Welcome to Section V Track / Cross Country

Coaching News/Opportunities:

  •  SUNY Geneseo would like to hire a Part-time Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach.  Jumps or throws coaching experience preferred but not required.  The coach would provide assistance in all phases of coaching a Division III men’s and women’s cross country and track program including; event specific coaching, student-athlete recruitment, meet preparation and travel to competitions.  Will also provide administrative support as assigned.  This is a 10-month position with a start date of Aug 1, 2015 and end May 31, 2016.  Hours will vary during in season and off season.  This is a not benefits eligible position.  Limited hours during college breaks.  Please contact Chris Popovici at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a resume further information.
  • 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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Alumni Report - USATF Outdoor Nationals

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

USATF Nationals is the meet from which the USA's World Championship team was chosen this year, and next year will serve as the Olympic Trials.  

Section V was represented at the meet held June 24-28 in Eugene, Oregon by several alumni.

Miranda Melville, Rush-Henrietta 2007, won the 20,000 meter racewalk (1:36.33.99).  Miranda will be representing the USA at the World Championships in Beijing in August, and the Pan Am Games in Toronto on July 19th. 

Rick Suhr, Spencerport 1986, coached his wife 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr to her 9th Outdoor Championship in the pole vault with a height of 4.82 (15'9.75"), that's 16 National Championships overall including indoor.  Jenn and Rick are also headed to Beijing in August for the World Championships!

Mike Morgan, Wayne 2012 & current UB student, placed 5th in the Decathlon with a score of 7555 and will represent the USA at the Thorpe Cup in Germany in August.

Amanda Hollis, Brockport 2005, husband Mark Hollis, who has competed at the Niagara Indoor Championships at RIT the last two years, placed 5th in the pole vault at 5.50 (18'0.5")

Brycen Spratling, Webster Schroeder 2010 now running professionally for Nike, ran a 45.97 in the 400.

Also... Maddie Kopp, Spencerport 2013 & current Duke student, has been chosen to represent the United States at the World University Games in Korea from July 8-12 in the 400 and 4x400.

and... current Rush-Henrietta student Sammy Watson won the World Youth Trials 800m in 2:04.27 and will represent the USA at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Columbia

2015 New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Best in the US! - Rush-Henrietta Girls Sprint Medley Relay sets National Record - Sammy Watson wins 800

Rush-Henrietta Girls 1600 Sprint Medley Relay is not only is the best in the USA, but the best EVER in the USA with a national record time of 3:47.65 to win New Balance Nationals.  Congrats to Sammy Watson, Ceara Watson, Lanae-Tava Thomas, Tori Thompson and Coach Mike DeMay. Sammy Watson individually won the 800 breaking her own SectionV Record.  


Championship Results

1st - Rush-Henrietta Girls 1600 Sprint Medley Relay 3:47.65 (National Reccord)

1st - Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta 800 2:07.02 (Section V Record)

8th - Dawson Bathgate of East Rochester 2000 Steeplechase 6:16.09

9th - Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-Chili 2000 Steeplechase 7:12.71

10th - Melissa Tylock of Penfield 1 Mile Racewalk 8:18.74

5th - Jack Murphy of Penfield 1 Mile Racewalk 8:23.00

6th - AJ Gruttadauro of Brockport 1 Mile Racewalk 8:51.19

11th - Elsa Cole of Fillmore 2000 Steeplechase 7:15.09

12th - Lanae-Tava Thomas of Rush-Henrietta 200 24.59

13th - Ceara Watson of Rush-Henrietta 400 55.47

16th - Rush-Henrietta Boys 1600 Sprint Medley Relay 3:31.56

20th - Brianna Young of Brockport Discus 131-10

25th - Fairport Boys 4x800 8:13.05 (Matt Orcutt, Ben Bulkeley, Josh Roman, Mike Mallow)

Emerging Elite Medalists

1st - Ceara Watson of Rush-Henrietta 800 2:08.61

3rd - Ethan Maguire of Penfield Pole Vault 15-3.5

6th - Penfield Girls 800 Sprint Medley Relay  (Harper Stewart, Julia Nicosia, Michaela Traylor, Britney Swarthout) 1:52.23

Freshmen Medalists

5th - Ben Bulkeley of Fairport 1 Mile 4:30.75

6th - Haleigh Palotti of Livonia 1 Mile 5:12.57

7th - Majd Rouhana of Fairport 2 Mile 9:58.82

2015 State Federation Medalists

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Sammy Watson sets Section V records in 1500, 400 and 4x400

Rush-Henrietta Girls Win State Championship with 44 points

* Section V Record

*Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta: *1st 1500 4:25.24 and *1st 400 (52.69 in D1) and *4th 4x400 

*Rush-Henrietta Girls 4x100 2nd (Stephanie Nwachi, Tori Thompson, Adama Donzo, Lanae-Tava Thomas) 47.55

Calvary Rogers of Greece Odyssey: 2nd 400 48.59 and 6th 200  22.31

Ethan Maguire of Penfield: 2nd Pole Vault 15-3

Lanae-Tava Thomas of Rush-Henrietta:  3rd 100 11.98 and 8th Long Jump 16-7.5 and *2nd 4x100 and *4th 4x400

Justina Sanders-Schifano of Sodus: 3rd 400 Hurdles 60.77 and 7th Long Jump 16-10

Nick Ciolkowski of McQuaid:  3rd 3200 9:20.26

*Rush-Henrietta Girls 4x400 (Sammy Watson, Lanae-Tava Thomas, Ceara Watson, Tori Thompson) 4th  3:51.85 (D1 Race: 3:43.94)

Anthony Clark of Gates-Chili: 4th 110 Hurdles 14.72

Keeanu Heedram of Rush-Henrietta: 5th Discus 160-04 and 6th Shot Put 54-02.5

Haleigh Palotti(9) of Livonia:5th 800 2:13.55

Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-Chili: 5th 2000 Steeplechase 6:59.78

Kevin Palmisano of Canandaigua:  5th Pole Vault 14-6

Alec Rice of Geneseo: 5th High Jump 6-5

Jimmy Shih of Webster Schroeder: 5th Triple Jump 46-02.75

Christian Johnson of Victor: 5th Shot Put 54-03

Harper Stewart of Penfield:  6th Pentathlon 2994

Elsa Cole of Fillmore: 6th 2000 Steeplechase 7:02.71

Jarrett Laskett of Batavia:  6th 400 Hurdles 55.42

Earnie Burapan of Hilton:  7th Pole Vault 11-3

Brianna Young of Brockport: 7th Discus 124-09

Samantha Carro of Canandaigua:  7th 100 Hurdles 15.06

Fairport Boys 4x800 7th (Majd Rouhana, Ben Bulkeley, Josh Roman, Mike Mallow) 7:53.48

Tori Thompson of Rush-Henrietta: 8th 100 12.25 and *2nd 4x100 and *4th 4x400

Dawson Bathgate of East Rochester:  8th 3000 Steeplechase 9:35.35

Andrew Hines of Sodus: 8th High Jump 6-4

Anthony Butler of Letchworth: 8th Triple Jump 42-06.5

Sammy Watson broke her own Section V Record in the 400 with a 52.69 to win the D1 group, this is 3rd fastest high school in the US and in the top 40 of USATF's overall United States list which includes college and pros. R-H Girls 4x400 also broke their own Section V record at 3:43.94.  Then on Saturday Sammy won the 1500 Federation with A THIRD SECTION V RECORD at 4:25.24 which is 5th fastest high school in the US, and then she ran the 400 Championship for the Federation win. The final race of the day was the Federation 4x400 and R-H’s time of 3:43.94 time in the D1 race on Friday was faster than any team ran in the Federation Championship Race or all weekend, but by this 3rd race of the day, 5th of the weekend, R-H didn’t have enough left to match their earlier performance and they took 4th. Her sister Ceara was right there with her on the 4x400 team and 3rd in the 400 Federation race.

Rush-Henrietta’s Girls still had more with their 4x100 team breaking their own Section V record for the 3rd time this season, this time with a 47.55.

Lanae-Tava Thomas (freshmen) won 8 medals, 4 Federation + 4 D1.

 ( next week Nationals, coaches, parents, athletes, anyone... please send results to reggiepv gmail )

2015 Meet of Champions and State Qualifier

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Sprint Relays shine at MoC lead by Rush-Henrietta Girls

and Olympia and McQuaid Boys

Maguire vaults to best jump in the state since April

(please send names of relay team members to reggiepv gmail)

(pics at www.rochesterforkids.com)

Girls 400 Sammy Watson (10) Rush-Henrietta 55.16 (53.08 May 30) NYS1

Girls 4x400 Rush-Henrietta Lanae-Tava Thomas, Ceara Watson, Tori Thompson, Sammy Watson 3:55.54 (3:47.65 May 9) NYS1

Boys 4x100 Greece Olympia Alpha Barry, Shane Presley, Tre'Maine Moore, Carnell Nobel 42.21 NYS2

Girls 4x100 Rush-Henrietta Stephanie Nwachi, Tori Thompson, Adama Donzo, Lanae-Tava Thomas 47.88 (47.74 May 30) NYS2

Boys Pole Vault Ethan Maguire (12) Penfield 15-4 NYS3 (best jump in the state since April, and best in Section V since 2007)

Girls 100 Lanae-Tava Thomas (9) Rush-Henrietta 12.11 (11.97 May 2) NYS4

Girls Long Jump Lanae-Tava Thomas (9) Rush-Henrietta  17-8 (18-6.5 April 10) NYS10

Girls Discus Brianna Young (9) Brockport 137-03 NYS5

Boys 100 Byron Hearst (12) Greece Arcadia 10.80 NYS5

Boys 4x400 McQuaid Jesuit 3:20.14 NYS5

Boys Shot Put Keeanu Heedram (12) Rush-Henrietta 56-10.75 NYS6

Boys Discus Keeanu Heedram (12) Rush-Henrietta 150-01 (163-8 May 30) NYS10

Girls 800 Hayleigh Palotti (9) Livonia 2:14.53 NYS14

Girls 1500 Hayleigh Palotti (9) Livonia 4:43.38 NYS43

Girls 1500 Sammy Watson (10) Rush-Henrietta 4:44.21 (4:34.01 May 16) NYS 6

Girls 400 Hurdles Justina Sanders-Schifano (12)  Sodus 1:02.74 NYS7

Girls High Jump Jenna Berry (10) Pittsford Mendon 5-4 (5-5.25 May 30) NYS7

Boys 400 Calvary Rogers(12) Greece Odyssey  48.79 NYS8

Boys 200 Calvary Rogers (12) Greece Odyssey  21.93 NYS14

Girls Pole Vault Zoe Camillaci (12) Hilton 11-0 NYS9 (9-way tie)

Girls Pentathlon Harper Stewart (12) Penfield 2913 NYS10

Girls 2000 Steeplechase Anna Kostarellis (10) Churchville-Chili 7:12.93 (7:02.28 May 23) NYS 10

Boys Triple Jump Jimmy Shih (12) Webster Schroeder 46-4.5 NYS10

Girls 100 Hurdles Samantha Carro (12) Canandaigua 14.76 NYS11

Boys 110 Hurdles Anthony Clark (12) Gates-Chili 14.59 NYS11

Girls 4x800 Pittsford Mendon 9:23.75 NYS12

Boys 4x800 Fairport Ben Bulkeley(9), Matt Orcutt(11), Josh Roman(12), Mike Mallow(11)  7:44.43 NYS13

Boys 3200 Nick Ciolkowski  (12) McQuaid Jesuit 9:19.50 NYS14

Boys High Jump Andrew Hines (11) Sodus 6-3 (6-4.5 May 23) NYS14

Boys High Jump Robert Quist (11) McQuaid Jesuit 6-3 NYS28

Boys 3000 Steeplechase Dawson Bathgate (11) East Rochester 9:43.91 NYS16

Boys Pentathlon Jack McDonald (12) Honeoye Falls-Lima 3063 NYS19

Girls Triple Jump Darcy DeAngelis (12) Spencerport 36-08.5 (37-0.5 May 23) NYS 22

Boys Long Jump Anthony Butler (11) Letchworth 22-1 NYS25

Boys 800 Paul Henry (12) Rush-Henrietta 1:56.69 (1:56.24 May 30) NYS43

Boys 800 Eddie Ely (11) Palmyra-Macedon 1:56.79  (1:55.21 May 15) NYS25

Girls 3000 Autumn Albrecht (12) Brockport 10:08.79 NYS26

Girls Shot Put Katy Broach (12) Clyde-Savannah 37-00 NYS26

Boys 400 Hurdles Matt Barton (12) Victor 56.14 (55.98 May 30) NYS27

Boys 1600 Everett Geiger(12)  Caledonia-Mumford  4:23.21 NYS44

Girls 200 Travasia Singletary (9) Aquinas 25.96 NYS77