By ADAM SHINDER
For the Express
GALWAY — Broadalbin-Perth’s boys cross country outran Amsterdam at Bob’s Trees in Galway on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The Amsterdam boys got an individual win from Trevor Dzikowicz for the second straight week, but B-P’s tight pack running allowed the Patriots to claim six of the next eight spots across the finish line for a 24-34 win.
Dzikowicz overcame a slight illness to run to victory in 17:08, holding off a late charge from B-P’s Micah Smith, who finished just three seconds later.
B-P came away with the team victory thanks to some tightly-bunched running. Behind Dzikowicz, B-P took second through fourth with Smith, Wyatt Couperus and Devin Becker finishing within 11 seconds of each other. Amsterdam took fifth and sixth with Daniel Bublak and Marcos Santiago, but the Patriots claimed seventh through ninth with the trio of Daniel Dylong, Evan Smith and Damian Brockhum to lock up the victory.
“The boys did a really good job coming together as a pack in the second half of the race,” B-P coach Jeff Richards said.
Amsterdam also got a solid race from Chaun’J Ramos in 10th, but B-P’s superior depth — the Patriots had 12 runners, compared to just six for Amsterdam — won out in the end.