In an exhilarating display of athleticism and teamwork, the Oneonta Cross Country team is set to compete at the New York State Cross-Country Championships next week. This marks the second consecutive year the team has clinched the Class C Section IV Championship, securing their spot among the state's top contenders.
The championships, scheduled for November 11th at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, promise an intense competition, with the boys' race kicking off at 10:30 a.m. The Oneonta squad has been diligently preparing for this moment, and their dedication has already yielded impressive results.
The team, led by Coach Dan Forbes, boasts a roster of exceptional runners who have demonstrated skill and determination. The qualifiers representing Oneonta at the state level include:
Colin Fletcher-Foster (11th grade)
Keyon Ziaie (11th grade)
Jackson Forbes (11th grade)
Donovan Lema (11th grade)
Gabriel Rissberger (11th grade)
Brighton Logue (10th grade)
William Cooper (10th grade)
The community rallied behind the team's success, and their triumphant return to campus was nothing short of energetic. The Oneonta police and fire departments escorted the team with lights flashing and sirens blaring! This grand welcome reflects the immense pride and support that the Yellowjacket community has for its dedicated athletes.
Oneonta High School's cross-country program has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and the upcoming state championships provide another opportunity for the team to showcase their talent on a broader stage. The entire community wishes the Oneonta Cross Country team the best of luck as they pursue victory and bring glory to their school and city.