Modified Cross Country

Hillman Leads Mod Cross Country At Clarence Fall Classic 
October 22, 2016
CLARENCE -- The Modified Cross Country team raced in the Clarence Fall Classic on Saturday. Tyler Hillman led the Boys finishing in 13th place out of 178 runners. Finishing in 46th place was Jaret Black. Jarrett Baker was close behind in 48th place. Xander DerSarkissian was 75th, Camren Szafranski 86th, Steven Class 89th, Miles Clarke 116th, Thomas Jowdy 128th, and Donovan Recore was 149th. The boys finished in 8th place as a team.
Emma McGrath led the girls coming in 85th, Ariana Peace was 119th, and Gabby Bomjardim was 123rd.
Hillman, Baker and Bomjardim all had personal best paces. The team's last meet is this Saturday, October 29th at Lakeside State Park starting at 10:30 AM.
McGrath Paces Barker Girls At Alden
October 15, 2016
ALDEN -- The Modified Cross Country team competed at the Bulldog Stampede in Alden over the weekend. Jaret Black was once again Barker's lead runner finishing in 34th place out of 203 runners. Black ran the 1.88 mile course in 12:23 seconds. Also finishing in the top 100 were Jarrett Baker-57th, Xander DerSarkissian-72nd, and Camren Szafranski-81st.
Emma McGrath led the girls finishing in 83rd of 140 runners. Meadow Nye also placed in the top 100 finishing in 91st and notching another personal best pace. Baker, DerSarkissian, Szafranski and Bomjardim also had personal bests.
Nye Takes 2nd Against Wilson
October 11, 2016
MEDINA -- The Modified Cross Country teams traveled to Medina on Tuesday to take on the Wilson Lakemen. Both the boys and girls came out victorious. Meadow Nye led the girls finishing second overall with a personal best pace. Emma McGrath was close behind finishing third overall and Ariana Peace and Larcey Dwyer also put in their best finishing fourth and fifth overall. The girls defeated Wilson 24-31.

Jaret Black led all runners finishing 1st overall in a time of 11:42 over the 1.62 mile course. Tyler Hillman finished 2nd in a time of 11:48 and Steven Class finished 3rd with a time of 12:00. Not far behind them was Camren Szafranski in a time of 12:04 to finish 5th overall. Jarrett Baker and Xander DerSarkissian finished 6th and 7th, respectively. Thomas Jowdy rounded out Barker’s top 7 finishing in 9th place. The boys defeated Wilson 17-45. The boys have 5 league wins and 1 loss. Class, Szafranski, Jowdy, Nye, Peace and Dwyer all had personal best times.


Modified Boys Cross Country Splits With Roy-Hart & Newfane

October 4, 2016

ROYALTON -- The Modified Cross Country team continued their league meets on Tuesday competing against Roy-Hart and Newfane. The boys downed Roy-Hart by a score of 26-33, but lost to Newfane 15-43. Their league record is now 3-1. Jaret Black was the leading Raider coming in 8th place with Miles Clarke right on his heels finishing in 9th place. Tyler Hillman and Steven Class were right behind them coming in 11th and 12th places. Jarrett Baker, Xander DerSarkissian, and Camren Szafranski finished in 14th, 15th, and 16th places to round out the top 7.

The girls also split losing to Newfane but defeating Roy-Hart. The girls are now 1-3 in the league.

Clarke, Thomas Jowdy, Ryan Stevener, Meadow Nye, and Larcey Dwyer all ran a personal best pace.


Deak Places 2nd At McQuaid

October 1, 2016

ROCHESTER -- The Modified Cross Country team traveled to Genesee Valley Park in Rochester on Saturday to run in the famous McQuaid Invitational. Jaret Black led the Raiders covering the 1.62 mile course in 10:55 seconds placing 117th place out of 446 runners. Aaron Deak was the second Barker Raider finishing in 127th place. Tyler Hillman was the next Raider coming in 217th followed by Jarrett Baker in 227th place. Xander DerSarkissian was 272nd, Camren Szafranski 275th, and Miles Clarke rounded out Barker's top 7 finishing in 286th place. The boys team finished in 30th place out of 58 teams.

For the Girls, Emma McGrath led the Lady Raiders finishing in 174th place out of 320 runners. Ariana Peace and Meadow Nye placed 266th and 268th. All the girls ran well setting personal best paces over their longest race so far.

McGrath, Peace, Nye, Jarrett Baker, Szafranski, Ryan Stevener, Clarke, and Donovan Recore also set personal best paces.


Peace Runs Well Against Akron & Albion

September 27, 2016

BARKER -- The Modified Boys' Cross Country competed last night at home in their league opener. The boys started the league competition with 2 wins over visiting Akron and Albion. The Raiders defeated Akron 15-50 and defeated Albion 21-40. The boys are off to a great start. Aaron Deak led the Raiders finishing 2nd overall with a time of 8:37 for the 1.35 mile course and a personal best. Jaret Black was close behind finishing 3rd in a time of 8:41. Tyler Hillman finished 4th, Steven Class 5th, Xander DerSarkissian 7th, Jarrett Baker 8th, Camren Szafranski 9th, Ryan Stevener 10th, Miles Clarke 12th, Thomas Jowdy 13th and Donovan Recore 16th.

The Modified Girls also ran well. Emma McGrath was Barker's first finisher coming in 10th place overall. Ariana Peace finished 12th and Larcey Dwyer finished 17th. The girls came away with 2 losses. Deak, Black, Class, Stevener, Jowdy, Peace and Dwyer all had personal bests.


Black Leads Way For Modified Boys Cross Country

September 17, 2016

EAST AURORA -- The Boys' Modified Cross Country team started their season and running careers this past Saturday at the East Aurora Invitational. Jaret Black led the team with a 24th place finish with Tyler Hillman, Xander DerSarkissian, Steven Class, Aaron Deak, Camren Szafranski, and Jarrett Baker rounding out the teams' top 7 and finishing in the top 100. Miles Clarke, Ryan Stevener, Thomas Jowdy, and Donovan Recore all also ran well.

Emma McGrath and Ariana Peace also had their running debut for the girls cross country team and running well over the 1.5 mile course.

The runners are off to a great season.