Welcome to Section V Track / Cross Country

Coaching News/Opportunities:

  • Rochester Running Rebels are looking for volunteer coaches for our summer track club, Interested candidates please contact Brian Harris with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Meets


Coaches meeting: Mar 19 - Penfield HS - 6pm

State Meet Results

State Meet Photos
Boys 1 - Girls 1
Boys 2 - Girls 2

2015 New Balance Indoor Nationals - Championship Division

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R-H Girls Sprint Medley breaks National Record & Sammy Watson Wins 800

Link to a video of the race: usa.milesplit.com

(note Coach DeMay's expression of stunned disbelief - lol)

CJ Noble and Lanae-Tava Thomas both break Section V Records in 60

The Rush-Henrietta Girls Sprint Medley team of Lanae-Tava Thomas, Tori Thompson, Ceara Watson & Sammy Watson coached by Mike DeMay broke the national record of 3:53.17 set by Long Beach Poly back in 2001 with their 3:52.68.

Sammy Watson individually won the 800m to be crowned National Champion and she did it with a nation-leading, and Section V record-breaking time of 2:08.13

Lanae-Tava Thomas individually took 20th in the 60m with a 7.62 to set a new Section V record breaking the record of 7.71 set by Zila Higgs of East in 1991. (and she’s a freshmen).

Ceara Watson individually took 25th in the 400m with a 57.47.

Tori Thompson individually took 11th in the 60m Emerging Elite division with a 7.77.

Carnell Noble of Greece Olympia took 9th in the 60m with a 6.92 breaking the Section V record of 6.93 set by Maurice Jackson of Marshall in 1996.

Jimmy Shih of Webster Schroeder 16th in the triple jump at 46-09.65

Calvary Rogers of Greece Odyssey  21st in the 200 at 22.24 + 3rd in Emerging Elite 400m at 49.37

Devin Koepp of Batavia 26th in the Weight Throw at 59-01.50

Byron Hearst and Joe Mendola of Greece Arcadia  43rd and 44th in the 200 at 22.70 and 22.71 respectively.

Melissa Tylock of Penfield  12th at 7:47.54, Olivia Harbol of Pal-Mac  13th at 7:48.03, Rebecca Wittlin of Mendon 15th at 7:57.38 in the 1 Mile Racewalk.

Jack Murphy  of Penfield 10th at 8:16.76 in the Boys 1 Mile Racewalk

Freshmen Event Medalists

Ben Bulkeley of Fairport took 2nd in the Freshmen 1 Mile with a 4:27.59 (converts to a 4:26.04 for 1600m which is 2nd only to Ciolkowski's 4:23.42 SVSB)

Emerging Elite Medalists

Anna Kostarellis of Churchville Chili 5th in the 2 mile at 10:57.70 (converts to 10:09.16 for 3000 a SVSB)

Keanu Heedram of Rush-Henrietta 5th in the shot put at 54-02.75 

Ethan Maguire of Penfield 7th in the pole vault at 14-04.50

Rush-Henrietta Boys Sprint Medley Relay, Myles Watts, Ryan Kenney, Dilan Campbell, Paul Henry 5th at 3:36.08

2015 New York State Winter Championships

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Watson, Thomas & Noble Win States

Federation Medalists

1st & 2ndSammy Watson – Rush Henrietta – 1000 2:53.33 & 300 40.25

1stLanae-Tava Thomas – Rush Henrietta – 55 – 7.08

1stCJ Noble – Greece Olympia – 55 – 6.46

3rd & 6thJimmy Shih – Webster Schroeder – Triple Jump 47-3 & Long Jump 21-08

3rd Calvary Rogers – Greece Odyssey – 600 - 1:22.15

3rdEarnie Burapan – Hilton – Pole Vault – 11-06

4thZoe Camillaci – Hilton – Pole Vault – 11-06

5thJustina Sanders-Schifano – Sodus - Long Jump - 17-11.50

5th - Kevin Palmisano – Canandaigua – Pole Vault - 14-3

5thAnthony Clark – Gates Chili – 55 Hurdles – 7.55

5thByron Hearst – Greece Arcadia – 300 – 35.50

6thJoe Mendola – Greece Arcadia – 300 – 35.65

6thDevon Koepp – Batavia – Weight Throw – 58-08.00

7thAlex Siracusa – Churchville Chili – Long Jump – 21-07.75

7thKeeanu Heedram – Rush Henrietta – Shot Put – 52-11

7thNick Ciolkowski – McQuaid Jesuit – 3200 – 9:25.25

8th Olivia Harbol – Palmyra-Macedon – 1500 Racewalk 7:23.25

4x200 – 2nd – Rush Henrietta – Sammy Watson, Ceara Watson, Lanae-Tava Thomas, Tori Thompson – 1:43.44

4x800 – 7th – Rush Henrietta -  Mehamed Abdurahim, Paul Henry, Noah Taddesse, Ryan Yuhas – 8:11.34

Distance Medley – 4thWill Corbett, Parris Strickland, Josh Murray, Brad Farnham – 9:01.81

Distance Medley – 7thNatalie Neamtu, Shannon Page, Sinead Sargeant, Kaylee Cassidy - 10:47.89

Meet of Champions - State Qualifier 2015

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New York State Team 2015

Thanks to Ron Kalasinskas for so many wonderful photos all season long, you can see more at www.rochesterforkids.com

NYS rank is determined by the best season best mark of any of the state qualifiers (not necessarily this meet's nor the winner's mark)

Bold indicates season best is ranked in the top 8 of New York State

NYS1 1000 Meter Run – Sammy Watson Rush-Henrietta 2:57.17, Hayleigh Palotti Livonia 3:01.29, Adrianna VanCuyck Wayne 3:01.97  

NYS8 300 Meter Dash – Sammy Watson Rush-Henrietta 39.57, Justina Sanders-Schifano 12 Sodus 41.30 

NYS2 55 Meter Dash - Carnell Noble Greece Olympia 6.45, Kelly Brown Wilson Magnet 6.54, Amari Lawrence McQuaid 6.62 

NYS3 55 Meter Dash – Lanae-Tava Thomas Rush-Henrietta 7.17, Tori Thompson Rush-Henrietta 7.29, Ashley Brown Wilson Magnet 7.43

NYS3 Long Jump - Lanae-Tava Thomas Rush-Henrietta 18-11.50, Justina Sanders-Schifano Sodus 18-05.00, Darcy DeAngelis Spencerport 17-04.75

NYS3 Pole Vault - Zoe Camillaci Hilton 11-06.00, Earnie Burapan Hilton 11-00, Taylor Haude Hilton 10-06

NYS3 Triple Jump - Jimmy Shih Webster Schroeder 47-02, Reggie Russell  Greece Olympia 43-06,

NYS3 Long Jump - Alex Siracusa Churchville-Chili 23-00.25, Jimmy Shih Webster Schroeder 22-07.75, Joshua Allen School Of The Arts 22-05.50 

 NYS3 High Jump - Aubrianna Lantrip Midlakes 5-07, Dyonte Allen Gates-Chili 5-03, Asia McInnis Greece Arcadia 5-03 

NYS4 Pole Vault - Ethan Maguire Penfield 14-00, Kevin Palmisano Canandaigua 13-06.00, Jared Mathews Fairport 13-06.00 

NYS6 4x200 Meter Relay - Rush-Henrietta 1:43.75 ( 1:42.87 in prelims broke their own Section V Record ) Tori Thompson, Lanae-Tava Thomas, Sammy Watson, Ceara Watson     


NYS7 Weight Throw Devon Koepp Batavia 60-05.25, ( broke Section V record 3rd week in a row )  Jack Fox-Salah Greece Olympia  55-05.75, Christian Johnson Victor 54-02.75 

NYS7 3000 Meter Run - Anna Kostarellis Churchville-Chili 10:13.80, Alex Cooper Rush-Henrietta 10:18.44 


NYS7 300 Meter Dash - Calvary Rogers Greece Odyssey 35.00, Byron Hearst Arcadia 35.15, Joe Mendola Arcadia 35.37 

( Byron Hearst earlier season 34.66 is the mark that is ranked 7th in the state )

NYS20 600 Meter Run - Calvary Rogers  Greece Odyssey 1:22.83, Eddie Ely Palmyra-Macedon 1:23.72


NYS8 Shot Put - Keanu Heedram Rush-Henrietta 55-02, Christian Johnson     Victor 52-04.00, Devon Koepp Batavia 48-07.25 


NYS8 55 Meter Hurdles - Anthony Clark Gates-Chili 7.63, Kelly Brown  Wilson Magnet 7.79, Matt Barton Victor 7.87 


NYS8 1500 Meter Race Walk Melissa Tylock Penfield 7:09.38, Rebecca Wittlin Pittsford Mendon 7:10.20, Olivia Harbol Pal-Mac 7:11.71 

NYS10 600 Meter Run - Ceara Watson Rush-Henrietta 1:37.12, Elyse Barkstrom Pittsford Mendon 1:39.85    

NYS11 - 3200 Meter Run - Nick Ciolkowski McQuaid Jesuit 9:22.64, Isaac Goodman Mendon 9:37.78, Paul Dellinger Brighton 9:40.96 

NYS13 - 4x200 Meter Relay - Greece Arcadia 1:31.00, Byron Hearst, Dustin Ngo, Joe Mendola, Xavier McGee             

NYS14 55 Meter Hurdles - Samantha Carro Canandaigua 8.47, Alana Morrow Mercy 8.60, Meaghan Schwartz Gates-Chili 8.62 

NYS14 4x800 Meter Relay - Rush-Henrietta 8:07.71, Mehamed Abdurahim, Noah Taddesse, Ryan Yuhas, Paul Henry

NYS15 1500 Meter Run - Mary Visca Pittsford Sutherland 4:49.32, Autumn Albrecht Brockport 4:50.04  

NYS16 Triple Jump - Darcy DeAngelis Spencerport 36-07.50, Jiya Grayson Wilson Magnet 35-10

NYS17 High Jump - Ryan McQuillen LeRoy 6-02, Alecs Burger Red Creek 6-01 

NYS19 Shot Put - Megan Smith Brockport 35-11, Ana Santiago East 35-03

NYS21 Weight Throw - Brealle Brown Rush-Henrietta 40-01.75, Rebecca Rock Penfield 36-09.75  

NYS26 - 1000 Meter Run - Mike Mallow Fairport 2:33.70, Ben Bulkeley Fairport 2:34.51

4x400 Meter Relay - Hilton 4:08.32 Taylor Alloco, Norah Arnold, Melissa Rudy, Jenny Coleman              

4x400 Meter Relay - McQuaid Jesuit 3:31.53, Matt Brien, Atiba McLaren, Daniel Rooney, Noah Williams

1600 Meter Run - Henry Burton Pittsford Mendon 4:29.55, Matt Geraci Honeoye Falls 4:30.01

4x800 Meter Relay – Penfield 10:06.94 Natalie Hansen, Megan Sedita, Tory Fahrenholz, Claire Miller

....and hey... a special shout out to Charlotte coach Reggie Rucker for making the finals in the 55 Hurdles at USATF Indoor Nationals (took this shot off my TV)

Section V Championships Feb 19-20, 2015

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 Class A Girls - Rush-Henrietta 173, Penfield 94, Hilton 78

Rush-Henrietta’s girls came in the heavy favorites and fully lived up to that expectation.

Lanae-Tava Thomas 28 : 1st in 55m, 2nd in 300m, 1st in long jump

Sammy Watson 22.5 : 1st in 300m, 1st in 1000m, 1st in 4x400

Alex Cooper 20.5  : 1st in 3000m , 2nd in 1500m, 1st in 4x800

Ceara Watson  18.5 : 1st in 600m, 3rd in 300m, 1st in 4x400

Leah Hulbert 18 : 1st in weight throw, 2nd in shot put

Tori Thompson 16 : 2nd in 55m, 2nd in long jump

Brealle Brown  12 : 2nd in weight throw, 4th in shot put

Lexi Peters 10.5 : 2nd in 1000m, 1st in 4x800

Class A Boys – Rush-Henrietta 128, McQuaid Jesuit 69.5, Victor 56

A double win for Rush, taking the boys as well as the girls, and also in dominant fashion.

Paul Henry 22.5 : 1st 600m, 1st 1000m, 1st 4x800m

Keeanu Heedram 20 : 1st shot put, 1st weight throw

Dilan Campbell  18.5 : 2nd long jump, 2nd 300m, 1st 4x200m

Class B Girls – Mercy 111, Brockport 74, Pittsford Mendon 61

Mercy swept all three relays

Madeline Pizzo 24 : 2nd in pole vault, 2nd in shot put,  2nd in weight throw

Emily Wade 16 : 3rd in hurdles,  3rd in long jump, 4th in high jump

Emem Ikpot 15 : 1st in 300, 1st in 4x200m, 1st in 4x400m

Charlotte Kursweil  10.5 : 2nd in 1000m, 1st in 4x200m

Alana Morrow 10.5 : 2nd in hurdles, 1st in 4x200m

Class B Boys – Greece Arcadia 120, Brockport 90, Churchville-Chili 65

Arcadia scored big in the sprints and horizontal jumps

Byron Hearst 20 : 2nd in 55m, 2nd in 300m, 4th in 600m

Joe Mendola 18 : 1st in 300m, 2nd in long jump

Xavier McGee 14.5 : 3rd in 55m, 3rd in long jump, 1st in 4x200

Canon Davis-Smith 12 : 1st in triple jump,  5th in long jump

Jason LaRuez 12 : 2nd in weight throw, 4th in shot put 

Class C Girls – Batavia 148.5, Wayland-Cohocton 51, Aquinas 49.33 

Batavia’s girls were deep, scoring so many points with only 1 individual win

Marissa Dispenza 18.5 : 2nd in hurdles, 2nd in 600, 1st in 4x200m

Kiaya Franklin 18.5 :  2nd in 55m, 2nd in 300m, 1st in 4x200m

Kristyn Mott 14 : 1st in pole vault,  4th in triple jump

Celia Flynn 12 : 3rd in shot put, 3rd in weight throw

Kaylee Cassidy 10 : 3rd in 100m, 5th in 1500m, 2nd in 4x800m

Class C Boys – Greece Olympia 124, Batavia 103, Aquinas 61

Olympia’s got speed taking  1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th in the 55m

Tremaine Moore 20.5 : 1st in high jump, 2nd in 55m, 1st in 4x200m

Carnell Noble 20.5 : 1st in 55m, 2nd in 300, 1st in 4x200m

Alpha Barry 20 : 1st in triple jump, 2nd in long jump,  5th in 55m

Jack Fox-Salah 16 : 2nd in shot put, 2nd in weight throw

Shane Presley 10 : 3rd in  300m, 4th in 55m, 1st in 4x200m

Class D Girls – Marion 85, Lyons 49, Sodus 42

Marion scored well in the field and relays

Jaelyn Morgan 18 : 1st in triple jump, 4th in long jump, 4th in 55m

Kourtney Baker 16 : 2nd in shot put, 2nd in weight throw

Class D Boys – LeRoy 126, East Rochester 102, Honeoye 51

LeRoy’s got jumps! with Ryan McQuillen filling in some big shoes left by Rubin Owens and Sean Wade jumping big too

Ryan McQuillen 28 : 1st in long jump,  1st in 55m, 2nd in high jump

Sean Wade 28 : 1st in triple jump, 1st in hurdles,  2nd in pole vault

Brian Hodges 20 : 2nd in 300m, 3rd in 55m, 3rd in long jump

Connor Haywood 11.5 : 3rd in 3200m, 4th in 1600m, 3rd in 4x800m

Clinton Nickens 11 :  2nd in shot put, 5th in weight throw, 6th in 55m

Devon Koepp of Batavia broke the Section V record in the weight throw

The old record was held by David Gross of Brockport at 57-11.7 at the 2008 Dartmouth Relays.  Koepp broke it it last week with a throw of 59-07.25 and again at Sectionals with the first 60+ throw in Section V history at 60-04.75