53rd, and Alaina Israel was 66th.
The JV boys placed 7th of 25 teams that included many large schools. Out of 283 runners, Mike Snell was 16th, Collin Webb 30th, Zach Richbart 43rd, and Evan Ecker was 45th.
On Tuesday the team travels to Akron Park to compete against Roy-Hart and CSAT.
Wagner Plays Key Role In Double Win For Boys Cross Country
October 13, 2015
BARKER -- On Tuesday, the Cross Country team hosted Akron and Newfane. The girls lost to both schools, but had 5 runners post personal best times: Jessica Haseley, Alaina Israel, Ellie Voss, Courtney Hillman, and Paige Sutch.
The boys team won both meets to remain undefeated in the Niagara-Orleans League at 5-0. Jack Hopkins placed 3rd, Jake Arnold was 4th and was closely followed by Adam Wagner in 5th. Brent Bachman was 8th, Drew Jenks 10th, Matt Pestinger 11th, and AJ Schafer 12th. 13 boys earned personal best honors: Wagner, Jenks, Schafer, Mike Snell, Adam Woodworth, Rocco Spagnolo, Dom Clemente, Garrett Dwyer, Austin Sullivan, Ryan Voss, Max Meister, Logan Harris, and Kyle Moeller.
Cross Country Girls Led By Baker
October 6, 2015
WILSON -- Tuesday the Cross Country team traveled to Wilson to compete against the Lakemen and the Albion Purple Eagles. The girls team came away with a split decision: 23-32 over Wilson while losing to Albion by a 24-31 count. Gabby Baker led all runners placing 1st overall. Emma Jenks was 5th, Jessica Haseley 7th, Alaina Israel 12th, and Sabrina Harris was 14th.
The boys remained undefeated by capturing 2 victories: 22-39 over Albion and 21-40 over the host. Jack Hopkins was the overall winner. Matt Pestinger was 3rd, AJ Schafer 7th, Adam Wagner 8th, Brent Bachman 9th, Jake Arnold 10th, and Collin Webb was 13th.
13 runners had personal best times: Pestinger, Wagner, Schafer, Adam Woodworth, Rocco Spagnolo, Max Meister, Josh Richbart, Austin Sullivan, Ryan Voss, Jenks, Tiarah Culverwell, and Courtney Hillman.
JV Boys Cross Country Continues Winning Ways At McQuaid
October 3, 2015
ROCHESTER -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Rochester to compete in the McQuaid Invitational. The Varsity Girls' team finished the day a very respectful 8th of 27 teams. Gabby Baker led the Lady Raiders placing 21st of 278 runners. Emma Jenks was 46th and Jessica Haseley was 72nd.
The JV Boys continued their winning ways at McQuaid and placed an impressive 2nd out of 33 schools. Over the past 5 years, the JV boys have finished 1st or 2nd in their race. Collin Webb led all runners in 17th out of 314 runners. Webb was followed closely by Adam Wagner in 18th and Joey Baronich in 21st.
The Varsity Boys had an impressive race placing 4th out of 38 schools. Jake Arnold led the Raiders in 15th out of 292 runners. Jack Hopkins was 28th, Matt Pestinger 36th, Drew Jenks 52nd, and Brent Bachman was 59th.
30 runners earned personal best times for Barker.
Baker Leads Way In League Opener For Varsity Girls Cross Country
September 29, 2015
BARKER -- On Tuesday, the Cross Country team hosted Medina for the first league meet of the 2015 season. The girls lost a close one 25-30. Gabby Baker led all runners by placing first. Emma Jenks was 3rd, Jessica Haseley 7th, Alaina Israel 9th, and Sabrina Harris was 10th.
The boys won handily over an incomplete Medina team. Jack Hopkins was 2nd, Brent Bachman 3rd, Jake Arnold 4th, Drew Jenks 5th, AJ Schafer 6th, Mike Snell 8th, and Matt Pestinger was 9th.
11 runners had personal best times: Jenks, Adam Wagner, Adam Woodworth, Schafer, Dominic Clementi, Logan Harris, Austin Sullivan, Baker, Haseley, Ellie Voss, and Paige Sutch.
Arnold Leads Cross County Team At Pre-State Meet
September 19, 2015
CENTRAL VALLEY -- Over the weekend, the Cross Country team traveled five and a half hours towards New York City to compete in the pre-state meet invitational held at Monroe-Woodbury High School. The course was very hilly and challenging and the weather was hot. The Varsity Boys team placed 12th with Jake Arnold taking top honors for Barker. Arnold was followed by Brent Bachman and then Jack Hopkins. Matt Pestinger was 4th for Barker followed by Mike Snell.
The Varsity Girls team was led by Gabby Baker and was followed by Jessica Haseley, Emma Jenks, and Alaina Israel.
The JV Boys were led by Joey Baronich and Adam Wagner.
Cross Country Reloads For Another Championship Run
September 12, 2015
WEST SENECA -- Saturday the Cross Country team opened their season at the West Seneca Invitational at Sunshine Park. The Varsity Boys team took a solid 2nd place out of 15 schools. The team finished in second by just 2 points. After losing almost the entire Varsity team last season to graduation, Barker has reloaded and is ready to carry on the tradition. Jack Hopkins led Barker by placing 5th out of 102 runners. Jake Arnold made an amazing debut by placing 6th, Brent Bachman was a solid 14th, and Mike Snell also debuted with a strong finish in 25th. Drew Jenks and Matt Pestinger both ran personal best times and placed 30th and 31st while Evan Ecker rounded out the varsity in 48th.
The JV boys were impressive against a field of large schools and placed 6th out of 20 schools. Only very large Class A schools finished ahead of the team. Leading the way for Barker was Collin Webb in 23rd of 186 runners. Joe Baronich was 25th, Adam Wagner 26th, Zach Richbart 29th, AJ Schafer 30th, and Rocco Spagnolo was 43rd.
The Lady Raiders took 10th place behind Gabby Baker's 24th place out of 101 runners. Emma Jenks was 44th, Jessica Haseley 59th, Alaina Israel 66th, and Natalie Regling was 83rd.
Sergio Cruz Earns All-State Team Honors; Team Captures Second Place Finish
November 8, 2014
CANTON -- Last weekend, the Cross Country team traveled to SUNY Canton to run in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Meet. It was cold and muddy, but the boys team ran well and captured 2nd place overall to become the Class D Runner-up State Champions. Barker was a narrow 6 points behind Beaver River from Section III. Barker has been the Runner-up State Champions on 3 other occasions - 2008, 2010, and 2012.
Sergio Cruz placed 16th overall and earned a spot on the All-State team. Casey Webb was 30th, Doug Bachman 39th, Dustin Walters 43rd, Jack Hopkins 56th, Tanner Gregoire 70th, and Christopher Sweeney was 73rd.
Sectional Champs Are State Bound
October 31, 2014
WEST SENECA -- On Friday, the Cross Country team traveled to West Seneca to run their sectional and state qualifier at a muddy Sunshine Park. The girls placed 4th overall upsetting a Sherman team that was ranked in the state. Gabby Baker almost qualified for the state meet. She was edged out by .7 seconds. She improved her time by 1:06 from the previous time running on the same course. She was 8th overall. Emma Jenks was 21st, Natalie Regling 26th, Melissa Pestinger 29th, Chloe Goodlander 31st, Jessica Haseley 32nd, and Alaina Israel was 37th.
The boys cross country team avenged 2 losses to Maple Grove from earlier in the season and won by a narrow 2 points to win their 8th consecutive Section VI Class D Championship. The big story of the day was Casey Webb running his fastest time in 2 years. He placed 7th overall and was a key to the victory. Sergio Cruz was 3rd overall, Doug Bachman was 10th, Dustin Walters 11th, Jack Hopkins 13th, Tanner Gregoire 14th, and Christopher Sweeney was 23rd. This Friday, the boys travel to SUNY Canton in Section X to compete in the state meet. The boys team is looking to claim their 3rd state team championship in 6 years.
Earning a personal best time was Goodlander, Baker, Regling, Walters, Webb, and Hopkins.
Baker Leads Barker Cross Country Success At All League
October 25, 2014
WATERPORT -- The Cross Country team traveled to Lakeside Beach State Park on Saturday to run in the Niagara-Orleans League All League competition. The girls came away with many good times. Gabby Baker stole the show as she placed 7th overall which placed her on the 1st team. She is only the 2nd Barker runner to be on 1st Team since 1994. Jessica Haseley placed 30th while Natalie Regling avenged 18 losses from the regular season to place 33rd. Melissa Pestinger was 38th, Emma Jenks 40th, Chloe Goodlander 48th, and Mary Rounds was 52nd.
For the 6th time in 7 years, the Boys Cross Country team won the league championship with a perfect record of 14 wins and 0 losses. Over the past 7 seasons, the boys have a very impressive league record of 96-2 losses. Defending his league championship and being undefeated in league competition for 2 years was Sergio Cruz. Also making 1st Team All League was Doug Bachman in 4th place, Jack Hopkins in 5th, and Dustin Walters in 6th place. 2nd Team All League included Casey Webb in 8th place, Christopher Sweeney in 9th, and Brent Bachman in 13th as Barker placed 7 in the top 13. Dominic Clemente and Adam Wagner had personal best times.
The team will travel on Friday, October 31 to West Seneca to compete in the Section VI Championships. The boys are striving for their 8th Sectional Championship in a row.
Cruz And Baker Capture Firsts Versus CSAT
October 14, 2014
AKRON -- On Tuesday the Cross Country team traveled to the Akron Sports Complex to run against CSAT. Both the boys and girls teams posted scores of 15-50. The girls are now 4-3 in the league while the boys are 7-0. Sergio Cruz and Gabby Baker both won their races. The boys captured the top 14 places while the girls captured the top 8 places.
Varsity Boys Claim Second At Alden Stampede
October 11, 2014
ALDEN -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Alden to run in the Alden Stampede. The JV Boys placed 5th of 16 schools losing only to Class A schools. Leading the way was Brent Bachman placing 2nd overall out of 193 runners. Carter Pisarski was 5th, Evan Ecker was 34th and Collin Webb was 38th.
The JV Girls had a nice run as Chloe Goodlander placed 49th out of 172 runners. Mary Rounds was 52nd, and Carolyn Merlin was 53rd.
The Varsity Girls placed 6th out of 10 teams. Gabby Baker placed 11th out of 172 runners. Emma Jenks was 36th, Jessica Haseley 42nd, Natalie Regling 46th, and Alaina Israel was 51st.
The Varsity Boys placed 2nd out of 11 schools with Sergio Cruz placing 3rd out of 67 runners. Doug Bachman was 8th, Tanner Gregoire 13th, Jack Hopkins 17th, and Dusty Walters was 21st.
There were 19 personal best times by Barker at the invitational. The team will travel on Tuesday to the Akron Sports Complex near Akron Park to run against CSAT.
Girls Take Cross Country Meet On Tie Breaker
October 7, 2014
BARKER -- Tuesday the Cross Country team hosted Wilson and Akron. The girls came up with a split decision losing to Akron, but taking the race from Wilson on a tie breaker. Melissa Pestinger was the one that broke the tie. Gabby Baker was the top Barker female placing 8th overall. Baker, Alaina Israel, Becca Pisarski, and Alexis Greene all had personal best times.
The boys came away with two victories placing 8 of the top 9 spots. Sergio Cruz was the overall winner. The scores for the boys races were 15-50 over Akron and 16-47 over Wilson. The boys are now on top of the Niagara-Orleans League at 6-0. Tanner Gregoire, Drew Jenks, Evan Ecker, Zach Richbart, Matt Pestinger, Rocco Spagnolo, Garrett Dwyer, Joshuwa Weakland, Dominic Clemente, Collin Webb, Adam Wagner, and Collin Stevener all had personal best times.
Cross Country Hosts Newfane & Albion As Boys Move To 4-0
September 30, 2014
BARKER -- On Tuesday the Cross Country team hosted Newfane and Albion. The girls came away with some tough losses, but had some good performances. Gabby Baker was 6th overall with a time of 22:14. Jessica Haseley was 15th, Melissa Pestinger 18th, Alaina Israel 19th, and Emma Jenks was 20th.
The boys came away with 2 victories: 19-42 over Newfane and 17-46 over Albion. The boys are now 4-0 in the league. Leading the way was Sergio Cruz with a winning time of 16:58. Doug Bachman was 2nd, Casey Webb 4th, Dustin Walters 6th, Christopher Sweeney 8th, Tanner Gregoire 9th, and Brent Bachman was 10th.
There were 21 personal best times for the team.
JV Boys Take Second At McQuaid
September 27, 2014
ROCHESTER -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Rochester to compete in the McQuaid Invitational. The girls team turned out some great individual performances. Gabby Baker led Barker placing 54th out of 311 runners. Natalie Regling was 150th, Emma Jenks 151st, Jessica Haseley 155th, Melissa Pestinger 168th, Alaina Israel 169th, and Chloe Goodlander was 199th. 7 girls had personal best times.
The Varsity Boys team placed 4th out of 19 teams in a very strong race. Leading Barker and placing 12th out of 146 runners was Sergio Cruz. Doug Bachman was 34th, Casey Webb 35th, Brent Bachman 45th, Tanner Gregoire 48th, Dustin Walters 59th, and Christopher Sweeney was 71st. Four of the Varsity Boys turned in personal best times.
Over the last 3 years, the JV Boys have won the JV race by a large margin. This year, East Aurora joined the race for the 1st time to provide some stiff competition from a much larger school. The JV Raiders ran tough and finished 2nd out of 26 schools. Leading Barker was Carter Pisarski in 5th place out of 286 runners. Jack Hopkins was 11th, AJ Schafer 21st, Sean Benoit 25th, Collin Webb 43rd, Zach Richbart 49th, Andrew Jenks 78th, Matt Pestinger 83rd, Joe Baronich 85th, and Aidan O'Shea was 131st. 14 JV runners had personal best times.
The team competes at home on Tuesday on the nature trail against Newfane and Albion. The girls race at 4:45 and the boys race at 5:15.
Cross Country Team Sweeps At Roy-Hart
September 23, 2014
ROYALTON -- The Cross Country team traveled to Roy-Hart yesterday for their 1st league meet of the season against the Rams and the Medina Mustangs.
The girls came away with two victories: a 20-35 win over Roy-Hart and a 15-50 win over Medina. Gabby Baker led all Barker runners placing 3rd overall. Emma Jenks was 5th, Melissa Pestinger 6th, Alaina Israel 7th, and Jessica Haseley was 8th.
The boys also came away with two victories: a 17-46 win over Roy-Hart and a 17-45 win over Medina. Sergio Cruz led all runners placing 1st overall. Doug Bachman was 2nd, Casey Webb 3rd, Tanner Gregoire 6th, Dusty Walters 7th, Christopher Sweeney 8th, and Brent Bachman was 10th.
Earning personal best time were Haseley, Elise Zapp, Sean Benoit, Matt Pestinger, Garrett Dwyer, Adam Wagner, Becca Pisarski, and Dominic Clementi.
Cruz Led Raiders Place 4th At Canton
September 20, 2014
CANTON -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Canton, New York to compete in the pre-state meet invitational. The boys’ team came away with a 4th place finish out of 12 schools. Sergio Cruz led the way placing 5th out of 93 runners. Doug Bachman was 27th, Casey Webb 29th, Dustin Walters 39th and Tanner Gregoire 40th.
The varsity girls had some good performances including Gabby Baker placing 40th, Alaina Israel 61st, and Jessica Haseley, in her 1st Varsity race, placing 65th.
The JV boys showed dominance by placing 5 out of the top 8. Carter Pisarski was 2nd, Evan Ecker 4th, AJ Schafer 5th, Sean Benoit 6th, and Collin Webb was 8th.
The top finisher for the JV girls was Chloe Goodlander placing 13th overall. A total of 7 runners had personal best times at the Canton race.
Tuesday the team travels to Roy-Hart to compete against the Rams and Medina/Lyndonville. Seven runners had personal best times.
Barker Cross Country Off And Running In 2014
September 13, 2014
WEST SENECA -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team opened up their season at the West Seneca Invitational. The Frosh-Soph boys’ team placed 7th out of 33 schools. They were the 1st Class D school. Most of the other 6 schools that finished ahead of Barker were large schools. Out of 232 runners, Jack Hopkins led the way for Barker with a 4th place finish. Andrew Jenks was 47th, Collin Webb 51st, Zach Richbart 67th, AJ Schafer 70th, Evan Ecker 79th, and Aidan O'Shea was 90th to round out the top 7.
The Varsity Boys placed 3rd out of 22 schools. Sergio Cruz placed 9th out of 144 runners with a blazing time of 16:50. Doug Bachman was 13th, Casey Webb 28th, Brent Bachman 31st, Tanner Gregoire 35th, and Dusty Walters was 40th. In a Varsity race for Juniors and Seniors, Carter Pisarski placed 19th out of 142 runners.
The girls team had a good start to their season. In the Frosh-Soph race, Jessica Haseley placed 67th out of 156 runners. Carolyn Merlin was 107th, Chloe Goodlander 111th, Rebecca Pisarski 123rd and Alexis Green was 129th. The previous group of runner were 7th and 8th graders competing against 9th and 10th graders.
In the varsity race, Gabby Baker led Barker placing 47th out of 138 runners. Emma Jenks was 82nd, Natalie Regling 100th, Alaina Israel 105th, Melissa Pestinger 107th, and Mary Rounds was 127th.
Barker had a very impressive 22 personal best times for the entire team. On Friday, the team travels to Canton, NY for the annual Barker Cross Country road trip to compete in the invitational on the course which will be the site for the state meet in November.
Bouchane And Moeller Are Scholar-Athletes
December 3, 2013
BARKER -- Congratulations to Nolan Bouchane and Bryce Moeller for earning All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete honors this past fall.
Hathaway Leads Barker At StatesNovember 9, 2013QUEENSBURY -- Saturday the Cross Country team traveled to Queensbury to compete in the New York State Meet. The boys had a valiant effort and placed 3rd in Class D. In a very competitive field, Hayden Hathaway led all Barker runners and placed 28th with a personal best time of 16:51. The race included the 120 best Class D runners in New York. Sergio Cruz placed 39th in a personal best time of 17:12.7, Bryce Moeller placed 40th in a season best time of 17:17.2, Doug Bachman placed 51st in a personal best time of 17:30.1, Casey Webb placed 58th in a season best time of 17:39.1, Dustin Walters placed 66th tying his personal best time of 17:59.8, and Christopher Sweeney placed 69th in a personal best time of 18:02.9. The boys end their season with an overall record of 94 wins and only 4 losses.Katie Przybyl also participated in her 3rd State Championship and ran her best time of the year to placed 43rd in time of 20:42.9. Przybyl And Boys Cross Country Team Going To New York State Meet
November 1, 2013
BEMUS POINT -- Friday, the Cross Country team traveled 2.5 hours to Long Point State Park to compete in the Section VI Championships. The girls posted an upset by placing 3rd as they finished ahead of a Sherman team that was ranked in the New York State. Katie Przybyl was 8th overall. Przybyl finished as the 4th individual runner and qualified for her 3rd NYSPHSAA Meet. Emma Jenks was 13th, Melissa Pestinger 15th, Gabby Baker 17th, Kamilah Robison 26th, Natalie Regling 27th, and Paige Wagner was 28th.
The boys team won their 7th consecutive sectional championship with a very low total of 26 points. Second place Sherman finished with 56 points. Leading the way for the Raiders was Bryce Moeller in 2nd, Sergio Cruz 3rd, Hayden Hathaway 4th, Casey Webb 6th, Dustin Walters 11th, Christopher Sweeney 13th, and Doug Bachman was 15th.
The boys team and Przybyl will compete at the New York State Meet on Saturday in Queensbury. The boys are highly ranked and are looking to capture Barker's third team state championship.
5 runners ran personal best times on a course that was very muddy: Jenks, Baker, Robison, Wagner and Hathaway.
Boys Cross Country Team Wins League Title For 5th Time In 6 Years
October 26, 2013
WATERPORT -- The Cross Country team travelled to Lakeside Beach State Park on Saturday for the Niagara-Orleans League championships. The girls team pulled off a third place finish out of eight schools and ended the league season with an impressive 10-4 record. Leading the way and earning 2nd Team All League honors was Katie Przybyl. Przybyl was 9th out of 63 runners. Melissa Pestinger, Emma Jenks, and Gabrielle Baker were Honorable Mention as they finished in 15th, 18th, and 19th place respectively. Paige Wagner was 32nd, Natalie Regling 37th, and Kamilah Robison 39th.
The boys regained their league championship and finished the season 14-0 in the league. Barker scored a low 17 points. Second place was good for 81. This is the lowest point total since 2000, and maybe ever at the N-O League meet. The boys dominated the race by placing 10 of the top 20 runners. Leading the way and running to an individual league championship was Sergio Cruz who was 1st of 100 runners. Cruz along with Bryce Moeller in 2nd, Hayden Hathaway in 3rd, Casey Webb in 4th and Doug Bachman in 7th were all 1st team runners. This was a team best of First Team members when seven runners have competed for Barker. Taking 2nd Team honors was Christopher Sweeney in 8th, Dusty Walters in 10th, and Tanner Gregoire in 12th. Honorable Mention went to Nolan Bouchane in 16th, and Brent Bachman in 20th. The boys have a season record of 82 wins and 2 losses.
The team will travel Friday to Long Point State Park in Bemus Point to compete in the Section VI Championships. The boys are looking to capture their 7th sectional championship in a row.
The following runners earned personal best times: Melissa Pestinger, Emma Jenks, Gabby Baker, Paige Wagner, Zach Richbart, Matt Pestinger, Drew Jenks, Ryan Voss, and Ben Schian.
Barker Takes Top 5 Spots At Akron
October 15, 2013
AKRON -- On Tuesday the Cross Country team traveled to Akron to run against the Tigers. The girls team lost to a very tough and state ranked Akron team with Katie Przybyl being the top Barker finisher in 5th place. Melissa Pestinger was 8th, Gabby Baker 10th, Paige Wagner 13th, and Kamilah Robison was 14th. The girls are 5-2 in the Niagara-Orleans League.
The boys posted a very impressive 15-48 win over Akron. Barker placed in 12 of the top 15 places including the top 5. Sergio Cruz was 1st, Bryce Moeller 2nd, Hayden Hathaway 3rd, Casey Webb 4th, Doug Bachman 5th, Dusty Walters 7th, Nolan Bouchane 8th, and Christopher Sweeney was 10th. The boys have a perfect 7-0 league record.
A week from Saturday, the Cross Country team will have compete at Lakeside Beach State Park in the N-O League Meet.
Moeller Finishes 5th To Lead Way At Alden
October 12, 2013
ALDEN -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Alden to run in the Alden Bulldog Invitational. The boys team had a tough race against the Alden team, but came out victorious to win the first place trophy out of 13 schools. Of 94 runners, Bryce Moeller was 5th, Sergio Cruz 6th, Casey Webb 11th, Dusty Walters 15th, Doug Bachman 17th, Hayden Hathaway 18th, and Christopher Sweeney was 29. The boys have an overall record of 74 wins and only 2 losses.
The JV boys had a great showing placing 2nd out of 15 schools that included many larger schools. Out of 192 runners, Tanner Gregoire was 4th, Nolan Bouchane 8th, Jack Hopkins 9th, Brent Bachman 20th, and Carter Pisarski was 21st.
The girls team placed 7th out of 12 teams. Out of 83 runners, Katie Przybyl was 13th, Melissa Pestinger 30th, Alaina Israel 47th, Kamilah Robison 49th, Gabby Baker 55th, and Mary Rounds was 60th.
The JV girls had a great race. In a race of 71 runners, Natalie Regling placed 12th, Paige Wagner 15th, Sabrina Harris 34th, and Carolyn Merlin was 35th.
The following earned a personal best time: Hopkins, Zach Richbart, Matt Pestinger, Ryan Voss, Collin Stevener, Kyle Moeller, Melissa Pestinger, and Regling. The next meet is Tuesday when they travel to Akron to complete the first round of league meets.
Girls And Boys Teams Sweep At Home
October 8, 2013
BARKER -- On Tuesday the Cross Country teams hosted CSAT and Wilson and combined to have 19 personal best times and 4 team wins.
The girls stormed to a 15-50 win over CSAT and defeated Wilson 19-39. Barker took 5 of the top 6 places. Katie Przybyl was 1st, Melissa Pestinger was 3rd, Gabby Baker 4th, Mary Rounds 5th, and Alaina Israel was 6th. The girls now have 5 wins and 1 loss in the league.
The boys notched perfect scores of 15-50 over both CSAT and Wilson to improve their league record to 6-0. The boys took the top 8 places. Sergion Cruz was 1st, Casey Webb 2nd, Doug Bachman 3rd, Dusty Walters 4th, Christopher Sweeney 5th, Tanner Gregoire 6th, Nolan Bouchane 7th, and Brent Bachman was 8th.
The following runners had a personal best time: Doug Bachman, Walters, Sweeney, Gregoire, Brent Bachman, John Page, Morgan Fay, Drew Jenks, Ryan Voss, Collin Stevener, Ben Schian, Kyle Moeller, Matt Pestinger, Melissa Pestinger, Baker, Israel, Kamilah Robison, Paige Wagner, and Carolyn Merlin.
Przybyl Takes Second At Albion
October 1, 2013
ALBION -- Tuesday the Cross Country team travelled to Albion to run against the Purple Eagles and the Medina Mustangs. The girls pulled out two victories to improve their league record to 3-1. Barker edged Albion 25-37 and defeated Medina 15 to 50. Katie Przybyl was 2nd, Emma Jenks 3rd, Melissa Pestinger 6th, Alaina Israel 8th, Kamilah Robison 9th, and Mary Rounds was 10th.
The Boys team ran to two more victories with a perfect score victory of 15 to 50 over Albion and took a 17-46 decision from Medina. Sergio Cruz placed 1st, Bryce Moeller was 2nd, Casey Webb 3rd, Hayden Hathaway 5th, Dusty Walters 6th, Doug Bachman 7th, and Tanner Gregoire was 8th. The boys are a perfect 4-0 in the league.
Ryan Voss and Kyle Moeller both had personal best times.
JV Boys Cross Country Takes Third Straight McQuaid Invitational - Bachman Grabs First
September 28, 2013
ROCHESTER -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team traveled to Rochester to compete in the prestigious McQuaid Invitational. There were almost 8000 runners at the event which is the largest 5k in the Northeast United States. The JV Boys team successfully defended their title by winning the race for a third consecutive time. Barker finished ahead of 31 other teams in a race which included 301 runners. Leading the way and accomplishing something that no previous Barker runner has ever done, Brent Bachman placed 1st. Tanner Gregoire was 2nd, Jack Hopkins 3rd, Carter Pisarski 5th, and John Page was 21st. The boys scored a very low 31 points compared to the 2nd place team of 108 points. All JV runners earned a personal best time.
The Varsity Girls team ran very well and placed a very impressive 13th out of 32 schools in a race featuring 312 runners. Leading the way for Barker was Katie Przybyl in 27th, Melissa Pestinger 77th, Emma Jenks 85th, Gabby Baker 122nd, Natalie Regling 147th, Kamilah Robison 156th, and Paige Wagner was 161st. Pestinger, Jenks, Baker, Regling, Robison, Alaina Israel and Wagner all earned personal best times.The Varsity Boys ran in the small schools seeded race which is a race for the best schools to compete in. Barker was an impressive 3rd out of 24 schools. The race included 173 runners. Sergio Cruz placed 17th, Bryce Moeller 20th, Casey Webb 33rd, Hayden Hathaway 42nd, Doug Bachman 49th, Dusty Walters 50th and Nolan Bouchane was 82nd. The team currently boast a record of 58-2. Cruz, Moeller, Webb, Hathaway, Bachman and Walters all registered personal best times.
On Tuesday the team travels to Albion High School to compete against the Purple Eagles and the Medina Mustangs.
N-O League Cross Country Season Opens
September 24, 2013
NEWFANE -- Tuesday the Cross Country team opened their league season with the Roy-Hart Rams and the host Panthers at Newfane. The girls team split the meet with a 7 point win over Roy-Hart while losing to Newfane. Leading the way with an improved time was Katie Przybyl in 3rd place. Emma Jenks was 8th, Melissa Pestinger 10th, Liz Luckman 13th, Alaina Israel 18th, Kamilah Robison 19th, and Mary Rounds was in 20th to take the final of seven spots for Barker.
The boys team showed why they are a dominant force in the state by placing 6 of the top 7 runners. Sergio Cruz won his first league meet to lead the way. Bryce Moeller was 2nd, Hayden Hathaway 4th, Doug Bachman 5th, Dusty Walters 6th, Christopher Sweeney 7th, and Nolan Bouchane was 10th to round out the top 7. The boys defeated Roy-Hart by a perfect score of 15-50 and also took an 18-43 decision from Newfane. The team is now 2-0 in the league and 37-0 overall.
Personal best times were posted by Matt Pestinger, Drew Jenks, Ryan Voss, Kyle Moeller, Emma Jenks, Luckman, Israel, Kamilah Robison, and Carolyn Merlin.
Varsity Boys Cross Country Successfully Defends Queensbury Invitational Title
September 21, 2013
QUEENSBURY -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team travelled 5.5 hours across the state to compete in the Queensbury invitational which is also the site of the New York State Meet this fall. There were many good performances from the Barker representatives. Topping off the day was the Varsity Boys team who defended their 1st place finish from a year ago and captured the title. 25 teams were competing for that honor. Leading the way was Sergio Cruz in 12th, Bryce Moeller 15th, Casey Webb 30th, Dustin Walters 40th, Doug Bachman 51st, Hayden Hathaway 55th, and Chris Sweeney was 88th. There were 172 runners in the race. The win keeps Barker at the top of the list of Class D schools in New York State. The team is currently undefeated with 35 wins in their two invitationals.
The JV boys had a good showing with a 6th place finish and racing against much larger schools. Out of 206 runners, Nolan Bouchane led the charge in 35th. Tanner Gregoire was 38th, Jack Hopkins 43rd, Brent Bachman 44th and Carter Pisarski was 60th.
The Varsity Girls had a good day also. Out of 232 runners, Katie Przybyl was 60th, Melissa Pestinger 94th, Emma Jenks 99th, Gabby Baker 111th, and Liz Luckman was 114th.
The JV Girls ran against some large schools and placed 8th overall. Out of 160 runners, Natalie Regling placed 79th, Alaina Israel was 91st, Kamilah Robison 95th, Paige Wagner 98th, and Carolyn Merlin was 113th. Paige Sandolfini ran in her first race and did a nice job.
Earning a personal best time was Baker, Luckman, Regling, Sandolfini, Wagner, Gregoire, Matthew Pestinger, Ryan Voss, Kyle Moeller, Collin Stevener, Zachary Richbart.
League meets begin on Tuesday when the teams will travel to Newfane to run against the Panthers and the Roy-Hart Rams.
Varsity Boys Cross Country Runs To Victory At Red Dragon Invitational
September 14, 2013
BEMUS POINT -- On Saturday the Cross Country team made their 2013 debut by competing at Long Point State Park. Barker entered the Red Dragon Invitational, hosted by Maple Grove. The JV Boys placed an impressive second amongst large schools. Leading the way was Chris Sweeney in 4th place. Jack Hopkins was 5th, Carter Pisarski 11th, John Page 22nd, and Morgan Fay 24th.
The JV Girls had Gaby Baker in 12th, Natalie Regling in 17th, Paige Wagner in 34th, and Carolyn Merlin in 36th.
The Varsity girls placed seventh. Leading the way was Katie Przybyl in 17th, Melissa Pestinger was 21st, Emma Jenks 22nd, Mary Rounds 49th, Sabrina Harris 51st, Kamilah Robison 52nd, and Alaina Israel 53rd.
The Varsity Boys placed 1st. Leading the way for the Raiders was Sergio Cruz in 5th, Bryce Moeller 7th, Casey Webb 11th, Doug Bachman 18th, Dustin Walters 19th, Hayden Hathaway 24th, Nolan Bouchane 30th, Brent Bachman 33rd, and Tanner Gregoire 39th.
Five Years Straight Being In Top Two At States For Boys Cross Country
November 17, 2012
ELMA -- On Saturday, the Boys Cross Country team traveled to Elma Meadows and became the Runner-up State Champions for Class D. This marks a string of five years where the Barker Running Raiders have placed in the top two in the NYS Class D race. Jordan Bender and Bryce Moeller both placed in the top 20 to make the All State Team. Bender was 10th while Moeller finished in 15th. Casey Webb was 30th, Hayden Hathaway 43rd, Dustin Walters 57th with a personal best time, Segio Cruz 59th, and Nolan Bouchane was 68th.
The season was one to remember. Coach DerSarkissian and Coach Lamb want to thank all the runners for their hard work and dedication to Barker Cross country. How Sweet it was!
Boys Cross Country Team Takes Section 6 Championship
November 2, 2012
ELMA -- On Friay the Cross Country team travelled to Elma Meadows Golf Course to compete in the Section 6 Championships. The girls team placed 5th with Katie Przybyl narrowly missing out on going to the New York State Meet. Przbyl was one place removed from qualifying for the state race. Emma Jenks had a personal best performance on the day.
The boys team captured their sixth consecutive Section 6 Class D Champioship by defeating Maple Grove 26-34. Placing second overall was Jordan Bender. Bryce Moeller was 3rd, Hayden Hathaway 5th, Casey Webb 6th, Sergio Cruz 10th, Nolan Bouchane 13th, and Dusty Walters 14th. The boys showed a dominating performance against the team ranked one spot below them in the New York State rankings.
The team now heads to the state meet which take place on Saturday at the same course they were just crowned section champs. Barker will attempt to defend their state title. Should they complete the task it would be their third state championship in the last four years.
Cross Country Competes At Lakeside Beach
October 27, 2012
WATERPORT -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team travelled to Lakeside Beach State Park to compete in the Niagara Orleans All League race. The girls team placed fifth to finish their league season at 6-8. Katie Przybyl was 9th overall which was good for 2nd Team All League.
The boys had a close meet as they were edged out by Albion by a mere four points. The boys closed out their NO season with a 12-2 record. Jordan Bender placed first overall to become the NO League Champion. Also making first team was Bryce Moeller who placed 5th. 2nd team members from Barker were Casey Webb in 10th, Hayden Hathaway in 11th and in 14th place was Sergio Cruz. Nolan Bouchane who was 15th, Dustin Walters 18th, and Doug Bachman 19th all received Honorable Mention accolades.
On Friday, November 2 the team travels to Elma Meadows to compete in the Section 6 Championships. The boys team is looking for it's sixth consecutive sectional title.
Bender Grabs First In Home Meets
October 16, 2012
BARKER -- On Tuesday afternoon, the Cross Country team hosted the Akron Tigers and the Roy-Hart Rams. Running well, but dropping both meets the girls team fell to 3-4 in the league. Katie Przybyl placed first overall in a time of 20:40. Mary Rounds placed 10th and Melissa Pestinger placed 14th.
The boys dominated their two races with identical scores of 19-42. The boys team is now 6-1 in the Niagara Orleans League. Jordan Bender won the race in a time of 16:45. Bryce Moeller was 3rd, Casey Webb 5th, Hayden Hathaway 6th, and Sergio Cruz was 8th. The entire team ran well, but special recognition goes to Chris Sweeney, Mike Schian, and Dusty Walters for getting personal best times.
Major Improvements On Personal Best Times At Alden
October 13, 2012
ALDEN -- On Saturday, the Cross Country team competed in the Alden Invitational and had an amazing 18 of 24 runners post personal best times. The girls had a good showing placing 11th with Katie Przybyl coming in 6th and breaking her own personal record by 27 seconds with a time of 20:02 and Mary Rounds took 63rd. Sabrina Harris, who just came off the injured reserved, ran her fastest race of the year placing 66th. Melissa Pestinger was 80th while Emma Jenks chopped 1:38 off her personal best to place 87th. Alaina Israel chopped 1:10 off her best time to finish 93rd.
The JV boys did an outstanding job with 8 of the 9 runners getting personal best times. The boys placed 5th out of 20 large schools. Of the 262 runners, Dustin Walters was 8th. Chris Sweeney was close behind in 10th, Brent Bachman 21st, Carter Pisarski 32nd, Seth Russell 84th, Nick Israel 85th, Mike Schian was 146th, Terence Haag was 161st, and Alfredo Bautista was 171st.
Major personal best times were improved by the following JV runners:
Bautista, : 27
The Varsity Boys stole the show by winning the small school division and beating Alden, which was ranked ahead of Barker. On an individual note was was Jordan Bender placing 1st in an impressive time of 16:30. Bender shaved 28 seconds off his personal best. Bryce Moeller placed 6th, Casey Webb was 8th, Hayden Hathaway 13th, Sergio Cruz 21st, Nolan Bouchane 23rd, and Doug Bachman was 60th.
Varsity runners with big improvements on personal best times included:
The next meet will be on Tuesday as Barker plays host to Roy-Hart and Akron. Senior recognition will take place at 4:15. The girls race begins at 4:45 and boys run at 5:15.
Przybl Leads Way Against Albion
October 9, 2012
BARKER -- On Tuesday he Cross Country team hosted the Albion Purple Eagles. The girls won 22-33 with Katie Przybyl leading the way with a first place finish. Melissa Pestinger was 3rd, Mary Rounds 5th, Emma Jenks 6th, and Alaina Israel was 7th. The girls now have a record of 3-2 in the Niagara Orleans League.
The boys entered Tuesday's competition having won 60 league meets in a row. Through a hard fought race with Barker runners obtaining personal best times, the score ended all even at 28. The tie breaker goes to the sixth runner which gave Albion the victory. Barker now has a 4-1 league record. Leading the way for Barker was Jordan Bender who took 1st, Bryce Moeller 3rd, Hayden Hathaway 6th, Casey Webb 7th, Sergio Cruz 11th, Doug Bachman 12th, and Nolan Bouchane was 13th.
Boys Cross Country N-O League Winning Streak Reaches 60
October 2, 2012
WILSON -- Tuesday, the Cross Country team competed at Tuscarora Park against the Wilson Lakemen and the Newfane Panthers. The girls lost to Newfane by a 21-38 margin and dropped a 24-32 decision to Wilson. The league record for the Barker girls is now 2-2. Leading the way for the running Lady Raiders was Katie Przybyl in 3rd, Mary Rounds was 10th, Melissa Pestinger 11th, and Emma Jenks was 14th. Completing their first race ever were foreign exchange students Victoria Romor in 15th, and Ana DeNascimento in 16th.
The boys continued their dominance over the Niagara Orleans League with victories over Newfane, 15-50 and Wilson, 15-49. The league record for the boys is now 4-0. The boys currently have won 60 straight league meets and they will put that on the line next Tuesday when they host undefeated Albion. Leading the way for Barker was Jordan Bender in 1st, Bryce Moeller was 2nd, Sergio Cruz 3rd, Doug Bachman 4th, Casey Webb 5th, Hayden Hathaway 6th, Dustin Walters 8th, and Nolan Bouchane 11th. 12 running Raiders had personal best times on the day.
JV Boys Cross Country Takes McQuaid Invitational For Second Straight Year
September 29, 2012
ROCHESTER -- On Saturday, Cross Country travelled to Rochester to run at the McQuaid Invitational. The girls team placed 23rd out of 35 teams. Leading the way and running a historic faster time than any other Barker female was Katie Przybyl in 6th place out of 318 runners. Melissa Pestinger was 122nd, Mary Rounds 187th, Emma Jenks 227th, and Alaina Israel 238th.
The JV boys placed a very impressive first for the 2nd year in a row. Placing 2nd overall out of 294 runners was Dustin Walters. Christopher Sweeney was 8th, Carter Pisarski 14th, Brent Bachman 19th in his first ever race, and Seth Russell was 45th.
The Varsity boys ran in the exclusive seeded race for small schools. Out of 24 of the best small schools in the area, Barker placed an impressive seventh. Jordan Bender was 17th with an impressive time of 15:54. Bender's time was good for second best all time for a Barker runner. Bill Beilein is the only Barker runner who has ever had a better time than Bender. Bryce Moeller was 38th, Sergio Cruz 53rd, Casey Webb 59th, Hayden Hathaway 78th, Nolan Bouchane 83rd, and Doug Bachman was 114th.
On Tuesday the teams are back in action as they travel to Wilson for a meet against Newfane and the host Lakemen.
Girls Cross Country Team Takes Two In League Opener
September 25, 2012
MEDINA -- Tuesday the Cross Country teams opened Niagara Orleans League competition and took Medina and CSAT by storm. The girls won handily over Medina 15-50 and 19-39 over CSAT. The girls are now 2-0 in league competition. Leading the way was Katie Przybyl in 1st, followed by Sabrina Harris in 4th, Melissa Pestinger 5th, Mary Rounds 6th, Alaina Israel 7th, and Emma Jenks 9th.
The boys team also ran exceptionally well with a 37-22 win and a 15-50 margin over Medina and CSAT respectively. The boys are also now 2-0 to open the league schedule. Leading the way was Jordan Bender in 1st. Bryce Moeller was 3rd, Sergio Cruz 5th, Casey Webb 6th, Hayden Hathaway 7th, Doug Bachman 9th, Dustin Walters 10th, Nolan Bouchane 11th, Carter Pisarski 12th and Christopher Sweeney 13th.
Boys Cross Country Team Claims Queensbury Invitational
September 22, 2012
QUEENSBURY -- On Saturday the Cross Country team traveled to compete in the Queensbury invitational. The boys took the meet by storm and placed 1st out of 18 schools in the small schools race. Out of 134 runners, Jordan Bender led the way in 4th place. Bryce Moeller was 17th, Casey Webb 25th, Nolan Bouchane 31st, Sergio Cruz 33rd, Doug Bachman 41st, and Dustin Walters 43rd.
The girls placed 12th with Katie Przybyl placing 19th out of 114 girls. Sabrina Harris was 59th, Melissa Pestinger 75th, Alaina Israel 88th, and Emma Jenks 93rd.
The JV boys placed 12th with Hayden Hathaway leading the way placing 44th out of 277 runners. Chris Sweeney was 98th, Carter Pisarski 121st, Nick Israel 167th, and Seth Rusell 202nd. The teams are back in action on Tuesday as league competition begins with a race against CSAT and Medina at Medina.
Cross Country Teams Off And Running In 2012
September 15, 2012
WEST SENECA -- The Cross Country team traveled to West Seneca on Saturday to run in their first invitational of the year at Sunshine Park. The Varsity Girls team had a nice opener as Katie Przybyl was 14th overall with a time of 21:05, just missing a personal best. Sabrina Harris was 42nd, Melissa Pestinger 61st, Mary Rounds 74th. Emma Jenks ran her first race and placed 86th while and Alaina Israel ran her first Varsity race and crossed the finish line in 97th. Barker finished the race in 9th of 14 schools.
The JV Boys also had a nice showing placing 8th of 13 schools. There were 134 runners in the race. Chris Sweeney led Barker in the race of 134 runners. Sweeney finished with a time of 19:36.4. Carter Pisarski was 25th, Nick Israel 67th, Terence Haag 97th, Mike Schian 104th, and Alfredo Bautista 110th.
The Varsity Boys have five new runners on this years squad and are on a mission to defend their league, section and state championships. After losing five runners to graduation, the boys team turned in a great performance and showed they are up to the title defense task. Barker was an impressive third out of 16 schools. Leading the way was captain, Jordan Bender placing 6th overall in a time of 17:12.2. Bryce Moeller was 24th, Sergio Cruz 27th, Nolan Bouchane 29th, Casey Webb 30th, Doug Bachman 33rd, and Dustin Walters 47th.
The following runners all ran personal best times: Jordan Bender, Bryce Moeller, Doug Bachman, Casey Webb, Nolan Bouchane, Dustin Walters, Christopher Sweeney, Carter Pisarski, Terence Haag, Emma Jenks, and Alaina Israel.