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2014 New Balance Nationals, Greensboro NC

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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

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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

2014 Meet of Champions / State Qualifier

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Rubin Owens of LeRoy had the best performances in D1 or D2 for Triple Jump 48-1 (state rank 3), high jump 6-6 (state rank 5th, 6-way tie) and long jump 21-7.

Katie Lembo of Penfield won the 1500 and 3000 somewhat pacing herself because her earlier season times of 9:55.71 in the 3000 and 4:35.45 in the 1500 rank 2nd and 3rd in the state.

Karmen Auble of Warsaw won the pole vault at 11-9 and her 12-0 from last week is only 1.75" off the state leader she also qualified for states in the shot put.

Andre Hunter of Charlotte won the 100 and 200 with times of 10.76 and 21.54 to rank 8th and 4th in the state.

Rush Henrietta's girls relay teams won all 3 races in D1, and the 4x100 team of Adama Donso, Tori Thompson, Lanae-Tava Thomas and Tiara Jeffries ran a 48.36 to rank 3rd in the state.

DJ Ohlson of Alexander qualified in high jump with 6-6 (his earlier 6-6.25 ranks 4th in state) and high hurdles.

Zoe Camillaci lead the Hilton girls to a 1st through 4th place sweep of D1 pole vault with a 11-0 and her earlier season 11-7 is in a 2-way tie for 4th ranking.

Laura Bamford of Pittsford Mendon and Justin Sanders-Schifano of Sodus won their divisions of the 400 hurdles with times of 63.10 and 63.48 that rank 6th and 8th in the state.

Alyssa Smith of Wellsville won the discus with 124-3 (her earlier season 134-5 ranks 6th) and she won the D2 shot put.

Max Curran of Williamson won the pole vault with 15-0 and is in a 5-way tie for 6th ranking in the state.

Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta won the 400 at 55.78 (earlier season 55.47 ranks 7th) and was on Rush-Henrietta's winning 4x400 and 4x800 teams.

Victoire Kothor of Greece Athena won the girls shot put with 41-4.75 to rank 8th and Bamidele Akinniyi of Webster Schroeder won the boys with 57.25 to rank 9th.

Harper Stewart of Penfield won the girls pentathlon with 2915 to rank 8th and Jack McDonald of Honeoye Falls-Lima won the boys with 3008 to rank 11th.

Alex Egeli of Batavia won the 400 hurdles and high hurdles and his earlier season 400 hurdle time of 54.87 ranks 9th.

Mickey Burke won the 3200 with 9:17.85 and his earlier season 9:13.02 ranks 11th in the state.

Tessa Artruc of Livonia won the high jump with 5-4 to and is in 13-way tie for 9th in the state.

2014 Section V Championships

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Class AA

Girls: Rush-Henrietta 161 over Penfield 96

Boys: Victor 105 over McQuaid Jesuit 76

Sammy Watson, freshmen from Rush Henrietta, broke the 27 year old meet record in the 400 with a 55.47 (SVSB) to rank 5th in the state, and won the 800 and the 4x400

Lanae-Tava Thomas,  8th grader from Rush Henrietta, won 100, 200, 4x100 and 6th in Long Jump

Katie Lembo Penfield won 1500, 3000 and 4x800 

Calvary Rogers of Greece Athena won the 100, 200 and 4th in the 4x400

Mickey Burke of Rush Henrietta broke the 23 year old meet record in the 1600 with a 4:13:89 to rank 6th in the state, plus 2nd in the 800 and 3rd in the 4x400


Class A

Girls: Pittsford Mendon 164 over Pittsford Sutherland 81

Boys: Greece Olympia 122 over Greece Arcadia 97

Josh Dyrland of Irondequoit won 1600, 3200, and 3000 Steeplechase (wow!)

Carnell Noble of Greece Olympia won 100, 400, 2nd in 200, and 5th in 4x400.

Davida Hawkes of Pittsford Sutherland won Long Jump and Triple Jump,  3rd in 100, 4th in 4x100

Catarra Burroughs of Wilson Magnet won the 100, 200, 3rd in 4x100 and 3rd in 4x100


Class B

Girls: Batavia 97.5 over Honeoye Falls-Lima 82.50

Boys: Honeoye Falls-Lima 155 over Batavia 146

Alex Egeli Batavia won 100, 200, 110 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles.

Heather Andersen Penn Yan won 400 and 800 and 2nd in 100 and 200


Class C

Girls: Letchworth 97 over Warsaw 72.50

Boys: Clyde-Savannah 87 over Letchworth 72

Karmen Auble won Pole Vault (12-0 State Leader),  Long Jump,  Shot Put,  and 2nd in 4x100

Joey Faniel of Clyde-Savannah won 100, 200, 400 and 4x100.

DJ Ohlson of Alexander won 110 Hurdles,  High Jump (6-6.25), Long Jump 


Class CC

Girls: Wayland-Cohocton 154 over Byron-Bergen-Elba 83

Boys: LeRoy 94 over Williamson Central 88

Rubin Owens of LeRoy won High Jump (6-6), Long Jump (23-05.25 SVSB), Triple Jump (48-05.75 SVSB)

Megan Curtin of Way-Co  won the 800, 1500, 3000 and 4x400 Relay

Justin Sanders-Schifano of Sodus won 200, 400 and 2nd in Long Jump, 2nd in 4x100

Brent Roberts of Wellsville won the 100, 200 and was on Wellsville's meet record breaking 4x100 team 43.88 (watch out Edison and Olympia!)

Alyssa Smith of Wellsville won the Discus with 127-09 (SVSB other than Alyssa's own earlier season 134-05) and the Shot Put.


Class D

Girls: Keshequa 109 over Alfred-Almond 70

Boys: Alfred-Almond 131 over Harley-Allendale-Columbia 86

Tess Schilke of Fillmore  won 800, 1500, 4x800 and 2nd in 4x400

Shannon Gordiner of Keshequa won 100 (12.26 SVSB), 200, 4x100

Joe Newcomb of York won Discus and 2nd in Shot Put