Ferguson races ahead for Railroaders

P J Ferguson had quite the week for Whitehall’s varsity cross country team last week.

The sophomore had one of the best races of his varsity career on Saturday as the Railroaders participated in the Queensbury Adirondack Invitational.

Ferguson finished second in the Boys Division 2 race, completing the 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes and three seconds, nearly ten seconds ahead of the third place finisher.

The performance was the best among local finishers and was one of his fastest times to date. Despite his strong showing, the Railroaders finished seventh out of eight teams on the boy’s side.

The performance continued a strong week by Ferguson who won a dual meet between Whitehall and Corinth on Sept. 20 in Whitehall.

Ferguson outpaced Corinth’s top three runners on his way to completing the 2.7 mile course in just under 16 minutes.

About a half mile in the race, Ferguson took the lead and continued to put distance between himself and the other runners finished 47 seconds ahead of the next runner.

Toran Tracy finished in sixth place and Tyler Perry and Julian Barber finished in the top ten.

Corinth however placed six runners in the top ten, included the second, third, fourth and fifth place finishers to win the meet 21-38.

On the girl’s side, Taryn Tracy turned in a gutsy performance finishing in third place with a time of 24:09. Marion Gendron finished sixth and Victoria Koeble earned a ninth place finish for the Railroaders who were unable to field the required five runners needed to compete as a team.

The team will host Lake George at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Valley View Golf Course.





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