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50th McQuaid Invite - 2014

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

At Hilton's Glavin 2 mile last spring Corning freshmen Jessica Lawson nearly upset Katie Lembo with an amazing last lap kick.  Now this spring as a sophomore Lawson has truly come into her own winning the McQuaid Invite Girls Seeded Varsity AAA (3-mile) by over 30 seconds with the fastest time of the day for any race (and nearly a minute faster than the top Section V runner) with an all-time course record of 16:43.3 good enough to rank 9th in the nation for the 3-mile.

Andrew Marston of Conestoga had the top boys time of the day with a 14:31.3 which won the Boys Seeded Varsity AAA and was the fastest time of the day for any race.

Fayetteville-Manilus of Syracuse was the team to beat in both boys and girls.  Elmira’s girls beat Fayetteville-Manilus in the Girls Seeded Varsity AAA 67-71, but in the merged results F-M beat Elmira 107-108.  Elmira had the faster average time 18:04.4 to 18:05.8.  For the boys F-M won the Boys Seeded Varsity AAA and had the best scores and lowest times (15:03.06 average) in the merged results.

Among Section V runners the usual suspects were on top with Pittsford Mendon Boys taking 2nd in the Boys Seeded Varsity AA to Xavier of NYC in a tight finish of 87-89. Mendon was 7th overall in merged results. 

  2.    89  Pittsford Mendon               (15:50.7  79:13.4 0:25.7)
  1      9  Isaac Goodman               11 15:35.7
  2     15  Griffin Hess                11 15:46.7
  3     16  Evan Feigel                 12 15:48.3
  4     24  Kevin Dooley                12 16:01.3
  5     25  Henry Burton                11 16:01.4
  6   ( 28) David Azzara                12 16:03.7
  7   ( 75) Ryan Young                  11 17:11.0

While the boys top 7 shuffled around considerably since last week, the top Section V girl was still Alex Cooper of Rush-Henrietta taking 6th in the Girls Seeded Varsity AAA and 7th in the merged at 17:41.7.   Cooper was awarded the Katie Harper Memorial Plaque.  This week sophomore Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-Chili narrowed the gap between Cooper and the rest of Section V winning the Girls Unseeded Varsity AA-2 by over 50 seconds with a 17:48.0.  With sophomores in the 2nd, 3rd and 7th positions among top Section V girls fiinishers, the future looks strong! 

Girls 3 Mile - Merged
7    7 Alex Cooper         12  2 Rush-Henrietta          17:41.7  5:54         
10   10 Anna Kostarellis    10  2 Churchville-Chili       17:48.0  5:56     
20   19 Amanda Vestri       10  5 Webster Thomas          18:07.9  6:03          
26   25 Meghan Curtin       11  8 Wayland-Cohocton        18:19.5  6:07          
33   32 Mary Visca          12 17 Pittsford Sutherland    18:28.8  6:10 
35   34 Claire Miller       11 10 Penfield                18:31.1  6:11  
44   42 Sammy Watson        10  7 Rush-Henrietta          18:38.9  6:13  

This week Webster Thomas was the top Section V girls team taking 5th in the Girls Seeded Varsity AAA and 6th in merged results and they were the only team to manage a sub-19 average time at 18:57.9.

  5.   166  Webster Thomas                 (18:57.9  94:49.2 1:36.8)
  1     12  Amanda Vestri               10 18:07.9
  2     26  Claire Ashton               10 18:43.1
  3     32  Ellie Songer                11 18:47.7
  4     46  Alexandra Carpenter         11 19:25.8
  5     50  Brittany Mechler            12 19:44.7
  6   ( 70) Taylor Zeigler              10 20:10.6
  7   ( 73) Alena Wisniewski            10 20:16.8

Last week the top 7 Section V boys were Schmitt, Hess, Servos, Goodman, Burton, Glavin, Roach.  This week those results were completely shuffled and completely missing from last week was Nick Neamtu of Webster Thomas who came out decisively on top among Section V boys at McQuaid with a 15:03.6 which was nearly 30 seconds over the next best Section V boy Donovan Glavin of McQuaid Jesuit.  Neamtu was awarded the Charlie McMullen Memorial Plaque.

Section V Boys 3 Mile - Merged
11   11 Nick Neamtu         11  4 Webster Thomas          15:03.6  5:02    
25   24 Donovan Glavin      11  7 McQuaid Jesuit          15:30.3  5:11  
30   28 Drew Schmitt        11 11 Brighton                15:34.0  5:12  
36   34 Isaac Goodman       11 12 Pittsford Mendon        15:35.7  5:12 
42   40 Dawson Bathgate     11 14 East Rochester          15:38.5  5:13 
59   55 Griffin Hess        11 21 Pittsford Mendon        15:46.7  5:16
60   56 Everett Geiger      12 30 Caledonia-Mumford       15:47.1  5:16 

Victor Invite 2014

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Alex Cooper of Rush-Henrietta and Pittsford Mendon’s Boys Team start up right where they left off last year, on top

Alex Cooper of Rush Henrietta  dominated the girls race, as she has dominated the early season, winning today’s race by over 20 seconds to second place Mary Barger of Pittsford Mendon 19:21.71 to 19:42.58.  Megan Curtin of Wayland-Cohocton in the D2 race had the second fastest time of the day with a 19:36.94.

Cooper’s victory and an astounding 4th place finish by R-H’s nationally ranked 400m standout Sammy Watson (she ran 12½ consecutive 400’s today) wasn't followed by enough support in the 4th and 5th spots for R-H to finish in the top 3.  The team winner was Penfield with 4 girls in the top 12, Claire Miller (5), Megan Sedita (7), Tory Fahrenholz (10),  and Sarah Cook (12) with enough support from number 5, 8th grader Megan Gillooly, for the win!  Pittsford Mendon and Fairport took 2nd and 3rd.

Pittsford Mendon’s boys team won D1 over Brighton in second.  Mendon was lead by Griffen Hess who traded the lead with Drew Schmitt of Brighton several times during the last half mile.  In the end, looking over his shoulder, Schmitt held off Hess in a tight finish 16:27.33 to 16:27.70.  Pittsford Mendon was by far the winning team today though with Hess, Isaac Goodman and Henry Burton sweeping 2-4, Evan Feigel (10), Kevin Dooley (12) for a dominating score in a 19-team race.  And...they probably could have lost their top 2 guys and still won because their numbers 6 and 7 were David Azzara (13) and Nathan Lawler (15).  The third best time of the day came from Dylan Servos of Alden (Section 6) in the D2 race with a 16:36.53. 

Alden (Section 6) won D2 Girls Team

Batavia won D2 Boys Team,

Addison (Section V near the Pennsylvania border) won both Boys and Girls in D3

In total over 2000 boys and girls ran in the races at Victor yesterday, kudos to Bob Goodell and all his staff at Victor for hosting a great event.

Great pictures available at: rochesterforkids.com

Results at: yentiming.com

2014 New Balance Nationals, Greensboro NC

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Sammy Watson breaks Section V record for 400 meters

Katie Lembo, Tyler Ranke and Josh Dyrland achieve All-American Status

Rush-Henrietta freshmen Sammy Watson broke Maddie Kopp’s Section V record for the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.93 to place 2nd in the nation among freshmen.

Katie Lembo (Penfield) ran a personal best in the 4x800 relay on Friday with a 2:15.15 split, then became an All-American in the 2 mile on Saturday placing 3rd with a 10:24.22 (9:41.40 3000m - another PR), and wrapped it up with a 5:04.07 mile in the 4xmile relay. 

Tyler Ranke (Hilton) and Josh Dyrland (Irondequoit) placed 2nd (5:51.31) and 6th (6:03.69) respectively in the 2000 Steeplechase in a shorter than usual race where they were forced to practically go mid-distance and there were a few non-New Yorkers who gave the event a try.

Alex Egeli (Batavia) took 8th in the 400 Hurdles at 54.25.  Egeli also placed 20th in the Emerging Elite division for the 110 hurdles with a 15.18.

Fillmore Central School has a pair to be reckoned with in the coming 3 years as Elsa Cole took 8th in the Freshman 2 Mile with 11:20.72 (3000 split 10:38.00) and 17th in the 2000 Steeplechase Championship division with 7:17.81, and Tess Schilke took 7th in the Freshman 1 Mile with 5:11.78 (1500 split 4:52.12)

Victor Boys 4x400 beat McQuaiid's Section V season best with a 3:21.52 to place 6th in the Emerging Elite division, Jared Hemingway, Matthew Barton, Jason J Hall, Jason T Hall

Other results:

4 x 1 mile Championship: 18th Penfield 21:19.39  Megan Sedita, Victoria Fahrenholz, Katie Lembo, Trista Leo

4 x 800 Emerging Elite: 13th Penfield 9:36.01 Megan Sedita, Sarah Cok, Katie Lembo, Kylene Cochrane

100m Freshmen: 14th Abby Frank (Penfield) 12.80

400 Hurdles Emerging Elite: 17th Lauren Bamford (Pittsford Mendon) 1:05.52

Triple Jump Freshmen: 27th Nandi Jefferies (S.O.T.A.) 30-2.75

4 x 100 Emerging Elite: 28th S.O.T.A. 50.27 Jah'Nease McCullough, Clarissa Henry, Zamaya Smith, Ky'Hanti Smith-Brown

Long Jump Emerging Elite: 34th Joshua Allen (S.O.T.A.) 19-1.25

1 Mile Junior HS: 7th Natalie Hansen (Penfield) 5:30.74

8th Elena Mantilla (Penfield) 5:31.44

11th Regan Gillooly (Penfield) 5:58.60

2014 New York State Championships

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Only Federation Results are completely accurate. (if anyone knows where complete lists of NYSPHSAA D1 and D2 medalists are published, let me know!)

Note: Catarra Burroughs is the NYSPHSAA D1 Champion, the D1 Finals are Federation Races, and the NYSPHSAA Medalist are compiled from those races and semi-finals excluding New York City's PSAL and other Associations.  Congratulations Catarra and any other NYSPHSAA D1 and D2 Champions that I missed.

Andrae Hunter Charlotte 1st in 100 at 10.58                                           1st in 200 at 21.25

Karmen Auble Warsaw 1st in Pole Vault at 12-3                        leading Warsaw Girls to D2 State Championship

DJ Ohlson Alexander 1st in High Jump at 6-7                            leading Alexander Boys to D2 State Championship

Mickey Burke Rush-Henrietta 1st in 3200 at 9:03.87

Tyler Ranke Hilton 1st in 3000 Steeple at 9:11.24

Rubin Owens LeRoy 2nd in Triple Jump at 48-5.75 (1st D2 at 49-7), 1st in D2 Long Jump at 23-01.25,

Greece Olympia 4x100 (Carnell Noble, Shane Presley, Tremaine Moore, Alpha Barry) 2nd at 42.69

Catarra Burroughs Wilson Magnet 3rd in the 100 at 12.20  + 1st in D1 100 at 12.20 +  3rd in 200 at 25.04.

Katie Lembo Penfield 3rd in 3000 at 9:51.67 and 3rd in 1500 at 4:36.56

Rush-Henrietta 4x100 (Adama Donzo, Tori Thompson, Lanae-Tava Thomas, Tiaja Jeffries) 4th at 48.40

Tessa Artruc Livonia 5th in High Jump at 5-6

Sammy Watson Rush-Henrietta 5th in 400 at 55.51

Harper Stewart Penfield 6th in Pentathlon at 2974

Alyssa Smith Wellsville 6th in Discus at 123-04 and 2nd D2 at 128-9

Carnell Noble Greece Olympia 6th in 100 at 10.97

Calvary Rogers Greece Athena 6th in 400 at 48.94

Alex Egeli Batavia 7th in 400m Hurdles at 56.57 and1st in D2 at 54.33

Zoe Camillaci Hilton 7th in Pole Vault at 11’6”

Lanae Tava-Thomas (8th grader) Rush-Henrietta 7th in 200 at 25.19

Shannon Gordinier Keshequa 8th in 100 at 12.43 and 1st in D2 100 at 12.26

Rush-Henrietta 4x400 (Ceara Watson, Emily Zeafla, Bryce Felton, Sasha Fowler) 8th at 4:10.36

Tobi Tella McQuaid Jesuit 8th in Long Jump at 21-8.25