Boys cross country wins Class C title, place 5th at states

The Mexico Tigers varsity boys cross country team was crowned Section III Class C champions during the sectional championship meet at VVS on Saturday, Nov. 4.

MACS senior Ethan Becker placed first in the Class C race with a time of 16:38, while his teammates Logan Fitzgerald (17:57) and Everett Bryant (18:05) had top-15 finishes and Mexico's Aiden Bartlett (18:16), Collin Fitzgerald (18:27) and Daniel Gagnier (18:33) placed in the top 25.

Other members of this year's team included Braydon Beasley, Sam Gillespy, Hunter Herrington, Aiden DeGroff, Jack Deckman, Dakota DeFalco and Gavin Nickolas.

The team is coached by Joseph Deckman and Matt McGiff.

The Tigers went on to compete in the New York State meet on Saturday, Nov. 11, where they placed fifth overall in the state. Becker finished fourth overall in the state meet.

Mexico Cross Country victory

Front left to right: Coach Deckman, Ethan Becker, Collin Fitzgerald, Braydon Beasley, Aiden Bartlett, Sam Gillespy, Coach McGiff. Back left to right: Daniel Gagnier, Everett Bryant, Logan Fitzgerald, Hunter Herrington, Aiden DeGroff, Jack Deckman. Athletes not present: Dakota DeFalco and Gavin Nickolas.