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Chaminade's Thomas Slattery and Sean Kelly star in state meet

Chaminade's Thomas Slattery takes second place in the

Chaminade's Thomas Slattery takes second place in the boys 5k run with a time of 16:47.83 at the NSCHSAA League Cross Country Championships. (Oct. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Chaminade's Thomas Slattery and Sean Kelly turned in sterling performances Saturday in the state federation cross country meet in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Slattery completed the race in 16 minutes, 6 seconds, second behind Arlington's Sebastian Hanson (16:00). Kelly was right behind his teammate, finishing in 16:17 and fourth overall. Slattery and Kelly finished with the top two times from Long Island.

St. Anthony's had three runners, Jake Hensler (16:41), Patrick Tucker (16:51) and Patrick Ginty (16:58), finish in under 17 minutes. The trio helped the St. Anthony's boys team finish third overall, tops among L.I. schools.

Northport's Mike Brannigan (16:30) and Tim McGowan (16:36) finished in the top 15 and carried Northport to fifth place.

Tiana Guevara was the top Long Island Class B finisher in the girls championship race, finishing in 18:48 for Miller Place, tied for sixth.

The North Shore girls came in fourth, the best finish for a Long Island team. North Shore was led by Elizabeth Caldwell (19:09), who finished 19th.


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